Manager of Systemwide Labor Relations (517002)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jul 22, 2022
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Manager of Systemwide Labor Relations. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Administrator III

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Manager of Systemwide Labor Relations to serve as the CSU's advocate at contract grievance arbitration hearings, meet and confer sessions with the applicable union(s), represent the CSU before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), and provide generalist labor relations support for campuses as assigned.


Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Labor and Employee Relations, the Manager of Systemwide Labor Relations will:

-Serve as the CSU advocate at statutory meet and confer sessions and contract grievance meetings.

-Arbitrate employee grievances arising from collective bargaining agreements. This includes developing arbitration strategies, pre-hearing case summaries, developing exhibits, preparing witnesses, drafting post hearing briefs, and developing settlement agreements.

-Represent the CSU before PERB in all phases of the unfair practice charge process.

-Providing high-quality customer service and working as a contributing member of an integrated team of diverse individuals committed to resolving a variety of complex employee and labor relations issues. Leveraging individual and team member's skills and expertise to provide sound and authoritative employee and labor relations advice to internal (ex. Office of General Counsel) and external (ex. campus management) customers.

-Respond to inquiries from campus administrators.

-Research issues of employment and labor law and regulation, as needed.

-Assist in the development of systems to monitor the effectiveness of policies, procedures and practices.

-Develop and present training programs for campus, system managers, and administrators in the areas of advocacy and labor relations.

-Analyze proposed labor legislation.

-Other duties, as assigned.


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations, Business, Law or other related field, or equivalent experience.

-Demonstrated three to five years' experience resolving union grievances, conducting arbitration hearings or equivalent dispute resolution, and employee/labor relations or general human resources experience, preferably in a unionized environment.

-Possession, or ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California driver's license.

-Demonstrated experience in maintaining an open and approachable manner, easily build rapport with other parties and ability to work effectively as part of a team.

-Demonstrated experience in working with numerous stakeholders who hold varying interests and perspectives.

-Ability to maintain focus and relationships within a high-volume work environment, which often experiences unexpected shifts in priorities.

-Ability to travel, sometimes overnight, within California.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

-Ability to research questions/issues of public employment policy and law.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience in faculty/campus relations in higher education.

-California public labor law litigation experience in PERB law and practice.

-JD or other professional degree preferred.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by August 8, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The systemwide policy can be found at

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

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.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map