Director, Labor Relations

Chicago, IL

The Director, labor relations will report to the VP Assistant General Counsel (AGC), Labor & Employment and will work closely with company leadership to manage the relationship between the company and their local union(s). This role will focus on national contract negotiation, contract administration and training, overseeing third party interest response, and managing a team of two Labor Relations Managers. This individual will partner closely with the VP AGC in managing national labor strategies and supporting third party prevention strategies.


  • Provide direct support to all collective bargaining including representing the Company as the spokesperson in labor negotiations with the support of the VP AGC in setting bargaining strategies.
  • Oversee the daily administration of collective bargaining agreements at assigned locations and work with HR and others on the Leadership Team.
  • Actively support local HR, managers and supervisors in the investigation of grievances, including responding to RFI's, with a focus on proactively resolving them internally.
  • Educate and guide local HR, managers and supervisors through the grievance process and partner with Labor & Employment legal team on contract interpretation. 
  • Educate local HR, managers and supervisors on the effects of historical work practices as well as actions that impact work practices.
  • Develop and maintain on-going lists of management initiatives and proposals for future collective bargaining. Work with finance to model potential outcomes in collective bargaining.
  • Develop and conduct union contract training and with the assistance of the Labor & Employment legal team deliver general labor relations training for local HR, managers and supervisors.
  • Oversee the Labor Relations Managers support of union election campaigns and prevention training and as needed, actively support such activities. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Company core values.
  • The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.



  • 10+ years of experience of demonstrated collective bargaining support, including chief spokesperson experience.
  • Law degree is preferred but not required if candidate has demonstrated knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act and experience in collective bargaining.
  • Union election campaign experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of the National Labor Relations Act and any relevant state laws.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear, concise, organized, persuasive manner.
  • Ability to work independently but also perform as a strong team player.
  • Superior interpersonal skills. Able to collaborate with diverse personalities. Tactful and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently and anticipate business needs, being situationally pro-active
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced work environment, exhibiting agility and sense of urgency, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to be flexible to meet fluctuating business needs.
  • Travel is required.

Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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