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POSITION: Director of Employee and Labor Relations
DEPARTMENT: Employee and Labor Relations
APPLY TO: Marcia Lawhead,


Position:  Director of Employee and Labor Relations



Eastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Director of Employee and Labor Relations.   The Director assists in collective bargaining negotiations, contract interpretation and administration, and the administration of grievance procedures for union and non-union employees.  In addition, the Director works with supervisors on employee performance issues.  Responsibilities also include the development of strategic plan initiatives.


A masterís degree is required.  Competitive applicants will also have significant experience with collective bargaining as a lead negotiator preferably in a university setting.  Applicants should explain or demonstrate their ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external contacts.


A complete application consists of a letter of application, resume, transcript(s), and a list of five professional references with contact information.


Send applications to:

Marcia Lawhead

c/o Office of General Counsel

Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, Illinois 61920


or electronically to:


Review begins immediately and applications will be accepted until December 21, 2012.



Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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