The University of Connecticut, Office of Faculty & Staff Labor Relations has an immediate opening for a Labor Relations Associate. Under the direction and administrative guidance of the Director and/or Assistant Director of the Office of Faculty & Staff Labor Relations, this position is responsible for independently performing a full range of labor relations activities at the University of Connecticut. The focus of this position is to provide assistance with administering provisions of collective bargaining agreements as well as related State and University policies and regulations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Labor Relations Associate is responsible for providing advice and guidance to deans, directors, department chairs, administrators, faculty and supervisors regarding the interpretation and application of the various collective bargaining agreements and University policies that govern University employment including matters involving collectively bargained personnel issues such as discipline and dismissal, promotion and reappointment, family leave, leave without pay, sabbatical leaves, etc.
The position will support labor negotiations with various collective bargaining units; assist with conducting and managing research efforts into pertinent labor relations issues to develop negotiating strategies and identify best practices; coordinate and conduct grievance conferences and other proceedings with departmental administrators and union officials; and draft written findings to resolve grievances and to preserve the integrity of labor agreements.
The Labor Relations Associate is also responsible for facilitating mediation processes as well as harmonious working relationships among parties in grievances and contract disputes; advising supervisors on how to conduct employment-related investigations and assisting supervisors with employee performance issues; providing direct assistance with complex labor relations issues and investigations; and assisting in developing and delivering training programs to ensure effective implementation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.
Bachelor's degree in human resources, labor relations, business or public administration or related field and at least two (2) years of experience in public sector personnel administration. Knowledge of collective bargaining, contract administration and interpretation, including bargaining/negotiating experience. Demonstrable experience providing advice on contract interpretation and providing advice and guidance to senior management on contract related issues. Knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, regulations and guidelines. Knowledge of and experience with personnel administration, affirmative action, etc. Outstanding organizational skills, excellent oral and written communications skills. Must be able to work as a collaborative member of a team, share information and communicate openly requiring strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to developing creative, innovative solutions. Working experience with Microsoft Office applications.
A graduate degree in human resources, business or public administration or similar field of study from an accredited institution. Knowledge of statewide and University of Connecticut labor contracts, University and State insurance benefits, and related State personnel statutes, policies and procedures. Labor Relations experience preferably in a unionized institution of higher education, government agency or similar organization. Experience developing and/or presenting workshops and related training sessions.
This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent child tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. The salary range for this position is between $60,000 and $80,000 annually.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) work-related references via UConn Jobs, www.jobs.uconn.edu , Staff Positions. It is preferable that one reference be from the immediate supervisor. Please reference Search #2018159. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018159)
The job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 21, 2017.
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