Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Coast Community College District

Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Job# 1-D-19

Salary: $202,950.00 - $252,606.00

Deadline:  2/2/2018

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:


Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources serves as the chief personnel officer for the District. This high level position plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates District-wide programs encompassing human resources and employment services in accordance with federal and California state law.  The Vice Chancellor fosters a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District and community.

Major responsibilities for this position:

1. Provide administration for the Coast Community College District Office of Human Resources, including but not limited to employee benefits, employment services and records, recruitment & staff analysis, performance evaluations, investigations, conflict resolution, and retirement program information.

2. Direct the comprehensive recruitment, successful retention, and promotional opportunities of a diverse faculty and staff.

3. Develop strategic plans that will enhance the employment programs of the District and coordinate the state reporting process relative to personnel services.

4. Direct the District's benefits, recruitment, records departments, and personnel training, orientation, and professional development functions.

5. Direct the coordination of state and federal reporting relative to human resources including participation in local and national surveys.

6. Advise the Chancellor in the determination of staffing needs and District-wide strategic staffing plans.

7. Serve as the District's chief labor negotiator for certificated and classified personnel.

8. Provide leadership in contract administration for all collective bargaining agreements.

9. Administer all aspects of collective bargaining agreements including grievance, due process, appeals, and other legal procedures.

10. Interpret and carry out 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.

11. Participate in the development of District policy and procedure statements and the Board of Trustees review of current policies.

12. Ensure Board policies and administrative procedures related to human resources are aligned, up-to-date, and consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreements.

13. Assist the Chancellor with materials and reports for the Board of Trustees, including preparation of Board Agenda items.

14. Participate in Board workshops and meetings.

15. Serve as a member of the Chancellor's staff, Cabinet, and other committees designated by the Chancellor.

16. Under the direction of the Chancellor, provide liaison between the Board of Trustees, Vice Chancellors, Presidents, and other administrative staff.

17. Represent the District at meetings, conferences, and workshops related to the management of the District's Human Resources Department.

18. Interpret and apply California state and federal laws, codes and regulations related to public human resources management.

19. Provide effective leadership in personnel dispute resolution, investigations, and disciplinary actions.

20. Ensure effective and efficient District personnel processes and procedures using technology and stream-lined organization.



The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be the following:

• A Master's degree from an accredited institution and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience human resources, or

• Possession of the California Community College Administrative Officer Credential;

• Or a combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above.  (Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.)

• Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college employees and students.


• Knowledge of California community college equal employment opportunity programs;

• At least five years of increasingly responsible experience in negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements;

• Administrative experience in education, including administrative responsibilities over a line staff organization;

• Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of academic freedom;

• Demonstrated success in participatory management, leadership, decision-making, creative problem solving, and communication;

• Evidence of strong communication skills;

• Ability to make effective public presentations;

• Experience with computer systems and software applications related to human resources and employer/employee relations programs;

• Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution;

• Five years of general postsecondary administrative experience, of which three have been performed in an accredited, comprehensive community college;

• Postsecondary teaching experience preferably in an accredited, comprehensive community college;

• Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to employment in education generally, and community colleges specifically;

• Experience working harmoniously with students, staff, faculty, employee organization groups, and a Governing Board;

• Experience working with local and/or state legislative bodies and governmental agencies;

• Demonstrated leadership by achievement in institutional management, development and contributions to local, state, and national education organizations;

• Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and collaborative decision-making;

• Skills and aptitude to provide guidance and support to resolve personnel conflicts with a proactive approach;

• In-depth understanding of the unique needs of diverse faculty and staff accompanied with evidence of experiences of success;

• Responsive to timely requests and needs to personnel related issues, concerns, requests, and grievances.

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 provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. The District also provides an annual mileage stipend of $3,480 for this executive level position.

Application Requirements:

1. Completed Online Application.

2. Candidate Summary Page (separate attachment, not to exceed two pages) that succinctly highlights career accomplishments.

3. Current Resume (separate attachment, not to exceed 6 pages).

4. Reference List (separate attachment) with the names, telephone number(s), and e-mail address of eight references: three supervisors, two direct reports, and three faculty members from current or former institutions.

5. Letter of Application (separate attachment, not to exceed two pages) that succinctly addresses the desirable qualifications.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer