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Director of Employee and Labor Relations

Portland Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Grants & Contracts, Human Resources Administration, Alumni Affairs
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Director of Employee and Labor Relations

Requisition ID req1378 Department Human Resources Management Campus DC-Downtown Center Employment Type Administrative-Full Time Best Consideration Date 8/26/2022 Position Summary

The College is seeking a collaborative and creative Employee and Labor Relations Director candidate to lead employee and labor relations functions in a large multi-campus environment supporting equitable employee and student success. As Oregon’s largest postsecondary institution and the 19th largest community college in the nation, PCC is committed to lifelong learning and transforming our culture through creating a sense of belonging and well-being for our employees and students.

The ideal candidate will be culturally aware, and will have significant leadership experience in developing and implementing strategies, policies, practices, and systems within the employee and labor relations function, as well as creating and fostering an equitable and inclusive environment. As part of a collaborative team of HR professionals, the Employee and Labor Relations Director will be the lead negotiator in the collective bargaining process; provide guidance/coordination of related management activities consistent with the mission of the College; provide mentorship and supervision to a strong team of HR business partners; and partner with managers throughout the organization supporting equitable student success.

Key Leadership Competencies:

Advances Racial and Social Justice
Identifies systemic racism and social oppression and actively works toward their elimination; implements inclusive and culturally responsive practices and processes to achieve equitable employee and labor relations outcomes.

Drives Vision and Purpose
Articulates and executes a vision for equitable delivery of employee and labor relations programming and services.

Drives Engagement
Builds ownership in transformational change and establishes conditions for authentic exploration and engagement cross-departmentally to arrive at collaborative solutions that lead to success.

Accelerates Agility and Innovation
Analyzes systems, policies, and practices using an equity lens and commits to continuous, culturally responsive program improvement.

Builds Partnerships
Partners to solve problems, adapt communication and approaches, support healthy conflict, and develop strong relationships across all areas of the College to advance institutional goals.

See the classification description for additional information:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report 2021 (ASR) is now available for viewing on the Department of Public Safety website:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
  • Significant experience in a large, complex organization leading contract administration, grievance processing, performance management, disciplinary processes and related activities on behalf of management, preferably in higher education and/or the public sector under Oregon’s Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act (PECBA)
  • Significant experience as a chief spokesperson on behalf of management in collective bargaining to achieve successful outcomes, including identifying and responding to key and emerging issues, collaborating with key stakeholders, drafting contract language, interpreting data, costing economic proposals using spreadsheets, and implementing agreements
  • Strong communication and facilitations skills, including clear written and oral communication and effective listening skills
  • Experience building partnerships with internal stakeholders at all levels in the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of employee and labor relations services which demonstrates broad knowledge of state and federal employment laws such as FMLA, OFLA, ADA, FLSA, EEO, USERRA and PECBA
  • Cultural awareness and experience fostering equitable and inclusive employee and labor relations
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field (Note: Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Five years progressively responsible, professional experience in collective bargaining and labor relations activities, including
  • Two years of supervisory experience
Experience must include leading contract administration, grievance processing, performance management and disciplinary activities, as well as facilitating on-going communication and working relationships with employee representative organizations and other college stakeholders.

Position Grade O Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $109,531 to range midpoint of $134,177. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. Position Grade Salary Range $109531 to $158822 Annual Salary FTE 1 PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily. Frequent travel to other college campuses and off-campus sites is required. Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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