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Director, Academic Employee & Labor Relations

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 2/22/23

Job Description

Director, Academic Employee & Labor Relations

Job No: 520572
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job Summary

The Director of Academic Employee & Labor Relations is the primary resource person on the implementation of provisions of Collective Bargaining Agreements for Unit 3 and Unit 11. The incumbent is responsible for all processes and procedures related to lecturer evaluation, Unit 3 and Unit 11 CBA compliance, and professional development. The incumbent has oversight of academic employee leaves, background checks for academic employees, and ADA accommodations for academic employees. In addition, the incumbent is the custodian of record or academic employee personnel and medical files and as such oversees responses to information requests and access to those documents. The Director also supervises and supports development of Employee Relations support staff members.
Key Responsibilities

  • Manages all issues related to academic employee relations
  • Responsible for all processes and procedures related to Unit 3 lecturer and Unit 11 evaluation, Unit 3 and Unit 11 CBA compliance, and professional development
  • Supervises and supports development of Employee Relations support staff
  • Oversight of leaves for academic employees, background checks for academic employees and ADA accommodation process for academic employees
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to provide ethical leadership characterized by good judgment and discretion. Leadership experience in academic employee relations and/or personnel (postsecondary) in a collective bargaining environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills including commitment to modeling and promoting civility in the workplace. Knowledge of employment regulations, laws, and employee contracts. Ability to participate effectively as a member of a collaborative leadership team. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community. Demonstrated skills in mediation and/or conflict resolution. Ability to develop and facilitate training activities. Ability to gather and analyze data, conduct investigations, and write clear and concise reports. Demonstrated commitment to faculty governance, consultative processes, and consensus building. Knowledge of CSU Unit 3 (Faculty) and Unit 11 (Academic Student Employees) employee contracts. Familiarity with employee relations issues for Teaching Associates, Graduate Assistants, and Instructional Student Assistants.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in labor relations, human resources management, public administration, business administration, organizational planning/policy required. Master's degree in relevant discipline or JD preferred. Minimum of three years related experience required. Successful experience in collaborating with labor management groups, in a collective bargaining environment, including responsibilities such as processing grievances, and representing employer at State Personnel Board and/or arbitration hearings required.

Employee Relations

The hiring range for this position is $95,460 to $143,196, commensurate with experience.

Administrator II

This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

Application Closes: Nov 21, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.