Employment Relations Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin System Administration - Madison, WI

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This position is responsible for the Employment Relations functions for the UW System. and provides interpretation, training, monitoring, advocacy and counseling all aspects of employment relations to include: leading negotiations in collective bargaining, due process disciplinary counseling, grievance handling, supervisor/employment relations training, and serving as a resource for UW System institutions on University Staff shared governance.

The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, serving more than 181,000 students each year and employing more than 39,000 faculty and staff statewide. The UW System is made up of 13 four-year universities, 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges campuses, and statewide UW-Extension. Together, these institutions are a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

Job Duties: Under the general direction of the Human Resources Director, this position is responsible for the Employment Relations functions for the UW System. The position provides to all UW institutions, except for UW-Madison, interpretation, training, monitoring, advocacy and counseling all aspects of employment relations to include: leading negotiations in collective bargaining, due process disciplinary counseling, grievance handling, supervisor/employment relations training, and serving as a resource for all UW System institutions on University Staff shared governance.

Special Notes: A criminal background check will be conducted on final candidate(s).

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong critical and creative thinking skills to assess and competently engage in on-going problem solving of multi-faceted issues; ability to apply strategic thinking approaches to solving problems with the ability to see interrelated needs of stakeholders and plan members; Strong negotiation skills as demonstrated by the ability to articulate a specific position and persuade as necessary, presenting ideas and proposals in a convincing manner to influence negotiations outcome; Demonstrated working knowledge of principles and practices of human resources programs and associated legal and procedural requirements and federal and state rules and regulations; thorough knowledge of labor and employment laws and collective bargaining terms; Knowledge of problem resolution techniques as related to collective bargaining and labor relations; Skill in fact finding and research with the ability to analyze policies and interpret complex written documents including legislation; Ability to organize and prioritize conflicting tasks effectively and to build and maintain cooperative and effective labor-management relationships; Ability to thoroughly analyze complex situations and data, and effectively recommend solutions; Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization; Strong verbal presentation skills, as well as written communication and documentation skills; A demonstrated commitment to AA/EEO & Diversity.

PREFERRED: A minimum of 5 years of experience with collective bargaining with experience in a higher education environment; Experience with shared governance in higher education institutions; Law degree or equivalent formal legal training and/or experience.

How to Apply: You must apply online at WiscJobs (

http://wisc.jobs

). Click on "Log In" to access your existing WiscJobs account, complete a Job Search for key word 1204893 and click on "Apply Now" at the top or bottom of the screen. Applicants new to WiscJobs will need to create an account to complete an initial application then continue to apply online. A resume is required to apply for this position. Follow the prompts to create a resume or to upload an existing resume and then click 'Continue'. Although a resume is required, only your responses to the exam questions will be used to determine your score on the exam. After submitting a resume, you will be taken to the first page of the exam. Follow the exam instructions and click 'Save & Continue' at the bottom of every page. After you have finalized your exam, you will be sent an email by the system confirming that your exam has been completed. If you need assistance with the application process, contact Diane Lund at (608) 263-7968 or

dlund@uwsa.edu

. Application process must be completed and finalized online by Wednesday, February 6, 2013. A panel of job experts will review your examination materials and you will receive a civil service score. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

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