COORDINATOR OF STAFF RELATIONS (SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is responsible work assisting in the negotiation and contract administration for the Syracuse City School District (SCSD). Responsibility includes assisting with the administration of collective bargaining agreements and policies relating to personnel administration. Supervision is received from the Director of Staff Relations with a considerable amount allowed for independent judgement. This position supervises a small number of professional, paraprofessional, and clerical staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists with negotiations for the School District; prepares for and assists with contract negotiations with bargaining units to arrive at mutually satisfactory agreements on wages, hours and working conditions.
Assists with the administration of collective bargaining agreements and policies relating to personnel administration and helps ensure they are administered with dignity, fairness and truthfulness.
Recommends appropriate members of the administration to serve on the negotiating team.
Identifies and compiles necessary data used in negotiations.
May recommend personnel policies and personnel placement to the Superintendent for approval and makes recommendation to the Board of Education.
Acts as a designee of the Superintendent at appropriate stages of the grievance process.
Coordinates with the administration of contracts during the term of various contracts with employee organizations, ensuring appropriate evaluation of all staff with the various bargaining units.
Assists in the interpretation of negotiated contracts to members of the administration and staff.
Regularly communicates with the union units in order to maintain and enhance positive employee relations.
Assists the appropriate administrator in the coordination of investigation and documentation of alleged unsatisfactory performance and improprieties by employees of the District.
Assists in the facilitation of accountability measures to maintain an efficient and effective workforce.
Establishes and enhances relationships between building administrators, and professional and non-certified staff.
Assists with the preparation and maintenance of statistical information on all personnel and assists with the submission of necessary statistical reports to various governmental agencies and the Board of Education.
In conjunction with other designated administrators, initiates, prepares, and administers appropriate in-service and staff development programs with District responsibilities for evaluation, professional development, remediation, and performance improvement.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration and employee relations as practiced under applicable state and federal civil service and labor legislation.
Good knowledge of contractual agreements covering employees in the district.
Good knowledge of principles and practices of public administration inclusive of organizational principles, management principles, fiscal processes, and personnel administration.
Good knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.
Ability to orally present clear and logical arguments on a wide variety of issues at negotiation sessions.
Ability to analyze information gathered for the purpose of making recommendations and decisions.
Ability to prepare detailed and complex correspondence for the purpose of explaining and supporting decisions and recommendations.
Ability to supervise a small number of professional, paraprofessional, and clerical employees.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regent to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree supplemented by eighteen (18) semester credit hours in personnel/industrial relations and two ( 2) years of full time professional administrative work experience in labor management relations inclusive of collective bargaining experience; or,
B) Completion of a minimum of one (1) year of education in a Law program from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regent to grant degrees.
4/2019 Date of Original Composition