Director of Employee & Labor Relations

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Director of Employee & Labor Relations Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201909176461 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience Position Information The Director of Employee & Labor Relations (ELR) reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer and oversees the provision of employee and labor relations services to the campus and plays a leadership role in programs aimed at increasing employee engagement and workplace performance. In addition to leading the ELR team, the incumbent serves as chief negotiator in local contract negotiations. The position has responsibility for representing campus interests in system wide contract negotiations, and for implementation and administration of 14 collective bargaining agreements and relevant personnel policies. The ELR team is responsible for the provision of a broad range of employee and organization focused activities such as performance management, complaint resolution, grievance administration and management consultation. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in related field or JD. Preferred
Certifications Certification Requirement CLRM or other labor relations certification, SHRM or HRCI certification Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Maintains a thorough understanding of the goals of the organization and ways in which this position can support those goals.
Provides written analyses and oral presentations to management.
Recognizes issues that have organizational impact or future implications and advises manager appropriately.
Requires advanced knowledge of the principles of advocacy, and applicable state and federal laws and court decisions.
Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
Must have thorough knowledge of the organization's policies and procedures relating to budget and HR-related matters.
Requires specialized knowledge of other areas with human resources function including compensation, employee relations, and employee benefits.
Maintains effective professional relationships with department managers as well as other managers in the field.
Position requires highly effective decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, project and initiative management and organizational leadership skills.
Has advanced knowledge of labor/employment law and the principles and techniques of labor negotiations which must be continually updated.
Requires highly effective negotiation and communication skills.
Must be aware of the dynamics associated with each negotiation in order to effectively represent the organization's interests.
Requires skills associated with working in a highly collaborative manner.
The ability to provide written analyses and oral presentations to management.
Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of the organization's policies and procedures relating to budget and HR-related matters.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 10/10/2019
Application Due: 1/8/2020
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