Employee Relations Specialist

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Employment Type: Temp-to-Hire Category: Human Resources Job Number: 7366 Compensation: $25/hour

Job Description

We are accepting applications for a Temp-to-hire Human Resources Specialist on behalf of our client, a prominent organization dedicated to conservation and environmental sustainability. The organization is committed to making a meaningful impact in environmental stewardship and seeks a professional who can contribute to this mission. This role is pivotal in supporting their HR operations and employee relations, offering the chance to make a significant impact in a dynamic and rewarding environment. This role offers a fantastic opportunity for professional growth in a meaningful sector, with a focus on environmental conservation and sustainable practices. 


Paid sick leave

Eligible for excellent benefits upon direct hire conversion including 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision, generous PTO package, 401K, etc. 


  • Assist Director and management with employee relations, providing counsel, recommendations, and coaching, and facilitating meetings.

  • Collaborate with the HR Director in reviewing and creating annual performance review documents for 2024.

  • Manage the distribution, collection, and storage of end-of-year documents such as performance reviews and leadership development plans.

  • Review and propose changes to performance management policies.

  • Attend unemployment hearings as necessary.

  • Analyze information to determine the need for investigations and conduct them as required.

  • Conduct weekly meetings with the HR Director.

  • Assist in handling union-related queries and contract negotiations.

  • Aid the HR Director in policy matters and negotiation preparations.

  • Engage in negotiation processes with employee and labor groups.

Desired Profile:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Thorough understanding of state and federal employment laws and ability to interpret legal guideline

  • Adept at coaching managers for difficult conversations.

  • 5+ years of professional HR experience, including three years in employee relations, or equivalent through training and education.


Santa Fe, NM

This is a hybrid/remote position. Must be able to attend in-person meetings as needed.


20 hours per week, within the hours of Monday - Friday, 8-5 until January. 

Type of Employment 

Part-time, Temp-to-hire

Hours and fit revaluated at the end of January 2024 for a long-term position. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Abby Dietz

Originally from Pennsylvania, Abby Dietz moved to Santa Fe from Northern Virginia/DC Metro area in 2011.  She joined The Hire Firm in a temporary role but fit the culture so well we decided to keep her!  Her strong background in sales, customer service, and executive administrative skills was the perfect blend for a staffing and recruiting professional. Abby has a fantastic ability to quickly understand clients’ needs and match those needs with talented candidates. She now focuses on managing the firm bu still recruits because she enjoys it so much.  


Abby is a living success story for temporary and temp-to-hire opportunities and has obtained three long-term, rewarding positions in her career that started as temporary or temp-to-hire. She believes in what we do and knows first-hand how being open and flexible can lead to great opportunities. She would love to share her story with anyone who is curious about it!


When she’s not working, she enjoys recharging on backpacking trips, spending time with family, friends, and fur babies, and taking classes on whatever is currently of interest to her!  Her pronouns are she/her and she invites you to share yours. 

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