Associate Director of Employee and Labor Relations
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Internal Number: 105411
Internal Job Number: P04689UF
The University Human Resources is seeking an Associate Director of Employee and Labor Relations. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
Building on 150 years as Oregon's land grant institution, Oregon State University (OSU) serves the state, the nation and the world as a premier 21st-century research university. We go wherever the changes are, push ourselves to the very edge of what's known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that's smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so.
As a land grant institution, committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State university promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world.
Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Senior Director for Employee and Labor Relation, the Associate Director of Employee and Labor Relations is responsible for overseeing the implementation and day-to-day administration of three of the University's collective bargaining agreements, specifically the agreements with the Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE), Oregon State University Public Safety Association (OSUPSA), and SEIU Local 503, OPEU (SEIU). This position will represent the University as the lead negotiator in bargaining sessions, labor management meetings, grievance proceedings, arbitrations and other labor-related meetings with CGE, OSUPSA, and SEIU. This position will provide support, advice and counsel regarding labor contracts to managers, HR professionals, and other members of the OSU community. When requested to do so, the Associate Director of Employee and Labor Relations may also represent the University at hearings.
This position provides direct supervision to two Senior Employee and Labor Relations Officers (SELR), whose primary employee relations focus is dedicated to the represented graduate assistants, sworn police officers, and classified employees.
This position supports the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Senior Director for Employee and Labor Relations in the development and implementation of labor relations data analyses and data collection tools, reports, boilerplate, and/or templates; participate in arbitration; provide analytical assistance to management at all levels of the grievance process; provide interpretation of the three collective bargaining agreements; research issues relevant to contract interpretation/administration; develop resources and training materials for campus management; manage the process and compliance activities associated with grievances and arbitrations.
The Associate Director for Employee and Labor Relations serves a critical role in developing, growing, and sustaining strong partnerships between the University and the three unions within the OSU community.
This position requires strong collaboration and communication skills, the ability to influence and develop productive partnerships and create innovative solutions. The incumbent will take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and will participate in the university's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field. 5 years' experience including progressively responsible program administration and project management in human resources with a functional understanding of effective human resources management practices.
Bachelor's degree, and five years of professional-level labor and employees relations experience
Experience serving as a lead negotiator in collective bargaining from start to finish of an inaugural and/or successor contract and experience serving on a negotiations team
Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to labor issues
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to synthesize information and communicate effectively and efficiently to diverse audiences.
Ability to research, evaluate and analyze complex or conflicting data/information, develop valid conclusions and recommendations, and prepare clear and concise written reports on technical subject matter
Ability to work in a confidential environment.
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.
In normal conditions, this position will work within an office environment and may be expected to work after hours and on weekends to complete projects and/or meet objectives.
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods moving around office environment and the campus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.