Job Description

Position Title: Employee Relations Manager
Department: Human Resources
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Report to: VP, Human Resources
Status: Full time, Direct hire
Employee Relations Manager Position Summary:

  • Responsible for preparing correspondence, spreadsheets, and a variety of standard and specialized reports of varying complexity, researching and analyzing information, and conducting and completing surveys.
  • Maintain the HR Division’s file system regarding discipline, grievances, settlement and release agreements.
  • Monitor disciplinary actions to ensure consistency.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other departments, as well as internal and external agencies.
  • Provide assistance in labor negotiations and assists in analyzing the impact of negotiation proposals.
  • Assist the HR Management Team in preparing material and conducting training of supervisory personnel in matters pertaining to disciplinary actions, grievance procedures and labor agreements.
  • May function in a wide variety of situations requiring application of skills in employee counseling, fact finding, and facilitation between employee/manager relationships.
  • Make recommendations for changes to existing policies to ensure compliance with new or proposed regulations.
  • Investigate and respond to disciplinary matters, EEOC complaints; investigates internal and external complaints/grievances/inquiries.
  • Assist and participate in conducting pre-disciplinary meetings.

Employee Relations Manager Qualifications Summary:

  • Minimum three years relative experience in Human Resources Employee Relations / Labor Relations, employee grievances, mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; preferably with a focus in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related field.
  • Fluency in Spanish is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of labor and employee personnel principles, practices and methods.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to exercise sound judgment and arrive at sound conclusions.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment, civil rights and labor laws, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge or research and investigative methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution methods and practices.
  • Experience researching and analyzing statistical or informational data.
  • Skilled in effectively utilizing written communication in the development of investigative reports, management reports, training guidelines, and written descriptions.
  • Experience identifying, diffusing and mediating differences, and developing consensus.
  • A driver’s license is required to visit the other local company office.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits offered including; medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending account, LTD, STD, life insurance, corporate discounts, free parking and casual attire.