Post Date: 09/17/2019
Close Date: 10/18/2019
Join a collaborative People and Culture team driven by resolutions and forward focused initiatives. Work is performed at Cascadia’s administration office. The People & Culture Department serves all of Cascadia's employees and program management by providing a full range of services related to the overall needs of the workforce. Work hours are standard business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Some scheduling adjustments may be necessary to accommodate coverage for agency related activities. This position will be required to travel between sites and in the community to attend meetings, events, and consultations.
Reporting to the Chief People Officer, this position leads and guides Cascadia’s employee and labor relations programs, policies, and procedures. The Employee & Labor Relations Director designs and develops programs to promote employee satisfaction and engagement. This position balances responsibilities as an employee advocate and management representative to resolve problems, conflicts and policy disputes. The Employee & Labor Relations Director manages labor relations in connection with the collective bargaining agreement; and serves as the subject matter expert and thought leader regarding employee and labor relations topics and the interpretation and enforcement of human resource policies and collective bargaining agreements.
A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field is required. An advanced business, management or law degree is preferred. PHR/SPHR certification is also preferred.
Two to five years leadership experience required. Five years labor relations and employees relations experience.
Experience in nonprofit setting preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with state and federal employment laws (including federal and state anti-discrimination laws, federal and state wage and hour laws, and labor laws), and current employee and labor relations practices.
Proven leadership skills, i.e., planning, communications, motivation, and mentoring, interpersonal skills.
Ability to develop collaborative relationships at all levels of the organization
Effectively communicate and build relationships with union representatives
MS Office applications, with an emphasis on Excel
Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
Enter, retrieve, and analyze data
Prepare moderate to complex reports
Influence, persuade or coach management, staff and employees whose thoughts and behaviors may differ significantly from those of the employee
Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or age.