Human Resources Consultant 1
Overview: As a Human Resource Consultant for the Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota managing effective employee relations and human resources strategies. Leads initiatives related to employee engagement, training & development, talent management. The Consultant serves as a member of a consulting team that works together to advise collegiate and administrative unit leadership, human resource leads, managers, and employees on a broad range of issues including: Employee/labor relations, faculty human resources, organizational effectiveness, policy interpretation and guidance, classification and compensation, employee benefits and leave issues (FMLA, Sabbatical, and a variety of other leaves), conflict resolution and management. UMD HR office also serves as the Equal Opportunity & Title IX office receiving complaints, investigating, making recommendations and assisting units in implementation of those recommendations.
***This is an Academic Professional and Administrative position***
Labor & Employee Relations: 40%
•Provide guidance and direction to all levels of management with regard to managing effective employee relations strategies.
•Advise and consult with leaders, managers, and human resource professionals regarding complex issues for multiple HR areas such as performance and talent management, labor/employee relations, recruiting and staffing, classification and compensation, organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion efforts.
•Coach and train HR Department Liaisons and managers on appropriate actions for all types of employee relations issues including issues which pose a high risk to the college/department.
•Prepare managers and hearing officers for grievance hearings by reviewing and organizing supporting documentation and coaching on presentations. Facilitate labor-represented grievances hearings and participate in labor management committees, activist meetings, and meet and confer meetings.
•Partner with labor relations unit on settlement agreements.
•Advise and oversee campus wide faculty promotion & tenure processes in coordination with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Administration
•Consult with unit HR leads to plan and assess workplace environments. Analyze employee relations indicators and recommend programs or actions.
Diversity & Inclusion: 20%
• Conducts investigations related to equal opportunity, discrimination, campus climate and title IX as reported to through campus systems.
•Drafts reports related to investigation for the Director.
•Conducts campus wide training sessions related to inter-culturalism, diversity & equity. Acts as a role model, leads behavior change through demonstration of techniques in day to day interactions.
• Compiles appropriate data for required reporting. Keeps tracking logs up-to- date and reports on delinquent matters to the Director.
Human Resource Operations: 10%
• Investigates variances and identifies issues for a variety of HR Operations related areas. Work with units pro-actively to resolve issues and respond to potential problems as needed
• Participate in special committees, projects and assignments as assigned.
• Advise collegiate and administrative leadership, HR departmental liaisons and management on human resources policies, procedures and best practices.
Talent Management & Organizational Effectiveness: 30%
•Assist collegiate and administrative units in managing difficult workplace solutions through effective problem-solving strategies and sound conflict resolution strategies.
•Learn the organizational and operational facets of the units supported (strategic objectives, budget overview, personnel matters, culture, etc) in order to deliver the most effective and customized consulting services possible.
•Provide or consult on individual specific mentoring and coaching of managers on how to appropriately engage their workplaces.
•Coordinate and implement integrated human resource programs in areas of HR development, merit pay, performance management, supervisory training, leadership development and other areas to meet campus wide strategic needs.