A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing
academic and operational success. This role will be responsible for
managing the following areas in the Office of Human Resources:
Employee Relations relating to Complaint Reporting and Title IX.
This also includes policy implications of negotiations and
disputes, and disciplinary actions.
Conduct, manage and resolve complex employee relations issues,
including thorough and objective investigations, and a
comprehensive review of evidence/documentation. Summarizes
investigation findings and recommendations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Administer various human resource plans and procedures for
- Research and Development: policy development, formatting of
operational procedures, and policy website uploads and ongoing
- Internal Auditing: file management processes, quality
assurance, and reporting.
- Employee Relations: Develops and administers various
labor agreements, administers grievance procedures, and provides
labor relations support. Directs and coordinates preparation of
position descriptions, job evaluation templates, and ensures FLSA
classification compliance. Acts as a liaison between department
managers, coordinators, and staff.
- Title IX : responsible for the oversight and
management of the University’s Title IX investigation and
compliance efforts. Charged with cultivating a safe, inclusive
campus climate through prevention, education, and outreach efforts,
in addition to providing strong investigative and reporting
- Analyzes information and data necessary to define and discern
cost and policy implications of negotiations and disputes. This may
include management and union proposals, pay scales and wages,
benefits, working conditions, and other mitigating
- Uses surveys, interviews, and other studies to research human
resource policies, compensation, and other employment issues. After
analyzing the information, makes recommendations on changes.
- Advises and trains managers and supervisors in best employee
relations practices and strategies for managing supervisor problems
and employee grievances. Develops further training as needed.
- Represents the organization in contract negotiations, meetings,
and negotiations with employee and labor organizations.
- Collaborates with leadership on matters of policy and terms of
the memorandum of understanding before and throughout the
- Collaborates with legal counsel and departments in the
preparation for and participation in negotiation with employee and
- Administers unemployment insurance processes, reviews liability
reports, monitor program costs, and recommends policy changes.
- Assists with the development of staffing strategies.
- Support employee performance management.
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the
supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the
- Thorough understanding of state and federal laws concerning
- Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate
sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances,
- Thorough understanding of negotiation techniques.
- Thorough understanding of dispute resolution and compensation
- Ability to remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in
controversial and/or confrontational situations.
- Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential
nature in the utmost professional manner.
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent
communication (oral and written), organizational, and time
management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to
work with diverse constituents.
- Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment
is extremely important as well as dependability.
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative,
resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of
average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking
for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),
those functions of the job which are identified as essential are
required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will
be given careful consideration.
- The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Employee
Relations, Human Resources, or related fields.
- SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification required.
- Masters and experience in higher education preferred.
- Three (3) plus years of professional human resource
administration, including two years in employee relations.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and
understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and
- Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check
and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of
interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if
We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In
addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a
list of three professional references (at least one from a previous
employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of
application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the
position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity