The University of Texas Medical Branch Employee Relations Advisor - Human Resource Services in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field. Three (3) years of professional human resources experience.


Provides subject matter expertise, guidance and direction in employee relations to institutional leadership, assigned employees and internal as well as external customers.

Salary Range

Actual salary commensurate with experience.

Specific Job Related Duties

  • Provides timely advice, guidance and technical support to institutional leaders in assigned departments.

  • Provides guidance to customers regarding employee discipline issues. Drafts and reviews disciplinary documents that accurately communicate the factual information that forms the basis for the disciplinary action. Provides advice and guidance to managers regarding the employee grievance and appeals processes.

  • Administers, interprets, communicates and leads training regarding various human resources policies, procedures, federal and state employment laws, and initiatives that impact the work environment to management and employees.

  • Conducts internal investigations regarding policy violations and disruptive behavior. Makes appropriate recommendations regarding investigative findings.

  • Diagnoses and analyzes root causes of work environment issues. Review and assess data to identify and investigate areas of concerns. Proactively builds interventions and solutions based on collaboration and cooperation with key stakeholders.

  • Manages the annual performance evaluation process. Participates in post – evaluation calibration activities.

  • Facilitates job reclassifications, staff reassignments, business unit reorganizations and reductions in force in partnership with HR Business Partners.

  • Minimizes unemployment costs by providing accurate and complete documentation and participating in unemployment claim hearings.

  • Facilitates communication among employees and management; guides managers and employees on problem solving and conflict resolution.


  • Excellent interpersonal and professional communications skills, both verbal and written.

  • Strong organizational skills to facilitate managing several projects at one time.

  • Strong analytical skills to formulate findings and draw conclusions.

  • Strong diagnostic and problem solving skills with ability to provide multiple options for problem resolution.

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to understand the complexities of an academic medical center.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Competent use of personal computers and general office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook.

  • In ¿ depth knowledge of employee relations principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of change management principles.

  • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure and handle stressful situations.

  • Ability to comprehend business unit goals and objectives, organizational structure, policies, procedures and practices.

  • Ability to comprehend, interpret and communicate federal and state employment laws; UT System rules and regulations; and UTMB policies and procedures.

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal day – to – day supervision while delivering high quality work product.

  • Ability to handle and safeguard confidential and sensitive information.

  • Ability to appropriately interact with all levels of individuals within the work environment.

  • Ability to manage change and direct the problem¿solving process.

Preferred Work Experience

One year of Academic Healthcare experience.

Closing Statement


Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Regular

Job Title: Employee Relations Advisor - Human Resource Services

Job ID: 60617

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: HRSRV