Employee & Labor Relations Associate

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus
Closing date
Aug 6, 2021

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Search #: 495450
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Human Resources


The Office of Faculty & Staff Labor Relations is seeking an Employee and Labor Relations Associate to provide assistance with administering provisions of collective bargaining agreements as well as related State and University policies and regulations at the University of Connecticut’s Storrs and Regional Campuses.


Working under the direction of the Director and/or Associate Director of Labor Relations, the incumbent will provide general 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; provide guidance on various personnel issues such as performance, discipline, dismissal, evaluations, salary increases, promotions, leaves of absences, etc.; support labor negotiations and manage research efforts on labor relations issues in higher education; conduct grievance conferences and employment-related investigations and draft written findings; facilitate mediation processes as well as harmonious working relationships among parties in grievances and contract disputes; provide direct assistance with more complex investigations with institutional impact; and assist in developing and delivering training programs to ensure effective implementation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.


  • A law degree and at least two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in public sector personnel administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of collective bargaining including contract negotiation; contract administration and interpretation; relevant State and Federal laws; regulations and guidelines; knowledge of personnel administration, affirmative action and employment discrimination.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • 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.

  • A member of the Connecticut Bar at time of hire, or within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Knowledge of Statewide and/or 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.

This is a full-time position located in Storrs. The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $98,000 annually and includes a full benefits package.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495450 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 6, 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.

Advertised: Jul 16 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 06 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


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