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Director Employee/Labor Relations

Human Resources

Finance & Business Services


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Job ID: 4044 - Unclassified - FT (Salaried)

The director is responsible for coordinating and directing the employee/labor relations programs and functions. These functions include responsibility for developing, interpreting and recommending goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and courses of action.

Responsible for managing the employee/labor relations activities according to established guidelines and sound administrative practices and in accordance with the organization's mission, values and goals.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Develops and recommends strategies for labor management and employee relations, participates and/or leads management during applicable collective bargaining negotiations
  • Ensures Miami University complies with applicable collective bargaining agreements (e.g. AFSCME, FOP), relevant personnel/employment related sections of Ohio Civil Service, Ohio Revised and Administrative Codes, Miami University employment policies and other applicable state/federal regulations (e.g. FMLA, ADA).
  • Designated hearing officer for pre-disciplinary and grievance hearings pursuant to applicable collective bargaining agreement(s) and Miami University employment policies
  • Responsible for leave(s) of absence administration (e.g. FML, parental leave), worker’s compensation, unemployment and the completion of the ADA interactive process for accommodations under the oversight of General Counsel.
  • Provides guidance, direction and recommendations to supervisors related to performance management/improvement and disciplinary actions.
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective operations of the employee/labor relations unit within the Human Resources Department. Direct supervision of two employees.
  • Completes investigations and other projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations/Law or closely related field and at least seven years of directly related experience.  Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must possess considerable knowledge of management/labor relations and statutory/regulatory requirements related to Human Resources. Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations. Experience with Microsoft Office products, and at a minimum intermediate excel skills (pivot tables, formula functions etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree in a closely related field, JD. PHR, SPHR, CEBS or related Human Resources certification

Work Hours/Schedule:
M-F, with occasional evening and weekend hours



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Required Documents:
Cover Letter, List of Three References, Resume

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