Director, Labor Relations
Director, Labor Relations
Responsible for modeling Service Excellence while working with unionized staff to drive employee engagement and development. This includes; administering various human resources plans, policies, and procedures, assisting in the development and implementation of employee policies and procedures, facilitating discussions between managers and staff when discrepancies arise, and conducting separation conversations when necessary. This role is also the co-owner of the design and administration of the performance evaluation process and supporting programs (performance improvement, coaching and development plans) as well as training College employees in varies learning and development programs. This position is responsible for supporting unionized staff members on all campuses; both national and international.
1.Formulates, recommends and implements goals and objectives in all areas of employee relations and engagement.
2.Develops, implements and administers the management -staff relations areas in an effort to improve labor relations.
3.Ensures Emerson College is in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.
4.Represent HR in union negotiations to ensure consistency across the college.
5.Investigates concerns such as working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances. Provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to departmental managers and staff.
6.Prepares and presents required reports as requested.
7.Partners with staff on all ER related issues (accommodations, leaves, performance coaching, etc)
8.Continuously develops and implements performance management process. Reviews all staff (Director and below) appraisals to ensure consistency and valuable conversations.
9.Monitors development and performance improvement plans.
10.Partners with colleagues across campuses to ensure job descriptions are viable, current and reviewed by compensation.
11.Conducts exit interviews and identifies opportunity to drive employee engagement based on feedback.
12.Effectively recommends hiring, promotion, termination, disciplinary and commendatory actions of all assigned personnel.
13.Serve as point of contact for unemployment claims and processing for unionized employees.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources management or related area. Competency with MS Office suite software, especially EXCEL and MS Word. Knowledge of laws and regulations related to HR function, such as EEO/AA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and employment laws and regulations. Knowledge of benefit administration.
Required Prior Work Experience:
Requires 8 years of Human Resources experience, with at least 5 years as a generalist on an FLSA exempt level, and 3 years as a manager.
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Classification Title: Director 1
Salary Grade: 19
Job Family: Executive
To apply, please visit: www.emerson.edu