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Under the general direction of the Director, Labor Relations, the Labor Relations Advocate performs a variety of job functions involving complex legal issues that requires advanced knowledge of collective bargaining law and demonstrated advocacy, communication, analytical and organizational skills.
The Labor Relations Advocate is a technical leader who provides labor relations guidance to all levels within the organization, utilizing specialized labor relations expertise within area of responsibility to resolve highly complex issues in creative and effective ways. Internal and external contacts often pertain to significant labor relations programs and objectives. Requires ability to work independently on an individual case load while simultaneously working with the team to provide guidance to clients throughout the enterprise and within the HR department as needed.
This position represents Health management in formal adversarial dispute resolution processes, coordinates the representation of Health management by University attorneys in employment/labor relations related court cases, represents management in collective bargaining negotiations, advises Health management on compliance with employment/labor relations laws and the University's collective bargaining agreements, advises Health management about labor unions and communicates with labor unions.
The Labor Relations Advocate performs work independently with general workload oversight and is responsible for the consequences of the actions taken as a result of the advice provided by the incumbent. While performing the job functions of this position, the incumbent is authorized to achieve the labor relations objectives of Health management.
Licensed Attorney (J.D.) with three (3+) or more years of experience and proven success in a Labor Relations role or like function.
Possesses advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Ability to obtain, organize and analyze complex legal information in a manner that involves: a correct identification of the relevant facts, issues, questions or problems; a utilization of the correct statement of the applicable rule as embodied in the law, policy, contract or other authoritative source material; and, a logical application of the rule to the facts resulting in a logical conclusion, opinion, answer or solution.
Ability to strong organizational skills such as the orderly organization of work, the correct identification of priorities, efficient and effective time management, the completion of a satisfactory amount of work in a correct and timely manner, while working in a very high-volume, adversarial, contentious and stressful environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of labor/employment law and the principles and techniques of labor negotiations. Knowledge of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act or a comparable collective bargaining law.
Proven knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and court decisions regarding employment related matters. Demonstrated ability to understand information contained in statutory law and case law, legal treatises, legal writings, and collective bargaining agreements.
Advanced level skills necessary to bargain and represent the university's interests effectively. Skill to communicate information in an effective manner so as to be persuasive when presenting the University's position during the collective bargaining process. Strong skill to communicate correctly, both verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and effective manner.
Strong skill to do effective public speaking skills in small and large group settings, and to multiple levels of management/executive leadership. Ability to work independently and be responsible for the consequences of the actions taken as a result of the advice provided. Ability to take appropriate actions when authorized to achieve the labor relations objectives of Health management.
Proven knowledge of the principles of advocacy in order to represent the organization in complex and sensitive administrative dispute forums. Skill to provide effective representation as an advocate in adversarial proceedings involving the preparation of witnesses and documents for a hearing; the direct and cross-examination of witnesses, and presentation of documents at a hearing; and, the presen
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