Employee Relations and Equity Administrator
Title: Employee Relations and Equity Administrator
Position Summary: This position reports to the Senior Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer in the Office of Human Resources. Conducts and assists in complex investigations to mitigate risk by ensuring compliance with EEO Policies and all Federal, State, and local employment regulations. Responsibilities include managing and administering a broad range of tasks including resolving complaints, and counseling/training managers and employees on the interpretation of policies and procedures. Provides employee relations support with particular emphasis on the performance management process. Serves as the Coordinator for Titles VI, VII, IX and supports compliance activities associated with these Titles, as well as other areas as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities: Oversees employee relations issues including performance, attendance, grievances, and workplace environment issues. These include the interpretation of various laws/regulations (FMLA, ADA, EEOC etc.); allegations of harassment and discrimination; review of letters or contracts as needed; collaborating with the Office of General Counsel as appropriate. Keeps abreast of current personnel principles and practices, laws regulations, literature, and provides procedural information to departments regarding general rules and policies. Identifies, analyzes, and provides effective conflict resolution practices in partnership with Sr. Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer which may include complex employee relations issues with potential legal ramifications and mediations. Initiates and conducts timely investigations and prepares documentation. Interviews employees to gather information to facilitate resolution of employee relations problems. Ensures that grievance and disciplinary proceedings are carried out in conjunction with college policies. Reviews liability reports and monitors program costs; recommends policy changes to the Sr. Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer. Tracks and analyzes case trends, recommending strategies to increase workplace productivity and build retention. Conducts research and benchmarking; assists in developing new policies or amending existing policies; and responsible for updating the employee handbook, and other published communications as needed. Develops and conducts relevant trainings for employees and supervisors. Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Four (4) years of Human Resources Employee Relations experience or other related experience. Ability to obtain and maintain Certified Title IX Investigator credential.
Preferred Qualifications: Current Certified Title IX Investigator credential. PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Characteristics: Extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements. Ability to influence, communicate and build relationships at all levels. Excellent writing skills; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to conceptualize and think strategically. Knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation techniques. Professional management of confidentiality. Solid Human Resource Generalist background. Proficiency of Microsoft Office, HRIS systems.
Pay Rate: 48,370.00 - 60,460.00 annual salary depending on experience
Open until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Applicants may be subject to a background check.
Volunteer State Community College, an AA/EEO employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law. See the full non-discrimination policy.
The Tennessee Board of Regents does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by the Board. Full Non-Discrimination Policy.
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