Employee Relations Specialist

University of Alaska

Employee Relations Specialist


University of Alaska System


At the University of Alaska, we believe that our greatest asset is our people! As an Employee Relations Specialist, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our workplace culture and ensuring employee satisfaction. Your mission? To foster positive relationships, resolve conflicts, and create an environment where everyone thrives.


We're a close-knit team that celebrates diversity and collaboration. As an Employee Relations Specialist, you'll be the bridge between our organization and our valued employees. You'll collaborate regularly with managers to enhance performance and address any issues, while also serving as a compliance champion, ensuring adherence to employment laws and regulations.


Having proven experience in an employee relations position (or a similar role) is essential. The demonstrated ability to handle employee-related matters effectively and professionally is key! To thrive in the employment specialist role, you'll have an in-depth understanding of employment laws (federal and state), regulations and compliance. This includes familiarity with labor laws, anti-discrimination laws, and workplace policies.


As a member of the Employee Relations team, you'll interact regularly with employees, leadership and other stakeholders across the university. As such, we are looking for applicants with outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills to help facilitate effective communication, conflict resolution and relationship-building. Having excellent organization skills and meticulous attention to detail to ensure that investigations are conducted properly and in a timely manner is also vitally important. Employee relations often involve addressing challenges, conflicts, and complex situations. If you're a strong problem solver and thrive in finding fair and practical solutions to ensure a positive work environment, this may be the job for you!


Minimum Qualifications:


Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, business, or similar experience. Advanced professional writing experience required. Investigation experience preferred. Demonstration of professional writing professional writing experience, with skills to compile evidence, and write timely, clear, concise investigative reports.


Bachelor's degree with courses and degree emphasis in Labor and Employee Relations, Human Resources, Communication, Business Administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master's Degree preferred.


Position Details:


This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/support/prospectiveemployees.php. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/compensation/files/fy24_staff_salary_grid.pdf, Grade 80, based on education and experience.


The candidate is required to reside in Alaska but they have the option to work either remotely or in a hybrid setup.


The review process for applications will begin on 03/25/2024. To ensure consideration in the initial review, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on 03/24/2024.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Morisky, UA System Office HR Coordinator, at mailto:sjmorisky@alaska.edu or (907)450-8245.


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.


Access to the reports is available at:


UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or mailto:police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or mailto:uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu.


UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or mailto:uaf-orca@alaska.edu.


UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing mailto:uas.clery@alaska.edu.


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Fairbanks, AK

1 month(s) ago

Closing Date 2025-03-29