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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Labor Relations Coordinator in New York, New York

Employer Name: Columbia University

Job Type: Officer of Administration Regular/Temporary: Regular Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: $75,000 - $90,000 The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Position Summary The Labor Relations Coordinator will work to ensure there is a strong and high-quality relation with represented employees, while advancing the University's overall strategic goals and reflecting sound principles of human resources management. Reporting to the Director of Labor Relations (DLR), the Coordinator will be tasked with overseeing the reporting on Casuals, temporary employees, and upgrades within the bargaining unit. The Coordinator will assist with third-step grievances, discipline, and contract interpretation; manage the 1199/SSA Child Care Subsidy Fund, Educational Training Assistance Program, 2% Merit Wage Bonus, and Layoff and Recall Pool process. This individual will also oversee the monthly Jobs Committee. They will work closely with HR Business Partners and Generalists, Departmental Administrators/Managers of CUMC departments, members of the Labor Relations team, and will collaborate with other University offices regarding unionized staff. Additionally, they will assist with other related human resources projects and assignments as required. Responsibilities Assists the Director in the third-step grievance process, which includes: Reviewing, counseling, negotiating, investigating, preventing and settling any union employee workplace grievances; Interpreting union contracts and agreements which deal with wages, hours, working conditions and all other matters within the purview of the agreements affecting labor relations, employee relations and human resources activities. Manages several key programs and processes through coordinating meetings; reviewing and calculating funds; conducting mail merges for communications; and preparing check requests to generate payments. Key Programs and processes include but are not limited to: 1199/SSA Child Care Subsidy Fund, 2% Merit Wage Bonus, Research Project Safety Protocol, Educational Training Assistance program. Manages all aspects of the Layoff and Recall Pool Process including: Developing, reporting, promoting, implementing, managing and maintaining effective procedures, and practices. Coordinating and preparing for the monthly 1199 SSA/CUMC Jobs Subcommittee meeting. Serves as the liaison between CUMC departments and 1199/SSA union for the purpose of developing and resolving all aspects of the union contract and ensuring compliance and adherence to the Columbia University policies All other duties as assigned or required. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related experience required, 3-5 yrs of related work experience Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills. Must be able to take initiative with the ability to be a team player. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office applications and human resources information systems. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Preferred Qualifications Ability to develop and maintain strong business relationships and the demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of HR and business management. Excellent communication skills and the ability to negotiate and influence others. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.