Montgomery College has an immediate need for a full-time Human Resources Internal Consultant in the Human Resources Strategic Management (HRSTM) Department The work schedule is Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. This position is eligible for telework up to two days per week, after successful completion of initial employment probationary period. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness.
The Human Resources Internal Consultant serves as an advisor to senior leadership in the assigned division(s). An incumbent possesses comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of all functional areas of human resources in order to serve as a decision-making resource for leaders and managers of their assigned division(s). The Human Resources Internal Consultant also serves as a liaison for the central human resources organization. An incumbent spends a significant amount of time functioning as an employee relations champion, providing consultation and mediation services in managing employee relations issues in order to avoid issue escalation. An incumbent also provides conflict management and employee relations advice and service to the division
Duties include but are not limited to:
Campus Services & HR Outreach Generalist
Knowledge and understanding of internal HRSTM policies, practices, processes/procedures must remain up-to-date/current
Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
Maintains currency in employment laws, College policies and collective bargaining agreements with the ability to analyze, interpret and convey information to managers, supervisors and employees.
Responds to inquiries and provides fundamental information and guidance regarding the special functional areas of: Benefits, Compensation, Employment, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Records, and Labor Relations.
Provides input, guidance, and direction to senior leaders and their division's administrative leadership on all aspects of strategic initiatives impacting people, including: business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
Focus on senior level positions and high impact positions in a way that adds to and builds strategic relationship with leadership team.
Develops and executes recruitment plan in collaboration with hiring manager. Including creating job posting announcements, sourcing and screening candidates, monitoring applicant pool, conducting regular follow-up with manager.
Employee and Leader Performance Coaching Partners and collaborates with Employee
Regularly partners and collaborates with Employee Engagement and Development staff, in developing strategy and engaging in interventions to address employee relations issues at multiple levels throughout the College.
Provides performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions and performance evaluations.
Human Resources Training & Onboarding Programs
Develops and delivers training requirements related to human resources business needs. Delivers other in-person and virtual training as needed.
Hosts New Staff Orientation with other HRICs.
Hosts New Supervisor Orientation Program with other HR Partners
Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field.
Four years of human resources experience as a specialist or generalist.
Experience in at least two functional areas of human resources, such as employee/labor relations, recruitment, benefits, compensation, or training and development.
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or the ability to acquire certification with six months of hire.
Thorough knowledge of two or more functional areas of human resources, particularly employee/labor relations. Working knowledge of employment law; ability to obtain knowledge of College policies and procedures and appropriate collective bargaining agreements.
Skill in: establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization and students; conflict management and resolution; mediation; communicating with and working effectively with diverse and divergent constituents in a multilingual, multiethnic, and multicultural environment.
Skill in establishing rapport in order to conduct confidential investigative interviews.
Skill in analyzing policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements in order to provide information.
Ability to: serve as a credible subject matter expert and advisor to executive leadership; independently arrive at sound decisions through analysis and evaluation; maintain confidentiality; interpret and explain policies, procedures, regulations, etc.; remain current in human resources trends, topics, and issues; manage and set priorities and meet deadlines; write high-level analytical reports and other forms of communication; and effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship
Five years of experience working in at least two functional areas of human Resources, such as employee/labor relations, recruitment, benefits, compensation, training and development, etc.