Director of Human Relations & Facilities Management : Oregon

Oregon Education Association

Oregon Education Association

Director of Human Relations & Facilities Management

Based in Portland, OR

POSITION: Director of Human Relations & Facilities Management
RESPONSIBLE TO: General Counsel
SALARY RANGE: Salary range based on experience
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CLOSING DATE: August 23, 2020 (or until filled)

The Oregon Education Association is an equal opportunity employer


Job Title: Director of Human Relations & Facilities Management
Classification: Exempt (Salary), Fulltime
Salary Grade: Manager Agreement
Reports To: General Counsel
Date Updated: August 4, 2020

General Description of the Position:
The Director of Human Relations & Facilities Management develops and leads the implementation of policies and practices that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, continuous improvement, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of an exceptional workforce.

Major Responsibility:
The Director of Human Relations & Facilities Management will function as a member of the senior staff, evaluating, establishing, implementing, and overseeing HR strategies, processes, programs and policies within a union environment, aligned with the Association’s mission, vision and core values. This leader is responsible for all facets of the HR function and facilities management. The Director will also have additional shared responsibilities, including, but not limited to: HR planning and strategic integration; work systems development; development of effective evaluation models and systems; management training and development; benefits and compensation; employee/labor relations; employment/staffing; human resources information systems; EEO and other legal compliance, and statistical/analytical reporting.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As internal consultant to the management staff and their centers, will assist in developing effective leadership models for managers and building effective program center as well as cross-center staff teams.
  • Provides oversight and recommendations for maintaining all OEA owned and leased properties. This includes supervision of contractors, office upkeep, budget projections for maintenance and improvements, lease renewals for regional offices and tenants in rented space.
  • Advises and supports managers in developing performance goals and expectations for individual staff, along with support and evaluation models that promote individual employee success and growth.
  • Provides strong leadership and support in establishing organizational, systems and processes that help build an organizational culture that maximizes individual and team performance. Helps to identify performance and systems priorities, performance and system gaps and strategies to achieve alignment. Provides a framework for performance management across the organization.
  • Identifies and participates in the implementation of training and professional development programs for OEA staff. Oversees professional development budgets for Associate and Professional staff union groups.
  • Recommends, implements, and administers personnel and related policies, procedures, and actions. Provides advice and support required to select and retain appropriate job candidates.    
  • Applies an understanding of key legal precedents, policies and practices to protect the interests of the organization, and individual employees. This includes, but is not limited to EEO, ADA, OSHA., ERISA, and COBRA, NLRA.
  • Directs or collaborates with other management/supervisory staff on HR administrative functions including, but not limited to benefits, compensation, payroll, HRIS, financial and management reporting and employee relations.
  • Manages benefits administration including renewal process, open enrollment and responds to staff inquiries.
  • Develops human resource data systems and maintains centralized personnel records.
  • Assists with labor relations matters as appropriate including participation in Associate and Professional Staff labor management meetings and serves on the OEA bargaining team during negotiations with the Associate Staff Organization.
  • Coordinate all Associate Staff trainings and meetings.
  • Chair of the OEA Safety Committee and maintain records for the Associate and Professional Staff Sick Leave Bank.
  • Develops and manages Administration/HR budget.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the General Counsel or Executive Director.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position supervises the Office and Administration Assistant working out of the Headquarters office.

Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines.

Physical Demands:
This is largely a sedentary role; however, while performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.

Some in-state travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Psychology, Business or a related field.
  • Master’s Degree, SPHR or GPR certification preferred.
  • Three-five years Facilities Management experience; CFM certification is preferred.
  • Six to nine years Human Resources experience with strong interpersonal skills, training and development strategies with an organizational effectiveness and performance management background.
  • Strong knowledge of Human Resources best practices and all Human Resources competencies and proven track record serving as a key partner to senior leaders and their divisions/organizations.
  • Proven track record to hit the ground running and work with autonomy and independence.
  • Proven successful management/supervision of people and projects resulting in increased organizational performance.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to work well with governance, staff and management in a challenging environment.
  • Demonstrated success using performance and system tools and models to improve organization results.
  • Strong thinking, creative and analytical skills.
  • Experience in a union environment preferred; non-profit, service-driven organization a plus.
  • Competency in the use of technology in HR solutions, as well as software experience with Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) in the most current Microsoft operating system.

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