Director, Employee and Labor Relations (Administrator II) / Administration and Finance - Human Resources
California State University, San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino, California
Internal Number: 2440440
Director, Employee and Labor Relations (Administrator II) / Administration and Finance - Human Resources California State University, San Bernardino
Job No: 503866 Work type: Management (MPP) Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
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The Position: Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. We are seeking an organizational leader who provides guidance to all levels within the organization, utilizing specialized labor and employee relations expertise to resolve questions, concerns, and grievances for a large, complex group of employees in creative and effective ways. Represents the campus at hearings. Provides advanced professional advice and counsel to management on labor and employee relations issues, employee engagement efforts, and projects in support of a high-performance workplace. Works on labor and employee relations matters that are the most diverse and complex in scope and where analysis of data and situations requires evaluation of many factors and implications with broad impact on the organization.
The University: California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually.
Cal State San Bernardino is listed among the best colleges and universities in the western United States, according to The Princeton Review, Forbes, and U.S. News and World Report, in their respective annual rankings.
This position offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package including a tuition assistance program within the CSU. Benefits include but are not limited to: a vacation accrual, paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long-term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefit programs
Required Application Materials
All applicants must submit 1). Letter of interest or cover letter, 2). Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3). Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments, and prospects for success in this position.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for administering and interpreting labor/union contracts for compliance with requirements and for providing ongoing guidance to University managers and supervisors on meeting responsibilities as defined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) such as but not limited to union notices, union business leaves, requests for information and meet and confer obligations.
Provides advice and counsel to managers and assigned client groups on such issues as performance management, complex organizational changes, workplace climate, and other related areas. Reviews and conducts a risk assessment for employee personnel action to determine the appropriate level of corrective action and discipline up to and including termination.
Responsible for investigating and responding to grievances; assisting in legal issues related to labor and employee relations; Oversees the maintenance of records for grievance actions, formal investigations, and complaints ensuring compliance with CBA and statutory requirements.
Represents University at State Personnel Board, Unfair Labor Practice Charge hearings, Unemployment Compensation Hearings; negotiates settlement and separation agreements as necessary.
Coordinates with the Office of General Counsel and outside counsel to respond to employment litigation. Serves as a liaison between management and counsel. Assists counsel with all phases of pre-trial/trial including the development of the strategic direction of the case and settlement strategies. In partnership with the University Legal Counsel, participates in hearings and mediations by performing such tasks as interviewing potential witnesses, hearing preparation, and preparing exhibits
Develops and presents training programs for campus, and administration in the areas of employee and labor relations, California Title 5, and university policies.
Keeps current with state and federal laws and regulations through official publications and communication with appropriate agencies; Ensures that legal and regulatory requirements are met in terms of employee relations to minimize exposure to liability for the organization.
Formulates procedures for supervisors, in alignment with the University's vision, mission, core values, CBA's policies, procedures, as well as federal, state, and local laws.
Participates in University committees and other duties as assigned.
Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, 'Exempt' position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning on September 16, 2021
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (including being a good listener) to interact and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
Advanced time management and analytical skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects independently in a fast-paced organization with competing priorities and distractions.
Strong critical thinking, analytical, research, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to build effective teams through goal setting, defining responsibilities, empowering team members, providing feedback, and adhering to deadlines.
Strong negotiating skills to settle issues and maintain harmony in the team.
Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling problems of a sensitive nature and security of confidential records.
Working knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and education laws and regulations.
Working knowledge of and ability to operate standard office equipment and technology including, but not limited to, desktop computer, laptop, copier, fax machine, scanner, and printer.
Demonstrated proficiency and ability to effectively use common computer and technology programs and related computer software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, etc.) in the course of assigned duties.
Applicants must possess thorough knowledge, technical mastery, skill, and judgment in the application of relevant federal, state, and local employment and labor laws and regulations.
Demonstrated experience with mediation and effective conflict resolution, facilitation, and consultation skills are required along with skills in fact-finding, analysis, problem-solving, and consulting to identify problems and recommend solutions.
Experience managing a dispute resolution program or grievance program.
Applicants must possess excellent written verbal and presentation communication skills, and strong leadership skills.
Applicants must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships across the University.
Applicants must have the ability to be a team player with a superior ability to work independently.
Familiarity with the uses of databases, data analysis, and modeling as management tools required.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Experience in a collective bargaining environment.
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in related field and five (5) years of human resources generalist experience including significant labor management, employee relations, and complaint investigation experience in both union and non-union environments
Postgraduate degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, or Law.
Certification in Labor Relations Management
Employee and/or labor relations experience in a higher education and/or public agency setting
Anticipated Hiring Range: $10,000 per month
Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $13,750 per month
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.