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Assistant Director - Employee Relations - 996681

Apply Now Job Number: 497073
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Categories: Human Resources

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Job Title: Assistant Director - Employee Relations - 996681
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range:  
Pay Basis: Annually  
Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Audits handling of cases to ensure accurate and timely completion, and initiates actions or makes recommendations to remediate.
2. Serves as a link between management, employees, and Human Resources by handling questions and helping resolve work-related problems.
3. Advises managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommends needed changes.
4. Assists management with performing difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, managing performance, terminating employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
5. Addresses employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.
6. Conducts investigations into employee relations issues and submits findings and recommendations to management.
7. Assists in preparing responses to EEOC and other legal charges.
8. Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
9. Advises management on organizing, preparing, or implementing recruiting or retention programs.
10. Uses change management and coaching expertise to advise managers regarding creation and implementation of strategies for organizational changes.
11. Analyzes statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization's personnel policies and practices.
12. Studies legislation and regulations to assess industry trends and impacts.
13. Interprets and explains human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
14. Maintains current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
15. Prepares or maintains employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
16. Provides management with information or training related to interviewing, performance appraisals, counseling techniques, or documentation of performance issues.
17. May plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff, including hiring, coaching, evaluating, and terminating, all in accordance with University policies and procedures.
18. Serves as trainer and mentor for junior employees.
19. Reviews the work of and provides direction to ER Specialists as required.
20. Maintains employee data integrity and confidentiality.
21. Completes special projects as assigned.
22. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Administration and Management - Thorough knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, budgeting, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and/or coordination of people and resources.
2. Personnel and Human Resources - Thorough knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems.
3. English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
4. Customer and Personal Service - Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.

1. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2. Management of Personnel Resources - Proficient skills in motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
3. Reading Comprehension - Advanced understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
4. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
5. Writing - Expert skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
6. Judgment and Decision Making - Expert skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
7. Social Perceptiveness - Expert skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
8. Active Learning - Advanced skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
9. Monitoring - Advanced skills in monitoring / assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

1. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
2. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
3. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Physical Requirements:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Eight (8) years of professional experience in human resources with functional expertise in employee relations.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in higher education.

Accredited certified professional, preferred.

Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:  
Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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