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Employee Relations Manager

The Employee Relations Manager works with faculty, staff and school leadership to create and maintain a positive work experience at The Packer Collegiate Institute. The Employee Relations Manager will develop a restorative approach to employee relations policies and procedures to ensure an equitable workplace environment and enhance relationships between school employees.

Start date: 8/15/21 

Employee Support:

  • Develops and implements an employee relations strategy that supports the mission statement and diversity statement of the school.
  • Partners with the school employees to create a school culture of trust and respect.
  • Cultivates and nurtures relationships with employees and leadership while providing guidance and recommendations for resolution of issues.
  •  Ensures that employment practices are legally compliant and fosters a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Communicates with employees regarding employee relations concerns.
  • Coordinates employee training of school policies including, Anti-Sexual Harassment training, mandated reporter-training, boundary-crossing policies and other school policies.
  • Initiates mediation and conflict resolutions sessions with employees.
  • Designs and implements an employee recognition program.

Management Support: 

  • Educates and trains managers and HR colleagues on relevant employee relations topics and policies including American Disabilities Act, Title IX and Equal Opportunity Employment.
  • Assists managers in understanding and implementing company policies related to performance, discipline, and related topics.
  • Recommends and promotes the equitable resolution/mediation of employee issues and potential disciplinary measures and/or coaching support based on investigative findings and school policies. 

Complaints/Grievances and Investigation: 

  • Develops a fair process and mythology in conducting workplace investigations.
  • Plans and conducts investigations about employee concerns and complaints regarding inappropriate behavior, harassment, discrimination, policy violation, allegations of unlawful behavior and other employee issues. This includes complainant intakes, subject and witnesses interviews, and review/analysis of pertinent documentation.
  • Organizes and composes documentation and information into a clear, concise investigative report with possible solutions and outcomes inclusive of closing correspondence, investigative recaps, and case summaries.
  • Partners with legal counsel when necessary.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, or related field required.

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree- MBA or MA in Human Resources or Organizational Development.

Experience: At least six years of related experience required, including three years of management experience.

Preferred experience: Eight years of related experience with a minimum of 4 years in a responsible decision making role. SHRM-SCP or other HR certification preferred.

Skills Required:   

  • Excellent verbal, written and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of human resources and labor relations principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Must be self-directed and motivated. Work with minimal supervision, exercising common sense and strong independent judgment to resolve issues.
  • Consistently works with integrity to develop strong trusting, positive relationships with employees and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Knowledge and understanding of state, city and federal employment laws.
  • Ability to remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations.

Packer’s comprehensive commitment to diversity and equity requires all faculty members to actively and thoughtfully engage in work around identity, anti-racism, and inclusion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs.

Please send resume to with “Job Listing 48016” in the subject line of the email.  To be considered, materials submitted should be titled: “Last name First name - Document Title.” 

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