This position exists to provide support to the Human Resources office as an employee and labor relations representative for one or more departments at St. Cloud State University and thus will be confidential as it relates to M.S. 13.17. Additionally, the position is responsible for assisting supervisors and employees in writing classified and unclassified position descriptions, coordinating the reclassification process including reallocations and change in allocations, MSUAASF Evaluation Committees, and oversight the staffing process for classified positions as well as MSUAASF positions. Additionally, the position will create and conduct training programs and oversee the compliance of the annual performance review process.
Assist the Chief Human Resources Officer and the Associate Director of Human Resources with employee and labor relations issues for assigned departments including conducting investigations, attending Labor/Management meetings as well as participating in grievance hearing and responding to grievances. Advise and clarify Administrative Procedures, Minnesota State system policies and regulations, and collective bargaining agreement and personnel plan provisions in relation to performance management and employee relations. This position is confidential as defined by M.S. 13.37 as it maintains confidential files containing collective bargaining proposals and counter proposals, strategies, costing information, has access to and utilizes information pertaining to labor relations, and provides assistance and information for use in the development of a strike plan, if necessary.
Create, review, modify, and adjust position descriptions for all classified and unclassified positions including reallocations. This includes working with the supervisor and/or employee to write accurate and concise position descriptions, adhering to Minnesota State, Minnesota Management and Budget, and collective bargaining agreement guidelines. Create and maintain an internal system for saving, retrieving, and disposing of electronic and/or paper position descriptions. Oversee the Position Control Numbers for each position, the PCN files, and the maintenance of such systems.
Monitor the University’s compliance with completing annual performance evaluations per state law, Minnesota Management and Budget and/or Minnesota State guidelines, and collective bargaining agreements, as appropriate. Create and maintain a tracking mechanism to ensure 100% compliance.
Manage the talent acquisition, including the search process, employee onboarding and building talent pipelines for AFSCME, MAPE, MMA, Commissioner’s Plan and Managerial Plan position within assigned departments.
Create and conduct training on various internal HR processes, contractual guidelines, federal and state laws, or other HR best practices as it relates to employee and labor relations topics.
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner.
Bachelor’s degree in HR, Industrial Relations or related field; and, two years professional experience performing HR work, with knowledge of various laws relating to human resources management including, but not limited to, employment law, Fair Labor Standards Act, Public Employees Labor Relations Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and American with Disabilities Act.
Attention to detail and consistency to ensure policies, bargaining agreements, rules and regulations are followed accurately and consistently.
Demonstrated problem-solving & decision-making skills necessary to independently perform the duties of the position.
Knowledge and/or experience in human resources administration theory and principles to be able to effectively support and coach supervisors, administrators, and employees.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and carry out assignments with minimal supervision while keeping supervisor and team members informed.
Ability to perform project management.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, persuasion, problem-solving skills, and ability to build trust to create successful working relationships with management, employees, unions and the general public.
Experience working in a collective bargaining unit environment.
Knowledge of university policies and procedures, and SCUPPS & SEMA4 payroll and personnel systems.
Knowledge of the State of Minnesota classification structure as it relates to allocating positions to the appropriate classification.
Knowledge of classification structures and job evaluation techniques as applied to allocating positions to their proper classification level.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges &Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
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Why Work For Us Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
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About Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.