Employee and Labor Relations Specialist 2

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Employee and Labor Relations Specialist 2

Stanford University

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Stanford University is an employer of choice in the Silicon Valley, sitting next to, and interacting with, the world's pre-eminent high tech companies. We offer a variety of benefits beyond traditional vacation, medical, dental, retirement and savings options:

  • Year round art museums, musicals, plays and lectures
  • Over 100 annual University division I athletic events
  • Complete physical fitness and wellness programs, onsite recreation, equipment rentals and exercise classes
  • Events and program for children, sports camps, tuition options
  • World class intellectual stimulation through learning and development classes, workshops and onsite conferences from leading edge speakers and faculty
  • Work/life and family friendly policies and reimbursement
  • Participation in Stanford's social responsibility and sustainable programs for a better world

  • This is a culture where you can make a difference working alongside some of the brightest and advanced thinkers in the world.

    Join the Stanford School of Medicine Human Resources team in leading and changing medicine as we know it today. Reporting to the Directing Business Partner of Employee and Labor Relations, the Employee and Labor Relations Specialist 2 will provide advice and counsel to faculty, supervisor and managers and employees. We are seeking a highly skilled, well-experienced HR professional for the position.

    Duties include:
  • Responsible for university-wide management of employee and labor relations programs such as grievance, background check adjudication, reduction in workforce, labor contract management and policy administration and development. Provide advice and counsel to all university units regarding these programs.
  • Responsible for university-wide management of the reduction in workforce program to ensure compliance with university policy and the severance plan document.
  • Manages local efforts at the direction of counsel related to employment litigation and government agency charges.
  • Manages communication of potential employment litigation and/or risks to counsel and obtains legal counsel on employment matters as needed.
  • Provides advice and counsel regarding leave administration, e.g., FMLA, CFRA, and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act and the requirements under this law, e.g., the interactive process.
  • Handle all facets of employee relations, including investigations and resolutions to employment disputes. Provides guidance regarding and/or create and maintain accurate documentation of investigations or other employment or labor matters.
  • Provide guidance regarding layoffs, terminations, or corrective action. Must facilitate sound and consistent employee and labor relations decisions.
  • Research trends and practices in labor/employee relations, and recommend programs that will enhance employee and labor relations at the university; research and craft new policies for approval.
  • Act as an objective and confidential intermediary for employees and supervisors. Participate in conflict resolution, mediation facilitation, problem solving, and negotiation with/between supervisors and employees.
  • Provide direct services to client groups as assigned. Act as a resource to managers, supervisors, and employees to interpret policies, procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Design and deliver training for employees, supervisors, managers, and local human resource managers pertaining to employee relations and related compliance (e.g., training concerning policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and/or applicable state and federal legal requirements).

  • * - Other duties may also be assigned


    Bachelor's degree in human resources management, labor law, organizational behavior or other related field and ten years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Extensive knowledge regarding employee and labor relations, the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal employment laws.
  • Working knowledge of Employment Retirement Income Security Act requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with mediation and other dispute resolution systems and techniques. Experience managing a dispute resolution program or grievance program.
  • Demonstrated 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 experience managing collective bargaining agreements. Experience with interest-based negotiations and problem solving strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills. Must have excellent presentation skills. Project management skills in a multiple location/unit environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent investigative skills highly desired
  • Experience in facilitating training sessions
  • Law degree or an advance degree in a related field preferred

  • 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.


    Travel on campus to schools/units, occasional out of town travel.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

  • With more than 2,300 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 30 academic departments and 16 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,600 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.9B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford's largest school and truly a complex organization.

    Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in an inclusive culture of excellence and diversity that values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.


    Location: School of Medicine, Redwood City, California, United States
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    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Posted: 5/5/2021
    Application Due: 5/5/2033
    Work Type: Full Time