Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Employee Relations
Company: Peralta Community College District
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Peralta Community College District is a two-year college
system, dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and
community services to the communities it serves, including the
cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and
Piedmont California. The District enrolls over 25,000 students in a
broad range of transfer and occupational curricula. The colleges in
the District include College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt
College and Berkeley City College, which operate under the
governance of a seven- member Board of Trustees and are
administered by a Chancellor/Superintendent.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Required documents will include:
- Current resume of experience, formal education/training and
- Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
- Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or
(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.) (If
hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from
fully accredited college or university.)
Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and
confer date.Transcripts without this information and online
applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO
NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED
UNTIL A LATER DATE.
Note: A written evaluation by an official foreign
credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be
submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application
Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of
transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be
accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR
FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.
Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be
borne by the candidates.
- Skype and phone interviews are not permitted.
Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work
for the District which include, but are not limited to, the
REQUIRED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Tuberculosis Examination: Prior to employment, the successful
candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or
X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty
(60) days. The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense
must be borne by the successful candidate.
As a condition of employment, all employees working for
community colleges in the State of California are required to be
fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of
employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District
Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically.
During the employment intake process, new employees will be given
information to have their fingerprints taken at another
Immigration Requirement: According to the Immigration Reform and
Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to
verify that all new employees are:
1) A citizen or national of the United States;
2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the
United States; or
3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Service to work in the United States.
All new employees are required to complete and sign a
verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she
is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully
authorized to work in the United States.
District Policy: A Social Security Card will be required
following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.
The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the
Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.
MAY BE REQUIRED
Medical Examination: Under state regulations and as a condition
of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination
prior to employment. Expenses incurred will be borne by the
We are a collaborative community of colleges.
- Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay,
delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the
region's human, economic, environmental, and social
- We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations.
We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform
- Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and
communities with equitable access to the educational resources,
experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their
The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity
and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District
encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age
religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or genetic
information, gender identity or expression, citizenship status,
veterans status, status with regards to public assistance, or any
other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in
any of its policies, procedures or practices.
In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the
Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable
Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by
calling (510) 466-7283.
The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to
close or not fill any advertised position.
Job Title Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Employee
Relations Time Base Interim 40 hrs/week 12 months/year Compensation
Salary Range: $172,931.00 - $219,046/Annually. The maximum initial
placement is normally Step 3 depending on experience. Benefits
The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and
comprehensive core of work-life benefits. Benefit-eligible
employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible
- Medical coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be
required to make a contribution.
- Dental coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be
required to make a contribution.
- Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
- Long-term disability coverage.
- Employee Assistance Program.
- 22 days/year vacation leave, 12 days/year sick leave, and 18
In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes
20.70% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement
System (CalPERS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public
Employees' Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been
implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that
impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of
those changes is available at
For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement
eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calpers.com
www.calpers.ca.gov/. The CalPERS member handbook is available at
. After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in
retirement are extended until age 65.
Other voluntary benefits include:
- Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical
Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax
- Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
- Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457
- Credit union membership
- Prepaid legal plan participation
- Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children
- Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the
District. Other plans require employee contribution.
- Subject to change.
Position Type Management Department Chancellor's Office (112)
Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for
Human Resources and Employee Relations is responsible for planning,
organizing, coordinating, and monitoring the daily operations of
the Peralta Community College District's comprehensive Benefits,
Risk Management, Human Resources and Employee Relations programs
for administrative, academic and classified personnel; and provides
technical assistance in the area of human resources to all District
administrators, Governing Board, faculty, and staff. The Vice
Chancellor for Human Resources has oversight responsibility for the
human resources function at the District Offices and all four
colleges within the Peralta Community College District.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Interpret, implement, recommend, and develop human resources
policies, regulations, and practices; and facilitate the
development of other District policies and regulations. Confer with
legal counsel in providing advice and counsel to the District
regarding personnel matters. Research and report on pending and
recent legislations that may impact human resource policies,
procedures and operations. Ensure compliance with state and federal
- Develop and monitor department financials and division
- Serve as custodian, and supervise the maintenance of official
personnel records and employment contracts. Manage the Human
Resources Information System (HRIS). Utilize a variety of software
systems to research, develop, prepare, modify and retrieve
statistical, financial, and narrative data for reports and
- Contribute to the District strategic planning process and the
accreditation process. Report on staffing, succession planning, and
- Direct and oversee the administration of the Employee Benefits
and the Risk Management programs.
- Direct the recruitment, selection, orientation and retention of
District personnel; monitor procedures and practices for compliance
with established hiring policies and affirmative action guidelines;
coordinate and approve processes and materials.
- Provide leadership to human resource operations, including the
employment, promotion, transfer, termination, and
reduction-in-force processes for District personnel.
- Provide promotion, direction, implementation, and coordination
of District diversity efforts, including compliance with equal
opportunity and Title V regulations. Respond to employee-related
litigation, discrimination, and sexual harassment complaints.
- Develop, execute, and monitor administrative employment
contracts for all District management positions prior to a
Employee and Labor Relations
- Serve as Chief Negotiator representing the District in
developing and negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements for
academic and classified bargaining units, and overseeing and
facilitating the implementation of the Agreements. Confer with the
Governing Board and senior management regarding analyses, costs,
pending changes, and legal compliance.
- Oversee the District's grievance process. Mediate and
conciliate employee grievances, represent the District in grievance
hearings, direct disciplinary actions, and intervene in
supervisor/employee relations' problems.
- Coordinate exit interview process. Develop a plan and manage
efficient data accumulation of exit survey information, and analyze
information gathered from employees who have exited the
Performance Management and Professional Development
- Develop and implement policies and procedures for the annual
employee evaluation process, including establishing a tracking
system appropriate for Governing Board review. Exercise oversight
responsibility of the employee performance process, ensuring that
professional and objective evaluations are completed annually on
schedule, and assisting supervisors and managers in the effective
preparation and execution of annual evaluations with their
- Provide oversight of the faculty evaluation process in
coordination with the Vice Chancellor of Educational Services,
including monitoring the effectiveness of Student Evaluation of
Instructor. Maintain a copy of the faculty evaluation in the
employees' personnel file.
- Create and implement human resource work plans and performance
standards. Assign, evaluate, and provide development opportunities
to HR staff, establish standards of performance and methods of
operation, assign and monitor workloads and projects.
- Assist in the creation of professional development training
activities for all levels of staff within the District. Assist the
District in implementing organizational change strategies to
promote new programs, operations, and initiatives. Provide
leadership and participate in shared governance committees.
Classification and Compensation
- Develop, implement, and maintain complex classification systems
and competitive compensation plans for all employee groups that are
fiscally sound, and that substantially recognize employee
contributions to the District. Provide oversight and direction of
comprehensive salary surveys. Analyze information, render reports,
and make recommendations.
- Exercise oversight in the development of position descriptions,
including staffing design and position control, desk audits, and
reclassification procedures. Ensure that District-wide hires,
reclassifications, and new positions conform to comparable internal
and external duties and qualifications.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.
- Combination of experience and education equivalent to:
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university in
human resources, public administration, business administration or
related field; plus five years of increasingly responsible
experience in HR administration, benefits, and risk management,
preferably in a higher education institution;
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
human resources, public administration, business administration, or
related field; plus ten years of increasingly responsible
experience in HR administration, benefits, and risk management,
preferably in a public service agency or higher education
Demonstrated skill in respectful and sensitive communication
with people at various levels within an organization who are
diverse in their cultures, language groups, ethnicities and
Current experience in a majority of the Human Resources core
competencies (employment policies, procedures and current statutes;
budgeting; position classification; recruitment/selection
procedures; collective bargaining; fringe benefits management;
Equal Employment Opportunity policies and procedures; employee
training; performance evaluation; employee reward and disciplinary
procedures; complaint investigation, resolution and reporting.)
Recent experience in the use and promotion of computer
technology to implement efficient office processes; set up and
maintain a variety of confidential and other data; and to produce
correspondence, spreadsheets; statistical, financial, and narrative
reports; and presentations. PeopleSoft HRIS experience highly
Experience as Labor Negotiator with large, well-established
bargaining unions. Training and/or experience in interest-based (or
similar alternative system) bargaining principles and
- Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency,
sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college staff, faculty, and students.
- Knowledge, interpretation, and application of bargaining unit
memorandums of understanding (MOU), Education Code, Government
Code, Title 5, Title IX, ADA, COBRA, FMLA, FLSA, HIPAA, EEOC, and
the Civil Rights Act
- Knowledge of organizational development, strategies, and
- Knowledge of higher education human resource management,
preferably in a multi-college district in California
- Skilled in applying human resources and management
- Ability to communicate effectively orally, including public
speaking; and in written communication, including composition and
preparation of complex reports
- Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective
course of action, meeting required schedules and timelines
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with faculty, staff, students and others contacted in
the performance of duties
Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. Typical physical abilities for this position
- Prolonged and frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching,
twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping
- Moderate to heavy usage of hands in grasping, repetitive hand
movement, and finger coordination in keeping records and preparing
reports using a computer keyboard.
- Speech and hearing to communicate effectively in group settings
and by telephone to students, faculty, staff, and others.
Tools & Equipment Used Application Deadline Date OPEN UNTIL
FILLED: First Review Date: May 3, 2021. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED
FOR THE SECOND SCREENING, APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED
BY 11:59 PM ON MAY 2, 2021. Open Date 04/01/2021
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- How did you find out about the position?
- Asian Week
- California Community College Chancellor's Office website
- Career Builder
- Chronicle of Higher Education website
- Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper
- Community College Jobs Website
- Community College Times
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- El Mundo
- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
- Job Fair, Conference or Workshop
- Local Newspaper (Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, ect)
- Oakland Post
- Peralta Jobs Website
- Walk-In (PCCD Office of Human Resources)
- Women in Higher Education
- Word of Mouth
- 24-Hour Job Line
- If you chose "Other" as your answer for the above question,
please provide details
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Other Document
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