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Another Source's client, University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE), is recruiting a labor relations manager to join their team. While Oregon State University (OSU) is host to the USSE, this position has the flexibility to be located in Corvallis, Ashland, LaGrande, Klamath Falls or the greater Portland area. Initially this position is classified as part time but has the potential to go to full time based on University needs.
Internally this position is classified as an Assistant Director of Labor Relations.
The USSE provides shared finance and administration services to the seven public universities in the state of Oregon. Service offerings include labor relations, financial reporting, payroll, IT systems, internal audit and treasury management. This position provides an excellent exposure to numerous universities and provides a great opportunity to create knowledge sharing and efficiencies. This role will enjoy all the benefits OSU is proud to offer including competitive compensation, a tremendous benefit package and a true work/life balance.
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Labor Relations and is primarily responsible for the management of academic employee and labor relations as well as the management of collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration, progressive discipline and grievances in a manner that supports positive and professional relationships with employees, union representatives, supervisors, managers, and administrators at Eastern Oregon University and Southern Oregon University, and, if called upon, at other Oregon Public Universities (collectively "Universities"). Secondary responsibility will include assisting the Director of Labor Relations with the same responsibilities in connection with the collective bargaining agreement in place with all of Oregon's Public Universities and the Service Employees International Union Local 503, OPEU, and other labor and employment duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director, working in collaboration with the Universities' Human Resource ("HR"), Provosts and/or other Offices, is responsible for overseeing or assisting with the functions of academic employment, employee relations, performance management, supervisory development and labor relations. The Assistant Director will provide strong leadership in establishing a proactive approach to academic employee and labor relations by providing or assisting with coaching and training for supervisors and managers in the areas of performance management, progressive discipline, contract application and interpretation, grievance handling and setting expectations and workplace interventions for academic employees.
The Assistant Director provides collaborative and consultative advice and counsel on a wide range of human resources-related issues and topics, including academic labor contract interpretation, application, and compliance for the Universities. S/he collaborates with the Universities personnel, providing counsel to senior administrators, department heads, directors, managers, and supervisors at the Universities in an effort to foster employee engagement and guide employee and labor relations matters.
The Assistant Director may lead fact finding investigations, respond to information requests, and, represents the Universities at arbitration, mediation, appeal hearings, and unfair labor practice proceedings. S/he will formulate strategies to strengthen employee and labor relations effectiveness at the Universities and implement proactive supervisory training as it relates to performance management and employee relations issues.
• 30% Employee Relations
• 70% Labor Relations
• J.D. or other terminal degree(s) or coursework in human resources, public administration, labor/industrial relations or related field.
• 6-9 years of labor relations experience in either the public sector or higher education. Experience as a first chair/spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations.
• Admitted to practice law in the State of Oregon, through the State Bar of Oregon, or be able to gain admission to practice law in Oregon within one (1) year of employment.
• Experience in handling grievances, arbitrations, union organizing drives, and unfair labor practice proceedings.
• Proven track record of success in establishing credibility with major unions.
• Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing both proactive and reactive labor relations strategy and plans.
• Knowledge of Oregon's Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act
• The Assistant Director will demonstrate high integrity, outstanding management skills, exemplary ability to build rapport and trusting relationships within USSE and amongst the Universities
• The Assistant Director will have strong written and communication skills and demonstrated expertise in negotiating, facilitating or mediating the resolution of employment or human resource related issues.
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
• This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications:
• Experience in a similar position at a college of university comparable to the Universities
• PHR or SPHR certification
• Principles and practices of employee and labor relations, collective bargaining, and employment laws; human resource theories, practices, and techniques; supervisory principles; program development and administrative principles and practices; regulatory laws that affect employment, including understanding of ADA, FMLA, Title VII/Civil Rights Act, and Title IX. Procedures used to investigate and resolve employee grievances.
• Building strong relationships and partnerships with labor organizations and various interest groups.
• Effective written and oral communications, listening, presentation, group facilitation, influencing, and negotiations.
• Application of processes for influencing performance management.
• Effective use of mediation and conflict resolution techniques.
• Computerized systems for work processing, spreadsheet applications, and data bases to retrieve and analyze data and/or create reports.
• Effective project and time management.
• Present ideas clearly and effectively, in both oral and written form.
• Work effectively as a team member, including university staff, administrators, attorneys, and employee relations managers.
• Work independently with minimal supervision and direction, to meet deadlines, and to maintain a positive attitude while working under pressure.
• Experience should demonstrate good organization, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Work with high-level executives and officials.
• Maintain high standards of integrity and ethics.
• Manage multiple complex projects concurrently.
• Communicate, work, and collaborate effectively with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of University staff, faculty, and students.
This position will require frequent travel to the Universities the role supports.
Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.
Keywords: Human Resources, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Employee and Labor Relations, labor law, PT, Part Time, Ashland, La Grande, Klamath Falls, Portland, 97850, 97520, 97601, 97207