Job Number MAN00066P
Position Title Interim Executive Director of Human Resources
Position Type Classified Administrator
Number of Months Assignment
Starting Date As soon as possible
Current Work Schedule
Salary Range Management Range 59
Salary $153,512 – $187,101/ Annually
Location Main Campus
Department Human Resources (Dept)
Open Date 03/11/2021
Initial Screening Date 03/25/2021
Open Until Filled No
About Río Hondo College
Río Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Río Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.
Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our College’s 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.
Río Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students’ success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and the diverse student population we serve.
Río Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.
Río Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team, top-notch athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.
In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Río Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.
Under general administrative direction, to provide leadership and direction; to plan, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the Human Resources Division including recruitment and selection, employer-employee relations, classification and pay, performance evaluation, equal employment opportunity, workers’ compensation, fringe benefits, and unemployment insurance; to coordinate assigned activities with other District divisions and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex professional support to the President.
Three years of responsible professional human resources experience.
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
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. Equivalencies Essential Duties
a) Provide leadership and direction and assume full management responsibility for Human Resources Division services and activities including recruitment and selection, employee relations, classification and pay, performance evaluation, discipline, equal employment opportunity, workers’ compensation, fringe benefits, and unemployment insurance. E
b) Manage the development and implementation of Human Resources Division goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establish, within District policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; allocate resources accordingly. E
c) Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; conduct human resources needs analysis; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of changes. E
d) Represent the Human Resources Division to other District divisions and outside agencies; explain and interpret Human Resources Division programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive, significant, and controversial issues. E
e) Select, train, motivate, counsel, and evaluate Human Resources Division personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to develop skills and abilities. E
f) Plan, direct, and coordinate the Human Resources Division’s work plan; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures. E
g) Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Human Resources Division budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct the preparation of and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary. E
h) Investigate and resolve complaints of unlawful discrimination based on national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, sexual harassment and other protected classes covered under Federal and State statutes. E
i) Advise complainant of his/her rights under the law; assist with the preparation of the complaint; interview the person charged and any witnesses; summarize findings; notify the complainant, Chancellor’s Office, and any Federal or State agencies, as appropriate, of the District’s resolution of the matter. E
j) Coordinate Human Resources Division activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations. E
k) Provide staff assistance to the President; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. E
l) Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to Human Resources programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate. E
m) Serve as a District representative to organized employee groups; interpret collective bargaining contracts; serve as a contract administrator for classified and faculty contracts; process grievances up to, and including, arbitration. E
n) Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and monitor the recruitment, screening, and hiring process and orientation program for new employees. E
o) Plan, organize, administer, and evaluate College personnel and employee relations policies and procedures; propose revisions for Board approval. E
p) Manage the classification and pay program for existing and new positions; administer classifications within the classified service; direct reclassification procedures; ensure appropriate advancement through salary ranges for employees. E
q) Administer insurance and benefits activity for employee contracts; supervise the coordination of open enrollment; serve as liaison between insurance companies; participate as primary or alternate in Joint Powers Agreement for fringe benefits. E
r) Assume responsibility for personnel records and coordinate performance evaluations for employees; serve as custodian of records. E
s) Participate as primary or alternate in Joint Powers Agreement for workers’ compensation; generate records necessary to ensure that employees receive appropriate medical treatment; coordinate with claims administrator for continued treatment and handling of claims, including legal defense. E
t) Receive District subpoenas; respond to legal charges pertaining to employment and various other areas relating to personnel activities or records; work with District Counsel, County Counsel, and counsel for various insuring agencies including workers’ compensation. E
u) Interpret, follow, promote adherence to, and recommend improvement in College procedures and Board policies, rules, and regulations. E
v) Assume responsibility for personnel portions of Board agendas, Board policies and College procedures; provide documentation and assistance to President for personnel closed agenda. E
w) Develop, apply, and evaluate effective approaches to implement the policies of the Rio Hondo Community College District relating to program and workforce diversity in order to fulfill the core academic mission of the District and serve its diverse community. E
x) Provide effective leadership and direction to recruitment and retention efforts to further workforce diversity policies of the District. E
y) Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resources. E
z) Promote equal opportunity and student and gender equity to effectively serve the District’s diverse community. E
aa) Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints. E
bb) Administer applicable collective bargaining agreements. E
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.
Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical, and administrative support staff.
Other Job Related Duties
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Job Related and Essential Qualifications
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.
Operate a motor vehicle safely. ABILITY TO:
Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Human Resources Division.
Develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient Human Resources services.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, technical, and administrative support personnel; delegate authority and responsibility.
Select, supervise, motivate, counsel, train, and evaluate staff.
Identify and respond to Human Resources issues, concerns, complaints, and needs.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed Rio Hondo Community College District Executive Director of Human Resources (Continued) actions, and implement recommendations in support of Human Resources goals.
Research, analyze, and evaluate new Human Resources service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and Human Resources reports.
Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to Human Resources programs and functions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Foreign Degrees
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.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
Desired Qualifications Working Conditions
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
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.
Applications are currently being accepted for Executive Director of Human Resources.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.
Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.
Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information
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.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1. * Please describe in detail, your experience in the following areas: a) Working as the Chief Human Resources Officer. b) Working with union representatives on bargaining issues and overseeing compliance of contractual bargaining agreements. c) Overseeing recruitment, screening and hiring practices.
( Open Ended Question)
2. * Describe in detail your management experience with employee benefits and the challenges districts face in this area?
(Open Ended Question)
3. * What is your experience serving as the grievance officer in your current or former positions? What are your best practices in responding to an employee grievance?
(Open Ended Question)
4. * Please provide an example of a conflict, at the management level, and the steps you took to resolve that issue.
(Open Ended Question)
5. * Describe your training and/or experience that demonstrates your sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
(Open Ended Question)
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