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19 Jan 2024

Full-Time Labor & Employee Relations Senior Analyst

Woodland Park Zoo – Posted by woodlandparkzoo Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

TITLE:  Labor & Employee Relations Senior Analyst

SALARY & FLSA: $86,390 – $129,585; FLSA exempt

The $86,390 annual starting pay is structured to be competitive and may extend up to the $107,987 midpoint of the annual range, reflecting our commitment to offering competitive compensation to qualified candidates.

OPENING DATE: 01/11/2024

CLOSING DATE: 02/11/2024 (May close sooner if a sufficient number of qualified applications is received.)

JOB TYPE: Regular, Full-time

UNION: Non-Represented

OPENINGS: 1

LOCATION: Hybrid (on grounds 3 days/week and remainder may be remote)

DEPARTMENT: People & Culture

 

HOW DO YOU ZOO?

More than 1.3 million people visit Woodland Park Zoo each year. We connect people with wildlife and remind them of what is at stake in our changing world. Our job is to motivate people to take action and provide them with the tools needed to join us in saving endangered species. Working for the zoo means upholding our mission, “To save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.” Apply today and show us how you zoo.

WHO YOU ARE

As our Labor Employee Relations Senior Analyst, we know you will be successful in this role because you are:

  • Employee Relations Expert: You’re the subject matter expert when it comes to labor and employee relations so you’re the person others rely on to introduce practices and strategies to increase employee engagement and resolve employee issues and grievances.
  • Understand Multiple Viewpoints: You start with active listening and empathy, you adapt your communication style for your audience, and you amplify others’ voices to cultivate inclusive and respectful relationships.
  • Influencing to Mitigate Risk: Your love for learning and research pays off when in addition to your knowledge of employment laws, you also immerse yourself in your organization’s strategic plan and policies, which allows you to evaluate the risks and recommend best practices.
  • Rise to the Challenge: Where others see chaos you see the potential for new beginnings. You’re able to quickly evaluate a problem and recommend the best course of action to meet both short and long-term goals.
  • Have a Growth Mindset: You’re in HR so you advocate for consistency, but that doesn’t hold you back from being curious and creative by seeking continuous improvement opportunities so that you may be part of the team that creates a welcoming culture where all staff may thrive.

 

YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with employees and managers to promptly address and provide guidance, prepare written materials, and settle any escalated employee issues or union grievances in a professional and timely manner.
  • Participate in union negotiations and adhere to terms of collective bargaining agreement by monitoring compliance with wages, hours, and working conditions.
  • Conduct employee exit interviews, analyze data, and make recommendations to business leaders for action and improvement.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommend best practices.
  • Oversee recognition and reward program for employee performance to boost motivation and productivity.
  • Coordinate with the leave administrator on requests for accommodation so they comply with ADA, policies, and procedures.
  • Serve as the lead for complex projects from developing and facilitating training to conducting an executive search and creating workforce planning goals.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
  • Required to have at least three (3) or more years of employee relations experience, which includes conducting investigations and coaching managers on performance management.
  • Successful applicants must live and work in Washington State to perform this role.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient speaking languages other than English.

 

BENEFITS

The Woodland Park Zoo offers a comprehensive benefits package for fulltime staff including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision HMO and PPO plans for you and eligible dependents
  • 11 paid holidays and 2 personal holidays
  • Accrue 12 vacation days and another 12 days of sick your first year
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free zoo membership that includes zoo admission and discounts after 90 days
  • 4 complimentary tickets per year plus other discounts and perks
  • Free staff parking
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Application: Please include a resume with your application through our Zoo Careers site at zoo.org/jobs. The zoo may review existing application pools to fill this position or use this pool to fill future vacancies.

This opportunity is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Woodland Park Zoo values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The zoo encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, 2SLGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at ca*****@zo*.org.

Screening: We will review applications and select some candidates for screening calls. Final candidates will be invited for virtual or in-person interviews.

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How to Apply

SELECTION PROCESS Application: Please include a resume with your application through our Zoo Careers site at zoo.org/jobs. The zoo may review existing application pools to fill this position or use this pool to fill future vacancies. This opportunity is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Woodland Park Zoo values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The zoo encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, 2SLGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at careers@zoo.org. Screening: We will review applications and select some candidates for screening calls. Final candidates will be invited for virtual or in-person interviews.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: conservation, Employee Relations, HR, human resources, Labor Relations, non-profit, nonprofit, People and Culture, science, seattle, and Zoo. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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