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Application Deadline First review of applications will be at 8 am on September 29, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. SSU strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance, Human Resources, the Director of Labor and Employee Relations provides administrative leadership and direction for the Employee Relations Department. This includes providing vision, innovation, and strategic organizational and managerial leadership to the campus community on labor and employee relations related functions. This position also provides direction and support for compliance with laws, regulations, CBA's and human resource policies. In addition, the incumbent will interface with Campus Managers, Staff, Faculty, Labor Representatives, University Legal Counsel, Academic Personnel, other HR Staff, as well as individuals at the California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor, other campuses within the CSU, and external entities, agencies, and individuals as appropriate. The Director of Labor and Employee Relations is a member of the University's and Administration and Finance Division's management team, which is committed to the principles of shared governance and participative management, and supports the Administration and Finance Division Mission and Core Values.
Major duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: - Interpret and administer CSU Collective Bargaining Agreements, which includes developing and implementing campus policies as needed, participating in Labor Management Committee meetings and educating the campus community regarding labor relations issues - Serve as the President's designee for all staff grievances, which includes supervising the Labor Relations Specialist and representing the University in grievances, arbitrations and employment ¬ related investigations and hearings - Serve as a consultant to the campus community and act as a liaison between the campus and off-campus authorities on matters related to regulations and guidelines including those of the Collective Bargaining Agreements, Title V, the Management Personnel Plan (MPP), Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) and the Education Code. This may include conducting investigations related to violations of campus policy, state or federal law. It may also include making recommendations to the President relating to staff and MPP employment matters including rejections during probation, terminations, disciplinary matters and/or non-retention - Serve as the campus representative working with compliance agencies, such as State Personnel Board, and Public Employment Relations Board - Advise campus community, including management, on any and all aspects of employment law, which includes developing strategies to minimize employment risk and liability as well as serving as a consultant regarding employee relations and performance related matters - Oversee the staff performance evaluation process as set forth in the collective bargaining agreement(s) and/or management personnel plan, including providing training on the process - Work in collaboration with other members of the campus community to build and support a culture of diversity - Periodically serve on system-wide bargaining teams as needed by the Chancellor's Office - Administer effective budget and fiscal control for the department
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place in an office setting at Sonoma State University, with additional duties performed both indoors and outdoors in various locations on and off campus as they relate to coordinating and supporting employees and events across campus. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available during the regular campus hours Monday through Friday to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. This position will require occasional travel, by automobile or airplane, and overnight stay to travel to trainings and meetings off campus.
Qualifications This position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in human resource management or a related field, and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience at the management level in a human resources office in higher education. The incumbent must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills along with experience providing customer service in a diverse, at times demanding, work environment. This position requires solid computer skills including, but not limited to, advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and using the internet as a research tool. Any equivalent combination thereof of education and professional experience to perform the duties of the position as described above will be considered.
The incumbent must have solid knowledge of human resource laws, regulations, practices and principles, as well as demonstrated experience and knowledge of collective bargaining and working with Collective Bargaining Agreements. Demonstrate familiarity with California State University human resources processes and procedures preferred. The incumbent must be able to provide outstanding service while working in a professional, fast-paced environment; must demonstrate ability to investigate and analyze problems, utilize creative problem-solving skills with the ability to reason logically, exercise good judgment and discretion, develop imaginative and innovative solutions, negotiate, and resolve highly sensitive, complex and/or unprecedented problems; must be able to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures independently, with little or no supervision; and possess the ability to prioritize, perform multiple tasks and complete detailed work with accuracy under time pressures.
Additionally, the incumbent must demonstrate integrity and sound judgment in performing duties; possess the ability to supervise the work of staff and recommend appropriate personnel actions; be able to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed; deal with stressful situations while maintaining composure; and contribute to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication and problem solving skills as necessary. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously, adjusting quickly to changes needed on a daily basis. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships among diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.
The duties of this position may include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate may be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume – application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
In your cover letter, please A) outline your experience with complex investigations and DHR issues and B) share a challenging labor or investigatory issue you faced and how you handled the situation
1. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University 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.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
Contact Information Sonoma State University Human Resources Main (707) 664-3100 Fax (707) 664-3196 1801 East Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928 email@example.com
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