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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director, Employee and Labor Relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director, Employee and Labor Relations

  • Job Number: 23651

  • Functional Area: Human Resources

  • Department: Human Resources

  • School Area: VP for Human Resources

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS, Human Resources (HR), to lead, support, and develop central Human Resources’ Employee and Labor Relations teams. Will develop strategies for maintaining harmonious, productive, and legally compliant employer-employee relationships and practices within MIT and for promoting and for negotiating agreements and maintaining positive relations between the Institute and its seven unions and unionized employees; oversee collective bargaining obligations; strive to prevent, address, and resolve workplace issues, informally whenever possible; assign and oversee investigations into workplace misconduct; ensure the fair and consistent interpretation and application of employment laws and policies, including federal and state employment laws and regulations and MIT policy; collaborate with HR colleagues both internal and external to central Human Resources to develop and implement programs, strategies, and practices to advance and support MIT's commitment to its workforce and to meet legal requirements; carry forward MIT’s long-standing commitment to workplace diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity; and support all parties in the execution of HR initiatives that impact the Institute and its employees.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least ten years of experience in employee relations, labor relations, and/or other relevant areas of HR; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact constructively with senior and mid-level management, employees at all levels, and union representatives; thorough knowledge of and experience with employment law and employee relations; familiarity with labor law and experience working with unions; experience managing in work teams; and experience with negotiation and conflict management. PREFERRED: J.D. or advanced degree. Job #23651-13 1/25/24