As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The Assistant Dean of Personnel reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and is responsible for planning and managing all matters pertaining to the College's contractual relationships with its employees, including but not limited to classified and professional staff, academic student employees, postdoctoral scholars, and instructional and research faculty. The Assistant Dean is part of the College's leadership team which includes the Dean, four Divisional Deans and the Associate Deans of Infrastructure and Research, Advancement, Educational Programs and Finance & Administration. The Assistant Dean's responsibilities include:Dispute management and resolution 65%Assists the College, its departments, and individual PIs in adhering to the terms of the collective bargaining agreements with Academic Student Employees and Postdoctoral Scholars.Manages the College's responses to grievances, faculty and staff dispute resolution, and adjudication processes under the terms of the Faculty Code and all relevant collective bargaining agreements.Develops and advises the Dean of Arts and Sciences on mediation, adjudication and arbitration strategies, prepares pre-hearing case summaries, develops exhibits, prepares witnesses (where appropriate), drafts post-hearing summaries, and develops settlement agreements in coordination with the UW Assistant Attorney General's office, Academic Personnel, Human Resources and Labor Relations.Provides on-going training to managers and Principal Investigators on employee management and acts as a coach, as needed, to ensure that managers and Prinicipal Investigators have support in their management efforts.Develops and presents training programs for the College, managers, and administrators in areas related to management and employee relations.Preparing the College for the future 20%Works with the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration to develop strategies and communication initiatives to prepare the College for changes in its administrative structure and processes.Identifies, assesses and mitigates potential compliance risks.Develops pro-active strategies to deal with culture change and realignment of work in the College's complex environment, participating as a College representative on committees involving work place reorganization issues and responding to inquires from College and University administrators.Assists in the development of systems to monitor the effectiveness of policies, procedures and practices.Analyzes collective bargaining agreements and advises the College on potential impacts of agreements that affect the College. Advancing a positive work environment 15%Attends management committees and ad hoc meetings with Faculty and unions representing employees to promote collegial relationships by promptly addressing issues.In concert with UW HR and Labor Relations provides general labor relations advice and labor contract interpretation within UWHR guidelines to the College, its departments, and its PIs.In collaboration with Academic Personnel, Human Resources and Labor Relations develops policy and systems changes as needed for compliance or efficiency.Provides expertise and training within the College on contract interpretation, dispute management and conflict resolution.REQUIREMENTSJ.D or MA and,Demonstrated success as a high-level administrator in complex Faculty, employee relations and collective bargaining environments.Experience interpreting, communicating and advising on the implications of proposed and existing collective bargaining agreements, civil service rules, labor and employment law and Faculty adjudicative proceedings.Highly effective collaborator with track record of managing complex projects to successful completionAbility to lead and work effectively with many different types of groups with varied interests and agendasSuperior time management and organizational skillsStrong business analyst experience with the ability to synthesize complex information to create effective strategies and for presentation to stakeholders and decision makersProven relationship building skills in complex environmentExcellent analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong written and verbal communication skillsThorough knowledge of labor regulations and HR best practicesDESIREDMaster's degree industrial relations, business administration and/or public administration or professional degree in law.Significant experience in a higher education, health care or public sector entity.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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