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Director of Labor Relations

Company:
Management Business Solutions
Location:
Big Rapids, MI
Posted:
February 19, 2021

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Description:

Management Business Solutions has been retained by Ferris State University to be a “value-add” partner to their recruitment for this position. As a solution-based staffing organization; we have aligned our processes to mirror Ferris’s talent strategies to identify, screen and recruit qualified candidates.

SUMMARY:

Direct and coordinate the labor relations functions for all bargaining groups.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Administer the University’s collective bargaining agreements.

Advise and counsel department administrators on the procedures for rectifying work performance and disciplinary problems.

Conduct or assist in conducting grievance hearings and attempt to resolve grievances.

Interpret contract language and the results of grievance arbitrations for administration.

Represent or assist in representing the University in grievance arbitration cases.

Work with HRD on labor issues relating to benefits, policies, etc.

Assist General Counsel as needed in preparing for arbitration.

Conduct labor relations training programs for supervisors.

Negotiate or assist in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Represent or assist in representing the University in hearings before Referees of the Michigan Employment Security Commission.

Research, collect, analyze, and prepare information for negotiations, grievance arbitration, and fact-finding.

Work closely with departmental administration and labor unions to find mutually acceptable solutions to issues.

Establish and maintain open communication with the various bargaining groups.

Advise management on various labor relation issues.

Assist, as requested, on faculty labor relation issues.

Respond to union information requests (PERA, etc.)

Investigate and respond, or assist in responding, to grievances.

Reports directly to the General Counsel.

Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.

Works in a liaison capacity with the various employee groups, and in partnership with HRD on labor relations as they apply to employment and benefit issues.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in labor relations, human resources, business, or related field.

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE:

Five years professional work experience in the field of labor relations.

Must have experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements as the chief/assistant spokesperson and preparing for arbitrations.

Must have demonstrated interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE TO BE CONSIDERED:

Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate or equivalent.

Professional work experience in education and/or public sector.

MANAGEMENT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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