Reporting to the Director of Employee Relations and Compliance, the Employee Relations Specialist works to ensure proactive and effective management of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases. The Employee Relations Specialist will provide information to students, faculty, and staff to ensure relevant policies and programs are effectively implemented.
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This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits, including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under general supervision, the Employee Relations Specialist serves a supporting role in managing and administering employee and labor relations for the University's non-instructional staff, a population of roughly 1,700 employees organized in eight collective bargaining units that are represented by five different unions. Key responsibilities include learning contract administration (implementation and grievance management); serving as a liaison between the California State University Chancellor's Office, University supervisors and managers, and employees and union representatives; providing administrative guidance and counsel to University supervisors and managers; and, assisting in the staff discipline process. Working in a challenging and dynamic environment, the Employee Relations Specialist strives to develop amicable and effective relationships amongst all stakeholders. They possess superior analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, and are dedicated to individual and institutional success and building on SDSU's excellence.
Additionally, this position will conduct less complex investigations of complaints filed under Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 and workplace investigations.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in industrial relations, human resource management, public administration, law or related field. One year of progressively responsible human resource management experience, including demonstrated experience in employee relations, interpreting policy, law, and contracts or grievance processing or progressive discipline action processes. Experience in a higher education institution is desirable. Knowledge of employment administration in higher education institutions. Knowledge of principles and trends in Human Resource Management within the public sector. Proven successful experience in employer/employee relations techniques and methods.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 18, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by November 17, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Catherine Love at (619) 594-5248.
All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.
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.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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 continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
San Diego, California