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VP of Human Resources

Company: Calbright College
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The PositionTitle:VP of Human Resources Position Type:Full timeRequisition No:22018Category: AdministrationSupervisor: President & CEOLast Updated: November 2021Job Purpose:Executive-level leadership and guidance to the colleges Human Resources operationsLocation:Remote, various locations throughout CaliforniaPosition OverviewReporting to the President and CEO the Vice President of Human Resources (HR) oversees all aspects of Calbrights Human Resources by planning, organizing, and directing the activities and operations of the Human Resources department. The Vice President of Human Resources is an executive leadership position, responsible for making sure the college is in compliance with Title 5 regulations, California Education Code, state and federal labor laws, and collective bargaining agreements pertaining to all Human Resources policies and procedures. This role regularly collaborates with Calbrights divisions to provide leadership and support in employee relations and related policy development. The Vice President of Human Resources oversees employee recruitment, employee benefits, workers compensations, risk management, and professional development activities for the College. Provides supervision and evaluates the performance of all Human Resources staff and assigned personnel, including the Executive Director of Human Resources, and Employee/Employer Relations. Serves as the Colleges compliance officer in regard to equity, diversity, equal employment opportunity, discrimination, and human resources policies and addresses related complaints and grievances. Assists with collective bargaining and performs other duties as assigned.Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work:

  • Provides leadership for human resources planning and policy development
  • Promotes an organizational climate that fosters diversity and inclusion
  • Advises the President and CEO, VPs, managers, and responsible employees regarding the interpretation and application of laws, policies, and regulations affecting academic and classified personnel
  • Recommends appropriate new/revised personnel policies and regulations
  • Responsible for overseeing procedures for recruitment, hiring, promotion, job classification, layoff, discipline, dismissal, salary placement, and advancement
  • Ensuring the timely evaluation of employees
  • Provides for the orientation of new employees and for the ongoing professional development of faculty and staff
  • Provides consultation and technical expertise to administrators, faculty, staff, the public, and others concerning Human Resources operations and activities
  • Supervises the maintenance of personnel records and employment contracts; provide database management and development
  • Administers collective bargaining agreements as well as individual employment agreements
  • Assists the chief labor negotiator and oversees the processing and resolution of grievances
  • Oversees the Colleges risk management including all aspects of employee benefits, workers compensation, and property/liability insurance
  • Responsible for the investigation, processing, and response to complaints of discrimination and harassment
  • Interfaces with cognizant agencies such as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
  • Consults with legal counsel, as necessary, to ensure that complaints of potential college liability are handled appropriately and monitors the performance of the Colleges claims management services
  • Prepares a variety of items for Board of Trustees review and approval; advises Calbrights executive team on messaging to present HR action items and information & reports at monthly Board of Trustees meetings
  • Facilitates conflict resolution as needed to improve employee relations and the effectiveness of supervision by college managers
  • Serves as Title IX compliance officer
  • Hears complaints and grievances as determined by the colleges policy, in such areas as gender, disability, racial, ethnic or age discrimination and facilitates resolution of the same
  • Leads and coordinates professional development planning and, in collaboration with constituency representatives, coordinates professional development activities for the college
  • Prepares and interprets required Federal, State, and college reports, including staff diversity reports, statistical and narrative reports, Governing Board reports, Chancellors Office reports, contract documents, and other materials
  • Updates college policies, procedures, forms, contracts, and publications to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; select, train, and coordinate tasks, assign priorities, resolve issues or concerns
  • Attends workshops and meetings, serve on college committees as directed
  • Oversees the employee performance evaluation process; update and maintain records. Provide advice to college managers in preparing evaluations
  • Ensures college compliance with Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training (AB 1875)
  • Coordinates the claims process for unemployment, disability, and workers compensation; review workers compensation claims and communicate with appropriate individuals regarding claims
  • Directs the recruitment and selection of college personnel; monitor procedures and practices for compliance with established hiring policies and Affirmative Action guidelines; coordinate and approve processes and materials
  • Serves as college Equal Employment Officer; develop and administer the college Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and related policies and programs to assure compliance with Federal, State, and college regulations
  • Verifies all minimum qualifications for the hiring of faculty, both full and part-time, including initiating the equivalency process if needed
  • Oversees informational presentations including selection committee training and other related presentations as required
  • Provides support and leadership to the Colleges equity and diversity programs and work to ensure progress in meeting the Colleges diversity goals
  • Supervises new employee processing including livescan, background check, TB compliance, and related matters
  • Provides advice on college Human Resources functions; monitors Human Resources practices for compliance with Board policy and governmental regulations; adherence to collective bargaining agreements by providing direction to administrators and managers to interpret negotiated employer/employee agreements
  • Receives and resolves complaints, employee disciplinary problems, participates in the grievance process and monitors disciplinary actions, discusses situations with staff and attorneys, investigates as appropriate, prepares related reports, and maintains official college records of employer/employee proceedings. Researches legal matters and consult with legal counsel on behalf of the college
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
  • Develops, oversees, and maintains the Human Resources information system. Works closely with colleges technology staff on establishing and/or improving Human Resources computer and software needs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the positionKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Principles, methods, and techniques of Public Personnel Administration
    • Provisions of related Education Code, Title V, Title IX, ADA, OSHA, disability and workers compensation laws, rules and regulations
    • State and federal laws and decisions pertaining to human resources, collective bargaining, and affirmative action
    • Principles of compensation analysis and administration
    • Human behavior and relationships
    • College organization, operations, policies, and objectives
    • Budget preparation and control
    • Ability to resolve personnel conflicts and disputes, negotiate agreements with employee representatives, investigate, evaluate and recommend resolutions to grievances, claims, and complaints, and analyze and apply laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
    • Incorporate the use of technology in performing presentations, develop reports
    • Plan, organize, and direct the activities and operations of a Human Resources department
    • Coordinate and supervise information management systems for Human Resources
    • Perform professional and analytical human resources tasks
    • Understand, interpret and apply policies, laws, rules, and regulations
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Assist in conducting investigations
    • Exhibit interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
    • Prepare reports and make recommendations
    • Assign, train, supervise and evaluate the work of others
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
    • Exercise initiative and independent judgment
    • Manage confidential matters with tact and diplomacy
    • Work various hours including evenings and/or weekends
    • Operate a computer and assigned software
    • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
    • Plan, schedule, and organize workload and projects, ensuring timelines are met
    • Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, staff, and facultyMinimum Qualifications
      • An earned Masters degree from an accredited institution in human resources management, business administration, public administration, organizational management, educational management or related field AND a minimum of five (5) years experience in a management position in higher education, P-12, or other public agency human resources.OR
      • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in human resources management, business administration, public administration, organizational management, educational management or related field AND a minimum of ten (10) years experience in a related management position in higher education, P-12, or other public agency human resources.Desired Qualifications
        • Juris Doctor in a related field of law.
        • Experience in a management position in a California Community College, or in a CSU or UC system in human resources. Working Conditions and Travel
          • Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
          • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
          • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
          • Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright Colleges strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
          • Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
          • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.Equal Employment OpportunityCalbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.Who We AreCalbright College is one of Californias newest community colleges the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who dont have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.

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