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0991 Labor Relations Manager (Manager 1): Legal Division

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.  Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:


  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person


We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic planTransform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.  


We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are committed to and will champion our Core Values, are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

Who We Want

As the 0991 Labor Relations Manager, you will report to the Chief of Labor Relations, and serve as the project manager for the Labor Relations team - tracking both the status of active labor negotiations and overseeing the implementation of commitments made in collective bargaining agreements. You will also perform professional employee relations staff duties, including research, analysis and studies, labor negotiation support, grievance processing, dispute resolution and other employee relations activities. You will provide information on employee relations policies and procedures to District employees, and coordinate and direct other departments to support implementation of labor agreements and related business processes - specifically through the implementation of a new employee information system (SAP SuccessFactors).

We expect our 0991 Labor Relations Manager will:

  • Manage assigned files, including electronic files, for cases handled by Labor Relations.
  • Track and organize active proposals in collective bargaining, setting deadlines for the labor relations team to make sure that proposals are developed and exchanged in a timely manner at the bargaining table.
  • Track implementation of policies created in collective bargaining across the organization; work collaboratively and direct staff in other divisions to implement policies created in collective bargaining in an accurate and timely way.
  • Help facilitate the negotiations process by serving as note-taker during bargaining to accurately and succinctly create a written record of bargaining sessions.
  • Research and provide accurate information and data to the Chief Negotiator as needed.
  • Prepare written summaries in narrative, outline or graphic form, and a variety of other tasks related to the management of cases for Labor Relations.
  • With guidance, explain provisions of the collective bargaining agreements, policies and administrative regulations related to Employee and Labor Relations, to District management.
  • Provide Labor Relations expertise and guidance on business processes and decisions for SAP SuccessFactors implementation.
  •  Facilitate engagement with the unions on all impacts of business process transformations, as well as communicate regarding other change impacts and opportunities for training.
  • Participate in all relevant project team meetings for SAP SuccessFactors implementation (i.e. standing team meetings, business process design sessions, system testing, training, etc.)
  • Support ongoing Labor related business processes in SFUSD systems (i.e. SAP SuccessFactors).
  • Prepare routine correspondence and reports.
  • Manage intake, documentation, timeline and closures of grievances, unfair practice charges and requests for information.
  • Assist in preparation of resolutions, collective bargaining agreements and other documents for submission to the Board of Education.


This is a Permanent Exempt (PEX) appointment type.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred
  • Two (2) years of professional-level experience in a large, urban school district, legal office or human resources department, or other educational setting
  • Strategic leadership and management experience; in a K-12 public educational setting preferred


Substitution: Education requirement may be substituted for additional professional-level experience on a year-for-year basis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of research techniques, statistical data gathering and presentation; principles and practices of collective bargaining and of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and fact finding; contract administration and maintenance including the principles, practices and procedures of processing grievances and appeals; local, state and federal laws and regulations related principles, practices and procedures; accepted principles and practices of public personnel management.
  • Knowledge of federal and state education laws and the Educational Employment Relations Act.
  • The ability to understand, interpret and apply appropriate provisions of applicable laws, rules, regulations, resolutions, memoranda of understanding, and operating procedures.
  • Strong organizational skills and proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, Google and Adobe.
  • Experience in a large, urban school district and/or a law office.
  • Course work in social/behavioral sciences, industrial and labor relations, or public/business administration.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $98,416 - $134,433 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

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  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses   
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.


For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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