Position Title:Director of Labor and Employee Relations
 
Date Posted: April 10, 2018
 
Job Location: Madison
 
Company Name: UnityPoint Health - Meriter
 
Contact: David Witkowski
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53719
david.witkowski@unitypoint.org
www.unitypoint.org/madisoncareers
 
Description: The Director of Labor and Employee Relations is responsible for developing and recommending strategy to the senior leadership team on labor and employee relations matters.  This role has operational oversight for labor and employee relations for UnityPoint Health –Meriter which includes contract negotiations and administration for approximately 1200 represented employees. Develops and recommends organizational strategy on affirmative employee relations for 1800 non-represented employees including partnerships, joint ventures and system integration efforts.  Further, the Director of Human Resources has oversight for Employee Health Services, Children’s Center and serves in the role of Affirmative Action Officer.

Requirements Include:
~Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Industrial Relations or related field
~7-10 years experience of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources management
~Minimum of 5 years in a labor relations environment
~Prior experience in dealing effectively with unionization efforts and in-depth understanding of federal laws and NLRB regulations
~Demonstrated strong communication and relationships skills with an emphasis on facilitating a diverse opinion and managing conflict.
~Strong analytical and intuitive skills
~Strategic thinking capability, and wiliness to confront difficult issues and challenge conventional thinking to solve system problems
~Demonstrated knowledge of current employment law and regulatory rulings and experience in applying these standards across the system
~Strong organizational skills
~Computer literacy including but not limited to functionality of HRIS systems, payroll and scheduling systems, and Microsoft products

Preferred Qualifications:
~Master Degree in Health Care Administration or Industrial Relations/Management
~Health care experience preferably in an acute care setting
~Advanced Human Resources certifications, e.g. SPHR

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