Employee Relations and Organizational Development Consultant

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Sep 26, 2020
Closes
Nov 05, 2020
Ref
FAC8084
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Employee Relations and Organizational Development Consultant The George Mason University, Human Resources and Payroll department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for the Employee Relations and Organizational Development Consultant 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 and Organizational Development Consultant will be part of, and work to grow, a cross-Mason network of engaged and high-performing leaders who operate with courage and civility. The position will provide support, advice, counsel, conflict resolution and problem solving to faculty and staff in need of employee relations assistance or resources. The incumbent will also collaboratively design, develop, deliver, and evaluate learning and coaching opportunities for Mason's faculty and staff that support the unit's and university's mission.

The Employee Relations and Organizational Development Consultant will support units' organizational goals and mission by providing organizational development consulting and designing and facilitating timely and appropriate OD interventions, including strategic planning, team- and relationship-building, improving communication and capacity to hold difficult conversations, and other solutions as required.

Responsibilities: * Provide counsel, coaching, and support to classified staff supervisors on classified staff performance management, disciplinary/conduct related concerns, and workplace conflict - to include mediation, facilitation of meetings, and management of the grievance process; * Guide individuals and teams on how to effectively address and resolve workplace concerns. Mediate the resolution of issues; * Respond to inquiries by faculty and staff providing clarification of policies, workplace procedures, and other work-related matters; * Support university policy enforcement efforts; * Support and partner with the Employee Relations team in handling faculty and staff issues/concerns; * Consult in the organizational development process, including intake, needs analysis, designing and delivering OD services, and follow-up support for leaders and units; * Serve as workplace coach to assigned coaches; * Other duties as assigned by the Directors of Employee Relations and Organizational Development & Learning.

Required Qualifications: * Master's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience; * Experience in higher education preferred and human resources is a must; experience with faculty matters, state classified staff grievance processes, and alternative dispute resolution preferred; * Ability to observe, listen, and build relationships. Must be caring, competent, and optimistic and approach people and problems as individuals; * Knowledge of employee relations as it applies to faculty and staff; * Knowledge of federal, state, and university laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to personnel; * Must possess a thorough understanding of the principles, theory, and practice of organizational development, training, and adult learning; * Ability to make decisions and solve problems by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems collaboratively with others as well as using independent judgment to select proper courses of action; * Ability to handle complex projects of a variety of scope that often require innovation and research into new ideas and practices; * Knowledge of/Experience with coaching skills and competencies; * Ability to Facilitate and/or deliver training; * Ability to handle complex sensitive issues in a professional and confidential manner; * Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of different backgrounds; * Demonstrates a common knowledge or understanding of cultural differences; * Seeks, considers, and communicates diverse perspectives and ideas; * Leadership presence and the ability to establish credibility to influence at all organizational levels; * Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders so as to be inclusive of diverse needs, perspectives and ideas; * Can handle tight deadlines and shifting priorities.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Cover letter should demonstrate experience with Employee Relations and Organizational Development."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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