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Labor Relations Coordinator

Howard Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management
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Full Time
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Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

The Human Resources Department at Howard Community College is seeking a Labor Relations Coordinator to support our campus community in Columbia, MD.

This position provides professional support in the implementation of the College's employee relations program by serving as an advisor and consultant to supervisory and staff employees. Responsible for resolving disputes between employees, coordinates grievance procedures in order to resolve employee complaints, and advises management in the implementation of disciplinary and performance management procedures.


  • Responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive employee relations program for faculty and staff.
  • Interprets and communicates College's regulations, policies and procedures, as well as applicable federal/state employment laws.
  • Advises management on labor agreements and contracts during and outside of negotiation periods. Develops proposals and rule changes for labor and management. Ensures that policies are consistent with union agreements. Interprets formal communication between labor and management.
  • Assists management in the application of the College's disciplinary and performance management procedures. Investigates disciplinary actions, including but not limited to, interviewing witnesses and reviewing pertinent materials. Recommends, prepares, and as appropriate, assists in the administration of corrective actions.
  • Coordinates the layoff and non-reappointment procedures. Assists management in the implementation of these procedures. Reviews and analyzes requests to ensure compliance with applicable state/federal laws and university regulations.
  • Coordinates employee complaint and grievance procedures. Assists management in the resolution of employee complaints by conducting investigations, interpreting college regulations and collective bargaining agreements. Formulates and recommends to management actions to resolve employee complaints and grievances.
  • Coordinates the college classification plan and structure to ensure comprehensiveness, compliance with policy and regulations, and adherence to best practices. Creates, manages, and updates job descriptions to reflect the work being completed.
  • Develops, reviews, and updates human resource policies in compliance with actual practice, College policies, union agreements, and federal and state law.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Business, Accounting, or related field required.
  • At least three years of professional human resource administration of which one year is in employee relations is required with experience in labor relations preferred.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with the proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Thorough understanding of laws, regulations, and guidelines related to HR and contract negotiations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Ability to meet constant deadlines and to use analytical and problem-solving skills in a diplomatic and calming, but assertive manner.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Compensation: $69,084 plus excellent medical & dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and paid leave
FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade: 17
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: October 1, 2021

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

HCC is interested in all qualified applicants who are eligible to work in the United States. However, HCC will generally not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Due to our telework policy, only employees living in states contiguous to Maryland are eligible for for work at HCC and includes Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. Candidates must live in the commutable area or willing to relocate at their own expense if offered the position because HCC does not offer relocation benefits.

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter


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