Director, Labor Relations & Academic Employee Relations
As the Director of the Labor Relations (LR) section of Human Resources, this position provides strategic and operational leadership to the Labor Relations area. The incumbent plans, negotiates and administers the labor contracts for 16 bargaining units covering more than 650 civil service employees and 400+ non-tenured track faculty. The Labor Relations area of HR is the primary contact for supervisory staff regarding performance issues for Administrative Professional staff, Faculty Associates, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, and Graduate Assistants.
Qualifications & Requirements 1. High school graduation or equivalent
2. Any combination totaling six years from the following categories:
a) work experience as a personnel professional
b) college course work in labor relations or a closely related field (such as personnel administration or business administration)
60 semester hours or an Associate's degree equals two years
90 semester hours equals three years
120 semester hours or a Bachelor's degree equals four years
c) college course work in fields other than those described in "b"
60 semester hours or an Associate's degree that equals one year
90 semester hours equals two years
120 semester hours or a Bachelor's degree that equals three years
3. Two years of additional specialized experience in the practice of labor relations/negotiations at the next lower level of this series or comparable position that included experience as spokesperson.
4. Two years of additional specialized experience in the practice of labor relations/negotiations performing as principal negotiator.
Note: A Master's degree in labor relations or a closely related field (such as personnel administration or business administration) or a Master's degree with a concentration in these fields may be substituted for one year of such experience. (The Master's degree may be substituted for experience only once, however, in satisfying the requirements of a class; i.e., the degree cannot be used to satisfy both credentials requirement 3 and 4).
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Advanced degree in related field
Applications must be submitted no later than November 12, 2017. To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs.
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