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Manager, People Relations

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
$80,000.00 - $80,000.00 Salary
Up to 25%
Human Resources



Manager, People Relations


Reports to: Associate Vice President Human Resources

Direct Report(s):


The Manager, People Relations is responsible for:

  • Continued development, and maintenance of Graham Windham’s employee performance management, objectives and key results (OKRs), and goal setting processes in accordance with its philosophy, guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • providing coaching and consultation to employees and leaders on interpersonal, disciplinary and performance matters in accordance with the organization’s pillars, policies, collective bargaining agreement and governing locally, statewide and federally promulgated laws and regulations.


Primary Responsibilities: People Relations (80%)

  • Manages a proactive, data-informed strategy focused on ensuring a healthy, psychologically safe and lawful workplace climate.
  • Partners with the AVP of Human Resources on ensuring the consistent and fair application of the policies and practices outlined in Graham Windham’s Employee Handbook and in its collective bargaining agreement with the union.
  • Serves as HR representative during collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
  • Shepherds investigations by collaborating with colleagues in Human Resources on claims or allegations of harassment, discrimination & other workplace misconduct; provides timely analyses of each case and recommendations for any necessary follow-up actions.
  • Provides intervention, support and recommendations regarding employee discipline, performance issues, grievances initiated by employees and opportunities for recognition, rewards and incentives.
  • Implementation of Employee relations database inclusive of roll out, and training of all applicable staff
  • Providing continued guidance to managers and employees throughout the performance management and goal setting process.
  • Informational Trainings focused on people relations, and management
  • Ownership of Graham’s employee review processes


Primary Responsibilities: Leadership (20%)




  • Creates shared ownership for successful outcomes and accepts accountability for unsuccessful results.
  • Communicates transparently and constructively.
  • Leads inclusively and builds trust with colleagues and business partners.
  • Functions as ambassador for Graham Windham – networking with external professionals and groups to teach and to learn about innovative strategies and practices.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning, development, up-skilling and growth.
  • Makes recommendations about ineffective processes or practices.
  • Aims to support the engagement, development and growth of others.






  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, or related field required + five (5) years of relevant experience.  
  • Professional certification in Human Resources (PHR, SPHR, HRCI, etc.) required within six months of hire
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. 
  • Excellent time management, organizational, relationship building, active listening, problem-solving and presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Mastery of Microsoft office products WORD and EXCEL
  • Strong computer/technology skills including working knowledge of Human Resources Information Management (HRIS) systems.
  • Adaptable.
  • Ability to role model leadership behaviors under stress.
  • Ability to evaluate &interpret information and to make independent sound judgments/decisions.

Full-Time Position

Salary: Base of $80,000 + Potential to Earn Performance Based Merit Award for Eligible Staff + Comprehensive Benefits + Professional Development Opportunities.