Executive Director, Emp/Labor Relations & HRCompliance

The University of Toledo
Ottawa Hills, Ohio
Nov 22, 2020
Nov 26, 2020
Nursing, Midwife
Organization Type
Executive Director, Emp/Labor Relations & HRCompliance
  • Employment Type: Staff - Regular
  • Employee Class: Unclassified PSA FT
  • Bargaining Unit: BU Exempt
  • Shift: 1
  • Work Hours: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • FTE: 1
  • Location: Main Campus Administration
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Salary Range: Salary willcommensurate with experience and education
  • Grade: Salaried MC - UN12
  • Float: N/A
  • Rotate: N/A
  • On Call: N/A
  • Travel: N/A
  • Weekend/Holiday: N/A
  • Requisition ID: req2259
  • Position Control Number (PCN): 992917
  • Posting Period: open to fill
  • Position Description:
    Develops an overall Labor Relations strategy and structure for the University for all Collective Bargaining agreements/units. Provides oversight, leadership and direction to areas of employee relations as well as faculty and staff labor relations across the University enterprise. Provides strategic consultation, leadership and counsel to University officials on the administration of faculty/non-faculty public employment, public policy and collective bargaining issues as well as workforce compliance. Directs timely investigation and processing of human resources-related allegations, complaints, disputes, charges and/or lawsuits.

    Responsible for administering the adjudication of employee grievances including the preparation and the presentation of the University's position in arbitration and mediation. Prepares and provides University's position in proceedings of other state agencies such as the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) and State Personnel Board of Review (SPBR), Unemployment Compensation Review Commission (UCRC) etc.

    Provides strategic planning, research & analysis and conducts negotiations representing the University as employer in its relationship with multiple faculty and non-faculty public collective bargaining agreements ensuring compliance with Ohio collective bargaining law. Provides leadership, supervision and direction to Human Resources consultants in the areas of employee/faculty labor relations.

    Directs and provides counsel with Faculty Labor Relations and Diversity and Inclusion on workforce compliance and affirmative action (AA). Identifies potential areas of equal opportunity and will counsel department leaders related to this area. Assesses training needs in affirmative action and implements strategies to highlight positive action steps. Work to create an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on a protected class such as race, color, national origin, gender, age, and sexual orientation/identity.

      Master's degree in public administration, human resources, industrial relations or related degree, Master's Degree. A law degree, Juris Doctorate, is strongly preferredA minimum of three (7) years of supervisory experience in an HR RoleA minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in HR with five (7) years of labor relations. A minimum of five (5) years' experience with contract negotiations sitting first chair. Public sector experience strongly preferred.Must have ability to resolve highly complex labor faculty /employee relations and compliance issues Must have skill in conducting investigatory interviews.National certification PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preferred.

    Communication and other skills:
      Must be able to write complex reports, position papers and communicate in a concise manner.Must be able to communicate abstract and complex legal concepts into everyday language.Must have skill in negotiation and ability to resolve employee or labor representative employment disputes.

    Working Conditions:Work in a professional office environment with possible high stress levels. May interact with irate, angry or emotionally charged individuals who see violence or intimidation as a legitimate means of conflict resolution.

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
    The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.
    The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request .
    Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo, or at the satellite HR Office located at the Facilities Services Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.