N524-1920: Manager of Labor Relations, Office of Talent Management & Labor Relations

Job | Posted 6 days ago


POSITION:  Manager of Labor Relations – Office of Talent Management & Labor Relations  
REPORTS TO:  Sr. Executive Director of Human Resources / Executive Director of Internal Investigations & Security
PRIMARY FUNCTION:  Assist the Sr. Executive Director of Human Resources and Executive Director of Internal Investigations & Security in implementing school district and departmental goals and objectives for all labor relations/employee relations activities in a 4,000-employee school district through administrative litigation.

  • Responsible for labor and employee relations and administering all aspects of 12 collective bargaining agreements
  • Represent the Hartford Board of Education in contract negotiations, rights and interest arbitrations, prohibitive practices, mediation, and matters before the State Board of Labor Relations
  • Represent the Board in Superintendent-level grievances, in grievance arbitrations at AAA and SBMA, in interest arbitrations under MERA and TNA, and in prohibited practice charges and unit clarifications before the State Board of Labor Relations
  • Provide advice and counsel to administrators on a wide range of labor and employment laws and regulations
  • Handle the preparation of responses to and all pre-hearing responses of matters before the CHRO, EEOC, OCR, and other state and federal agencies
  • Handle serious discipline and termination of employees for cause
  • Review and analyze grievances and arbitration awards; coordinate research on comparative settlements; assist in recommending economic guidelines for settlements
  • Conduct investigations and supervise proper conduct of investigations by other administrators as assigned
  • Advise on progressive disciplinary procedures
  • Conduct research and coordinate with Corporation Counsel as necessary
  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Admission to the Connecticut Bar with “active” status
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills
  • Ability to work in highly collaborative team environment
  • Prior employment law experience a plus but not required
SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  12-month work year; salary of $85,000 – $95,000, commensurate with education and experience
EVALUATION:  Evaluated annually
UNION AFFILIATION:  Non-bargaining
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  The screening process for highly qualified candidates is immediate. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application.  All candidates must upload requested documents, including cover letter, current resume, and three (3) letters of professional reference that were prepared within the last three years.  To apply, please visit http://www.applitrack.com/hartfordschools/onlineapp/ and follow the appropriate link. 

An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D

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Hartford Public Schools

115 SCHOOL ST, HARTFORD, MI 49057-1183
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,008 (USD)

State Average: $12,292 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.25

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 199