This position is responsible for labor relations including policy administration and contract administration for all staff. Serves as chief negotiator and contract administrator. Leads the HR Business Partner function providing and coordinating HR services amongst assigned units of the University in areas including, but not limited to, employee relations, talent management, recruitment/staffing, and human resources policies/processes.
Performs other assignments and special projects assigned by the Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops and administers employment policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements in a collaborative, future-focused manner on behalf of the University.
Compiles appropriate and necessary data for negotiations, including comparison information on wages and salaries, fringe benefits, and comparative contract language to assure that the University is appropriate and competitive in negotiating successor contracts and/or new contracts.
Directly or indirectly manages the employee problem-solving and grievance process.
Designs, develops and implements supervisory professional development as relates to directing the work of non-supervisory employees.
Provides strategic human resources leadership and support in furtherance of the Universitys strategic objectives and the objectives of the various units of the University. Ensures that human resources support in the areas including, but not limited to, employee relations, talent management, recruitment/staffing, and compensation are aligned with the needs of the University, and collaborates with specialty areas in University Human Resources to drive HR initiatives in an effective and efficient manner.
Assists the University in arbitration and Michigan Employment Relations Commission hearings.
Coordinates the response to unemployment compensation inquiries as appropriate.
Serves as policy analyst on labor and employee relations for the Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Participates on various University and community committees and organizations and represent the University at appropriate professional meetings.
Performs related duties, as assigned.
Baccalaureate degree or higher in Human Resources or related field of study is required. An advanced degree in employment law, labor and industrial relations, human resources management, or business administration is preferred.
A minimum of seven years' progressively more responsible management experience in a related field is required.
Knowledge of and experience in labor and employee relations, organizational behavior and administration is required. Prior experience as a HR Business Partner or in leading the HR Business Partner function at an organization is strongly preferred.
Competence in software applications relating to human resources, including but not limited to Microsoft Office products and employment-focused specialized products for data management is required.
Internal Number: 12101
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.