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Salt Lake City, UT Full Time Posted by: Salt Lake Community College Posted: Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Job Summary

At Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), we value our people and strive to be a great place to work. The People & Workplace Culture (PWC) team is looking for our next strategic Employee Relations leader. The Director for Employee Relations will lead our Employee Relations team to support our employees and supervisors across SLCC. This leader will collaborate in the formulation and implementation of College policy and long-range PWC programs and plans. They will build and maintain strong partnerships with college leaders of all levels to ensure alignment of priorities and effective integration of programs and services. The new Director will also need to be skillful at resolving highly complex and/or sensitive employee and labor relations issues while leading and supporting a team of strategic trusted advisers for Salt Lake Community College.

*This is an at will position.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Employee Relations

Responsible for investigating and determining validity of employee misconduct claims or violations of collective bargaining agreements and College policies and procedures.

Leading investigation processes consistent with policy or law, including thoroughly researching and analyzing information, objectively evaluating the information, collaborating with College stakeholders and other PWC employees in the completion of investigations, as needed.

Preparing evidence, drafting communications, and coordinating meetings related to the employee disciplinary process

Developing and maintaining positive professional relationships with faculty, administration, and staff

Updating and improving employee relations processes, developing investigative techniques and forms

Updating College policies and procedures and handbooks related to employees, employment matters and working environment.

Maintaining confidential information regarding employee relations regarding job performance, personal conduct, and disciplinary actions for full and part time staff, faculty, and administrators.

Keeping appropriate notes and records of interviews and conversations with employees and supervisors.

Advising management on matters related to issues College wide regarding the workplace, refers discrimination and sexual harassment to the Director of EEO for investigation.

Consultation & Coaching

Providing counsel, coaching, and support to supervisors on performance management, disciplinary/conduct related concerns, and workplace conflict - to include mediation, facilitation of meetings, and management of the grievance process;

Facilitating discussions between supervisor and employees in attempt to reconcile differences and to administer appropriate follow-up.

Ensuring conflict resolution and the timely processing of employee relations issues, including informal resolution of issues if appropriate.

Guiding individuals and teams on how to effectively address and resolve workplace concerns. Mediate the resolution of issues.


Serving as leader within People & Workplace Culture team; role modeling creation of a positive workplace culture

Supervising Employee Relations and FMLA/ADA Coordinators, including but not limited to training, monitoring quality of investigations, delegating work assignments and projects, ensuring timely completion of work assignments and projects, coaching, and evaluating.

Sharing responsibility for creating a positive work environment within the PWC department and for providing an excellent customer service experience to the College community.

Supporting and partnering with PWC team in other duties as determined necessary to achieve department goals

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in relevant field

SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification with experience in higher education, public schools, or government agencies strongly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field.

5 (five) to10 (ten) years of experience as a direct manager/supervisor of employees (part and full time considered)

Experience in coaching leaders of multiple levels of an organization

Experience in management or human resources.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Experience in conducting investigative interviews and complaint investigations.

Experience leading conflict resolution and problem solving by utilizing proven techniques

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Possess leadership ability, strong communication and management skills and work well with employees at all levels of the institution.

Understand employee relations management including human resources and labor relations.

Ability to read, advise, develop and enforce People & Workplace Culture/HR Personnel Policies and Procedures

Knowledge of organization management theory, practice and human behavior.

Excellent communication skills, public speaking and training skills.

Excellent organizational skills in including concentration on a task over a period without being distracted to facilitate productivity.

Ability to manage multiple projects at one lime.

Ability to use effective communication skills, coaching, evaluative procedures, and conflict management, in dealing with employee/supervisory issues.

Ability to deftly manage and navigate difficult situations.

Demonstrated effective written and oral communications skills.

Role model and utilize effective communications skills in changing behavior and remedying concerns.

A broad knowledge of disability and employment laws and terms, both federal and state.

Excellent human relations skills, ability to understand human behavior, influence change, and reason with people who are having difficulty.

Knowledge and ability to do reports using computer skills; word processing, spreadsheet, etc.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

Ability to work with and value all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities

Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America
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2/23/2021 5:23:51 PM

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