Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and regular interaction with the Vice President for Human Resources, the Director of Labor Relations plays a lead role in the administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, handling grievance, discipline and civil service matters, dispute resolution, training, and employee relationâ™s communications. The Director is also responsible for assisting in the management and administration of programs, policies, and procedures related to attendance, performance, discipline, payroll, timekeeping, unemployment insurance program, and employment processes administered by the Division of Human Resources. The Director will provide direction and guidance to all levels of supervisory and managerial staff to ensure a customer service-oriented approach, and support the Associate Vice President for Human Resources in accomplishing the goals of the Division of Human Resources.
Contract Administration:Â Analyses new agreements and prepares an action plan for the implementation of new economic and other changed contractual provisions; interprets contractual provisions and other regulations affecting terms and conditions of employment; oversees processes related to the deduction and transmittal of dues to the appropriate union; coordinates the preparation and transmittal of contractually required information to the unions and responds to other requests; serves on contractually required committees, and administers contractual programs as assigned, e.g., Tuition Reimbursement, Tuition Waiver, and Employee Safety.
Dispute Resolution:Â Confers with employees, supervisors, union officers, and management officials to resolve disagreements informally, where possible; provides guidance in the formal resolution of grievances and appeals of disciplinary actions; participates in grievance and disciplinary action cases; presents the University's position at subsequent, off-campus levels of review for assigned cases; assists in the coordination of management responses to other union activities; assists in the research and preparation of arbitration and PERC cases.
Employee Relations Communications:Â Maintains open and productive communications with employees, supervisors, union officers, management officials, representatives of external agencies (GOER, AG, PERC, etc.) as assigned, enters into informal and contractually required consultations with union officers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Undergraduate degree in Business or Public Administration, Human Resources, Labor Relations or related field required. 3-5 years of increasingly responsible experience in investigations, mediations, trainings, arbitrations, labor/employee relations and civil services matters, in a unionized environment and in the public sector. Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to labor, employment, compensation, and benefits. Strong interpersonal, communications, management and problem solving skills; high level of organization. Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment. Customer service oriented. Law degree and higher education experience preferred
Interested candidates will need to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
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With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
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