Employee and Labor Relations Manager (3 Openings)
Company: College of Charleston
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and
research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and
physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major
Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to
excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is
committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers
and enrich their lives. Stanford University Human Resources (UHR)
is seeking an Employee & Labor Relations Manager to manage
university-wide employee relations and labor relations matters and
supervise a team of specialists. This position is located at our
new Stanford Redwood City Campus, 505 Broadway, Redwood City,
California, with consideration given to the option for a hybrid
work schedule (partially onsite and offsite), subject to
operational need. Interested candidates must include a resume and
cover letter to be considered for this position. Core Duties:
- Manage Employee and Labor Relations specialists and staff.
Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching,
personal development for direct reports and accountable for the
performance of employees.
- Within area of designated responsibility and/or area of
specialization within the university, manage employee and labor
relations matters and provide strategic advice to local
schools/units in the application of employee and/or labor relations
policies and processes, including terminations, reductions in
workforce, grievances, etc.
- Manage assigned matters related to collective bargaining
agreements for a school/unit or university-wide basis, including
leading contract negotiations, managing grievances and information
requests on behalf of the university, and managing
- Within area of designated responsibility and/or area of
specialization within the university, lead initiatives, task
forces, and labor management meetings to promote UHR strategic
goals, facilitating sound and consistent decisions. Lead efforts
related to the prioritization, analysis, research, drafting and
implementation of policies and guides.
- Within area of designated responsibility within the university,
manage all facets of employee relations matters, including
conducting and/or providing guidance regarding complex workplace
investigations, hearings, and conflict resolution meetings.
- Support the university-wide management of the reduction in
workforce program and approves locally proposed reductions in
workforce to ensure compliance with university policy and severance
- Within area of designated responsibility for the university,
manage efforts in coordination with legal counsel related to
employment matters, litigation, and government agency charges.
Assist schools/VP areas as needed.
- Assess data and develop metrics related to employee and labor
relations performance, trends, and needs university-wide and within
UHR. Lead the development of policies, processes, and
communications applicable university wide and develop
recommendations for programs that will enhance employee and labor
relations at the university level based on trends and
- Oversee the design and delivery of university-wide training for
employees, supervisors, managers, and local human resource managers
pertaining to employee relations and related compliance (e.g.,
training regarding policies, procedures, collective bargaining
agreements, and/or applicable state and federal legal
- Provide strategic advice and counsel regarding leave
administration, e.g., FMLA, CFRA, and compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act and the requirements under this law, e.g.,
the interactive process. Education and Experience (required):
Bachelor's degree in human resources management, labor law,
organizational behavior or other related field and 6-8 years of
relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant
experience, and a minimum of 3 years of experience leading,
supervising or managing teams or projects/programs in employee
relations. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (required):
- Expert knowledge regarding employee and labor relations, the
National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board,
and state and federal employment laws.
- Intermediate knowledge of Employment Retirement Income Security
- Demonstrated advanced experience with mediation and other
dispute resolution systems and techniques. Advanced experience
managing a dispute resolution program or grievance program.
- Demonstrated advanced ability to develop and maintain
collaborative working relationships in a consulting
- Excellent coaching skills regarding employee and labor
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a
- Demonstrated advanced experience managing collective bargaining
agreements. Demonstrated experience with interest-based
negotiations and problem-solving strongly preferred.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Must have excellent presentation skills. Project management skills
in a multiple location/unit environment.
- Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters.
- Strong, fundamental computer skills in technology/platform
supporting business operations and communications.
- Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills including
conflict resolution. Physical requirements*:
- Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks,
use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
- Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above
shoulders, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that
weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand , sort/file paperwork.
- Rarely kneel/crawl. *Consistent with its obligations under the
law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any
employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform
the essential functions of his or her job. Working conditions:
Travel on campus to schools/units, occasional out of town travel.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, . The expected pay range for this position is
$154,000 to $193,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay
ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university
reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a
selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but
not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the
qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget
availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external
market pay for comparable jobs. At Stanford University, base pay
represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package.
The Cardinal at Work website ( ) provides detailed information on
Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to
employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position
may be discussed during the hiring process. Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms.
Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and
research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized
the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is
our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to
impact the future of our legacy. Our and empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition
reimbursement, or audit courses. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or
listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous
time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of
health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities.
We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails,
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing
incentives, discounts and more. The job duties listed are typical
examples of work performed by positions in this job classification
and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on
department or program needs without changing the general nature and
scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also
perform other duties as assigned. Stanford is an equal employment
opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. Additional Information
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4684
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: L
- Requisition ID: 101210
- Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible
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