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California State University, Stanislaus
  • Position Number: 3445872
  • Location: Turlock, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Director of Employee and Labor Relations

Job no: 518677
Department: Human Resources
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources

Position Summary
Full-time position under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) available on or after October 3, 2022 for Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, and Compliance.

Under the general direction of the Interim Sr. AVP, HREOC, the Director of Employee and Labor Relations is responsible for the administration of all non-faculty collective bargaining agreements; providing confidential consultation and advice to management on employment-related matters including performance management and progressive discipline; advising the campus community on general employment matters as it relates to the area of responsibility; and resolving conflicts, grievances, and complaints. The incumbent will work collaboratively and effectively with our diverse campus community.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Advise management and staff on all non-faculty employee/labor relations' matters.
  • Advise management in interpretation of collective bargaining agreements; applicable state and federal laws; and implementation of appropriate policies, procedures and practices.
  • Meet regularly with representatives from staff collective bargaining units to promote effective communication and to proactively address items of concern.
  • Respond to non-faculty grievances/complaints and information requests.
  • Serve as primary employee/labor relations contact for union stewards and Chancellor's Office (CO) labor manager.
  • Respond to unfair labor practice charges; attend PERB settlement conferences and hearings.
  • Coordinate with CO labor manager and legal counsel to develop settlement offers.
  • Work with management and staff to effectively resolve conflict and improve communication.
  • Advise and collaborate with HR professional staff on employment matters related to contract interpretation and administration and crossover issues.
  • Administration of information requests filed under HEERA and/or the CBA's including research, analysis, gathering information and drafting responses.
  • Administration of personnel policies, practices, technical letters, and relevant state and federal laws, including advising staff and management on interpretation and application, ensuring compliance, and identifying and developing recommendations for changes as needed.
  • Advise and develop policy, procedures, and guidelines for corrective and disciplinary administration for non-faculty employees.
  • Advise managers and supervisors on proper corrective or disciplinary steps to take in resolving employee performance problems.
  • Consult with departments, review and approve department's requests for release of probationary employees.
  • Assist managers in preparing proper documentation to support disciplinary action.
  • Manage and track all labor/employee relations matters to document each issue is addressed; ensure timely resolution and support program assessment and recommended improvements.
  • Manage and track all grievances, complaints, information requests, and unfair practice charge files, ensuring compliance with all relevant CBAs, laws, policies, and timelines.
  • Develop and present training for managers on CBAs, relevant laws, policies, procedures, and related topics.
  • Research, analyze, gather information, coordinate, and advise management regarding meet and confer requests.
  • Assist with whistleblower program administration and investigations.
  • Development and execution of goals and objectives in line with the mission and strategic initiatives of the University.
  • Perform on-going assessment of program services, recommend, and implement changes for improvement.
  • Manage the staff performance, and evaluation program, and develop management practices that result in effective utilization of HR resources to assure University compliance with all CSU policies and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Ensure records are properly maintained in accordance with regulations/rules regarding confidentiality and retention.
  • Serve as the administration liaison to the President's Staff Council. Provide administrative support in planning and executing the Staff Council charge. Develop and execute appropriate mechanisms for the recognition of staff employee service including oversight, with Staff Council, of the campus annual Employee Recognition program.
  • Serve on various committees across various campus divisions.
  • Provide guidance and support in developing knowledge and skills needed to effectively deliver programs and services adhering to the principles of excellent customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field such as Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Business Law, Public Administration or related field.

    Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in employee and labor relations, human resources management, conflict resolution, or a directly related field.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related field.
  • Experience at a higher education institution or in public sector employment.
  • Experience administering multiple bargaining agreements/labor contracts.
  • Knowledge of/background in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity (e.g., ADA, Affirmative Action, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower protection, and other Federal and State policies and regulations.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated record of success in problem-solving/conflict resolution, planning, project management and managing a highly skilled professional organization.
  • Advanced knowledge of management-labor relations and collective bargaining contract administration. Ability to interpret and analyze Collective Bargaining Agreements and solve complex problems arising within the context of those Agreements.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and the ability to problem solve through highly complex issues in a confidential environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to effectively transition workforce and organizational change.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing, interpreting, implementing, and articulating complex personnel policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty, administrators, and staff, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, position statements, and grievance responses; keep accurate and thorough records in accordance with campus records-retention policy.
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, highly productive and goal oriented.
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to, the educational and professional goals of a multicultural and diverse workforce and student population.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and to interpret applicable laws.
  • Ability to promote and develop cost effective staff development programs and tools.

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

    Compensation & Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Benefits Summary (Bargaining Unit - MPP/M80): CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    Application Deadline
    OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    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. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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