Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

  • Coast Community College District
  • Costa Mesa, CA, USA
  • Apr 27, 2024
Full time President and Chancellor

Job Description


Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Coast Community College District

Salary: $255,454.00 - $317,957.00 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: DM-004-24

Location: Costa Mesa, CA


This is an open until filled position. However, interested, qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by the first closing review date of April 24, 2024. Applicants who apply after April 24, 2024 will be held for a second review, as needed.
The PositionReporting directly to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources plays a key role as the primary steward of human resources programs and services essential for the success of both students and employees within the District. In the capacity of the chief human resources officer, this high-ranking position strategically plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates comprehensive District-wide initiatives that align with regulations in federal and California state law, Title 5, CCCD board policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Oversees all aspects of human resources, including but not limited to recruitment and retention, employment services, labor contract negotiations, staffing, professional development, performance management, employee evaluations, discipline, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, & Anti-racism (DEIAA). The Vice Chancellor is dedicated to cultivating a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement that extends not only throughout the District but also permeates the broader community.
About the Coast Community College DistrictThe Coast Community College District (CCCD) is an institution of higher education and life-long learning with a strong presence in the Orange County region, encompassing three colleges: Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. At the core of CCCD's mission is a profound commitment to serve all students through our dedication to cultural awareness, acknowledging the unique perspectives and needs of the diverse communities within its student body. CCCD actively embraces the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-racism by creating an educational and working culture that celebrates differences and fosters an environment where every individual feels valued and heard. Through intentional efforts to eliminate barriers, CCCD ensures that all students, regardless of background, have equal access to a high-quality education and that employees have the resources to thrive both personally and professionally. The District's unwavering commitment to DEIAA underscores its dedication to creating a campus and workplace culture that is not only academically and professionally enriching, but also socially inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs of its community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Commitment to Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility: The Vice Chancellor should champion anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, fostering a district-wide environment where all students and employees feel welcome and valued. This includes promoting a culture that embraces different perspectives and backgrounds.
  2. Communication and Labor Negotiation Skills: Strong and open communication skills, including the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, are crucial. The Vice Chancellor of Human Resources serves as the District's chief labor negotiator for certificated and classified personnel with an interest-based approach to problem-solving and negotiations. Provides leadership in contract administration for all collective bargaining agreements. Administers all aspects of collective bargaining agreements, including grievances, due process, appeals, and other legal procedures. Interprets and implements rules, regulations, and policies of the Board of Trustees and the directives of the Chancellor as they affect the negotiation process, labor relations, and legal issues related to the Office of Human Resources.
  3. Collaboration and Partnerships: An effective Vice Chancellor will be able to build and nurture partnerships within and outside the organization. Serves as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet and other committees designated by the Chancellor. Under the direction of the Chancellor, provides liaison between the Board of Trustees, Vice Chancellors, college Presidents, and other administrative staff. Represents the District at meetings, conferences, and workshops related to leading the District's Human Resources Department.
  4. Visionary Leadership and Innovative Programs for Organizational Capacity: The Vice Chancellor should possess a clear and inspiring vision for the future of the District's Human Resources Departments, aligning that vision with the goals of the California Community College Chancellor's Office and the Chancellor's goals for Coast Community College District. Administers all aspects of the Coast Community College District Office of Human Resources including but not limited to employee benefits, employment services and employee records, recruitment & staff analysis, performance evaluations, investigations, conflict resolution, and retirement program information. Develops and implements robust and cohesive professional development programs, academies, internships, and/or apprenticeships to ensure organizational capacity and flexibility for future needs.
  5. Professional Development: Designs and oversees comprehensive professional development programs for faculty and staff, fostering continuous learning, skill enhancement, and career growth. Directs the comprehensive recruitment, successful retention, and promotional opportunities of a diverse faculty and staff through collaboration and leadership with district and college employee leadership. Develops strategic plans that will enhance the employment programs of the District and coordinates the state reporting process relative to human resources.
  6. Integrity and Ethics: The highest ethical standards should guide the Vice Chancellor's actions, demonstrating integrity, transparency, and accountability in all endeavors.
  7. Governance and Policy Compliance: Interprets, applies, and ensures compliance with California state and federal laws, codes, and regulations related to public human resources management. Provides effective leadership in personnel dispute resolution, investigations, and disciplinary actions. Participates in the development of District policy and procedure statements and the Board of Trustees' review of current policies. Ensures Board policies and administrative procedures related to human resources are aligned, up-to-date, and consistent with Collective Bargaining Agreements. Ensures effective and efficient District personnel processes and procedures using technology and streamlined organization. Directs the District's benefits, recruitment, records departments, and staff training, orientation, and professional development functions. Directs the coordination of state and federal reporting relative to human resources, including participation in local and national surveys.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum QualificationsThe minimum qualifications for service as a classified administrator shall be the following:
  • A Master's degree from an accredited institution and 3 years of management experience in human resources or related field.
  • OR a combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above.
  • Demonstrated evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college employees and students.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. At least five years of general human resources administrative experience, of which three have been performed in a comprehensive educational environment.
  2. At least five years of increasingly responsible experience in negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of participatory governance, academic freedom, and collaborative decision-making with an interest-based approach.
  4. Skills and aptitude to provide guidance and support to resolve personnel conflicts with a proactive approach.
  5. Strong communication skills including making effective presentations to large groups with differing backgrounds.
  6. Evidence of the development, enhancement, and promotion of comprehensive professional development programs for faculty, classified, confidential and management employees.
  7. Experience with computer systems and software applications related to human resources and employer/employee relations programs.
  8. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to employment in education generally, and community colleges specifically.
  9. Experience working effectively with students, staff, faculty, employee organization groups, a Governing Board, and other governmental bodies.
  10. Knowledge of California community college equal employment opportunity programs.
  11. Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution is preferred but not required.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.

Conditions of Employment

Start Date: July 1, 2024, or as soon as can be arranged.

Pay Philosophy

Movement to the next step placement is contingent on receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation AND a recommendation by the Chancellor. An annual stipend of $3,000 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District also provides an annual mileage stipend of $3,400 for this executive level position.

This is a contract, full-time, 12-month, Executive Level position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flexible schedule and weekends might be necessary to address the needs of programs and job duties. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. (Salary Schedule: LL-2)
  • 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 Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910).
  • The Coast Community College District 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 equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Additional Information

In order to receive consideration, applicants must submit a complete online application packet consisting of the following:
  1. Completed Online Application.
  2. Current Resume. (separate attachment, not to exceed six pages)
  3. Letter of Application that addresses the Essential Duties and Responsibilities, Minimum Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications listed above in this job announcement for the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. (separate attachment, not to exceed six pages)
  4. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Anti-racism Statement that includes how you have incorporated and supported diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism policies and procedures in your Human Resources experience.
Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Disability Accommodations: Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714 or 714.438.4716.
Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.
Application Procedures
  • Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date.
  • All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned.
  • Any documents that you are unable to attach can be emailed to Emails must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.
  • All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community.
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Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. We are committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information. The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes
Coastline, Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College.

Coast Community College District Title IX:

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