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Employee and Labor Relations Manager (3 Openings)

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

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 arbitrations.
  • 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 plan.
  • 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 practices.
  • 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 requirements).
  • 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 Act requirements.
    • 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 environment.
    • Excellent coaching skills regarding employee and labor relations.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team-based environment.
    • 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. Work Standards:
        • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
        • 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 learned.
        • 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, and museums.
          • 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

Keywords: College of Charleston, Palo Alto , Employee and Labor Relations Manager (3 Openings), Executive , Palo Alto, California

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