Labor Relations Associate (University Staff Professional 1), REVISED

Storrs, CT
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Labor Relations Associate (University Staff Professional 1), REVISED
Job ID: 2017520
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:

Job Posting

The University of Connecticut, Office of Faculty & Staff Labor Relations has an immediate opening for a Labor Relations Associate. Under the direction and administrative guidance of the Director and/or Assistant Director of the Office of Faculty & Staff Labor Relations, this position is responsible for independently performing a full range of labor relations activities at the University of Connecticut. The focus of this position is to provide assistance with administering provisions of collective bargaining agreements as well as related State and University policies and regulations.

The Labor Relations Associate is responsible for providing advice and guidance to deans, directors, department chairs, administrators, faculty and supervisors regarding the interpretation and application of the various collective bargaining agreements and University policies that govern University employment including matters involving collectively bargained personnel issues such as discipline and dismissal, promotion and reappointment, family leave, leave without pay, sabbatical leaves, etc…

The position will support labor negotiations with various collective bargaining units; assist with conducting and managing research efforts into pertinent labor relations issues to develop negotiating strategies and identify best practices; coordinate and conduct grievance conferences and other proceedings with departmental administrators and union officials; and draft written findings to resolve grievances and to preserve the integrity of labor agreements.

The Labor Relations Associate is also responsible for facilitating mediation processes as well as harmonious working relationships among parties in grievances and contract disputes; advise supervisors on how to conduct employment-related investigations and assist supervisors with employee performance issues; provide direct assistance with complex labor relations issues and investigations; and assist in developing and delivering training programs to ensure effective implementation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in human resources, labor relations, business or public administration or related field and at least three (3) years of experience in public sector personnel administration. Considerable knowledge of collective bargaining, contract administration and interpretation, relevant State and Federal laws, regulations and guidelines. Knowledge of personnel administration, affirmative action, etc. Outstanding organizational skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as negotiating experience. Must be able to work as a collaborative member of a team, share information and communicate openly requiring strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to developing creative, innovative solutions. Working experience with Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

A juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school and admission or eligibility for admission to the Connecticut Bar. A graduate degree in business or public administration from an accredited institution. Knowledge of statewide and University of Connecticut labor contracts, University and State insurance benefits, and related State personnel statutes, policies and procedures. Labor Relations experience preferably in a unionized institution of higher education, government agency or similar organization. Experience developing and/or presenting workshops and related training sessions.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) work-related references. It is preferable that one reference be from the immediate supervisor. Please reference Search #2017520. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017520)

The job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 15, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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