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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 02-06-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Staff Human Resources (SHR) is dedicated to building a strong and healthy university by propelling the university mission, engaging and developing people, empowering our campus partners, building trust and teamwork and providing excellent Human Resource services.
SHR is responsible for providing leadership to the campus and Staff Human resources (SHR), in the areas of Benefits, Business Administration, Compensation/Classification, Employee & Labor Relations, HR Business systems, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition and Operations. Employee & Labor Relations serves as a professional resource to managers, supervisors and employees for work related issues, serves as a liaison to campus labor unions, and represents the campus in employment matters.
Under the general direction of the ELR Director or designee, the Employee Relations Manager oversees and provides leadership to the Employee Relations (ER) team, provides expert analysis, consultation, coaching and training to campus clients on organizational development, strategic planning, policy and regulatory compliance, interpretation and application of labor contracts, and resolution of workplace problems. Works collaboratively and establishes highly effective working relationships with clients, campus constituents, and union representatives. Successfully provides supervision to individual contributors and an ER supervisor to grow and develop staff. Provide campus advocacy and representation on employee and/or labor relations matters. Provide supervision, leadership and guidance to Employee Relations Analysts team members, support staff, and student staff where appropriate.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $114,250 - $120,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Work in a highly collaborative manner with all members at the management level, others across the organization, and external contacts of significance, to advise on employee relations matters relating to highly complex individual and organization-wide issues and is independently responsible for appropriate courses of action in developing, interpreting and administering HR programs.
Work effectively with people from diverse cultures on such issues as performance management, organizational changes, and workplace climate, and other related issues.
Anticipate future needs, challenges and opportunities, and collaborate with the ELR Director on long range planning. Leverage knowledge and expertise in HR best practices and legal environment to collaborate and proactively contribute to the development, continuous improvement and implementation of policies, procedures, workflow, programs, and other HR initiatives.
Provide input on performance, salary actions, disciplinary actions, coaching, counseling and other human resources related issues.
Recognize issues that have campus impact or future implications and advise the ELR Director appropriately. Accept changes in priorities and communicate those changes effectively to assigned staff members.
Lead by example to identify opportunities and work to improve processes, apply innovation, and serve as a leader or subject matter expert on projects focused on process or program improvements.
Work with legal representatives, as appropriate, to effectively deal with possible conflicts.
35% - MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP and STRATEGIC PLANNING
Lead, manage and supervise individual contributors and an employee relations lead who provide strategic, consultative and transactional human resources services to the campus community in the areas of Employee Relations and Leave Management, in compliance with state and federal regulations, and applicable policies, collective bargaining agreements procedures and benefit programs.
Effectively manages and guides assigned staff, including developing individuals and providing cross training.
Assist in the selection, development and evaluation of personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience and / or training.
Maintains effective professional relationships with campus department managers as well as other managers in Human Resources
Excellent management skills with the ability to guide, mentor and develop staff
Provides written analyses, recommendations and oral presentations to management
Maintains a thorough understanding of the goals of the campus and ways in which this position can support those goals
Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organizational and problem-solving skills
Thorough knowledge of employee relations fields and other areas of HR
Thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state labor laws and regulations Advanced knowledge of Campus policies and procedures
Demonstrated knowledge of administering labor/union contracts, dispute resolution, grievance procedures, and facilitation and mediation processes
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills Strong organizational skills
Advanced computer skills
Must have effective management and organizational leadership skills
Excellent written communication skills
Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to listen effectively
Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively
Thorough knowledge of organization processes, protocols and procedures
Excellent project management skills
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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