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Senior Confidential Specialist (Human Resources Business Partner), #0346

National Education Association
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Position Emphasis:The position supports the NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by administering program activities related to employee/labor relations, staffing/recruitment, contract administration, and performance management.


Position Summary:The essential functions of this position include developing, implementing and administering a broad range of human resources programs and services. Primary responsibility includes serving as the HR liaison to assigned NEA Centers and Departments; providing strategic support regarding staffing, workflow, employee/labor relations matters, contract administration, and workplace conflict; advising and coaching managers and staff on employee relations issues such as interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, policies and procedures, and on compliance and/or other legal matters as appropriate; assisting in the strategic recruitment of staff (including job analysis, candidate evaluation, strategic planning); partnering with managers and staff to facilitate communication strategies that align with NEA’s mission and objectives; partnering with managers and staff to implement a fair and effective performance management process that improve employee morale, accountability, and department productivity; providing facilitation services for assigned Centers and Departments; ensuring fair and appropriate efforts to address matters of employee conduct; facilitating mediation efforts between NEA staff; and presenting NEA’s position on internal grievances. Other activities may include consultation and support to state and local affiliates regarding current issues, in-depth analysis of emerging bargaining issues, and coordination of efforts to promote effective collective bargaining. To carry out responsibilities, the incumbent uses a personal computer and associated software and travels occasionally.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the following is provided: The position involves creative and analytical thinking; oral and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; human relations skills; use of computer keyboard; sitting, standing or walking for long periods; stooping, bending, and reaching; and stamina to work long hours and ability to travel by various conveyances, e.g., automobile, plane.


Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or a related field, or an equivalent com­bination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired. Minimum Qualifications: Five years of professional experience in Human Resources, with concentration in recruitment, position classification/job evaluation, performance management, and employee/labor relations. Demonstrated skill in human resources policy and program development/implementation, especially in the areas of employee and labor relations. Experience must include employment and labor law and regulatory practices; experience developing/implementing personnel policies and practices; developing and conducting employment related presentations or orientations. Other Requirements:Must be able to work extended hours.Occasional travel required. Writing samples may be required at time of interview.



Selection Criteria: Tier 1 (Essential): Extensive experience with, and knowledge of, collective bargaining personnel management, and personnel policies and practices. Experience in developing and promoting highly collaborative labor-management relationships. Demonstrated skill and experience in coaching, mentoring, and developing managers and staff. Demonstrated experience in resolving employee relations issues. Demonstrated successful analytical and critical thinking skills. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters with discretion. Successful references. Tier 2 (Significant): Effective written and oral communication skills, including developing and delivering presentations. Demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively with others. Proven flexibility and effectiveness in handling multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions. Proven success in resolving complex diversity, team, and interpersonal issues, and in negotiating successful outcomes with stakeholders.  Demonstrated high integrity and good judgment. Knowledge of employment, labor and other laws relative to recruitment, classification, and human resources. Experience with conflict resolution, mediation, and facilitated conversations. Experience developing training materials. Tier 3 (Desirable): Knowledge of NEA and its strategic priorities, programs, and affiliates. Knowledge of HR’s mission and its strategic alignment. Experience working for an association, union or membership organization.

Method for Résumé Submission: Apply online at www.nea.org/jobs



Posted: 2019-11-15 Expires: 2019-12-15

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National Education Association
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