Workplace Relations Specialist - Human Resources Department

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Human Resources Department
Workplace Relations Specialist
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$94,797 to $105,104 per annum

We are committed to fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and innovation. We prioritize the well-being and engagement of our faculty and staff to create a supportive and inclusive environment for learning and growth.

What we offer:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Comprehensive Health and Dental
  • Post Retirement Benefits
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Health and Wellness on Campus available to staff
  • Professional Development Opportunities

As a Workplace Relations Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in conducting workplace assessments, facilitating mediation sessions, and implementing conflict management strategies to promote a healthy and productive work environment. Your responsibilities will include identifying sources of conflict, mediating disputes, and developing proactive solutions to improve workplace relations. You will collaborate with the HR team, leadership, employees, and unions to address and resolve workplace issues in a fair and constructive manner.


  • Conduct workplace assessments to identify areas of conflict and tension
  • Facilitate mediation sessions between employees or teams to resolve disputes
  • Develop and implement conflict management strategies and policies
  • Provide coaching and support to leadership and employees on conflict resolution techniques
  • Monitor and follow up on conflict resolution outcomes to ensure effectiveness
  • Collaborate with HR and EDI teams to create a positive and inclusive workplace culture


  • Bachelor's Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, or a related field
  • Proven experience in workplace assessments, mediation, or conflict resolution
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remain neutral and objective in resolving conflicts
  • Knowledge of conflict management techniques and best practices
  • Certification in mediation or conflict resolution
Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link below.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number 902-894-2895.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer, Applications will not be accepted via email.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

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UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.