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Employee Engagement Specialist

Employer
University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Arlington, Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024


Position Information

Posting Number
S05369P

Position Title
Employee Engagement Specialist

Department
Belonging & Engagement

Location
Arlington

Job Family
Human Resources

Position Status
Full-time

Work Hours
Standard

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST .

Open to
External and Internal

Salary
Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.

Duration
Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis
Monthly

Benefits Eligible
Yes

Benefits at UTA

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees at the University.

To help you understand the full value of these benefits, we have created a tool that calculates the total worth of your compensation package. This tool takes into account all of the benefits that you are eligible for, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. To access this tool and learn more about the total value of your benefits, please click on the following link:
https://resources.uta.edu/hr/services/records/compensation-tools.php

University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100 . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary

The Employee Engagement Specialist develops and implements a wide range of belonging and employee engagement initiatives that improve employee and organizational effectiveness. Responsible for supporting UTA’s employee resource groups, leading Affinity Groups, integrating belonging and engagement into institution-wide processes and programs, and coordinate initiatives that address identified workforce needs using institutional measuring tools/surveys.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design, develop and execute initiatives and solutions that support the organization’s belonging and engagement objectives and strategy.
  • Create and manage initiatives that actively address needs identified in the institution’s Employee Satisfaction Survey and/or other institutional measuring tools/surveys.
  • Support employee resource groups affinity groups,, belonging and engagement events programming.
  • Serve as lead program consultant to key partners to leverage expertise, ensure deliverables are met, and deliver high-quality belonging and engagement initiatives.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of learning content and experiences through survey design, focus groups, and other measures.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes learning effectiveness data.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Cross Cultural Studies, Human Resources or related field of study from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of experience developing and supporting a broad range of employee engagement, organizational change management programs, human resources, training and development or project management or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree and minimum five 5 years of experience developing and supporting a broad range of employee engagement, organizational change management programs, human resources, training and development or project management. Experience leveraging quantitative and qualitative data to provide create persuasive recommendations, program/training facilitation, developing and presenting data analysis/metrics, etc.
  • Experience leading presentations and large group facilitation.
  • SHRM / HRCI Certified Professional ( SHRM -CP/ SHRM - SCP or SPHR / PHR ) preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Skilled in developing, communicating, and implementing plans that support the overall goals of the organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders across the organization.
  • Skilled in developing initiatives and programs for under-served and underrepresented communities
  • Ability to influence others and build strong, collaborative relationships, and networks.
  • Ability to multitask and manage competing timeline.
  • Ability to identify, understand and define problems, evaluate alternatives, set priorities, manage projects, and implement high quality solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate high levels of interpersonal sensitivity, cultural intelligence, and judgment.
  • Self-driven, motivated to help, and able to perform with minimal supervision in a collaborative environment
  • Skilled at thinking strategically.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Other Requirements
  • Skilled in developing, communicating, and implementing plans that support the overall goals of the organization.
  • Ability to influence others and build strong, collaborative relationships, and networks.
  • Ability to multitask and manage competing timeline.
  • Ability to identify, understand and define problems, evaluate alternatives, set priorities, manage projects, and implement high quality solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate high levels of interpersonal sensitivity,
  • cultural intelligence, and judgment.
  • Self-driven, motivated to help, and able to perform with minimal supervision in a collaborative environment.
  • Skilled at thinking strategically.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skill.
Working Conditions

Special Conditions for Eligibility

CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington ( UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
1

Open Until Filled

Minimum Number of References Required
3

Maximum Number of References Accepted

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
Requirement Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover/Interest Letter
Optional Documents

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