907.276.5707 Admin@akexec.com

Director Labor Relations

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Date Posted: 08-17-2018
Position:       Director, Labor Relations
Location:       Anchorage
Pay Range:    DOE

Designs and develops labor relations strategies consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan, negotiates contracts to meet Corporate goals and assumes responsibility for all labor relations, discipline, grievances, employee performance and Title VII investigations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advises management on labor and employment practices
  • Conducts, assists in or advises management regarding labor relations activities
  • Negotiates with unions on employee alternate discipline
  • Schedules formal hearings and officers for discipline at or above suspension
  • Ensures hearing officer meets all contractual timelines
  • Prepares and presents training sessions for supervisors
  • Serves as Chief Spokesperson in contract negotiations with collective bargaining agreements
  • Develops and advises Executive staff on negotiation strategy; presents negotiation goals to the Executive Board
  • Confers with CEO regarding strategy changes; makes recommendations and prepares materials outlining negotiated changes once ratified
  • Directs grievance administration process; serves as grievance officer
  • Prepares arbitration appeals case files
  • Represents the organization in mediation with outside agencies
  • Initiates employee referrals to outside agencies
  • Administers and interprets labor agreements, advising staff on same
  • Negotiates contract amendments
  • Maintains database of all organizational discipline actions
  • May be required to participate in Incident Command exercises and activities
Essential Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Business Administration, HR Management, Organizational Development/Management, Psychology or related field required. Work experience may be substituted for education requirement
  • Seven year of professional experience in labor relations, personnel administration or industrial relations, or closely related field required
  • Experience as Chief Spokesperson for labor contract negotiations is required
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and lead labor negotiations, mediations, factfinding and investigations
  • Knowledge of investigation practices and techniques, grievance administration, performance and discipline management
  • Knowledgeable of labor laws, collective bargaining agreements, and state and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Knowledgeable of labor relations trends and labor market conditions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of human resources and labor management.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills required
  • Effective written and verbal communication abilities required
  • Tactful, diplomatic persuasive manner required to accomplish labor relations objectives
All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the above Position Qualifications or have relevant experience will be contacted.
AES provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. While working within the parameters of an Alaska Native Organization, hiring preference will be given to shareholders/spouses/descendants and other Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.

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