Human Resources Partner, MICA
General purpose: Reporting to the Director of Human Resources and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Human Resources Partner will receive and investigate complaints related to matters of Title IX, Title VII, ADA, EEO and other compliance related matters.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides guidance to managers and employees on counseling, discipline, performance management, policy interpretation and other employee relations matters. Adheres to policies in accordance with federal, state, and College guidelines and policies in partnership with HR Partners, and the Deputy Title IX Coordinators in Human Resources and Student Affairs.
Receives and investigates complaints related to Title VII, Title IX, ADA, EEO and equity/compliance matters. Creates an investigation plan, provides parties with information about the process and their rights, gathers evidence, conducts interviews, and drafts written findings and reports.
Consults with the HR Director and AVP of Human Resources as needed. Coordinates efforts with other institution offices that receive or investigate complaints
Remains knowledgeable of federal and state law and regulations, and trends within higher education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices. Identifies and integrates best practices into knowledge base and practice.
Provides guidance to managers, employees, and students, where applicable, on a wide range of issues including employee counseling, performance management, and policy interpretation.
Ensures a fair, timely, and well-documented investigative process. Maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process.
Creates comprehensive written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated, identify all relevant College policies, and summarize all relevant evidence. Maintains all information in a case management database to organize, manage, and track employee relations issues.
Tracks, trends, reports, and raises concerns that may be systemic problems relating to complaints.
In partnership with the HR Director and HR Partners, identifies training needs that stem from employee relations issues.
Supports employee retention through engagement and recognition activities. Participates in campus-wide committees, identifies opportunities for recognition, supports existing recognition events and activities, and assists in development and implementation of employee engagement surveys.
Provides resource referrals to faculty and staff involved in investigations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Organization, synthesis and analysis of varied and complex information and problems;
Effective oral and written communication of policies, procedures, and legal concepts;
Problem-solving, analysis, and writing comprehensive reports;
Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and faculty
Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering, and reporting.
Conduct, plan, organize and lead investigations, facilitations, and preparation of reports and recommendations;
Work collaboratively with others and foster effective working relationships;
Maintain confidences and exercise sound judgment and discretion;
Tolerate a high degree of ambiguity;
Diffuse and manage situations involving intense conflict
Knowledge of current State and Federal laws.
Manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of employee relations and Title IX-related incidents and complaints.
Database or HRIS experience
Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
Excellent customer service, enjoys working with many types of personalities
Ability to solve simple and complex problems with critical thinking skills
Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business, or related field
Proven Human Resources Generalist skills
Experience in employee relations and compliance investigations
Experience in higher education
Knowledge of Title IX
Familiarity with Workday software
Reporting to this position: no direct reports
Maryland Institute College Of Art