The Senior Director Faculty Labor Relations is responsible for providing leadership and strategic management of the University’s faculty labor relations function. The position leads the daily management and cultivation of the labor relations between faculty and the University. Provides support to the University Provost and Deans. The advice and strategic response provided by the Senior Director, Faculty Labor Relations assists the University leadership with implementation of strategic goals, reduction of risk, and University transformation.
In alignment with the University’s mission, values and commitments, the responsibilities of this position include collective bargaining with the faculty bargaining units, labor contract administration, coordinating labor/management meetings, grievance processing, mediation, arbitration, investigations in accordance with the collective bargaining agreements, recommending discipline or remediation, coordination of discipline-related processes, and ensuring that faculty human resources administration is consistent with University policies and procedures. Assists the Provost’s Office in maintaining academic personnel records relating to collective bargaining agreements, regulatory compliance, and employee services, assisting with response to public records requests, and preparation of responses to federal, state and local investigating agencies.
Professional Experience and Qualifications
Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Industrial Relations, or related area; Ph.D or JD preferred
A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in a leadership or consulting role in labor and/or employee relations, including experience in interest-based bargaining, grievance arbitration, federal and state agency (e.g. OCRC, EEOC, SERB) charge investigations/responses, and assisting first line supervisors in addressing policy interpretation, performance management, and disciplinary matters for union and non-union faculty
Experience in higher education strongly preferred
Public sector strongly preferred
Must have ability to resolve highly complex labor/employee relations issues
Must have skill in conducting investigatory interviews
National certification PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preferred
Must be able to write complex reports, position papers and communicate in a concise manner.
Must be able to communicate abstract and complex legal concepts into everyday language
Must have skill in negotiation and ability to resolve employee or labor representative employment disputes
The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.
Internal Number: req3188
About University of Toledo
The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.
The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.