Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management

  • San Joaquin Delta Community College District
  • Stockton, CA, USA
Full Time Executive Human Resources

Job Description

Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management


San Joaquin Delta Community College District


Job Number: 2100002F


Under the executive direction of the Superintendent/President and as a member of the executive leadership team, the Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management is responsible to plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and control all employment and employee services operations and activities including but not limited to labor relations, recruitment, selection and placement of employees, policy development, administer benefits, workers' compensation, general, property, and liability insurance programs, and human resource information systems; coordinate and direct staff, programs, record-keeping, communications and information to meet the needs of the District and assure smooth and efficient operations. Provide executive-level leadership, expert advice and counsel regarding related areas of functional responsibility.


Responsibilities are very broad in scope involving District-wide functions and issues.




Develop, plan, organize, direct and provide leadership for human resources functions and operations; assure personnel activities comply with established personnel standards, policies, and procedures.


Confer and collaborate with employees, supervisors, administrators, and others to resolve sensitive and confidential employee relations issues and problems; participate in investigating and addressing issues; research, interpret, analyze and provide technical assistance to others concerning the Education Code, bargaining units' agreements and related laws.


Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures for assigned functions and operations; recommend, if appropriate, changes in service, staffing levels, procedures, and policies, as appropriate.


Serve as chief negotiator for the District in contract negotiations with bargaining teams representing labor unions. Monitor adherence to collective bargaining agreements by providing direction to administrators and managers to interpret negotiated employer/employee agreements.


Serve as a member of the Superintendent/President's Executive Team. Serving as an advisor to the Executive Team on human resources, employer/employee relations, staff diversity & equity and other related issues.


Direct and oversee operations and activities related to payroll.


Investigate, resolve and provide technical recommendations concerning employee disciplinary matters, misconduct, complaints, due process, grievances, and other employee relations issues and conflicts. Review, analyze, and coordinate response to unfair labor practices and regulatory agency complaints; research, compile and assemble related technical information.


Coordinate and supervise legal matters of the District; make recommendations to the Superintendent/President regarding employment of outside legal consultants; represent the District with legal counsel in various legal actions for and against the District. Identify and analyze District risk issues; defines solutions and oversees implementation.


Oversee recruitment, interview, selection, and placement of personnel; coordinate the processing and orientation of new employees; ensure compliance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures.


Oversee the classification, reclassification, salary and other personnel studies as requested.


Assist with the development, coordination, and maintenance of appropriate human resources and payroll information systems.


Coordinate human resource functions with Fiscal Services and Information Services to assure smooth and efficient delivery of services.


Maintain current knowledge of laws, codes, regulations and pending legislature related to human resources and payroll activities; modify programs, functions and procedures to assure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements as appropriate.


Coordinate and direct staff, programs, record-keeping, communications and information to meet the District's personnel needs.


Coordinate and present personnel training programs and informational presentations including new employee orientation, selection committee training and other related presentations as required. Identify District training needs, plan and implement training programs, as needed.


Provide administrative leadership for the District's diversity program.


Participate in the development of the annual human resources budget; analyze and review budgetary and financial data.


Monitor and control authorized expenditures for assigned operations.


Participate in the development and implementation of strategic plans, initiatives, department business plans, work programs, processes, procedures, and policies required to achieve strategic initiatives and overall departmental results in alignment with the District objectives and priorities.


Serve as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer of the District; recommend appropriate modifications to the EEO plan; ensure that discrimination and harassment complaints are investigated and resolved in a timely manner.


Develop and recommend new, revised, or modified District policies related to Human Resources, working through the Board Policies & Administrative Policies process.


Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; interview and select employees; assign duties and review work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements, and procedures.


Attend and participate in professional group meetings.


Prepare a variety of statistical and narrative reports including but not limited to governing board reports, Chancellor's Office reports, contracts, documents, and other materials.


  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.


Ability to:


  • Coordinate and direct personnel, resources, communications, and information to meet District needs and assure smooth and efficient activities.
  • Plan, organize and direct a comprehensive human resources management program.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and make sound recommendations regarding complex human resources management issues.
  • Interpret, explain, and apply laws, rules and regulations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Meet deadlines and schedules.
  • Identify and respond to confidential and sensitive organizational issues, concerns and needs.
  • Prioritize and effectively delegate.
  • Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Conduct meetings and serve on committees.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive, effective oral and written reports.
  • Plan and organize work; delegate work as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity/expression, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community District students;
  • Support the District in achieving its mission, vision, and strategic goals as appropriate in carrying out the duties of this position;
  • Focus on student success, service excellence, and willingness to assist colleagues District-wide, as needed.


Knowledge of:


  • Thoroughly knowledgeable of all operations, services, and activities of human resources and payroll management programs in an educational setting including but not limited to recruitment, benefits administration, union negotiations, contract administration, policy development, employee relations, and staff development functions.
  • Public human resources administration theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of human resources and payroll programs and procedures.
  • Principles, techniques, procedures and terminology involved in the recruitment, selection, processing, orientation, and compensation of employees, risk management, workers' compensation, benefits administration, HRIS, payroll, compensation and job analysis.


  • Pertinent laws, rules, codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to human resource and payroll functions of a California Community College district including equal employment opportunity, Title V, and the Education Code.
  • Principles and practices of effective administration, supervision, training and performance management.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of labor relations, collective bargaining, and contract negotiations.
  • Methods of research, analysis, and decision making.
  • Principles, practices and procedures related to record keeping and report preparation.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Automated payroll and human resources systems and designated software.


Education and Experience Requirements:




  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in human resources management, business administration, public administration, organizational management or related field. An earned doctorate is highly preferred.




  • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible related professional human resources experience including at least four (4) years of experience at the senior management level.




A valid Class “C” California Driver's License.






Standard office setting. Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation. Incumbents are subject to constant contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort; must be able to adapt to changing situations and demanding timelines. Must attend afternoon or evening Board meetings.


Physical Demands:


Incumbents regularly sit for long periods, walk short distances on a regular basis, travel to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work, use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines, speak clearly and distinctly to provide information in person or on the telephone; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person to exchange information and make presentations; and lift, carry, and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information


  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 143,803
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 171,708
  • External Closing Date: Aug 19, 2021
  • External Opening Date: Jun 23, 2021


Location: Stockton, California, United States


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Education Requirements

Master's Degree