Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Business and Financial Affairs, Human Resources
Human Resources Consultant
About the University
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Human Resources Department supports Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
As an HR Consultant, you will be part of the Employee & Labor Relations team and provide a broad range of HR services. You will have the opportunity to be fully immersed in employee relations, labor relations, contract administration, classification/compensation, performance management and employment.
Your responsibilities will include:
Employee & Labor Relations
Work with assigned units to proactively address and resolve complex or difficult HR issues and provide employee and labor relations consultation to employees, supervisors and managers in a professional and confidential manner
Coach supervisors in giving feedback and conducting effective performance evaluations; follow-up with supervisors regarding employee performance concerns; facilitate formal disciplinary actions and conduct workplace investigations
Contract Administration & Legal Compliance
Advise and counsel employees and supervisors regarding the interpretation and application of the collective bargaining agreements, handbooks, and federal/state labor laws
Ensure consistent application of rules, regulations, university policies, handbooks, and collective bargaining agreements
Classified Staff Compensation
Review, evaluate, analyze, and allocate classified positions within assigned units and ensure alignment with State HR guidelines
Support assigned campus units throughout the staff recruitment process; ensure assigned units have the information and support necessary to efficiently and effectively navigate the recruitment process
You will need the following qualifications in order to be successful in this position:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and relevant professional experience
Two (2) years of relevant Human Resource experience or equivalent education or other relevant professional experience
Demonstrated commitment to support a workplace culture in which diversity is honored, respected and celebrated
Strong customer service skills, including demonstrated ability to work with all levels of the organization and to apply appropriate flexibility in response to issues and opposing points of view
Demonstrated experience using sound judgement and problem solving skills and making recommendations on complex issues
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated high level of accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data
Proven ability to work well under pressure on multiple projects and meet deadlines
Working knowledge of Word and Excel
The following qualifications will support your success in this position, but are not a requirement to be considered:
Experience in any of the following areas: classification, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, recruitment
Experience interpreting or applying labor laws and collective bargaining agreements
Experience using Banner or comparable HRIS
New hires typically start at $55,000 - $61,000 per year, commensurate with experience. The full hiring range is $55,000 - $64,500.
Please be kind to our search committee; include a cover letter and resume that addresses your experience related to the position responsibilities and that details how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
Also include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins August 1, 2018; position is open until filled
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Job no: 495918
Advertised: Jul 12 2018 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time