Assoc. Director Labor & Employee Relations - $135k-$155k

Manhattan, New York Permanent USD135,000 - USD155,000 per year
  • Prestigious Non-Profit in NYC with hybrid schedule (2 days a week in office)
  • $135k-$155k salary + excellent benefits

About Our Client

The Associate Director of Labor & Employee Relations will focus on the day-to-day management of two labor unions and provide guidance and oversight for employee relations matters. They will use their knowledge of labor law, and knowledge and experience of labor contract administration to sustain and promote positive relationships with our unions and unit members and handle all employee relations matter for the unionized population.

Job Description

  • Act as subject matter expert for the interpretation and administration of various union contracts with respect to employee wages, salaries, grievances, and union and management practices
  • Manage and oversee day-to-day tasks related to labor relations and act as primary contact for all labor relations related questions and issues
  • Manage and oversee day-to-day employee relations matters; coach and guide managers on progressive discipline frameworks
  • Serve as an advisor to HR staff and managers throughout the organization on contract interpretation, implementation and contractual issues
  • Create and implement ongoing labor relations trainings for mangers
  • Consult with colleagues in HR and across the organization to establish and adapt new policies as they relate to union contracts
  • Act as primary liaison to union representatives and cultivate positive and productive working relationships with various staff and union representatives
  • Coordinate and participate in staff labor management committee meetings
  • Manage grievance procedures and resolutions
  • Advise and make recommendations for dispute resolution
  • Track employee relations cases and oversee the production of periodic reports on case volume
  • Develop, implement and oversee ongoing practices and programs to assure compliance with the negotiated contracts
  • Participate in and advise on issues and proposals for contract negotiations
  • Compile and implement various reports, communication and information appropriate to sustaining the relationship

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • 7+ years of experience in ER/labor relations
  • Demonstrated experience working on related issues in a union environment
  • Demonstrated experience handling employee relations matters with a progressive mindset as an HR Business Partner or HR generalist
  • Experience administering contracts and developing and maintaining relationships with a union
  • Understanding of state and federal laws concerning labor relations
  • Experience with grievance management & resolution
  • Experience in policy and procedure development
  • Labor relations certification is desirable
  • Strong ability to analyze and communicate on issues involving procedural complexity

What's on Offer

  • $135k-$155k
  • Comprehensive benefits program
  • Hybrid work schedule - 2 days a week in NYC
  • Work for an amazing Non-Profit with an excellent mission
  • Career growth
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Job summary

Human Resources
Sub Sector
Employee Relations
Not For Profit
Contract Type
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Jaymee Nusbaum
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