Sanford Health Head of Labor Relations - HR Market Business Partners in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Head of Labor Relations | HR Market Business Partners | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Department : HR Market Business Partners

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Establishes short and long-term labor relations strategies across all Sanford Health. In conjunction with HR and operations leadership, develops and recommends labor relations objectives, policies and practices. In partnership with local HR leadership and operations, develops union avoidance strategies including assessment of risk and recommends initiatives aimed at continuously improving employee engagement. Develops strategies and guidance for maintaining harmonious and productive labor relations with all labor unions. Establishes internal labor relations stakeholder committee and regularly provides this group with updates and brings key decisions as they arise. Represents Sanford in all collective bargaining and labor relations matters. Negotiates collective bargaining agreements between Sanford Health and labor unions. Ensures operational and HR leaders are informed throughout the negotiation process. In partnership with the HR Strategic Partners, interprets, administers and disseminates the substance of collective bargaining agreements to all levels of management and assures consistent interpretation, application and compliance with collective bargaining commitments. Works with Employee Relations, HR Strategic Partners and Total Rewards to administer the labor relations program to attain and assure consistent interpretation and application of contractual commitments throughout Sanford. Minimizes unresolved grievances and promotes productive and harmonious labor relations. Consults with and advises legal and/or other leaders on the impact of programs on contractual agreements. Develops and administers education for HR and operational leaders on grievance and dispute procedures, including arbitration, mediation, fact-finding and labor management relations. Must possess extensive knowledge of the special policy, legal and substantive aspects of labor relations. 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.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Personnel Administration, Public Administration, Management, Law or related field required. 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.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community,

across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Human Resources

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req26239