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Associate Team Relations Specialist

Main Office (MOS)



Our growing team is looking for a Human Resources professional with an HR Generalist background who has a passion for working with people, providing exceptional customer service, and who has a proven track record of success in an HR-related position. Are you up for the challenge? If so, read further and apply today!


As an Associate Team Relations Specialist you'll be responsible for managing the day-to-day HR functions and administration of HR policies, procedures and programs to support designated internal clients. You'll be actively involved in all things related to general employment and employee relations issues. You'll ultimately work to support a team member-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, goal attainment, compliance with policies and procedures, and the ongoing development of a high quality team.


  1. Support culture of Sun Communities and promote a safe, positive and productive work environment.
  2. Handle and assist management and team members with employee relations issues; escalate difficult or sensitive issues as needed.
  3. Work with Manager, Resort Team Relations when handling performance counseling notices and involuntary terminations.
  4. Coach and train supervisors in human relation skills such as supervision, conflict resolution and communication; partner with L&D team to recommend, design and deliver training as needed.
  5. Document important conversations and team member performance trends in team relations tracking database.
  6. Investigate charges of alleged discrimination or harassment, facilitating the process to an appropriate resolution.
  7. Advise and educate management on HR policies, procedures and legal updates.
  8. Provide counseling and review all disciplinary actions, including terminations, with approval of Manager, Resort Team Relations.
  9. Administer exit interviews; assess findings and identify trends.
  10. Assist managers with creating and revising job descriptions for new and existing positions.
  11. Conduct biweekly timekeeping audits; document findings and provide feedback or counseling to team members based on audit results.
  12. Answer basic compensation and benefits questions; provide assistance to benefits team during open enrollment.
  13. Attend department, region and other company meetings to provide HR-related updates and stay abreast of changes in the business.
  14. Prepare and maintain various HR-related reports as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field
  • Minimum 1 year HR experience
  • PHR/SPHR designation, preferred
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • General understanding of HR-related functions including employee relations, training and development, benefits and salary administration/payroll
  • Ability to provide guidance and interpretation of HR policies and procedures to team members and management
  • Excellent presentation skills with proven ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, investigative and mediation skills
  • Thorough knowledge of EEO guidelines, federal, state and local laws pertaining to fair housing and employment law
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Advanced computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, email and internet
  • Ability to respond to business needs after normal business hours
  • Limited travel required (5-15%)


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with two PPO plan designs so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental Plan
  • Voluntary Vision Plan with the option of electing coverage for you and your family members at affordable rates
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with employer matching contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Site Rent Discounts for team members who live in our communities
  • Paid Time Off including nine holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty


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Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  89088

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Payroll, HR, Employee Relations, HR Generalist, Finance, Human Resources