Employee and Labor Relations Advocate (Confidential Administrative Support III) (10570)

  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Human Resources and Personnel Legal Services

Job Description

Working Title
Employee and Labor Relations Advocate
SF State University
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit titleix.sfsu.edu for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing vpsaem@sfsu.edu.

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Human Resources
Appointment Type*
This is a two-year probationary position.
Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)
Work Schedule*
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Anticipated Hiring Range*
$7,083.00 - $8,333.00 Per Month ($84,996.00 - $99,996.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.
Position Summary*
Under the general direction of the Director of Employee and Labor Relations, the incumbent will
perform key responsibilities, which include contract administration, conducting meetings with union officials regarding grievances as well as writing grievances responses on behalf of the campus. The incumbent will serve as the primary conduit between the department, colleges, and union representatives. The incumbent will also conduct investigational interviews and provide training to campus leadership. Occasional travel may be required.

The ideal candidate will be well organized and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. They should be proficient in communicating both orally and written. The ideal candidate will be an individual dedicated to the institutional success of SFSU. The Employee and Labor Relations Office is part of Human Resources, which is overseen by the AVP of HR, who reports directly to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.
Position Information
- Conduct meetings with employees, both represented and non-represented, to revolve grievances and employee concerns.
- Guide campus supervisors in reconciling concerns with employee behavior, conduct, and

Professional Behavior
- Fosters and promote the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University, User-Friendly
Principles, and Anti-Bullying
- Should be someone who is even-tempered
- Ability to work with confidential information ethically and discretely.
- High level of emotional intelligence.
- Emphasis on regulatory compliance in working toward resolutions
- Personal effectiveness and credibility, as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional
- Fosters Diversity and Inclusion
Minimum Qualifications*
- Graduation from a four-year college or university
- 1-3 years of work experience in management, human resources, law, or related field. (advanced
degree may be considered in place of work experience)
- Exceptional negotiation, consultation, mediation and facilitation skills
- Experience with employment-based investigations (e.g., discrimination, sexual harassment).
- Ability to maintain and effectively deal with highly confidential matters and exercise sound
judgment and decision-making.
Preferred Qualifications
- J.D. or Master's degree in human resources or related field
- SPHR Certification
- Experience in and knowledge of administration of employment policies in an institution of Higher
- Work in a unionized environment.
Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.
Eligibility to Work*
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.
Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.
How To Apply

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume, cover letter, describing your specific qualifications for each position AND three (3) professional references who can comment upon your education and/or job related experience.


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map