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Director, Labor Relations, Office of Labor Relations

Company: New York City Health & Hospitals Corp.
Location: Bronx
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

About NYC Health + Hospitals

 

Empower Every New Yorker — Without Exception — to Live the Healthiest Life Possible

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city’s five boroughs. Our large health system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.

Job Description

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage day-to-day implementation of the System’s collective bargaining agreements and strategic engagements with numerous union partners. Hold grievance conferences; negotiate settlements or mediate disputes on disciplinary and contractual matters; prepare investigatory documents and briefs; and provide advice on labor relations related matters.

General tasks and responsibilities will include:

Responsible for one or more business units at NYC Health + Hospitals, such as a hospital, which typically have between 2,000 and 5,000 unionized employees, and may be assigned to cover any site, or different sites throughout the System. Typically, Directors of Labor Relations handle one or more business units, often with a support staff of one or more Labor Relations Specialist and administrative staff support. The Director must manage and bring to conclusion a high-volume of cases that stem from innumerable patient and employee settings across the healthcare environment.

Capable of working productively with the unionized, managerial and executive staff within the assigned business unit, as well as any internal support team that may be available. The Director must be prepared to effectively work with various other departments throughout the System, and external agencies, including the NYC Health + Hospitals Inspector General, the New York State Justice Center, and various District Attorney Offices.

Operates with latitude for independent judgement under the direction of central office leadership in the Office of Labor Relations in NYC Health + Hospitals. The Office is led by the System’s Senior Vice President for Labor Relations and General Counsel.

Performs related work.

Minimum Qualifications

 
  1. A Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Personnel Administration, Public Administration, Management, Law or related field with emphasis on labor-management relations; and,
  2. Extensive knowledge of the special policy, legal and substantive aspects of public sector labor relations; and,
  3. Ability to develop productive collective bargaining relationships with organizations representing employees of varied skills and abilities and to effectively communicate with others both orally and in writing; and,
  4. Eight years of progressively responsible experience in the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, including at least five years in an administrative labor relations capacity in a large multi-bargaining unit organization; or,
  5. An equivalent combination of training and experience, knowledge and skills sufficient to indicate ability to perform satisfactorily.

Department Preferences

 

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL:

  • A Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college with a major in Labor Relations, Personnel Administration, Public Administration, Management, Economics, Law or related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, knowledge and skills sufficient to indicate ability to perform satisfactorily.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, including at least five years in an administrative labor relations capacity in a large multi-bargaining unit organization; or,
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, knowledge and skills sufficient to indicate ability to perform satisfactorily.

KNOWLEDGEABLE IN:

  • Extensive knowledge of the special policy, legal and substantive aspects of public sector labor relations.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to develop productive collective bargaining relationships with organizations representing employees of varied skills and abilities and to effectively communicate with others both orally and in writing

How To Apply

 

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button.

If applying online, please include your cover letter in the same file attachment with your uploaded resume.

Vacancy Control Board Number

 

VCB #: CLR-04072021-0012

Keywords: New York City Health & Hospitals Corp., New Rochelle , Director, Labor Relations, Office of Labor Relations, Other , Bronx, New York

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