Director for Academic Labor Relations (Administrator II)/Faculty Affairs & Development
California State University, San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino, California
Internal Number: 2438566
Director for Academic Labor Relations (Administrator II)/Faculty Affairs & Development California State University, San Bernardino
Job No: 503661 Work type: Management (MPP) Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources, Student Services
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
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The office of Faculty Affairs and Development provides support to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Deans, Department Chairs, and faculty on faculty matters. Our office provides leadership and oversight of academic policy and procedures in a manner that supports the overall academic goals, mission, and strategic plan of the university.
Required Application Materials
All applicants must submit 1). Letter of interest or cover letter, 2). Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3). A writing sample demonstrating effective and persuasive writing skills and 4) Contact information of three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments and prospects for success in this position.
California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of Director, Academic Labor Relations in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development (hereinafter the Associate Provost), the Director will assist the Associate Provost with fostering cooperative labor relations between the university and its academic employees.
Under the supervision of the Associate Provost, the Director will:
Be responsible for administering the California Faculty Association (Unit 3) and UAW Academic Student Employees (Unit 11) Collective Bargaining Agreements, and act as a liaison for formal and informal interactions between academic employees, collective bargaining units, and Academic Affairs administration.
Work with the CFA, department chairs, deans, and representatives from the Chancellor's office, in the handling of sensitive situations regarding employee relations.
Function as a consultant to both internal and external constituent groups on Policy and Procedures.
Provide training and education to campus units about Unit 3 and Unit 11 contract issues, and advise departments and colleges on Article 12 issues related to personnel.
Address issues involving academic grievances and discipline, and investigate allegations of violations of policy by academic employees.
Provide professional development for administrators and chairs.
Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned by the Associate Provost.
Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, 'Exempt' position included in the Management Personnel Plan.
The initial review of applications will begin September 10, 2021.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.
Education and Experience
Advanced degree such as a Master's or a Juris Doctor.
Minimum 3 years of experience working in labor relations.
Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management, staff, and internal/external stakeholders regarding complex or sensitive issues.
Ability to understand, interpret and apply collective bargaining agreements for academic personnel and evaluate and make recommendations for resolving disputes, complaints, and employee grievances.
Ability to maintain confidentiality to preserve the integrity of labor relations issues and related matters.
Proven ability to write effectively and persuasively.
Ability to write investigative reports, policies, and procedures and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
Minimum three (3) years of experience in managing labor relations in a unionized environment.
Minimum three (3) years of experience as an employment lawyer.
Experience with and understanding of faculty labor relations and shared governance in the higher education context.
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.