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Director Employee Services

Posted: 01/08/2023

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Job No: 500543
Department: Human Resources
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Human Resources
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Summary:
The director is responsible for coordinating and directing the employee/labor relations programs and functions (leave administration, disciplinary processes, collective bargaining, reasonable accommodation requests, workers compensation). These functions include responsibility for developing, interpreting and recommending goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and courses of action

Responsible for managing the employee/labor relations activities according to established guidelines and sound administrative practices and in accordance with the organization's mission, values and goals.

  • Develops and recommends strategies for labor management and employee relations, participates and/or leads management during applicable collective bargaining negotiations
  • Ensures Miami University complies with applicable collective bargaining agreements (e.g. AFSCME, FOP), relevant personnel/employment related sections of Ohio Civil Service, Ohio Revised and Administrative Codes, Miami University employment policies and other applicable state/federal regulations (e.g. FMLA, ADA).
  • Designated hearing officer for pre-disciplinary and grievance hearings pursuant to applicable collective bargaining agreement(s) and Miami University employment policies
  • Responsible for leave(s) of absence administration (e.g. FML, parental leave), worker’s compensation, unemployment and the completion of the ADA interactive process for accommodations under the oversight of General Counsel.
  • Provides guidance, direction and recommendations to supervisors related to performance management/improvement and disciplinary actions.
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective operations of the employee/labor relations unit within the Human Resources Department. Direct supervision of three employees.
  • Completes investigations and other projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations/Law, Industrial Relations, or closely related fields of study and at least seven (7) years of directly related experience. OR
  • Associate's degree in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations/Law, Industrial Relations, or closely related fields of study and at least nine (9) years of directly related experience. OR
  • At least eleven (11) years of directly related experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a closely related field, JD. PHR, SPHR, CEBS or related Human Resources certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations/Law or closely related field and at least seven years of directly related experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must possess considerable knowledge of management/labor relations and statutory/regulatory requirements related to Human Resources. Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations. Experience with Microsoft Office products, and at a minimum intermediate excel skills (pivot tables, formula functions etc.)


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).


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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 22 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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