A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Academic Human Resources is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director.
The university seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The duties associated with this position include:
Contract administrator/chief negotiator for the University of Michigan/Lecturers’ Employees’ Organization (LEO) agreement. This involves:
leading University bargaining team as chief negotiator;
advising units on contract interpretation and alerting them to contract deadlines;
reaching agreements with union on contract implementation matters when needed;
participation in the development and delivery of contract training for deans, associate deans, chairs and other academic administrators;
meeting with the union in formal and informal conference settings;
investigating grievances; preparing and issuing grievance responses and conducting grievance hearings in concert with schools, colleges, and institutes;
responding to union information requests;
maintaining and administering union dues deduction process.
Advise the schools, colleges, institutes and centers on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses regarding Provost Office and Human Resource programs, policies and day-to-day consultation for tenure track, research track and clinical track faculty, lecturers, post-doctoral research fellows and graduate student assistants (graduate student instructors (GSI), graduate student staff assistants (GSSA) and graduate student research assistants (GSRA)).
Assist in the administration of the faculty grievance procedure on the Ann Arbor campus.
Participate in special projects, related to appointment and termination protocols for a wide variety of ‘academic’ appointees such as regular instructional, clinical and research faculty, GSI’s/GSSA’s, GSRA’s, and research fellows.
Support the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of the University.
A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required; an advanced degree in a related profession is preferred. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in an academic environment and/or with employee or labor relations responsibilities, including participation in the collective bargaining process. Must be able to demonstrate strong consensus building skills. Requires the ability to exercise independent judgment, interpret and apply organizational policy and employ advanced reasoning skills. Requires the ability to effectively communicate, and to develop effective strategies to solve complex issues.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 174186
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.