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Manager of Labor Relations

California State University Office of the Chancellor

Long Beach, CA
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Manager of Labor Relations

Job ID:
Location: Downtown Long Beach
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3306
Job Grade: Range A
Department: Labor and Employee Relations

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 Manager of Labor Relations. 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

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Labor Relations Manager to serve as the CSU's advocate at contract grievance arbitration hearings, meet and confer sessions with the applicable union(s) and provide generalist labor relations support for campuses as assigned

Under the general direction of the Senior Director, Staff Labor Relations, the Manager of Labor Relations will:
-Serve as the CSU advocate at statutory meet and confer sessions, contract grievance meetings, conduct PERB Fact Finding, serve as a subject matter expert on HEERA issues;
-Arbitrate employee grievances arising from collective bargaining agreements; this includes developing arbitration strategies, pre-hearing case summaries, developing exhibits, preparing witnesses, drafting post hearing briefs, and developing settlement agreements;
-Provide high-quality customer service and working as a contributing member of an integrated team of diverse individuals committed to resolving a variety of complex employee and labor relations issues. Leveraging individual and team member's skills and expertise to provide sound and authoritative employee and labor relations advice to internal (ex. Office of General Council) and external (ex. campus management) customers;
-Respond to inquiries from campus administrators;
-Research issues of employment and labor law and regulation, as needed;
-Assist in the development of systems to monitor the effectiveness of policies, procedures and practices; -Develop and present training programs for campus, system managers, and administrators in the areas of advocacy and labor relations;
-Analyze proposed labor legislation; -Other duties, as assigned

This position requires:
-A Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations, Business, Law or other related field, or equivalent experience;
-Demonstrated three to five years' experience resolving union grievances, conducting arbitration hearings, or equivalent dispute resolution, employee relations, general human resources experience. -Demonstrated experience of a customer service orientation and be able to work effectively as part of a team;
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
-Ability to research questions/issues of public employment policy and law

Preferred qualifications:
-Experience in faculty/campus relations in higher education; California public labor law litigation experience in PERB law and practice
-JD or other professional degree preferred

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until March 10, 2017 or until job posting is removed

How To Apply
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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

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

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

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