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InstitutionWashtenaw Community College
TitleLabor Relations Associate
Posted2/12/2018 - 10:44 AM
FT/PTFull Time
Job TypeStaff
Posted Until3/30/2018
DescriptionPosting Number: 0602307
Position Title: Labor Relations Associate
Position is: Regular full-time
Position Type: Staff Position (Full Time/Part Time)
Department/Ofc.: Human Resources
Position Description:
The Labor Relations Associate position is both a strategic and hands-on role. It will require the ability to handle multiple priorities, engage with our leadership partners and contribute to the development and execution of labor relations strategy for the college.

This position will provide guidance to management and staff in the interpretation of and adherence to human resource policies, collective bargaining agreements, and state and federal laws. In addition, the Associate will investigate employee complaints and provide guidance on resolution, coordinate grievance procedures, provide support during union contract negotiations, arbitrations and mediations.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with college leaders and managers, union representatives, human resources colleagues and other business partners to jointly deliver strategic objectives and resolve issues.
• Support HR efforts related to investigations, governmental inquiries/charges, grievance resolution, performance and absence management, complaints of unfair employment practices/discrimination, and disciplinary action.
• Investigate and resolve grievances.
• Act as liaison and counsel for employees and Management to assist with Human Resource related issues and to promote good working relationships, consistency and high morale.
• Provide day to day counsel and support to Management to ensure consistent application and interpretation of the College’s personnel policies, the collective bargaining agreements, and state labor requirements.
• Promote and support goals aimed at increasing efficiency and profitability, driving student success and improving the workplace environment.
• Prepare information and testimony to best represent interpretation of contractual/legal issues.
• Support the recruitment, screening, and selection of employees from a collective bargaining perspective and present in the administration of new employee orientation.
• Coordinate employee job movement to ensure adherence to the labor agreement requirements.
• Research and assist in negotiating labor contracts.
• Establish and maintain employment contacts and provide unemployment bureau requested information.
• Assist in the investigation of Title IX complaints.
• Interpret and administer company Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Plan and Family Medical Leave Act programs. Conduct training, collect data and perform college reporting as required. Participate in handling of employee EEO/AAP and FMLA concerns.
• Other duties and projects as assigned.
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a business related field (preferably in Human Resources/Labor Relations) required; Master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, Human Resources and Labor Relations or Juris Doctorate preferred.
• 2-4 years of related experience.
• Previous labor relations experience is required.
• Knowledge of public sector labor law and regulations, arbitration case preparation and presentation is preferred.
How to ApplySpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Must attach cover letter, resume and transcripts. Include entire education and work history on application.

Salary/Hourly Rate:
Salary Comments:
Current Washtenaw Community College Employees Salary is determined by BOT Policy 5005***
An Administrative Group employee whose job has been reclassified or who is promoted to a new position shall have his/her salary set at the new salary range minimum or at 10% above current salary, whichever is greater.

Starting rate/salary is determined based on education and work history listed on application.

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
Washtenaw Community College website
MIHERC (Michigan Higher Education Consortium)
Pure MI Talent
Hire Veterans First
Ann Arbor MLIVE
Higher Ed Jobs
Chronicle of Higher Education
Community College Times/AACC
Community College Week
Diversity Jobs
IM Diversity
Career Builder
Craigs List
If Other please specify.
(Open Ended Question)

* Do you possess at least a Bachelor's degree in a business related field (preferably in Human Resources/Labor Relations)?
* Do you possess at least 2 to 4 years of related experience?
* Do you possess previous labor relations experience?
Required Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Transcripts 1
Optional Documents
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3
Other Documents
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