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Director of Human Resources/Title IX Officer

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Merced College
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Merced
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Director of Human Resources/Title IX Officer

Salary: $76,789.00 - $119,268.00 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: 20211218
Closing: 2/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Human Resources

Management Range 8Additional compensation for doctorateInterviews tentatively scheduled for the month of February
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students, with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120-acre Los Banos site, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes — large and small — throughout the county.

The Office of Human Resources operates as a strategic partner, doesn't shy from innovation, and is looking to fill the position of Director of Human Resources/Title IX to increase our capacity to serve our College community. This management position will supervise HR classified professionals and report directly to the Vice President of Human Resources. If you are a experienced HR professional who is passionate about equity and innovation and is a leader with integrity, humor, and a streak of creativity, we can't wait to meet you!

Merced College VisionMerced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College MissionGrowing our community through education and workforce training:
  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs

  • Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement. General Description:
    This is a classified administrative leadership position for the District. The incumbent reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources (AVPHR) and serves as the day-to-day office manager. The incumbent will independently perform professional work involving judgment in the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements, policy and procedure, as well as applicable state and federal laws (e.g. Title 5 regulations, California Education Code, state labor laws, federal labor laws). The incumbent will assist the Associate Vice President with developing and implementing short and long-range plans and strategies to meet the District's goals for compliance, recruitment, selection, compensation and classification, benefits administration, labor relations, and performance management. The incumbent will serve as the District's Title IX Officer and will contribute significantly to the District's equity, diversity, and equal employment opportunity programs, including serving as an investigator as needed. The incumbent has a high frequency of responsible contact with administrative and professional staff and with other public agencies.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and work with staff to ensure a high performance, customer service-oriented work environment to support achieving District objectives and service expectations
  • Assists in directing the operations of Human Resources including employment, promotion, transfer, termination, and reduction in workforce processes for District personnel, recruitment, classification, benefits administration, performance management, leaves administration, complaint and grievance handling, and other related human resources functions
  • Acts at the Title IX Officer including assisting with and conducting investigations and writing reports
  • Directs workflow, including developing and implementing department work plans and objectives; delegates appropriate assignments; assures timely workflow and compliance
  • Serves as the District Title IX Officer, including overseeing the investigation, adjudication, and redress of complaints in compliance with applicable laws and District policies and procedures
  • Implements approved recommendations for assigned human resources functions which support the strategic plan and other planning documents; implements the philosophy and policies of the college and ensures that the human resources department adheres to and advances the college's mission, vision, and goals; ensures programs are in accordance with applicable laws, codes, policies, procedures and best practices
  • Implementation activities within the District's Staffing Plan, Professional Development Plan, and Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
  • Assists the administration of compliance with state and federal legislation, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, relevant sections of the Education Code and Title 5, the reasonable accommodation interactive process pursuant to the guidelines established in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other related laws and regulations
  • Prepares reports and documentation for accreditation and other reporting responsibilities, including writing procedures and manuals as required; recommends updates to human resources related board policies and administrative procedures; assists in preparing strategic plans, program reviews, the educational master plan and other plans and reports as assigned
  • Provides consultation and technical expertise to administrators, faculty, staff, the public and others concerning human resources operations and activities
  • Establishes and implements human resources audit procedures in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; serves as point of contact for outside agency audits
  • Assists in supervising the maintenance of personnel records and employment contracts
  • Assists with the development, design, and delivery of workplace compliance training and professional development opportunities
  • Conducts job analyses, classification studies, and salary surveys; develops and maintains a job description library; creates and revises job descriptions which are in compliance with the requirements of law
  • Participates in collective bargaining, labor relations meetings, and grievance meetings as assigned; facilitates conflict resolution as needed to improve employee relations and the effectiveness of supervision by District managers
  • Leads assigned councils and committees; may represent human resources on various planning and/or operations committees and task forces
  • Assists with budget development and monitors assigned budget categories
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; selects, trains, and coordinates tasks; assigns priorities; resolves issues or concerns
  • Researches legal matters and consults with legal counsel on behalf of the district as assigned
  • Drafts board agenda items for review by the AVPHR

  • Knowledge of:
  • Principles, methods, and techniques of Public Personnel Administration, including compliance, recruitment, examination, selection, classification, compensation, grievance procedures, and employer/employee relations
  • Provisions of related California Education Code
  • State and federal laws and decisions pertaining to human resources, collective bargaining and equity
  • Equal employment regulations and requirements
  • Human resources information systems
  • General principles of organization, management and employee supervision, and training
  • Title 5, Title IX, ADA, OSHA, disability and workers compensation laws, rules and regulations
  • District organization, operations, policies and objectives
  • Effective research, analytical and report writing techniques
  • ACCJC Accreditation Standard IIIA
  • Occupations found in community college districts
  • Collective bargaining under the provisions of SB 160 and the requirements of the Public Employment Relations Board
  • Proper English grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation

  • Ability to:
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students
  • Meet time constraints in the rendering of advice and reports
  • Plan, organize and direct the activities and operations of the human resources operations
  • Coordinate and supervise information management systems for human resources
  • Interpret and apply rules and regulations relating to the operation of a personnel program under the Education Code
  • Perform professional and analytical human resources tasks
  • Effectively counsel, advise, and interact with supervisors and staff on a wide variety of personnel-related matters
  • Understand, interpret and apply policies, laws, rules and regulations
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Conduct investigations and/or oversee complaint handling, specifically managing the nuances of Title IX complaints
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations
  • Assign, train, supervise and evaluate the work of others
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Exercise initiative and independent judgment
  • Manage confidential matters with tact and diplomacy
  • Work various hours including evenings and/or weekends
  • Operate a computer and assigned software
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Plan, schedule, and organize workload and projects, ensuring timelines are met


  • Typical Qualifications
    Required:
  • Bachelor's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in human resources management, business administration, public administration, organizational management, educational management, or related field AND
  • Evidence of sensitivity to an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students AND
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible related experience OR
  • The equivalent education and experience directly related to human resources management

  • Desired:
  • Master's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in human resources management, business administration, public administration, organizational management, educational management, a related field, or the equivalent

  • PHYSICAL DEMAND AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    Environment:
    • Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends
    Physical Ability to:
    • Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations
    • Hear and understand speech at normal levels
    • Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
    • Read printed matter and computer screens
    • Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
    • Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard

    Vision:
    • See in the normal visual range with or without correction

    Hearing:
    • Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction


    Supplemental Information
    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mccd

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired
  • Diversity Statement: The Merced College District has a diverse staff and student population. As such, applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Please describe your leadership efforts and professional experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a work setting. Please do not include any personally identifying information. Limit your response to one (1) page.

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf (Download PDF reader)
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency) http://www.mccd.edu/offices/hr/jobs/eqforms.html

  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.

    Employee Benefits:
    The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only. Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office. Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer



    To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mccd/jobs/3350379/director-of-human-resources-title-ix-officer





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    Organization

    Established in 1962, Merced College enrolls over 11,000 students annually at its main campus in Merced, California, and at its campus in Los Banos, California, and several off-campus sites. The college serves the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which leads the world in agricultural production. The area is rich in educational opportunity, with campuses of the University of California and the California State University nearby. World-renowned Yosemite Valley is only a short drive away.

    Merced College is known for its commitment to student success and its service orientation. It leads comparable institutions in securing grants to support instructional programs, and provides additional support to students through numerous study centers and other learning support. The college has an outstanding Learning Resources Center that regularly hosts visiting authors as well as cultural events.  

    Merced College provides transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and non-credit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.

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