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Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for University Personnel, the Director of Employee and Labor Relations provides administrative leadership and direction for the Employee Relations and Compliance Services 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, Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) and human resource policies impacting students, staff and faculty. In addition, the incumbent interfaces with campus managers, staff, faculty, labor representatives, university legal counsel, academic personnel, other university personnel 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 Employee and Labor 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.
This position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in human resource management, business, law, industrial relations or other related field, and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible labor relations experience including labor management, employee relations, complaint investigation, resolving union grievances and conducting dispute resolution in both union and non-union environments. Any equivalent combination thereof of education and professional experience to perform the duties of the position as described above will be considered. Higher education experience, public law litigation experience in PERB law and practice, JD or other professional degree and learning and development experience preferred. 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 using the internet as a research tool. Google Suite preferred.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is not expected to exceed $10,417 a month. This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
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Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
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.
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.
Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled