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Director of Labor Services

Oregon School Boards Association


Location:
Salem, Oregon 97301
Date:
09/08/2017
2017-09-082017-10-08
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Other
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Training/Development
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Job Details

Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) is a membership organization composed of school districts, community colleges, and education service districts and is dedicated to improving student achievement through advocacy, leadership and service to locally elected, volunteer Oregon school boards.

 

Supervision/General Position Description

The Director of Labor Services is a key member of OSBA’s leadership team, providing overall leadership of the organization’s financial and administrative operations, in support of its mission, vision, and strategic goals.

 

Serves as principal advisor providing comprehensive and proactive labor relations, human resources policy and practice to the Executive Director. Plans and conducts a broad information program concerning labor relations, human resources and insurance services of the Association. Target audiences include OSBA member school districts, ESDs, community college and charter schools, Oregon legislators, Oregon’s Congressional delegation, news media and other state and local leaders.

Requirements

Directly supervises employees in the Labor Services department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; maintaining good staff morale as well as a productive work environment; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Serves as administrator for the department. Responsible for the effective and efficient use of allocated resources.

Responsible for recommending to the Executive Director departmental budget and resources needed to perform effectively.

Serves in a field service capacity as a chief negotiator or as an advocate in factfindings, arbitrations and administrative hearings. Serves as a facilitator in nontraditional bargaining formats.

Serves as a presenter and trainer in conferences and workshops.

Coordinates the activities of OSBA staff detailed to assist local districts in responding to special labor relations events.

Works effectively as a part of a team and is able to collaborate with colleagues, board members and stakeholders from organizational partners.

Have a collaborative management style that fosters teamwork.

Maintains high visibility and credibility within the fields of labor relations and human resources.

Maintains contacts with representatives of education employee unions, other providers of labor relations services and appropriate state agencies.

Remains current on developing issues and changes in relevant rules or laws to inform and help OSBA members on impact and implementation.

 

Acts as a liaison between OSBA and other public or private organizations and entities as designated by the Executive Director.

Communicates effectively with board members, district staff and others within the course of work.

Attends organizational meetings, staff trainings and staff meetings as required.

Regular and reliable attendance is required.

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