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Labor Relations Manager, Office of Employee Equity

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 2, 2023

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Labor Relations Manager, Office of Employee Equity


Administers and resolves day-to-day contractual issues for Rowan University and Rowan SOM negotiation unit agreements. Administers the grievance and disciplinary process in accordance with the policies, rules, regulations, practices and procedures of Rowan University including SOM and the applicable provisions of negotiation unit agreements. Assists both the Associate Vice President of Human Resources and the Director of Labor Relations in labor contract negotiations and performs work involved in contract administration and labor force oversight and administration, including providing guidance and direction to various university departments on labor-related matters; does other related duties as required.

  • Drafts and prepares disciplinary actions (suspensions, removals, resignation not in good standing, working test appeals).
  • Administers statewide and RowanSOM negotiation unit.
  • Assists with and acts as the University representative in matters appealed in grievance or disciplinary proceedings.
  • Maintains liaison with the Governor's Office of Employee relations for labor relations matters.
  • Conducts or participates in labor management meetings with the certified majority representative organization.
  • Maintains liaison with the appropriate representatives of the certified majority representative organizations.
  • Reviews and/or prepares the content of labor relations training programs for management and supervisory personnel.
  • Provides assistance to management in contract negotiations and conciliation and arbitration procedures.
  • Reviews labor contracts to ensure that management adheres to contract specifications.
  • May confer with department heads, labor representatives, and employees to resolve labor relations issues.
  • Prepares reports as required.
  • Participates in informational programs to effect cooperation and coordination in union-management relations.
  • Assists with employee accommodation matters in ADA.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree.
  • A Juris Doctorate is required.
NOTE : A J.D., Master's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Industrial or Labor Relations or other area related to position may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

  • Four (4) years of professional experience in labor relations and management-side labor law.
  • Direct work and experience in management representation in disciplinary actions, contract grievances, processing unfair labor practices, arbitration and public employee contract negotiations, employee-employer agreement interpretation and administration.
  • Extensive experience in public labor law and labor relations.
  • Experience with the New Jersey Civil Service, higher education environment.
NOTE: Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse people and abilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

Advertised: Mar 2 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Apr 14 2023 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Rowan University

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a public research institution ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Today, Rowan University offers bachelor through doctoral degrees and professional certificates in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden, Stratford, and Sewell, and on the campuses of partner community colleges. 

Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science, and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitme

Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.nt to high-quality, affordable education; and the development of public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan is the nation’s third fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

As a leading employer in southern New Jersey with over 3,500 employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment. 

A dynamic institution in the midst of unprecedented growth, Rowan offers faculty small classes, strong academic programs and ample research and leadership opportunities.

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