Vice President of Human Resources

Gilman Hot Springs, Riverside County / San Jacinto, Riverside County
Jul 08, 2014
Under the general direction of the Superintendent/President, the Vice President of Human Resources, plans, organizes, directs, and leads a wide variety of human resources functions including but not limited to the following: human resources activities; faculty, staff and management recruitment and selection processes; diversity, equity and equal employment opportunity; staff development and professional development programs and services; initiation and implementation of personnel rules, policies and procedures; benefits administration; contract negotiations; employee relations; contract management; employee evaluation, documentation and disciplinary matters; and personnel-related statutory and regulatory compliance. Serves as a resource and advisor to executive administration and the Board on policy, legal requirements and impact of legislation on employees; and develops and presents policies in response to legislation and College needs. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES • The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day and long-range operations of human resources; • The incumbent develops, recommends and monitors budgets for areas of responsibility; • The incumbent reviews and evaluates pending legislation, legal mandates, regulations and guidelines which may affect the District’s programs and systems which includes Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, EEOC, staff diversity, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination; responsible for analysis, interpretations and compliance with federal and state laws and regulations relating to human resources (e.g., Americans With Disabilities Act, EEOC, Fair Labor Standards, Drug Free Workplace, Workers’ Compensation); • Directs and supervises the activities/services of the Human Resources staff in providing services to faculty, staff, and administrators in employment benefits, classification, training, and performance evaluation; Assigns, evaluates and provides development opportunities to Human Resources staff; establishes standards of performance and methods of operation; assigns and monitors workloads and projects; • The incumbent serves as a member of the District’s collective bargaining team; manages unit collective bargaining agreements, including grievance processing and implementation of salary schedules; • Works with College and union leadership to address work place matters that arise between contract years and that may require memorandums of understanding to address pertinent issues requiring immediate attention; • Oversees and manages benefits programs and services of the District for all employees and seeks to assure contractors are accountable and serve in the best interest of the district and employees, and implement sound and principle based programs and services; • Plans, develops, implements and coordinates human resources activities to support the college community in meeting the College’s mission. Ensures compliance with provisions of the Education Code, Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, and other laws pertaining to diversity and human resources; • Works with and consults with both special and general counsel on contract issues, litigation and compliance issues; • The incumbent develops, implements and maintains appropriate employee recruitment, screening, selection and evaluation processes, including the adherence to minimum qualification standards and the maintenance of the District’s classification system, recruiting a sufficiently diverse pool of applicants for all college vacancies and organizing screening and selection committees pursuant to shared governance agreements; • The incumbent ensures the proper maintenance of official District confidential personnel records and files in accordance with privacy and other government regulations; • Coordinates with Risk Management on any functions that relate to human resources including return to work programs, safety programs and employee accommodation matters; • The incumbent investigates complaints of discrimination under District, federal and state procedures and prepares responses, including coordination with attorneys who may represent the District; provides leadership in representing the District in employee disciplinary actions, grievance resolution, hearings and representation before various agencies; • The incumbent leads and manages multiple institutional initiatives and performs special studies and other administrative tasks as necessary and assigned; • The incumbent serves as co-chair of the staff development and in-service activities for all staff and participates on a variety of college committees. Serves as a member of the Superintendent/President’s Executive Cabinet. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES The incumbent should possess knowledge of: • Principles, trends, methods, strategies and procedures pertaining to human resources management, labor relations, recruitment, selection, employment law, compensation, staff diversity and staff development, institutional research and grants development; • Principles, methods, techniques and strategies of organizational planning, evaluation, strategic planning, staff planning, and forecasting; • Principles and practices of management, supervision, and conflict resolution; • Legal mandates, policies and procedures, appropriate to the administration of a comprehensive human resources program in a community college, e.g., the Education Code, retirement systems that apply to community college personnel and Equal Employment Opportunity; • Data management, storage and retrieval systems and an understanding of the dynamics of the changing environment in information technology; • California Code of Regulations Title 5 and Title 8 (Cal OSHA); • Federal OSHA regulations. The incumbent should possess the ability to: • Establish and maintain effective and collegial working relationships with staff at all levels within the organization; display understanding of organizational complexity and knowledge of the District; demonstrate a capacity to find resolutions and resolve problems in a timely manner, develop, design and implement reports, policies and studies covering a wide range of college institutional services concerns; • Make clear and concise oral presentations; • Establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of students, staff and community; • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; • Demonstrate understanding, sensitivity and commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and disability background of students, staff and community; • Lead, develop, supervise and evaluate assigned personnel MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Business, Human Resources, Public Administration or related field, AND 2. Five (5) years related senior administrative experience, preferably in a community college human resources office or other environment having exposure to labor law, collective bargaining and Federal/State Discrimination laws. Proven experience in the development and implementation of Human Resources systems operations in a diverse complex organization, AND 3. A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Salary and benefits administration experience; • Knowledge and experience in Employee Diversity programs, and EEOC/DFEH rules and regulations; • Experience as chief negotiator in public school collective bargaining, conducting administrative investigations; • Experience developing and managing staff development programs; • Demonstrated experience speaking in public and making presentations; • Experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SB 198 Injury and Illness Prevention law, the Brown Act, and sexual harassment laws; • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution; • Effective oral and written communication skills; • Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources with a record of fiscal responsibility and accountability; • Demonstrated advocacy for students and student’s needs. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The salary range is from $142,662 - $165,289 annually (Steps 1 – 5 on the appropriate salary schedule). Initial placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience. This is a 12-month administrative position with day and evening assignments. Classified administrators serve under contract and make contributions toward PERS (a retirement plan). Benefit package includes comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, sick leave, and 22 days of vacation per year. Administrators serve district-wide and may be assigned to the San Jacinto Campus, the Menifee Valley Campus, or any District facility. Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants. APPLICATION PROCEDURES ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Each candidate must submit: 1. Completed district administrative application form; 2. Unofficial transcripts of ALL upper division (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate) college-level work. (Successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at time of hire.) (Note: Foreign transcripts and degrees must include an evaluation by a United States clearing house.); 3. Letter of interest that specifically addresses how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications, (not to exceed two (2) pages); 4. Current resumé; 5. Six references: Provide a list six individuals (a direct report, a subordinate, classified employee, faculty member, community member and colleague) who can be contacted for information regarding your professional accomplishments and your potential as a college Administrator. These references will only be contacted if you accept a final interview appointment. Include name, title, phone number and email address for these references. It is the applicant’s reasonability to ensure that all required application materials are received. A resume will not substitute for the information required on the application form. All materials included in the application package are for this position only and the materials will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings. District administrative applications (printable PDF) and other application materials are available on our website at Applicants may also request application materials be mailed by contacting the Human Resources Department at (951) 487-3165 ext. 114 (24 hour job line); e-mail:; fax: (951) 654-5971, or TDD: (951) 487-3160. Please submit your completed application package to: Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Human Resources Department 1499 N. State Street San Jacinto, CA 92583 To ensure consideration, an application package must be received in Human Resources by August 22, 2014. Application screening will begin shortly after August 22, 2014 and only the most qualified candidates will receive further consideration. General inquiries about the position or the process may be directed to: Jeannine Stokes, Human Resources Analyst Mt. San Jacinto College Work: (951) 487-3154 Melissa Kane, Interim Vice President, Human Resources Mt. San Jacinto College Work: (951) 487-3156 TRAVEL EXPENSES ARE NOT COVERED BY THE DISTRICT THE COLLEGE Mt. San Jacinto Community College is a single-college, multi-campus district that serves the needs of students within a 1,700-square-mile area of western Riverside County. This is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the state and it is expected to continue growing for some time. Currently, the District serves more than 22,000 students a year on two campuses, San Jacinto and Menifee Valley, Temecula Education Complex and numerous locations throughout the district. The District also has the San Gorgonio Pass Service Center to provide registration, testing and other services for residents of the San Gorgonio Pass area. The District provides a comprehensive education that includes transfer to four-year universities, technical, vocational, non-credit and community service programs. Mt. San Jacinto College, a California Community College, offers accessible, innovative, comprehensive and quality educational programs and services to diverse, dynamic and growing communities both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. We support life-long learning and student success by utilizing proven educational methodologies as determined by collaborative institutional planning and assessment. To meet economic and workforce development needs, MSJC provides students with basic skills, general and career education that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Our commitment to student learning empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change and enhance the world in which we live. Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. The Board of Trustees assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status. THE COMMUNITY The area provides a diverse geography that includes recreational lakes, mountains, desert and wide-open spaces. MSJC is located about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs. There is freeway access to ocean beaches, skiing and cultural offerings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Weekend recreational opportunities are a few hours away in Las Vegas, Arizona and nearby mountain resorts. Local theater productions and art galleries provide year-round entertainment, including the famous Ramona Festival and Pageant. Equal Opportunity Employer Website: