Field of Expertise: Human Resources and Labor Relations
Years Worked in Field: 20+ Years
State of Residence: Washington
Willing to Relocate: Yes
Willing to Travel: Yes (Frequently)
Fortune 1000 Company Experience: None
Non-Profit Experience: Yes (10 to 15 Years)
Longest Tenure with One Company: 6 to 9 Years
Previous Job Titles: Director of Labor Relations, Director of HR, Workforce Planning and Labor Relations Senior Specialist
Highest Level of Education Completed: Master's Degree
Degree Major: Law
Desired Minimum Salary: Negotiable
As a highly qualified professional with the experience and strong motivation to excel in the management of operations, human resources and labor/employee relations fields, I am applying for the Human Resources position your organization is advertising on its website. My ability to engage employees and proven track record
as an HR leader make me a great candidate for the role. My 20 years in Human Resources operations and service delivery, labor/employee relations, HR innovation,
training and development have taught me the value of good employees. I have learned that the organization that differentiates itself through effectively recruiting, retaining, training, and managing its people is the best equipped to succeed in today’s competitive business environment.
As Director of Labor Relations for the City of Seattle, I was able to close 28 contracts during my first 4 months, managed through the pandemic without major labor issues, and bargained unprecedented labor concessions in order to maintain our agility in responding to crisis. By being fully committed to developing strong relationships with key stakeholders, I have successfully led the City’s LR team and served as a key advisor to executives and elected officials through a very politically charged environment.
As the Human Resources Director at SEIU and at the Economic Policy Institute, I restored the administration’s faith in the benefits of successful operations management, employee/labor relations, contributed my professionalism during a negotiation crisis, and provided valuable insight to help the district recruit and retain
productive, happy employees. I have applied my excellent communication and customer-service skills to building meaningful relationships with management and bargaining unit members, listening to their needs, providing workable solutions, and making independent decisions. With these qualifications, I am confident I am an excellent match for the advertised position. I am most eager to implement my employee relations and administrative management process-improvement experience with your organization. I am convinced it would be worthwhile for us to meet. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.