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Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Grants & Contracts, Human Resources Administration, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Employee Relations Manager

Reporting directly to the Director of Employee Relations, the Employee Relations Manager is a hands-on generalist with an interest and knowledge of the various facets of human resources. This position requires an HR leader that is intellectually curious, process-oriented, strategic-minded and can demonstrate expertise in emerging HR trends. This position serves as a forceful champion for services that promote an environment of engagement, respect, and accountability with respect to both management and employees.

This new position will join our existing management team collaborating on all aspects of employee relations, including but not limited to employee recruitment and retention, performance maximization and planning and coaching. This position will have an emphasis on the process of coaching the managers of the various departments of the university with respect to developing into effective leaders and coaches for their respective employees. In this endeavor, this position requires an individual that can recommend, develop and implement talent management strategies that will attract, retain and engage a diverse, world-class workforce.

This position will require an ability to utilize proactive and creative measures, working with both managers and employees, in order to address both long-standing and newly-emerging issues in any particular department or area. As such, this position places a strong emphasis on the job holder to be able to competently act as a proactive intermediary to logically and effectively resolve impediments in the working relationships that may exist in any department. Therefore, personal traits necessary for success in this position include intelligence, sound judgment, strong problem-solving skills, diplomacy, political savvy, a direct and open communication style, decisiveness, tolerance for organizational ambiguity, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and personal confidence, and humility.

Major responsibilities for this position will include (but not necessarily be limited to) the following:
  • Development and delivery of training appropriate for different audiences (students, faculty, staff, administrators, board members, etc.) with respect to employee relations and other related areas;
  • Interpretation and application of state, local and federal laws and regulations as well as university policies, including (but not necessarily limited to) EEO, AA, and ADA, as these laws/regulations/policies relate to human resource functions;
  • Investigation/analysis/evaluation of matters under state, local and federal laws and regulations, as well as university, in areas such as alleged discrimination and harassment, including the formulation of applicable conclusions with respect to scenarios under these laws/regulations/policies;
  • The creation of high quality, detailed, professional-level written and verbal reports and summaries which emphasize a high level of detail to grammatical and analytical soundness;
  • The development and creation of effective and applicable performance improvement plans for employees and managers of all levels;
  • Coaching managers on their challenges to help them be effective leaders and coaches for their employees.
Responsibilities :
  • Demonstrate a successful track record of leadership and management.
  • Possess a proven track record of process improvement.
  • Be collaborative and team-oriented.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, relationship management capabilities and extensive experience with labor contract administration, and the ability to cultivate trust and credibility across constituencies.
  • Have experience in providing guidance and advice as needed to departments and individual managers in conducting employee performance evaluations.
Basic Qualifications :

Bachelor's degree in HR or related field required, and at least five (5) years of professional experience in employee relations, and/or human resources administration.

Preferred Qualifications :
  • Advanced degree and experience in public higher education are preferred.
  • HR certification
  • Only completed online application submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.
  • Candidates must me be legally authorized to work in the U.S., and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work vis for this position.
Advertised: Nov 5 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Dec 3 2021 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time

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