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Human rights professionals work in many area including state and local governments, non-governmental agencies, charities, academia and law. There is a huge variety of roles, including research, public relations, investigation, and administration. Whatever role you are interested in and whatever your qualifications, getting into Human Rights work is highly competitive.
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TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS
Human Services Specialist I-County Administration, Human Rights (Download PDF Version)
Salary: $45,156.80 - $77,355.20 Annually
Location: MD 21046, MD
Job Type: Full Time
Department: County Administration
Job Number: 19-00468
Closing: 4/26/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
POSITION SUMMARY/CLASS DESCRIPTION
STARTING SALARY HIRING RANGE:
POSITION SUMMARY/CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Support the community relations mission of the Office of Human Rights in developing and implementing plans and programs to address and combat discrimination and to promote better human relations. Incumbent expands involvement of community groups in OHR programs to include: setting meetings, taking minutes, mailings, preparing news releases, flyers, brochures, posters and programs for community groups which enhance the work of the Office of Human Rights.
Performs professional level human services work, which may include supervisory responsibility, under general supervision from an administrative or technical superior. Work includes human service, administrative, and counseling work; providing counseling and programmatic services to the special populations; and providing assistance in identifying the population at risk, its needs and how to meet those needs. Organizes and publicizes large events for citizens or special groups. Work also includes providing services needed to carry out human service programs or the operation of a medium sized center with extensive regional responsibility and concurrent programming.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Outreach to the community for all activities relating to the mission of the Office of Human Rights.
Build relationships with the human rights advocacy community groups, government agencies, and community groups.
Support and plan OHR Community Outreach Programs (such as Housing Fair Exhibit, 50 Plus Expo, Veteran's Fair, Friends of Latin America (FOLA), Human Rights Day, etc) and other programs as needed.
Initiate and develop new outreach programs in the areas of interest to the Human Rights Office including, but not limited to, multi-cultural appreciation and sensitivity, cultural diversity, human relations, community involvement, economic development, law enforcement, minority business affairs and criminal justice.
Coordination of other conferences, workshops, fairs, related to the mission of the Office.
Coordinate distribution of literature, provide coverage and solicit volunteers for Office of Human Rights booth at various community events.
Support including, but not limited to, attending public hearings and meetings, clerical, research, coordination, planning, implementing, evaluating all activities of the Howard County Human Rights Commission and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Incumbent must have knowledge/experience in areas related to human/civil rights, community outreach and coordination of conferences, meetings, etc.
Ability to serve as liaison/representative of OHR and possess excellent speaking and writing skills.
Computer skills needed: be able to work in a Windows environment including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
LANGUAGE SKILLS, MATHEMATICAL SKILLS AND REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages. May need to analyze or calculate simple statistical reports as a part of the legal analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, analyze information and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of legal and technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:
Class C Maryland Driver's License or equivalent issued by state of residence.
Howard County Government
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043
Posted April 15, 2019
Associate Director Workforce Policy and Labor Relations - Cornell University (Download PDF Announcement)
Workforce Policy and Labor Relations (WPLR) provides leadership and counsel in the areas labor/employee relations, workplace accommodations for disability and religion, non-academic human resource policy development and interpretation, unemployment insurance administration, and layoff policy administration. In addition, WPLR is responsible for the administration of University Policy 6.4 with respect to claims of prohibited discrimination. Our four-person team partners with Human Resource professionals across Cornell’s 14 colleges and units and oversees the labor relations contracts and negotiations for 1,400 staff members.
In this role you will work with the Director to provide leadership for and conduct EEO (e.g. Title VII; ADA; ADEA) compliance activities, including informal inquiries and formal investigations under University Policy 6.4 “Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct.” You will be responsible for initial intakes on protected class discrimination matters, follow up, documentation and maintenance of statistical records and you may assist with intakes and investigations for issues raised under Title IX.
In addition you will:
Partner with the Office of Title IX Coordinator and the Department of Inclusion and Workplace Diversity on the development and implementation of EEO compliance-related trainings, including annual discrimination and harassment advisor training, employee relations and policy interpretation.
Assist with disability and religious accommodations.
Conduct and supervise university level employee relations matters including disciplines, layoffs and policy interpretations.
Partner with the Director in engaging in on-going employee relations matters and participate in committees as needed.
Conduct labor relations activities, including negotiations, grievances and arbitrations and consult and advise HR leadership across campus on matters related to union contracts.
In collaboration with the director, ensure WPLR compliance with all legal and internal audit requirements, including preparation and filing of legally and internally required reports.
Develop and present programmatic recommendations for WPLR services, including financial and climate implications, to university and college/unit leadership.
Provide significant expertise, principal consultation and input to University HR strategy through collaboration with VP for HR, team-based and individual means. Ensure effective consultation for WPLR services to leadership and employees as appropriate.
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience in human resources, labor relations, or a related area or combination of education and experience. Specifically top candidates will have demonstrated and verifiable skills to:
Excel in the art of relationship management and possess refined and flexible communication skills that are rooted in active listening, professionalism, respect, and thoughtful consideration for all human beings regardless of behaviors or circumstances.
Serve as a trusted advisor to consult with clients to understand HR issues and resolve related problems
Effectively consult in employee relations and policy interpretation.
Utilize mature judgement, discretion for confidentiality and solid reasoning skills.
Successfully work with differing levels of authority and supervision.
Maintain neutrality and work well under pressure.
Serve as a self-starter who is able to work independently as well as an effective team member
Read and interpret complex documents and utilize and create data and reports to make effective recommendations.
If you possess these experiences and skills fantastic! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as added bonus in helping to hit the ground running, they include: knowledge of Title VII, ADA, ADEA and general employment law topics. Some labor relations experience in contract negotiations, contract administration, grievance and arbitration, and policy development helpful. Experience in a university setting would also be a plus but not required.
Rewards and Benefits
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits.
Posted March 26, 2019