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9 Apr 2020

Full-Time Employee and Labor Relations Manager – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Employee and Labor Relations Manager

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, administrative equity-minded Employee and Labor Relations Manager in the Human Resources Office. The position is responsible for day-to-day employee and labor relations administration and contributes to the mission of the College by ensuring equitable employee and labor relations outcomes through providing training, consultation, and contract and policy administration. Human Resources is an integral part of supporting the College mission, Core Themes, Guided Pathways and the Social Equity plan.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, Core themes, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide consultation and guidance to leadership teams and supervisors in navigating various Employee and Labor Relations related issues in accordance with college policy and contract language.
• Conduct investigations in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and college policies and procedures. Prepare grievance responses, written reports, and findings; make recommendations; maintain appropriate records of activities.
• Assist with administering and interpreting rules and regulations of collective bargaining agreements (CBA).
o Manage the faculty salary advancement and contract process in partnership with Benefits and Compensation.
o Manage the Classified Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement contract updates in partnership with Benefits and Compensation.
o Manage and/or support Administrators through the grievance process for Classified and Faculty contracts.
o Participate in Faculty contract negotiations.
o Participate in Classified Labor Management Communications Committee (LMCC) meetings.
• Lead and supervise front desk staff and manage front desk operations and personnel files for Compliance.
• Partner with HR Directors to review, update, and develop HR policies with an equity lens.
• Administer Background Check review process.
• Partner with Employee Development to develop and/or facilitate a variety of Employee and Labor Relations related trainings, such as, Performance Development and Evaluations, Setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based) goals/expectations, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Supervisor Essentials, Disciplinary Actions, Avoiding Grievances, Conducting Investigations and Workplace Behavior.
• Other areas of responsibility:
o Administer Affirmative Action plan and reporting
o Effectively lead and develop a diverse team in area of responsibility
o Partner with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Employee Development to provide and facilitate required and professional development training opportunities
• Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
• Provide leadership in accordance with the mission, Core themes, objectives and values established by the college.
• Supervise hourly and classified employees.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, Organizational Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university OR equivalent work experience to obtain human resources, employee/labor relations, and compliance expertise.
• Two (2) years of progressive experience working in a Human Resources department within a large, complex organization.
• Two (2) years of experience advising managers, supervisors and staff in Human Resource matters such as: performance management, Labor and Employee Relations, etc.

Successful Candidates will also have:
• Demonstrated experience successfully leading and/or collaborating within culturally diverse teams.
• Demonstrated track record contributing to an equitable and ethical organization by addressing and challenging institutional barriers, policies, procedures through an equity lens.
• Demonstrated expertise conducting and/or investigating employment discrimination complaints.
• Demonstrated expertise working through complex employee and labor relations issues with labor partners in order to prevent and/or address grievances.
• Demonstrated success using a powerful sense of empathy to lead difficult conversations, respectfully consider diverse perspectives, and identify principled courses of action.
• Demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• Excellent communication skills, judgement, and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Human Resources Certification (e.g. SPHR, PHR, SHRM SCP or SHRM CP).
• Multilingual.
• Experience working in an HR department within higher education.
• Experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
• Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, Organizational Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or closely allied field.

Salary Statement:
$66,996.00 annually. Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Current résumé
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).

Please apply online at To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline: Open until filled; first review begins April 27, 2020.

Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Clark College Human Resources
April 7, 2020

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Employee Relations, HR, human resources, Labor Relations, and manager. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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