Aug 23, 2019
To be considered for this position, send your resume and cover letter to Sarah Fitch at . THE OPPORTUNITYUnder general direction, provide advice, guidance, and assistance to district administrators, staff, and association partners on a variety of employment and employee performance issues; perform routine-to-highly complex investigations on employee related issues; prepare, respond to, recommend and resolve employee and bargaining unit grievances and employee relations issues; lead and participate in developing and implementing programs which sustain a highly diverse, inclusionary workforce and supports the district's education and equity initiatives. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESCollaborate with administrators and managers in investigating and determining appropriate responses to unwanted employee behaviors, morale issues, job performance, and other employee issues; advise on policies and procedures to assist employees in such situations.Support and coach principals, managers, and supervisors on techniques to effectively address employee and labor relations performance issues, including direct technical expertise and support for plans of assistance to enhance effectiveness.Conduct research on union related matters; analyze and understand collective bargaining agreement terms to develop interpretation of intent and requirements.Serve on and represent management in bargaining negotiations.Serve as district representative in arbitration disputes between labor and management; attend hearings to advance district position regarding disputed contract provisions.Handle the investigation and disposition of grievances; advise on grievance processing and dealing with disciplinary matters; meet with labor representatives to discuss issues and attempt to arrive at positive solutions.Furnish information, such as reference documents and statistical data concerning labor legislation, labor market conditions, prevailing union and management practices, for use in review of current contract provisions and proposed changes.Participate in and develop, monitor, and lead implementation of systems and common tools related to employment practices in a public K-12 setting and for improving the performance of individuals and teams.Demonstrate a commitment to the Portland Public Schools Equity Initiative by developing a thorough knowledge and application of the district Racial Educational Equity Policy, Equity in Purchasing and Contracting and other board policies; participate in staff development, in-services, and training related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and in K-12 education; model appropriate behaviors; develop, recommend, and implement improvements to human resources practices with awareness and understanding of their impact in a racially and culturally diverse community.Study the impact of local, state, and federal legislation as they apply to collective bargaining in public K-12 education and employment; participate in the analysis of impending legislation, draft and recommend new and revised district policy language to assure legal compliance with legislation.Perform related duties as assigned. EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCEThe Employee and Labor Relations Manager requires a Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Science, or a related field and three (3) years of experience conducting a variety of labor/management investigations, trainings, contract negotiations, and related activities or two (2) years performing employee and/or labor relations duties at the Senior Analyst level within one of the Portland Public Schools Human Resources disciplines. A J.D. or LL.M will substitute for the required experience at the Employee and Labor Relations Manager level. The Senior Manager - Employee and Labor Relations requires a Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Science, or a related field and five (5) years of experience conducting highly complex, multifaceted labor/management investigations, serving as the employer representative in collective bargaining and arbitration hearings and developing and conducting employee performance management and investigation trainings, or three (3) years as an Employee and Labor Relations Manager with Portland Public Schools. A J.D. or LL.M will substitute for three (3) years of the required experience at the Senior Manager - Employee and Labor Relations level. Experience in K-12 public education is preferred. Any other combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the candidate is likely to possess the skill, knowledge, ability and trait characteristics essential for this classification may be considered. CLASSIFICATION AND SALARYThis position is classified as Employee and Labor Relations Senior Manager , pay grade 37, on the Non-Represented Confidential Professional Management and Employees Salary Schedule . Salary Range: $90,093 - $107,576FLSA : ExemptFTE: 1.0 Full-TimeWork Year: 260 days This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period. To be considered for this position, send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Sarah Fitch at .
Portland Public Schools Portland, OR, USA Full-time