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Human Resources, in partnership with the University community, supports the mission of Wesleyan University by providing services and programs that attract, develop, and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce. The Director of Labor and Employee Relations reports to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.
The position is specifically responsible for employee and labor relations including contract negotiations for the University’s four bargaining units (Physical Plant, Public Safety, Secretary/Clerical, and Residential Life RA’s) and addressing general as well as performance or conduct concerns for the non-union staff population. It also plays a lead role in advancing the university’s employee engagement strategies.
This position is a member of the HR leadership team and will work on campus with an option for hybrid work no sooner than 6 months from the date of hire. Remote work is only considered for residents of MA, VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, or NY, NJ. Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify. Flexibility in working hours is sometimes needed based on the work schedules of union staff. The majority of work directly with the union is done on campus.
Labor and Employee Relations
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in labor and employee relations or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Successful experience with union negotiations and working collaboratively with bargaining units and union representatives.
Experience developing and implementing union contract proposals.
Experience managing and mitigating grievances.
Experience developing training materials on topics related to employee and labor relations and performance management.
Experience administering and documenting performance management plans.
Experience maintaining metrics and making data informed recommendations.
Experience conducting HR investigations and managing performance and conduct issues.
Experience developing and implementing employee engagement initiatives.
Proven ability to assist others to problem solve and resolve conflicts.
Exceptional communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations at all levels of an organization.
Ability to analyze and interpret Human Resources policies and practices.
Demonstrated record of assessing current practices, identifying improvements, and achieving successful outcomes.
Demonstrated knowledge of current employment laws and regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Must be able to work flexible hours, particularly during contract negotiations.
Experience responding to union organizing and first contracts.
Knowledge of Title IX regulations.
Proficiency in Workday.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-2520.
To apply for this job please visit careers.wesleyan.edu.
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