Washtenaw Community College (WCC), as an employer, is committed to providing an environment that supports faculty and staff in doing their best work every day. From a human resources perspective, that means administering our policies, as well as our benefit and compensation programs, in a manner that is competitive, fair, and straightforward.
This position will work in a thriving human resources office within a beautiful community college setting.
Position Summary: The Labor Relations Associate position is a both a strategic and hands-on role. It will require the ability to handle multiple priorities, engage with our leadership partners and contribute to the development and execution of labor relations strategy for the college.
This position will provide guidance to management and staff in the interpretation of and adherence to human resource policies, collective bargaining agreements, and state and federal laws. In addition, the associate is responsible for the implementation, coordination and maintenance of processes and programs within labor and employee relations area.
The Labor Relations Associate will assist in the investigation of employee complaints and provide guidance on resolution, coordinate grievance procedures, provide support during union contract negotiations, arbitrations and mediations. As requested by the Executive Director will participate on College’s collective bargaining teams serving as the official recorder. The Labor Relations Associate will also provide backup duties for the Executive Director of Labor Relations, in her/his absence.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field (preferably in Human Resources/Labor Relations). • At least two (2) years of related (labor, employment, legal, HR in Higher Education) experience. • Previous labor relations experience can include Collective Bargaining Agreements. • Title IX certified, or the ability to become certified within one year of employment. • Demonstrated ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources. • Strong Excel skills with knowledge of Access a plus. • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to assimilate extensive amounts of detailed data and to see the big picture. • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to deal with all levels of the College community. • Ability to work either in a team environment or independently demonstrating resourcefulness, initiative, tact, and problem-solving organization skills. • Demonstrated successful work experience with confidential material.
About Washtenaw Community College
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.