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Director of Employee and Labor Relations

Employer
Central Connecticut State University
Location
Britain, Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

Job Details



[C24-042]

Director of Employee and Labor Relations

Human Resources Department



Central Connecticut State University invites applications to join the Human Resources Department as a full-time Director of Employee and Labor Relations. We seek applicants who will serve as a senior administrative official responsible for management of a broad range of professional human resource and labor relations functions in a complex, unionized, public sector employment environment.

About CCSU’s Human Resources Department

The CCSU Human Resources Department contributes to the overall mission of the University by creating a supportive culture for faculty and staff and by providing meaningful input into important decisions affecting the development of the total student as well as the University’s service to all of its constituents.

We are dedicated to the health, well-being, and personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. We will provide sound and responsive advice and consultation; accurate information; and efficient and courteous service in order to motivate and support the faculty and staff who serve our students and the community. Human Resources staff will model respectful and ethical behavior, provide a welcoming and positive work environment, encourage diversity, and create value-added training and professional development opportunities, while recognizing the need for innovation and flexibility as the needs of our workforce change.

For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit CCSU .

Position Profile

Reporting directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director assists in the management of employee and labor relations programs and services to the University. This position facilitates relationships with employees, union leadership, and other stakeholders and fosters a work environment that is responsive and supportive. The successful incumbent’s duties will include but are not limited to the following; performs labor contract administration; assists with the administration and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and provides advice and recommendations to managers and supervisors on specific personnel actions to be taken and proper human resource management; mediates and resolves complex labor issues; conducts investigations, including, but not limited to concerns regarding employee performance and/or conduct, employee complaints, and disciplinary investigations; assists in the investigation and processing of union grievances, including conducting grievance conferences with university and union officials and responds as appropriate; prepares and presents the University’s case at grievances heard by the State’s Office of Labor Relations.

Knowledge, Skills and, Abilities



Considerable knowledge and demonstrated ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations applying to employment, benefits administration and labor relations; demonstrated ability to administer and interpret collective bargaining agreements; including the management of discipline and grievances under those agreements; demonstrated ability to direct and perform the profession-based fields of human resource administration, including recruitment, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, payroll administration, and accommodation of workers with disabilities; considerable knowledge of and ability to use human resources information systems and other computerized platforms, software and technologies; demonstrated success working in a unionized environment with multiple collective bargaining agreements; demonstrated superior written and oral communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to relate and work collegially, constructively and effectively with a variety of stakeholders, groups and individuals, as well as the ability to work independently.

Applicant Evaluative Criteria



Applicant profiles and supplementary materials will be evaluated for appointment based on the following:



Required Qualifications:

Education:

All applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Experience and Training:



Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in the practice of human resources and labor relations management in a unionized work environment.

Substitution allowed: Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited institution may be substituted for three (3) years of professional experience.

To Apply



To begin the application process, select the apply button and electronically submit the following documents. Extended to June 27, 2024.
  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for this position.
  • Current Résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. E-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security Number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.



Inquiries may be sent to Kathleen Bantley, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-3142 or bantleyk@ccsu.edu .

Compensation and Employee Benefits



Directors are compensated at the Manager 3 salary level in accordance with CSCU Human Resources Policies for Management and Confidential Professional Personnel.

For more information, please visit Management & Confidential Policies .

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include: paid personal, vacation and sick leave accruals; medical, dental, and prescription plans; group life insurance; retirement; retiree health care; tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Contribution plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts; long and short term disability insurance plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Company

Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University (Central) is the largest university in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, Central is also the state’s oldest publicly funded university. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive. 

The university comprises five academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we offer quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Explore each school in depth here. 

Central is a proud Community Engagement University designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Central offers a welcoming and attractive campus that is minutes from the state capital and few hours from Boston and New York City.

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach. We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.

Central Connecticut State University

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