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CUNY Legal Counsel and Labor Relations Manager: York College/CUNY in Queens, New York

Job Title: Legal Counsel and Labor Relations Manager: York College/CUNY

Job ID: 22375

Location: York College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

POSITION DETAILS

York College seeks applications for a Legal Counsel and Labor Relations Manager for the Office of Legal Affairs and Labor Relations. The Legal Counsel and Labor Relations Manager reports to the Executive Director. The Executive Director provides legal advice to the College administration, manages litigation, and also serves as the College’s Ethics Officer and Records Access Officer.

The Legal Counsel and Labor Relations Manager will provide legal representation for the College in the areas of employment and labor law. The duties and responsibilities of the position will include, but are not limited to the following:

• Conduct highly confidential investigations involving employee grievances and misconduct;

• Drafts disciplinary charges resulting from investigations; prepares related correspondence; serve as liaison to the Labor Designee and the University;

• Presents charges at Step I hearings; serves as Step I Hearing officer for employee grievances; prepares determinations; and serves as designee of the Director at Step II hearings;

• Manage College activities related to collective bargaining agreements and general employee relations;

• Develop and provide training/guidance to departments on the discipline process and make recommendations on strategy to resolve employee problems and disputes;

• Mediate employee disputes and work with union representatives and management to address labor issues and counsel supervisors on decisions;

• Assists in the negotiation and implementation of settlement agreements;

• Provides guidance on compliance with collective bargaining agreements and University policies and procedures;

• Provides reports and information as needed to internal and external bodies;

• Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience are minimally required. In addition, highly preferred qualifications are as follows:

  • Juris Doctor and active attorney admission to New York State Courts.

• At least two years practice in public sector labor law;

• Prior experience in a university setting;

• Excellent communication, research and writing skills;

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Manages College activities related to collective bargaining agreements and general employee relations.

  • Develops and provides training/guidance to departments on the discipline process and make recommendations on strategy to resolve employee problems and disputes

  • Mediates employee disputes and works with union representatives and management to address labor issues and counsel supervisors on decisions

  • Conducts highly confidential investigations involving employee grievances and various charges

  • Drafts disciplinary charges resulting from investigations; prepares related correspondence; serve as liaison to the Labor Designee and the University

  • Presents charges at Step I hearings; serves as Step I Hearing officer for employee grievances; prepares determinations; and serves as designee of the Director at Step II hearings

  • Assists in the negotiation and implementation of settlement agreements

  • Provides guidance on compliance with collective bargaining agreements and University policies and procedures

  • Provides reports and information as needed to internal and external bodies

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Legal Counsel and Labor Relations Manager

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Associate

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (email and telephone). Please upload all materials as ONE DOCUMENT in doc, pdf, or rtf format.

You may only apply online through the CUNY.edu job board.

To apply:

• Please go to www.CUNY.edu, go to the Employment drop-down menu and click the ‘Search Job Postings’ tab.

• Filter by Job Location by clicking on York College. The title of this position is Legal Counsel & Labor Relations Manager, Job ID #22375. Click on the title to view the entire job announcement.

• Click the ‘Apply Now’ tab and follow the prompts from there, including creating an account or logging into a previously created account.

York College/CUNY is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer.

CLOSING DATE

September 20, 2021

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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