Ukiah, CA, USA
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, and Title IX Coordinator for the District; manages a comprehensive Human Resources program; serves as Lead Negotiator and Compliance Officer; chairs the Equal Employment Opportunity, Professional Development and Health Benefit Committees.
Plans, develops, organizes, and directs Human Resources including the employment, evaluation, promotion, transfer, termination, and reduction-in-force processes for District personnel; confers with senior management and legal counsel regarding personnel issues; makes recommendations and implements solutions.
Coordinates the recruitment and selection of District personnel, including screening committee orientation and monitoring selection procedures for compliance with employment and EEO policies and regulations; conducts new employee orientations.
Participates in and may serve as Lead Negotiator for the collective bargaining/meet and confer processes; develops proposals; analyzes impact of proposals; revises contracts pursuant to agreements; maintains official District records of employer/employee proceedings; coordinates the grievance process.
Develops and maintains classification/compensation systems; develops and maintains job descriptions; conducts reclassification reviews and salary surveys; analyzes information; prepares reports and recommendations.
Reviews legislation, code policies, and procedures related to personnel administration; apprises others of pending or needed changes to current practice; recommends the development of or revision to personnel policies and procedures; designs related systems and forms.
Advises the District regarding personnel practices to supervisors, administrators, and the Board, monitoring for compliance with Board policy, collective bargaining agreements, and applicable laws and regulations; assists in resolving and monitoring disciplinary actions.
Supervises development and maintenance of the department budget; the District budget for salaries and benefits; employee seniority lists, unemployment and worker’s compensation claims, personnel files, employment contracts, leave accruals, and payroll.
Prepares and administers the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan; receives, investigates and processes discrimination and harassment complaints; coordinates the reasonable accommodation process; chairs the EEO Committee.
Oversees the health benefit program; chairs the Health Benefit Committee.
Chairs the Professional Development Committee to coordinate, assess, evaluate and plan professional development activities for District employees.
Develops and coordinates a system for processing personnel documentation, including Board of Trustees agenda items and maintenance of employee personnel records.
Supervises HR staff including selection, training, coordination of tasks, determining priorities, resolving problems, and conducting performance evaluations.
Serves on the Planning and Budgeting Committee; develops goals and objectives, staffing recommendations, and capital outlay needs for the Human Resources Department; articulates plans to others to provide direction.
Researches, collects, assembles, analyzes, and maintains information/data; prepares or supervises the preparation of a variety of District, State and Federal reports; presents reports.
Assists in the development and maintenance of computer programs utilized in the HR Department; participates in staff development activities related to responsibilities; attends local, regional and State meetings related to assignment; performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources management or related field; and three years of human resources leadership experience as a manager or supervisor, or equivalent.
Knowledge of – Human Resources laws, regulations, policies and procedures; Equal Employment Opportunity; hiring practices; compensation administration; collective bargaining/meet and confer processes; complaint investigation techniques; long and short-range planning techniques; job analysis methods and techniques; budgeting, supervision and management; related computer systems.
Ability to – Plan, develop, organize, and direct Human Resources; perform professional and analytical personnel tasks; develop, implement, interpret and apply related laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; develop and manage budgets; develop, implement, and monitor an EEO plan; investigate discrimination complaints; make effective recommendations and decisions; develop and maintain accurate recordkeeping systems; research, compile, and analyze information/data; prepare and present reports; select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; manage confidential matters with tact and diplomacy; prioritize workload and conflicting demands; effectively work in a demanding environment; work cooperatively with others; work variable hours including evenings and weekends.
Master’s degree in Human Resources management or related field is preferred.
Experience in California Community Colleges is preferred.
This classified administrator will be employed by an annual contract beginning on a date agreed upon by the selected candidate and the District. The current salary range is $114,957 - $133,076. There are four annual step movements; initial placement will be at step 1, unless approved by the Superintendent/President. There is a stipend for an earned doctorate. Twelve days of sick leave and twenty days of vacation are earned annually. There are eighteen paid holidays. Exceptional family medical, dental, prescription, and vision benefits and employee life insurance are provided.
By Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m., submit the following materials, as a package, to Human Resources, Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482. These materials may also be scanned and submitted electronically via email to Human Resources, HRrecruiting@mendocino.edu, or faxed by the deadline date above to 707-467-1023.
• Mendocino College Non-Academic Application and Voluntary Applicant Survey:
• A Letter of interest that succinctly addresses how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare him or her for this position, also include how candidate’s background demonstrates a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of our community college students and employees.
• Resume including education, experience, professional organizations and accomplishments.
• Photocopies of related transcripts (official copies required upon employment).
• Contact information for at least three current professional references.
Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded to the selection committee.
Interviews are by invitation only.
The college does not reimburse applicants for related travel expenses.
THE COLLEGE: Established in 1973, Mendocino College is a vibrant and inclusive academic community rich in culture, creativity, diversity, and cutting-edge technology. A fully accredited two-year community college, the District serves more than 4,500 students in the greater parts of Lake and Mendocino Counties.
The beautifully landscaped main campus is located in Ukiah, California -– ranked among the best small towns in the United States. With clear skies and panoramic views of oak-covered hills, sprawling vineyards, and distant mountains, the 127-acre campus is equipped with a new state-of-the-art Library/Learning Center, high-tech Allied Health Facility, and Student Center. The college operates two newly constructed and fully equipped centers in Willits and Lakeport, and the newly acquired Mendocino Coast Center, conveniently providing our valued students with quality instruction, academic support and administrative services in neighboring communities.
With a comprehensive curriculum and engaging instruction, Mendocino College, provides a wide variety of degree, certificate, transfer, occupational and community service programs. Mendocino College students learn in a nurturing and supportive environment enhanced by small-sized classes, personalized academic advising, and several hundred dedicated faculty and staff.
Complete with a friendly small-campus academic setting and a respectfully collaborative work environment, Mendocino College boldly prepares students for a future of innovation and success.
THE COMMUNITIES: Mendocino and Lake Counties include some of California’s most picturesque landscape. Because of the geographic location, climate, and natural beauty, Mendocino and Lake Counties attract many visitors. Agriculture, timber, and tourism industries form the economic base of the area with some light manufacturing. Mendocino County has a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state’s famous North Coast wine country, while Lake County is noted for its pear production and as an attractive spot for retirement and vacationing. A relaxed and friendly lifestyle is characteristic of our communities. Recreational opportunities abound for water skiing, swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, hiking, tennis, and golf.
Mendocino College welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of our community college students.
9401 Farwest Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA, USA
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 08/22/18
CLOSING DATE: 10/05/18 05:00 PM PST
The mission of Pierce College District is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. As a leader at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedication to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals, the Dean is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of the division's instructional programs in order to achieve student success outcomes in support of Pierce College's mission, vision, and values. The Dean provides leadership, oversight, support, and evaluation for faculty and staff within assigned disciplines and programs, including managing the development and assessment of curricula and programs. Responsibilities include engaging broad data sets in a highly collaborative environment to advance strategic thinking and innovation in academic planning, budgeting, and intentional action. The Dean is an advocate for the district within internal and external groups. The Instructional Dean engages faculty in shared governance and encourages innovation and professional development in both academic and administrative areas of Pierce College. The District Pierce College is a high-performing, mission-driven, data-informed, student-focused district committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. For 50 years, Pierce College has developed a national reputation for academic excellence and support services to ensure student success. The district is proud of the many awards and recognitions it has received. Pierce College is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and was the 2017 recipient of their prestigious Leah Meyer Austin Award, given for showing measurable improvements in student outcomes. Pierce is also one of 30 original AACC Guided Pathways colleges and one of first five College Spark Washington pathways colleges. We have bold goals to have all students on a career pathway by fall 2018 to increase completion rates for all students and to close achievement gaps by 2020. The district includes two comprehensive community colleges and a far-reaching extended learning program. Pierce College Puyallup is located in Puyallup, Washington, and serves eastern Pierce County. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is located in Lakewood, Washington, in the west end of the service district. Pierce College Extended Learning has a vast array of sites and services, including major education centers at Joint Base Lewis McChord, a state mental hospital, and additional continuing education and training program sites.
The Pierce College District offers programs that include:
Associate degrees and transfer courses parallel to the first two years of university and four-year college work
Professional/Technical degree and certificate programs for training or retraining in a variety of career fields
Bachelor of Applied Science degrees
Developmental, basic skills, high school completion, GED, and English-as-a Second Language courses
Personal and professional development through continuing education courses
Traditional and nontraditional learning opportunities including a growing on-line, eLearning program
Pierce County: An amazing place to call home Pierce County stands out as one of the most beautiful and livable areas in the United States, offering its citizens the benefits of both rural and urban life in the Pacific Northwest. Both campuses command views of majestic Mount Rainier. The area's moderate climate, along with nearby mountains, forests, rivers, the Puget Sound, and Pacific Ocean, provide for many outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, kayaking, beach combing, biking, and golfing. At the same time, most of Pierce County is only minutes away from Tacoma or a short drive to Seattle where world-class cultural, arts, shopping and sporting activities abound. The area boasts an amazing array of housing options from urban condos to rural acreage and everything in between. And in Pierce County, real estate remains relatively affordable. Located in the heart of one of America's most amazing areas, Pierce County is a wonderful place to call home. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Instructional Leadership Profile: Supervision:
Provides leadership, oversight, and evaluation for faculty and staff within assigned disciplines or programs.
Manages the development and assessment of curricula, programs, and degrees.
Provides supervision for faculty and staff within assigned disciplines or programs (recruit, select, train, schedule, and discipline) and provides recommendations for similar actions to reporting supervisors.
Promotes professional development and supports a collaborative climate which fosters innovation and academic excellence while advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Supervises course scheduling, faculty assignments, and instructional delivery.
Resolves conflicts in division area in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct, the Negotiated Agreement, and Pierce College policies and practices.
Resolves complaints arising from division activities, which may include participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances.
Advance Student Success:
Serves as a leader in assuring programs and services equitably support student achievement and attainment of educational/career goals.
In collaboration with faculty, develops culturally responsive curriculum that supports a variety of instructional methods and learning opportunities, including computer-assisted instruction and eLearning.
Assesses course and program goals in relation to institutional goals and mission.
Engages faculty in planning, organizing, developing, and assessing programs, activities, and curriculum.
Oversees the development, coordination and publication of the quarterly and annual schedules and other communications.
Manages the operations of the assigned district area and acts as an advisor to the Vice President for Learning and Student Success, particularly with regard to items affecting student learning.
Demonstrates commitment to and fully engages in shared governance, consultative processes, and consensus building.
Works collaboratively with faculty to plan, organize, develop, and evaluate instructional programs.
Participates in strategic enrollment management with administration and for faculty and staff within assigned disciplines or programs.
Ensures the college is in compliance with national, and state, laws, regulations, and guidelines. Recommends, develops, and implements policies, procedures, and initiatives related to programs that promote student success and continual improvement.
Ensures that strategic integration of emerging technology and contemporary business practices aid the institution in achieving mission.
Assists in the accreditation process.
Represents Pierce College at assigned community, state, and national activities. Actively engages during college and district-wide meetings.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Budget & Planning:
Develops, recommends, and manages budget for assigned areas of programs and services.
Manages financial resources consistent with district policy and sound financial management principles.
Participates in the collaborative annual planning and budgeting process with other deans and in cooperation with managers, supervisors, faculty, and classified staff consistent with college principles and values.
Facilitates grant applications for assigned area, manages grants, and prepares required reports.
Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution AND one (1) year of administrative management experience in higher education.
Experience demonstrating collaborative and engaged management style.
Five (5) years' experience as a full-time college or university faculty member.
Success in using data to make decisions and guide change.
Demonstrated commitment to student success, including efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Experience working in a student achievement-centered environment.
Experience with innovative teaching and learning strategies.
Demonstrated experience in improving student success and retention.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Leadership:
Fosters excellence in instruction and programming; uses effective leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring, to support employees in achieving the college mission and their individual professional goals.
Builds consensus around challenging issues and makes informed decisions that resolve conflict; effectively moves processes forward to accomplish goals.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving:
Exercises strategic thinking and innovation in academic planning; utilizes excellent time management and problem-solving techniques.
Displays professional judgment in complex and sensitive situations.
Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions and consequences of proposed actions, articulates possibilities, and implements recommendations to support goals.
Demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.
Cooperates with staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success.
Promotes the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
Strives for consistency of process across the district.
Works as an integral part of the instructional administrative team for Pierce College District including both colleges, the educational program at JBLM, and other sites.
Supports shared governance.
Promotes innovation and professional development in both academic and administrative areas of Pierce College.
Works collaboratively with Student Services in the identification and implementation of promising practices for student completion.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
Values open-mindedness, inclusion, multicultural perspectives, and multiple ways of knowing, thinking, and being.
Actively supports and engages in Pierce College's mission and core theme for equity, diversity, and inclusion in order to provide access and support for our diverse community of learners.
Leads development of curriculum, educational policies, and educational assessments.
Applies knowledge of innovations and trends in teaching and learning within higher education.
Ensures college curriculum reflects community, regional, state and national needs.
Able to balance the work of multiple projects from design through completion.
Adept at using data to assess current programs and student achievement and to plan future initiatives.
Manages budgets with understanding of the rules and processes.
Working knowledge of technology tools that support instruction and administration.
Familiar with collective bargaining agreements and labor relations principles.
Works collaboratively with all areas of the college community to communicate values, outcomes, and priorities and to develop positive relationships.
Advocates for the district with internal and external groups.
Communicates effectively and collaboratively with faculty, staff and leadership.
Uses effective listening skills and applies effective written and oral communication techniques to convey clear, timely, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others.
Exhibits a high level of personal and professional conduct which contributes to the overall mission and goals.
Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.
Earns the trust, respect and confidence of staff, faculty and students through fairness, truthfulness, honesty, sensitivity, reliability and professionalism in all interactions.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Application Procedure: We invite applications from qualified individuals interested in working within and leading a high-performing, mission-driven, data-informed, student-focused district committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. You must include the following items in your application package and complete the online application profile at https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/ hr . (please submit in the order listed):
A letter of interest which directly addresses how your qualifications and experiences match each of the components of the Dean of Business and Social Science.Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. At Pierce College, we value culturally competent and compassionate individuals who bridge diverse backgrounds and perspectives in support of academic equity and excellence. In your cover letter, please address how you will support the mission of Pierce College to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. (Cover Letter)
A statement that responds to these questions: (Supplemental Question)
Describe one or two challenges to community college education. Why are they important challenges to address and how might community colleges begin to address them?
Pierce College has set a goal of closing the achievement gaps for all student populations by 2020. How will you contribute to this effort?
What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion ?
Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Transcripts are not required in order to apply for this position, however, if you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring copies of unofficial transcripts showing completion of the required level of education. Please upload current copies of your transcripts, if available. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts must include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: www.naces.org/members.htm (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required upon hire). (Transcripts)
Upload (attach) a list of at least three professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)
Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications received by October 5, 2018 will receive first consideration. Terms of Employment: The Pierce College District offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, sick leave, and vacation. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. The anticipated starting date is January 02, 2019. Salary & Benefits: Your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long-term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our Benefits and Leave website at: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr-benefits . Physical Work Environment: This position is required to work indoors in an office environment. Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342 . Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service. Screening & Interview Process: Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned. Conditions of Employment:
An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.
Equal Opportunity: The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: email@example.com . Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following: Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator 9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, Washington 98498 (253) 964-6519 Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer (253) 864-3229