Job description


Job no: 100367-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Human Resources, Payroll

Position Summary:

The Employee Relations Consultant is part of a team that is responsible for providing employee relations support for nearly 5,000 faculty and staff within the School of Medicine and Public Health. The consultant will advise SMPH faculty and staff of UW Madison and SMPH policies and procedures, conduct prompt, thorough, and fair HR investigations, provide training to HR and to departmental leaders, case management, conflict management and analyze trends of concerns in the institution.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
- 3 years of experience with employee relations/workforce relations, investigations, employment law or related fields
-Experience handling internal investigations within workforce relations/human resources
-Strong working knowledge of the state, federal, and local laws, regulations, ordinances and policies related to employment
-Demonstrated strong judgment and sound decision-making
-Strong interpersonal skills including excellent written and verbal communications
-Ability to set priorities, manage multiple responsibilities, and deliver against deadlines
-Sound critical thinking, problem-solving and negotiating skills, with the ability to apply those skills to a wide range of HR issues
-Ability to work with diverse employee groups
-Strong customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:
-5 years employee relations experience
-Experience working in higher education
-Mediation experience
-AWI-CH, Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder or similar workplace investigator certification

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link.

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in the position specifically and your experience in employee relations/workforce relations and what strengths you will bring to the organization.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


Joy Benz
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Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Sep 3 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Sep 23 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 9/4/2019
Application Due: 9/23/2019
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