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Senior Director, Employee & Labor Relations

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Eugene, Oregon 97403
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Senior Director, Employee & Labor Relations

Department: Human Resources
Salary: $125,000 - $150,000 per year

Application Review Begins
Review begins immediately; apply by September 21, 2017 to ensure consideration. Position will remain open until filled.
Interested candidates must apply online at:

Position Summary
The Senior Director, Employee & Labor Relations (SDELR) reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer. The person in this position is responsible for overseeing the implementation and day-to-day administration of the University's five collective bargaining agreements. The senior director serves as the primary contact for United Academics and collaborates closely with the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs in matters concerning bargaining and implementation of the faculty contract. The senior director serves as a key member of the CHRO’s leadership team.
The Senior Director, ELR provides and oversees critical services including:
• Building and maintaining a strong collaborative relationship with the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs relating to academic employee and labor relations
• Building relationships with employee representatives, including union leadership and Officer of Administration Council
• Serving as the University representative in union contract negotiations
• Ensuring compliance with collective bargaining agreements and employment policies
• Training supervisors and managers on best practices in areas of performance management, discipline, grievance handling, and other ELR matters
• Consulting with supervisors and employees to address workplace climate concerns and build more productive supervisory relationships
• Providing guidance on performance management and discipline matters
• Managing the employee grievance process
The senior director's activities will include: leading and guiding a team of labor and employee relations professionals; providing collaborative and consultative advice and counsel on labor contract and personnel rules interpretation, application, and compliance for the university; serving as a member of the HR management team; collaborating with the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, Office of General Counsel, and other units to ensure that all units work in concert to provide seamless service and support to the university; leading fact finding investigations, responding to information requests, and representing the university at arbitration, mediation, and appeal hearings; conducting analysis and assessments, preparing reports and advisories, and recommending policies and programs that enrich and promote the integrity of the university's labor relations functions; keeping current in the occupational field to include new developments in concepts, practices, and regulations; and researching and analyzing the impact of changes in regulations and trends on operations. The senior director participates in regular meetings with the Office of Provost and Academic Affairs on issues related to implementation of faculty contracts and faculty labor relations.

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