Employee Relations Consultant
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training

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The University of Virginia is searching for collaborative and dynamic candidates for two Employee Relations (ER) Consultant positions. One position will support the Health System, and one will support the School of Medicine. ER Consultants are strategic, consultative partners with the School of Medicine and Health System.

As an integral member of the Employee Relations Team, ER Consultants report directly to the Manager of Employee Relations and work with either the School of Medicine or the Health System. This role serves as a subject matter expert in the area of employee relations and the primary focus of this position is to:

  • Investigate employee matters and concerns
  • Conduct formal investigations into allegations of employee misconducts
  • Oversee the grievance process
  • Partner with key stakeholders to deliver appropriate employee resources
  • Provide advice and counsel to HR professionals and managers on workplace issues regarding policy interpretation and application
  • Conduct and oversee the progressive disciplinary process that includes informal levels of counseling, formal discipline and the grievance procedure process.

The ability to work effectively and autonomously with all levels within the organization, and maintain flexibility and adaptability is essential. The incumbent must be able to manage multiple projects and tasks while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to work independently and as part of a team, and excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, time management, and facilitation skills are a must. A knowledge of relevant state and federal employment laws and governmental compliance requirements related to HR management and employment functions is essential. Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

Preference will be given to applications received by May 16, 2022. At least four years' of relevant experience is required; a Bachelor's degree and at least four years of relevant HR experience or a Master's degree with one year of relevant HR experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in a related field and over seven years of experience in an employee relations role and/or with the University. The anticipated hiring range for this role is $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. The successful candidate will pass a background check and health screen. This is a full-time position with UVa benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:

  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0032262. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs.' Complete an application online with the following documents:

* Resume

* Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. References will be completed via UVA's standardized process SkillSurvey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. A minimum of three references is required. For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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