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Human Resources Consultant - Labor Relations

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 3, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Human Resources Consultant - Labor Relations

Department this Position Reports to

Employee & Labor Relations

Hiring Range Minimum


Hiring Range Maximum


SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM
This position is open to a Hybrid remote-onsite schedule (might have to come in to the office occasionally on an as-needed basis), with the potential of a fully remote arrangement.

Location of Position

Hanover, NH 03755
7 Lebanon Street, Suite 203,

Remote Work Eligibility?

Remote eligible

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.

Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

Human Resources Consultant – Labor Relations

This position will serve as a dedicated employee and labor relations resource for the Hood Museum, The Hop, Safety & Security, Campus Services, Athletics, and other departments as assigned. This position will largely interact with both management and SEIU and IATSE members.

In consultation with the Director and/or Senior Human Resources Consultants, duties will include, but not be limited to, the following: providing strategic and responsive human resources consulting services to campus departments and divisions in the areas of employee/labor relations, performance management, and organizational development and effectiveness; serving as a resource in the interpretation, application, development and administration of HR policies, programs, and procedures as well as collective bargaining agreements; providing training in human resources policy, practices and CBA administration; providing advice and counsel for reorganizations; and participating in MOU development, grievance and arbitration meetings, and negotiations.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Four to five years of human resources experience in a generalist or employee/labor relations consulting role, including experience in collective bargaining and labor relations.
  • Experience interpreting and applying policies and collective bargaining agreement provisions. Sound reasoning and decision-making ability based on a mix of analysis, experience and good judgment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Strong writing, editing, and oral presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • A graduate degree in human resources, law, business or related field.
  • Previous experience working in an academic environment is highly desirable.
  • 4-5 years of experience in an employee/labor relations role within a complex organization, including the administration of multiple collective bargaining agreements.
  • Experience working with a case management system.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Sheila Wahl, Director, Labor and Employee Relations

Department Contact Phone Number

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Sheila Wahl, Director, Labor and Employee Relations

Department Contact's Phone Number

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Preferred, but not required

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities


Partners with the Director and Senior HR Consultants in the creation and retention of a high-performance workforce by providing counsel, coaching, and guidance to leadership and managers on the resolution of employee/labor relations and management issues, workplace legal requirements, employee and organizational development, and employment practices, incorporating expert level knowledge of state and federal employment laws.

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In consultation with the Director and Senior HR Consultants, provides guidance and interpretation to employees and managers regarding workplace policies and practices and collective bargaining agreements. Assists the Director with MOUS, grievance and arbitration hearings and negotiations.

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Conducts research and in-depth analysis and investigation of employee/labor relations issues and makes recommendations to resolve issues or disputes.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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