Vice President of Human Resources
- Rio Hondo College
- Location: Whittier, California
Executive-Administrative Vice President
- Posting Date: 08/12/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Vice President of Human Resources
Number of Months Assignment
As soon as possible
VP Salary Schedule
Human Resources (Dept)
Initial Screening Date
About Rio Hondo College
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution, AND
- Three years of responsible professional human resources experience, AND
- Evidence of demonstrated cultural competency in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning), as these factors related to the need for equity-minded practices.
b) Provides leadership with the formulation and development of college policies, procedures, and programs related to human resources; collaborates with senior administrators and constituent groups in the development of plans, strategies, goals and objectives of the District; develops and presents human resources-related policies, procedures and programs in response to legislation and District needs. E
c) Advises and counsels the Superintendent/President and senior and executive management on policy, rules, regulations, labor union contract interpretation and negotiations, legal requirements, and impacts of legislation regarding issues pertaining to human resources. E
d) Participates in classified and faculty collective bargaining negotiations and processes in accordance with policy direction from the Superintendent/President and the Board of Trustees; oversees the administration, interpretation and implementation of collective bargaining agreements for employees; interprets provisions of the negotiated contracts to ensure that employment-related actions are in compliance with labor agreements and applicable laws and regulations; handles the employee grievance process for the District. E
e) Meets with individual employees and groups of employees to provide information, respond to uestions, resolve issues, and receive feedback on a variety of work-related issues, concerns, problems or complaints; communicates and consults with the Superintendent/President and legal counsel on litigation related to employment and other human resources matters; seeks advice from legal counsel on the interpretation of federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they pertain to human resources issues; informs and advises the Superintendent/President of required responses to litigation and other legal matters. E
f) Serves as the District’s Compliance Officer, pursuant to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, for purposes of responding to complaints of unlawful discrimination; ensures District compliance with EEO requirements and appropriate regulations. Serves in an advisory capacity to the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (EEOAC) to oversee the development and implementation of the District’s EEO Plan; and promotes and implements equal employment opportunity (EEO) and diversity and inclusion programs. E
g) Serves as the District’s Title IX Coordinator by overseeing Title IX complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault from employees, students, and members of the public; receives complaints and initiates investigations and resolution of complaints as required by applicable laws, regulations, and District policies and procedures; may delegate investigations of allegations to other management or external investigators; and collaborates and consults with colleagues, professional organizations, and community resources to facilitate the development of the District’s Title IX programs. E
h) Serves as the District’s ADA Coordinator; oversees investigations or investigates and responds to allegations of discrimination regarding disability; and consults with other managers to develop solutions to evolving, emerging matters related to equity and access as needed. E
i) Hires, directs, supervises and evaluates assigned staff; establishes standards of performance and methods of operation for the department; assigns and monitors workloads and projects; disciplines assigned staff according to established policies and procedures. E
j) Provides leadership in the convening, charge and work of a variety of District-wide committees, councils, teams, task forces, and special events related to Human Resources; attends and chairs District-wide committees as assigned; represents the District in the community and at local, State and regional meetings; maintains liaison with appropriate government agencies and professional organizations; attends all meetings of the District’s Board of Trustees. E
k) Oversees the budget for Human Resources programs and operations; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data; authorizes expenditures in accordance with established policies and procedures; manages the accounts appropriately to ensure that the budget is balanced; identifies resources, and establishes a basis for accountability on behalf of the Human Resources department. E
l) Serves as the custodian of records for personnel files for the District; directs the preparation of, or prepares records and reports related to personnel transactions, recruitment and selection, benefits administration, workers’ compensation/long-term disability, classification review, salary administration, EEO/staff diversity reports and other documentation; provides leadership, vision and oversight for strategic planning and related efforts including the annual planning for the Human Resources department. E
m) Perform other related duties as assigned.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.
Other Job Related Duties
Job Related and Essential Qualifications
- Mission, goals, purpose, organization, operations, policies and procedures of public educational institutions.
- Principles and practices of human resources management, public administration, collective bargaining in the public sector, and professional training and development, including hiring, supervision, training, performance evaluation, and disciplinary processes.
- Local, State and Federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to the California Education Code, the California Code of Regulations, and EEO, ADA, Title IX laws as they pertain to human resources practices and procedures in California community colleges.
- Human resources information systems including position control, salary placements, leave tracking and other personnel transactions.
- Principles and techniques of job analysis and administration of position classification and compensation plans.
- Community college accreditation standards and processes.
- Participatory approaches to shared governance.
- Provide effective leadership in the various aspects of Human Resources, professional development, and compliance for employees of the District.
- Apply the principles, methods and techniques of personnel and human resources management including interpreting, applying and explaining laws, policies and procedures governing the workplace at the District.
- Select, assign, orient, train, supervise, counsel and evaluate the performance of assigned employees.
- Direct and/or perform difficult and sensitive work requiring confidentiality, tact and diplomacy such as investigations and resolutions of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment/sexual violence complaints; advise management on disciplinary hearings, procedures, and other personnel matters.
- Analyze situations accurately and provide effective resolutions or alternatives to conflict between and among employees.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of groups and individuals, including faculty, classified staff, administrators, employee group representatives, members of the public, and representatives of external agencies.
- Develop and present clear and concise reports and presentations to a wide variety of groups in the College community and to professional groups or organizations.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population of community college
students, faculty, and staff.
Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.
- Ability to work in a standard office environment including ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and lift 20 lbs.; ability to travel to different sites and locations.
- Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
- Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
- Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
- Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date (please circle conferral date on transcripts). Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
- PAPER APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS SENT VIA MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
- NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INCLUDING INTERVIEW INVITATIONS, WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL.
- The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
- Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
- As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
- For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
- Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, due to a disability, please notify the Human Resources Office.
- A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
Commitment to Diversity
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
Cancel RTF Policy
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.
Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.