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.
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.
Academic Human Resources is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director of Academic Human Resources.
The duties associated with this position include:
Contract administrator and chief negotiator for the University of Michigan/Lecturers’ Employees’ Organization (LEO) collective bargaining agreement. This role involves:
leading University bargaining team as chief negotiator
providing strategic advice to University stakeholders and academic units regarding contract compliance, interpretation and application;
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;
representing University in meetings with the union in formal and informal conference settings and facilitating discussion and resolution of complex issues between the University and Unions;
investigating grievances; preparing and issuing grievance responses and conducting grievance hearings in concert with schools, colleges, and institutes;
solving problems and conflicts productively and proactively;
collaborating with the University community and colleagues on all three campuses regarding matters of University-wide concern, regarding faculty, researchers, librarians and graduate students;
responding to union information requests;
supporting Office of General Counsel in grievance arbitration and in state administrative agency proceedings;
partnering in labor relations strategy development;
assessing risk and recommending courses of action; and
The Associate Director of Academic Human Resources also:
advises the schools, colleges, institutes and centers on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses regarding University policies and procedures and Provost Office and Human Resource procedures and programs;
provides daily consultation to Schools and Colleges on personnel matters related to 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)) and regarding University policies and procedures;
assists in the administration of the faculty grievance procedure on the Ann Arbor campus.
participates 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.
supports and contributes to the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of the University, including respect for diverse views and approaches, and contributes to maintaining a professional environment.
compiles, analyzes, and leverages data for various needs and purposes.
A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required; a juris doctorate or 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 and in-depth understanding of labor law. Requires the ability to exercise independent judgment, interpret and to analyze and apply organizational policy and employ advanced reasoning skills. Requires the ability to effectively communicate, and to develop effective strategies to solve complicated issues in a complex organization.
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: 176167
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.