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University of Oregon Employee and Labor Relations Specialist in Eugene, Oregon

Employee and Labor Relations Specialist

Apply nowJob no:524409

Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Human Resources, Legal/Law

Department:Human Resources

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$45,000 - $55,000/annually

Compensation Band:OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2019-2020

FTE:1.0

Application Review Begins

August 20, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a current resume and a cover letter that addresses how your skills and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.

In your online application, please include 3 professional references that can speak to your skills and abilities. Applicants will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Department Summary

Human Resources serves the campus community as a strategic partner by building HR processes, systems, and infrastructure to provide streamlined, state-of-the-art services to campus partners, and developing HR expertise to enable HR to advance university goals and the institution's HR capacity. The person in this position must support diversity and inclusion in every aspect and responsibility associated with the job.

Position Summary

The Employee and Labor Relations Specialist (ELRS) reports to the Associate Director of Employee and Labor Relations in the Employee and Labor Relations unit of Human Resources. The person in this position is responsible for assisting in the coordination and administration of the collective bargaining agreements for Service Employees International Union (SEIU), University of Oregon Police Association (UOPA), and Teamsters. This position will be responsible for records management; case management; project management; tracking grievances and discipline, triaging new matters; coaching employees and supervisors; managing classified employee layoff processes; conducting investigatory meetings, serving as backup for the ADA Coordinator, and assisting other members of the Employee and Labor Relations team in the execution of their duties. The person will provide scheduling support to the Associate Director and perform other administrative tasks. The person in this position will get exposure to all of the University’s bargaining units.

This position demands a firm commitment to serving the University with sensitivity and professionalism. The position requires the ability to multi-task many cases, processes, and unplanned happenings at one time. The ability to handle confidential material appropriately and maintain an institutional perspective is also critical.

Minimum Requirements

• Three years of experience in employee relations and/or labor relations or administering collective bargaining agreements as a supervisor or HR representative. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication.

• Demonstrated ability to write and edit complex policy, procedure, and other technical prose.

• Demonstrated strong analytical and critical thinking skills; and ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.

• Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and to model compliance with university and unit policies, procedures and expectations.

• Ability to manage confidential or sensitive information and issues responsibly.

• Ability to work and solve problems independently as well as in a collaborative team environment, and represent the university in an appropriate and professional manner.

• Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple projects in a university setting.

• A commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.

• Ability to work across partisan and ideological lines to build consensus for university and faculty issues.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) collective bargaining agreement.

• Familiarity with the University of Oregon’s organizational structure, policies, and current political issues.

• Experience with and/or training in principles of employee and labor relations.

• Experience providing scheduling support for another person or group of people.

• Training in conflict resolution, mediation, or other ADR techniques.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visithttp://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

Advertised:06 Aug 2019Pacific Daylight Time

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