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Logan Health Manager Labor Relations in Kalispell, Montana

Job Description Summary:

Leads and coordinates all labor relations and recommends labor strategies to CHRO and other leaders as appropriate. Directs and oversees the design, implementation and maintenance of Logan Health’s labor relations program and policies. Represents Logan Health in labor-management relations, including contract negotiations and arbitration cases. Administers and interprets collective bargaining agreements, and establishes policies for reporting and addressing grievances.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Business or equivalent required.

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in complex labor relations experience including bargaining required.

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in employee related investigations required.

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ leadership experience required.

  • First chair negotiations experience strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence, communicate and build relationships at all levels. Possess strong conflict management skills.

  • Must possess considerable knowledge of manager labor relations; principles, practices and procedures of HR. Proven results in demonstrating excellent facilitation skills required.

  • Proficient knowledge of employment, wage and hour, FMLA and EEO laws preferred.

  • Possess ability to collaborate with diverse personalities, in a tactful, mature, and flexible way. Possess good reasoning abilities with sound judgment. Ability to persuade others into mutual beneficial goals and settlements.

  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, a self-starter, possess critical thinking skills and be able to set priorities and function as part of a team as well as independently.

  • Commitment to working in a team environment and maintaining confidentiality as needed.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.

  • Possess and maintain computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn other software as needed.

Management Job Duties:

Strategic Execution

Drive organizational objectives by operationalizing changes and initiatives effectively and efficiently. Proactively anticipate both the needs of Logan Health and the impact operations has on the organization’s success. Collect and analyze data, prepare and present recommendations, and explain associated benefits and risks for improving operations.

Business Acumen

Demonstrate and further develop competencies in the areas of leadership, financial management, employee engagement, human resources knowledge, organizational dynamics and governance, organizational communication, strategic planning, change management, risk management, compliance, patient safety and quality improvement. Demonstrate professional ownership, self-development and a desire for life-long learning.

Emotional Intelligence

Serve as a role model for others by exhibiting the Logan Health core values: integrity, compassion, service, excellence and ownership. Lead and influence the team to provide outstanding customer service. Develop and foster relationships with other Logan Health leaders, departments and members of the team to support open communication, trust, transparency and collaboration.


Creates a supportive department culture by fostering individual motivation, coaching and training for optimum job performance. Collaborates with Human Resources to develop, implement and support programs and processes that add value to Logan Health, its leadership and employees. Leads to improve culture, employee and physician engagement, empowerment, growth and retention, while remaining committed to Logan Health’s management and prosperity for its customers, employees and community.

Job Specific Duties:

  • Oversees the design, implementation and maintenance of Logan Health’s labor relations program and policies.

  • Represents Logan Health in labor-management relations, including contract negotiations and arbitration cases.

  • Administers and interprets collective bargaining agreements, and establishes policies for reporting and addressing grievances.

  • Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments.

  • Leads and coordinates all labor relations activities for Logan Health. Applies effective interpersonal and formal presentation skill and builds trust with key stakeholders to influence optimal outcomes in line with labor relations strategies.

  • Develops a thorough understanding of collective bargaining agreements and maintains broad knowledge of the unique needs of the organization.

  • Drives an understanding of labor relations and labor management partnership (LMP) activities within facilities and functions.

  • Consults effectively and provides expert advice regarding union agreements through accurate interpretation of intent, spirit and terms of the various agreements; conducts appropriate research and additional consultation to ensure accurate interpretation.

  • Partners with leadership and HR on labor relations and LMP aspects of key initiatives, provides seamless and cohesive support to business leaders.

  • Researches, develops and maintains labor relations data and records, leverages key connections with HR, Finance, etc. to generate data.

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with labor organizations.

  • Works collaboratively with key stakeholders to assess the impact of policies and practices and makes recommendations to address areas of inconsistency or practice improvement.

  • Ensures all areas are trained in policies and practices and adheres to Logan Health standards.

The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Maintains regular and consistent attendance as scheduled by department leadership.


Day Shift - 8 Hours (United States of America)

Schedule Details:

Please know schedules and shifts are subject to change based on patient care and department/organizational needs.


Logan Health operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Schedules are set to accommodate the requirements of the position and the needs of the organization and may be adjusted as needed.

Notice of Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check

  • Reference checks

  • Drug Screening

  • Health and Immunizations Screening

  • Physical Demand Review/Screening

Equal Opportunity Employer

Logan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you require accommodation to complete the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources.