The HROD Consultant is responsible for providing consultation to leadership and staff within assigned units to advance the University’s goal to attract, develop and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce. Consultation will be provided in the areas of compensation, employee relations, training and organizational development, recruitment/retention, diversity and affirmative action. General benefits related consultation is also expected with referral to an appropriate specialist in the subject area as necessary.
Develop strong working relationships with key university stakeholders in the deployment of human resources strategies. Measure the effectiveness of initiatives through the use of instruments and tools, including tests, surveys, focus groups, interviews and questionnaires.
Provide consultation and coaching to management on the recruitment and hiring process.
Serve as the HR advisor on Senior Administrator searches.
Work with managers on performance management and employee relations issues including performance improvement and corrective action where necessary.
Complete job analysis and job evaluations in consideration of requests for job reclassifications and merit increases to salary.
Design and implement organizational development initiatives including, change management, strategic planning, group development, and professional development.
Interact with union representatives and conduct grievance and disciplinary investigations; participate in arbitrations; and advise and consult on collective bargaining language/process.
Conduct investigations related to claims of harassment and discrimination.
Develop and communicate Human Resources’ and University policies and procedures that impact both unionized and non-unionized employees.
Serve on various departmental and University committees.
Provide input/feedback on process and program requirements and initiatives to improve HR operational effectiveness.
Lead and participate on special projects as required.
Review personnel action form (PAF) changes submitted by managers and approve for processing.
Stay abreast of trends, laws and regulations, best practices and technologies related to Human Resources and Organizational Development.
Perform related Departmental duties as required.
Work is performed in a typical office environment.
Knowledge and skills in critical thinking/problem solving, data analysis, written and interpersonal business communications, and basic principles of business organization and administration, typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Development or Business Administration is necessary. Master’s degree in related area and/or professional human resources certification is desired.
A minimum of three years related human resources/organizational development experience providing guidance and consultation to management and staff is required.
Previous experience in a unionized environment is highly preferred.
Personal computing skills, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and data base management software applications are necessary. (Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Crystal Reports is desirable.)
Previous experience using computer based Human Resource Information Systems to access information and process transactions is required. Experience with Banner and PeopleAdmin systems is desired.
Strong presentation and stand-up facilitation skills.
Experience with competency based performance management.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary.
Previous experience in higher education or public-sector environment desired.