Director, Collective Bargaining (506126)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Director, Collective Bargaining. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Administrator III

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Director, Collective Bargaining to implement and coordinate systemwide policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and labor contracts with faculty and staff collective bargaining units and to support the mission of Systemwide Human Resources. This position will also be responsible for exercising general supervision and oversight of the collective bargaining function within the Systemwide Human Resources.


Under the general direction of the Senior Director, Collective Bargaining, the Director, Collective Bargaining will:

-Negotiate successor Collective Bargaining Agreements, when assigned.

-Assist the SDCB in the preparation and negotiating successor Collective Bargaining Agreements, when assigned.

-Conduct Meet and Confers over negotiable changes within the scope of representation, including taking the lead on Meet and Confers with the various unions, and responsibility for systemwide negotiable issues.

-Provide advice and supervision in respect of the collective bargaining function of the CSU.

-Exercise day to day responsibility for the collective bargaining function within labor relations, and act as the primary point of contact for collective bargaining questions and inquiries (internal and external).

-Respond to employee grievances arising from collective bargaining agreements.

-Assist campuses in advocacy and dispute resolution.

-Research issues of employment and labor law and regulation, as needed.

-Assist in the development of internal and external communication for various stakeholders.

-Participate in training programs for campus, system managers, and administrators.

-Serve as CSU representative on systemwide Labor Management Committees.

-Act as labor relations point of contact for designated campuses, including providing CO grievance responses and representation in grievance hearings.

-Assist and serve as liaison to policy development team.

-Other duties, as assigned.


This position requires:

-A bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations, Business, Law, or other related field; relevant advanced degree or equivalent experience in industrial relations, human resources management, or related field is preferred.

-A minimum of seven (7) years of experience administering collective bargaining agreement(s), handling grievances or complaints from employees, and experience negotiating and interpreting collective bargaining agreements.

-Extensive knowledge of labor and employment laws, including FLSA, Title VII, ADA, FEHA, NLRA and HEERA.

-Demonstrated ability to work in a complex political environment and to work as a member of a team.

-Exceptional interpersonal, diplomacy, oral and written communication skills.

-Experience in customer service.

-Ability to research issues of employment and labor law and regulation.

-Possession, or ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California driver's license.

-Ability to travel, sometimes overnight, within California.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience as a chief spokesperson / lead negotiator is preferred.

-Experience in campus relations in higher education is preferred.

-Labor relations experience in higher education environment preferred.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 17, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university 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 at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The systemwide policy can be found at

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

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.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map