Employee Relations Consultant

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-08
Req: R0003712
The University of Virginia is searching for a collaborative and dynamic candidate for an Employee Relations (ER) Consultant position. An ER Consultant is a strategic, consultative partner for client areas across the Academic Division and Health System.

An integral member of the Employee Relations Team, the ER Consultant reports directly to the Manager of Employee Relations and works with assigned business areas across the University. This role serves as a subject matter expert in the area of employee relations and the primary focus of this position is to: handle ER investigations; provide advice and counsel to HR professionals and managers on workplace issues regarding policy interpretation and application; and handle the progressive disciplinary process that includes informal levels of counseling, formal discipline and the grievance procedure process.

The ability to work effectively and autonomously with all levels within the organization, and maintain flexibility and adaptability is essential. The incumbent must be able to manage multiple projects and tasks while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to work independently and as part of a team, and excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, time management, and facilitation skills are a must. A knowledge of relevant state and federal employment laws and governmental compliance requirements related to HR management and employment functions is essential. Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

To apply, visit https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, search for Requisition R0003712 and complete an application online, be sure to attach each of the following: a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. For questions regarding the position or application process contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter, [email protected] The anticipated hiring range for this position is $60,000-70,000, commensurate with education and experience.

The successful candidate has experience handling complex ER cases and demonstrated work ethic, initiative, dedication to project completion, and passion for human resource management. Good judgment and conflict resolution and decision making skills are necessary, as is the ability to resolve complex problems and effectively communicate rationale to key stakeholders. A sensitivity to employee concerns and the ability to adapt to different, sometimes conflicting stakeholder needs is a must. The incumbent has a realistic/pragmatic approach to delivering services based on sound judgment - balancing the values, ER policies and laws under which we operate. Discretion, integrity and confidentiality are a must.


A Bachelor's degree and at least four years of relevant experience is required or a Master's degree with one year of exempt-level experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in a related field and over seven years of experience in an employee relations role and/or with the University.

Licensure: None.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/9/2019
Application Due: 4/17/2019
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