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Associate Vice Chancellor, Labor Relations

California State University Office of the Chancellor
Long Beach, CA
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Job Title: Associate Vice Chancellor, Labor Relations
Job ID: 1014016
Location: Downtown Long Beach
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code 3300
Job Grade Range A
Department HR-OFFICE OF VC

Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor, Labor Relations. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year


Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor, Labor Relations (AVC-LR) to be responsible for managing the system wide collective bargaining and campus relations programs, as assigned. The AVC-LR oversees the planning, negotiating, training and administration of the system's labor relations in accordance with the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), related laws, Board of Trustee policies and administrative direction. The individual serves as a labor relations liaison to CSU executives, campus presidents and administrators and union leaders, as assigned. Additionally, the AVC-LR is responsible for briefings and presentations on collective bargaining and labor relations to a variety of system wide groups


Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, the Associate Vice Chancellor, Labor Relations (AVC-LR) will:
-Develop strategies for and recommendations of labor relations policies. The individual coordinates necessary research and/ or the compilation of data for use in the development of labor relations policies, responses to requests for information and/ or collective bargaining agreements
-Work closely with the AVC for Business and Finance and AVC for Budget at the Chancellor's Office and Vice Presidents for Administration and Finance at the campuses as well as understand the budget process and financial challenges campuses face in order to be effective in setting collective bargaining strategy
-Oversee, present or assign all work on representation matters and has primary responsibility for developing basic strategies regarding same. Along with the General Counsel's office, also coordinates the CSU's response to Unfair Labor Practice charges
-Develop strategy and oversee and assign responsibility for the negotiation and implementation of all CSU collective bargaining contracts including full contracts and reopeners; is responsible for the meeting and confer process under existing and expired contracts; assigns the chief negotiators for contract bargaining
-Manage, evaluate, coach, mentor, train and assign work to the collective bargaining and campus relations staff
-Interface and collaborate with Human Resources Management, Budget and Finance, Governmental Relations, Public Affairs and others on collective bargaining as necessary. Develops strategic relations with campus constituents
-Responsible for legislative analyses, briefings and presentation to the Board of Trustees, outside entities and system wide groups as it pertains to collective bargaining
-Prepare and compose the Committee on Collective Bargaining board items, script, and notes for the VC-HR for all Board of Trustees meetings, as well as scripts and notes for Executive Council meetings and other meetings as assigned by the VC-HR
-Respond to external and internal data requests
-Other duties as assigned


This position requires:
-Master's degree or JD with a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in collective bargaining and dispute resolution or Bachelor's degree with 15 years of demonstrated experience in collective bargaining and dispute resolution
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Experience in higher education labor relations preferred
-Demonstrated presentation experience to senior-level administration
-Demonstrated understanding and experience in setting strategy for collective bargaining
-Demonstrated managerial experience
-Demonstrated political acumen and awareness of the impact of labor and legislative politics
-Candidate must be able to work as a member of a customer-service oriented team
-CSU experience preferred

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by September 11, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA)

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

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 as a condition of employment

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 when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position

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Posted: 2019-08-30 Expires: 2019-09-28

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