Job Description: DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS, Human Resources, to oversee, support, and advise on the work of human resources officers and the labor relations manager and team. Will ensure that the Office of Employee and Labor Relations works effectively with other department colleagues and managers and employees across MIT to create and maintain productive employer-employee relationships; promote positive relations between the Institute and its five unions and unionized employees; strive to prevent and resolve workplace problems, informally whenever possible; assign and oversee investigations into workplace misconduct; ensure compliance with legal requirements affecting employment, including compliance with federal and state AA, EEO, and OFCCP regulations; coordinate with Office of the General Counsel as needed to develop Institute's position before agencies or other outside reviewers; ensure union contracts are negotiated, implemented, and applied in an effective, fair, and reasonable manner; ensure fair and consistent interpretation, communication, and application of nonacademic personnel policies; oversee the Disability Services Office, including administration and compliance of MIT leaves, disability and workers' compensation programs, FMLA, and ADA; oversee MIT's Affirmative Action Program; and collaborate with HR colleagues by providing guidance for developing, implementing, and monitoring programs, policies, strategies, and practices to advance and support MIT's commitment to workplace diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity.
Job Requirements: REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; ten years of relevant work experience, including people management; organizational, communication, and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to interact constructively with senior and mid-level management, employees, and union representatives; thorough knowledge of labor relations and employment law; and experience working in a unionized setting. J.D. or advanced degree preferred. Job #15179-R
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