HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST—BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION 1920-43
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Sierra College is seeking a full-time Human Resources Specialist—Benefits Administration in the Human Resources Department. Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.
The successful candidate will join a Human Resources Department dedicated to the use of use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
Under general direction of the Human Resources Director, this position performs specialized functions supporting the operations and administrative functions of the Human Resources Department including Benefits Administration, Recruiting/EEO, Salary Administration, Compensation Analysis, Employee Relations, Leave of Absence Program Administration, Workers’ Compensation Program Administration and Organizational Development.
Please include a self-assessment that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications listed on the job announcement, including:
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to serve as a Human Resources Specialist—Benefits Administration.
What equity-minded recruitment/hiring practices would you incorporate into this role?
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college, including individuals with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice in the campus community.
Candidates must submit a Sierra College Online Application available at:
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Cover letters and resumes are not required but may be included if applicant so desires. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
Tentative Interview Dates: February 21, 2020 (Final Interviews 24, 2020)
Tentative Start Date: March 2020
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Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
5100 Sierra College Boulevard
Rocklin, CA 95677
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.
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