Vice President, Human Resources

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Vice President, Human Resources


Location: Job Type: Full Time
Department: Job Number: A20-33
Closing: 5/17/2021
SALARY: $184,777.00 - $251,759.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/02/21
CLOSING DATE: 05/17/21 04:00 PM



Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Long Beach City College currently has the privilege of serving approximately 36,000 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Long Beach City College is a Hispanic serving institution, and of our student population 54% are Hispanic/Latinx, 17% are White, 14% are African American, 12% are Asian & Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning). For more information on our College demographics please click here:

Under the general administrative direction of the Superintendent-President, the Vice President, Human Resources serves as the District's Chief Human Resources Officer providing leadership policy and direction in human resources, labor relations, faculty and staff diversity, and staff development. In addition, the Vice President will serve as a member of the Superintendent-President's Executive Committee as well as fulfill other college-based tasks as designated by the Superintendent-President.

The Vice President, Human Resources is responsible for leadership, planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and evaluating the activities of the Human Resources office for the District; direct, implement, promote, and coordinate equal employment opportunity, staff development, and staff diversity programs; advise and counsel executive administration and the Governing Board on policy, legal requirements, and the impact of related legislation on the District and its employees; develop and present policies in response to legislation and District needs; direct and oversee all employment processes for the District including collective bargaining and contract administration for classified and academic employees; liaise with legal and regulatory agencies; and other activities related to a comprehensive Human Resources Office.





  • Directs all District human resources operations including equal employment opportunity programs, recruitment, employer-employee relations, compensation, and labor relations.
  • Promotes the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in employee recruitment, retention, and advancement practices. Fosters and advances diversity, equity, and inclusion through hiring pools, outreach activities, and professional development.
  • Serves as the District's chief labor negotiator and oversees the processing and resolution of grievances.
  • Meets regularly with the governing Board and the Superintendent-President in closed session to discuss legal settlements and litigation, including employee discipline or dismissal, and other legal issues within the scope of closed session topics; directs and implements legal settlements and litigation pursuant to Board action.
  • Communicates with legal counsel regarding employee litigation, administrative procedures and hearings, and employment related matters.
  • Represents the District in employee disciplinary actions, grievance resolutions, hearings and with various federal and state agencies.
  • Administers, maintains, and develops District policies and administrative regulations pertaining to Human Resources and equal employment opportunities.
  • Directs all aspects of academic and administrative recruitment, selection, hiring, and evaluation processes; ensures fairness and compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and directives.
  • Evaluates pending legislation; analyzes, interprets and ensures compliance with federal and state laws related to human resources, labor relations and equal employment opportunities.
  • Administers and supervises maintenance of official District confidential personnel records.
  • Supervises the development and administration of employee seniority, maintains the academic minimum qualification/equivalency and faculty service area legal requirements.
  • Attends meetings of the Governing Board, Executive Committee, and other college and community organizations.
  • Directs and supervises the activities/services of the HR staff to include the administration of an integrated management information system (PeopleSoft, Neogov).
  • Directs the District's staff development program.
  • Administers the department strategic planning process and supports institutional goals and outcomes.
  • Plans, develops, and administers the Human Resources operational budget.
  • Participates in the collegial governance process, including committee assignments.
  • Serves as the District's liaison to the LBCCD Personnel Commission and its staff.

    This position reports to the Superintendent-President and supervises and evaluates assigned staff.

    Responsible for or effectively recommending the hire, transfer, suspension, lay-off, promotion, assignment, discipline, training, professional development, assignment, direction and evaluation of work, and adjustment of grievances of all assigned staff; administering collective bargaining agreements, employment and promotion selection procedures, and compliance with District policies, rules and regulations regarding personnel; evaluation of the performance of assigned staff, providing direction and assistance wherever a need for improvement is identified.


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution, or possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential, AND
  • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment AND
  • Evidence of demonstrated cultural competency and enthusiasm in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning), as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

  • An earned doctorate.
  • Five years experience with considerable responsibility in human resources administration, labor relations and equal employment opportunities, preferably at an educational institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of equal employment opportunity, laws, regulations, and judicial opinions.
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating, revising, and administering Board Policies and Administrative Regulations pertaining to human resources management.
  • Experience in participatory management, leadership, decision-making and communication with diverse constituencies.
  • Experience applying technology in managing all human resources operations.
  • Experience in collective bargaining, contract administration, and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility and accountability, including expertise in managing a budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Principles and practices of personnel administration including position classification, salary administration, recruitment, examination and selection.
  • Provisions of the Education Code as it applies to Human Resources practices and procedures in community college school districts.
  • Principles of public administration, management, supervision and training.
  • Principles and practices of employee training and supervision.
  • Principles of budget preparation and control.
  • Statistical, research and survey methods and techniques.
  • General labor relations, laws, practices and procedures.
  • District organizational functions, policies and procedures.
  • Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Report writing methods and techniques.
  • Office management and recordkeeping practices, methods and procedures.

  • Perform required Human Resources technical and managerial responsibilities in the following areas: classification and compensation/benefits; employment; employer-employee relations; collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration; staff diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO) programs; discrimination complaint/conflict resolution (including those involving sexual harassment and ADA complaints); Human Resources policy and procedure development; employee performance appraisal process; California Education Code and other applicable state and federal employment and labor laws.
  • Participate as both a team leader and member.
  • Lead and represent a diverse Human Resource Services staff.
  • Plan, organize, direct and control the development, administration and direction of Human Resource services and programs for the District.
  • Provide promotion, direction, implementation and coordination of EEO/faculty and staff diversity programs.
  • Train, assign, supervise and evaluate assigned Human Resources technical, secretarial and clerical staff.

    Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

    Additional Information

  • A Long Beach Community College District application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A list of three references, including email and phone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors.
  • A current resume.
  • Complete transcripts of - BA/BS and above (Master, PHD, JD, etc.) -- must attach either the official or unofficial transcripts college/university course work. Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).if applicable).

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    Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in the Application or Examination Process in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372 or (562)938-4813.

    The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, language, accent, citizenship status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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