Proactively manages College-wide Employee and Labor Relations function to ensure fair, compliant, and progressive working conditions for all College employees. Oversees and directs Title VII and IX functions and supports the College’s Title IX Coordinator in the interpretation, application and continuous improvement of related procedures and practices.Oversees the HR compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines and policies and investigations of alleged violations.Represents the College in labor management meetings, arbitrations, and negotiations.Directs the HR Compliance and Employee/Labor Relations team and hires, trains, coaches and evaluates the performance of assigned staff.
Works directly with employees, managers and constituency group leadership to foster a climate focused on mutual respect
Directs the HR Compliance and Employee/Labor Relations team and hires, trains, coaches and evaluates the performance of assigned staff
Oversees Title IX functions and supports the College’s Title IX Coordinator in the interpretation, application and continuous improvement of related procedures and practices
Oversees HR compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines and policies and investigations of alleged violations
Provides College-wide administration for the following collective bargaining agreements: American Association of University Professors (AAUP); District 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (full and part-time); Ohio Council 8 and Local 2678 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME)
Manages all phases of the disciplinary and due process procedures
Coaches and trains managers in the consistent application of contract language, including disciplines, grievances and complaints and College policies and procedures
·Leads all labor management committees to prioritize and manage related issues and activities while keeping leadership apprised of content, progress, and potential concerns
Leads grievance investigations and hearings to appropriate resolution
Develops strategies for contract negotiations and leads negotiations
Represents the College at arbitrations
Develops, revises and monitors HR compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state, federal and local laws and regulations and ensures that all College faculty, staff and students operate in accordance with established policies & procedures
Advises College employees on ethical issues to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct of employees within the College
Collaborates with In-House Counsel and leadership, as needed, to resolve difficult employment, legal and HR compliance issues
Identifies potential areas of HR compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future
Maintains current knowledge of laws and regulations, keeping abreast of recent changes that may affect the institution's policies, procedures and processes
Monitors the success of strategies, projects and policies to continuously identify opportunities to create efficiencies and improve effectiveness
Serves on related College committees as directed and participates in strategic planning
Performs other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/TRAINING
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, or related field. (Significant related experience may substitute for education).
Minimum of nine years of demonstrated experience accurately interpreting and applying employment policies and procedures in a large, complex organization including the administration of collective bargaining agreements and leading negotiations.
Demonstrated experience hiring, training, developing, scheduling, supervising and managing the work performance of others.
Demonstrated experience effectively developing strategies and making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area).
Demonstrated experience and effectiveness requiring dynamic and analytical problem solving methods in a variety of situations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
· Possess comprehensive knowledge of management theories, employee/labor relations and Title VII and IX theories, concepts and practices with the ability to apply in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
· Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively in complex business situations
· Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently
· Possess excellent organizational and prioritization skills with demonstrated attention to detail
· Ability to be creative and exercise initiative
· Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
· Possess strong organizational and time-management skills
· Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail
· Ability to promote collaboration, teamwork, and involve all stakeholders in decision-making processes
· Proven leadership skills and ability to foster a team environment and work collaboratively
· Demonstrated advanced Project Management skills
· Possess intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
· Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
· Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects
· Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues
· Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
· Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population
Quality of Work
VERY IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES
Service Focus Continuous Improvement
Time Utilization Adaptability
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/TRAINING
· Master’s degree in a related field
· PHR, SPHR, or other related professional certifications
· Demonstrated employee /labor relations and Title VII and VII experience in the public sector
Internal Number: req1491
About Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) opened in 1963 as Ohio's first community college and remains Ohio's oldest and largest public community college. For nearly 50 years Tri-C has provided high quality, affordable education and programs to more than 900,000 members of our community. Each semester Tri-C offers more than 1,000 credit courses in more than 140 career and technical programs and liberal arts curricula. More than 600 non-credit workforce and professional development courses are offered each year. The College serves more than 52,000 credit and non-credit students annually and offers day, evening and weekend classes; classes via television, the internet, and independent learning. Tri-C offers more than 800 Distance Learning courses and more than 130 courses at various locations throughout the community, close to home and work. Tri-C's campuses in Parma, Highland Hills, Westlake and downtown Cleveland, and its Corporate College locations in Warrensville Heights and Westlake, provide state of the art facilities and equipment. The College also opened a Hospitality Management Center on Public Square in downtown Cleveland in 2010 and the Brunswick University Center. The College ranks 1st in Ohio and 45th in the nation in conferring associate degrees - all disciplines.