Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and
Institutional Equity, the Director of Employee Relations functions
as the primary resource and liaison for employee relations for the
university. The Director facilitates a climate of trust, respect,
equity, and civility across the university.
The Director works with senior leadership as a strategic partner to
meet changing business and talent needs and to promote employee
engagement. The Director collaborates with the HR leadership team
and the university community to design and sustain a high
performance work culture. The Director has routine and ongoing
contact and collaboration with a wide variety of university senior
officers in performing assigned duties. The Director understands
the University's mission and strategic direction, and provides
information, analysis and consultations on a wide range of employee
relations matters. The Director stays abreast of talent needs and
trends, leveraging HR to help analyze and identify faculty and
staff issues. The Director communicates organizational culture,
policies and procedures, tools and resources to colleagues and
internal clients. Communication methods include presentations to
large and small groups; writing reports, policies, procedures, and
training materials; and consultations with senior leaders,
managers, supervisors and employees.
The Director also serves as Deputy Title IX Coordinator for faculty
- Manages all aspects of employee relations for the university
for all types of University employees, including Faculty, EHRA
employees and SHRA employees. The Employee Relations leader offers
a full-range of consultative and programmatic services including,
but not limited to, the following: supervisory consultations
related to performance and professionalism, conduct, disciplinary
issues, and separations from the university of any kind (e.g.,
discontinuations and dismissals); assistance to faculty and staff
involving workplace concerns and disputes; management of employee
- Maintains the highest level of integrity, confidentiality, and
a commitment to creating an environment in which employees can
- In support of senior staff, provides a variety of conflict
resolution processes and strategies to faculty and staff to enable
them to resolve disputes in the university setting.
- Provides leadership in ensuring best practices on a wide range
of employee relations issues; provides advice and guidance on
complex and challenging matters.
- Advises/refers faculty and staff on appropriate grievance
procedures, advises supervisors and managers on corrective action
procedures, and provides employee relations support to university
- Leads investigations into alleged violations of university
policies, prepares investigation reports and provides guidance to
academic and administrative units on addressing the outcome of such
investigations; manages the employee appeals processes.
- Anticipate legal issues associated with recruitment,
performance, and conduct matters.
- Initiate, recommend, and implement best practices in all areas
of employee relations.
- Analyze and evaluate data on retention and related issues,
conduct exit interviews, and provide recommendations and counseling
- Serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for