Faculty Relations Manager

Colorado Springs
26 May 2023
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26 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Part Time
Faculty Relations Manager - 29733 University Staff

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

The Faculty Relations Manager serves as a neutral, independent, informal, and private conflict management resource for UCCS faculty members. This is a part-time position, working about 6 hours per week on average. This position will report to the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page

Job Duties:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide informal and confidential assistance to any faculty member who is experiencing unresolved problems with others in the university community or those with concerns about university-related academic or administrative issues.
  • Coach faculty members in strategies for managing their own conflicts.
  • Foster communication as appropriate between individuals involved in a conflict.
  • Mediate disputes informally.
  • Conduct informal fact-finding when appropriate to better understand an issue.
  • Guide faculty members to the appropriate mechanisms and resources to address their grievances.
  • Collaborate with the Offices of Institutional Equity and Human Resources .
  • Collaborate with the Provost, other Vice Chancellors, college Deans, and Faculty Assembly Grievance Committee to resolve issues.
  • Communicate with the Provost and Faculty Assembly Grievance Committee about trends in issues seen by the Faculty Relations Manager.
  • Promote understanding on the campus of the role and responsibilities of the Faculty Relations position.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with others in a diverse environment.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the University of Colorado Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Process
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Thorough knowledge of UCCS and University of Colorado Policies & Procedures
  • Exceptionally high standards of integrity
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of University of Colorado Regent Laws and Policies
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Understanding of communication techniques/strategies and platforms
  • Awareness of resources currently available to UCCS faculty (ex. Faculty Resource Center, Institutional Equity, Human Resources and similar offices)

Work Location: Primarily remote position, workspace on the UCCS campus can be used and reserved on a drop in basis

This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Hourly Pay Range: Generally starting at $42.30 - $48.08 per hour (~ $13,200 - $15,000 per year) at 15% time.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services

Tentative Search Timeline:
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by Thursday, June 29th, 2023. However, this posting will remain open until filled.
  • The potential dates for virtual interviews with the search committee will be the week of July 10th.
  • The potential dates for virtual interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of July 17th.
  • The potential employee start date is August 1st.

  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    • Achieved rank of Full Professor with Tenure
    • 4 or more years of Administrative experience in higher education

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Academic Training in related field such as counseling, labor relations, organizational development, or human resources
    • Advanced training in mediation, facilitation counseling or related fields

    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
    Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by Thursday, June 29th, 2023 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 29733). • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

    Job Category: Human Resources

    Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40018 - AA-Provost

    Schedule: Part-time

    Posting Date: May 25, 2023

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Lissanna Follari Posting Contact Email: lfollari@uccs.edu Position Number: 00731440

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