The George Mason University, Human Resources & Payroll Department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for the Employee Relations Specialist position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Employee Relations Specialist will provide a broad range of support to the Director of Employee Relations and the employee relations function in an effort to maintain a high level of employee satisfaction and retention.
Assist with employee relations policy questions and concerns;
Partner with HR Consultants and Director of Employee Relations to ensure university employees follow all applicable policies, including safety, grievance and performance evaluation procedures;
Coach individuals and managers on how to effectively address work-related concerns;
Refer employees to internal and external resources for resolving their issues;
Mediate the resolution of workplace issues between coworkers, supervisors, and employees;
Foster the implementation of team-building strategies within departments;
Develop initiatives to improve employee satisfaction and engagement;
Develop and maintain systemic and proactive approaches to conflict resolution between supervisors and employees;
Develop and maintain inter-department collaborative programs to help employees identify and address anger management, stress management, and substance abuse issues;
Work with Director of Employee Relations and other HR partners to develop improved methods of gathering honest feedback from employees (e.g. exit interview data);
Collaborate with the Faculty/Staff Engagement Team to work on employee engagement initiatives;
Prepare and provide training presentations to University faculty and staff that help supervisors develop managerial skills and develop their employees' potential;
Gather, organize, and maintain resources to support projects.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and a commitment to customer service;
Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite programs;
Ability to handle sensitive information in a professional and confidential manner;
Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple assignments;
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees in a diverse academic environment.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Sociology, or related field preferred;
Progressive experience as a human resources generalist, in an employee relations role, or other relevant experience.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.