Chapman University seeks a strategic and innovative leader with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and analytical capabilities to serve as its Director of Employee Relations. As a member of the Human Resources' leadership team, the Director of Employee Relations will partner with the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (VP|CHRO) and a talented group of HR professionals to direct and enhance Chapman University's employee relations strategy.
The Director of Employee Relations role is people-focused and serves as a highly collaborative leader to drive the implementation of strategies and initiatives that engage and enhance employee relations in a high-performing, diverse, and productive workforce with emphases on employee and labor relations, employee care and recognition, performance management, and policy and procedure development.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience.
A minimum of five years experience in progressively responsible Human Resources positions, particularly in employee relations, labor relations, and performance management areas.
Advanced knowledge of employee relations principles, practices, procedures and documentation, including thorough understanding of job performance management practices.
Advanced working knowledge and demonstrated understanding of State and Federal laws and regulations applicable to employment, labor and leaves.
Knowledge of formal and informal dispute resolution methodology, procedures and techniques
Skilled in developing policy and procedure documentation.
Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to identify problems and systematically gather relevant information, identify root causes, and effectively present data.
Demonstrated excellence in investigative and fact-finding skills.
High level of sensitivity of diverse individual needs.
Project management experience with a proven ability to collaborate and work as a team in successfully delivering projects on time and within approved budget.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Working knowledge of effective employee development and performance management concepts and practices.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise discretion and judgment on matters of significance.
Excellent writing skills to prepare clear, concise and well-written documentation and reports of investigative findings.
Demonstrated ability to use an HCM database such as PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Office Suite applications, particularly of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Outlook and internet.
Strong communications skills to interact and present information to diverse constituents at all organizational levels.
Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Supervisory experience; experience in working at a higher education institution with similar responsibilities.
Technical skills to learn and use Chapman's administrative systems, with ability to provide training and evaluate system effectiveness to provide alternative solutions.
Advanced degree in Human Resources or related field; JD helpful.
The offer of employment for the final candidate is contingent upon satisfactory completion of and outcomes of a criminal and credit background screenings, and upon the acceptance of and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
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About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.