Vice President, Human Resources

  • VP/VC Human Resources
  • Glendale, CA
  • May 18, 2022

Website Glendale Community College

Vice President, Human Resources

Glendale Community College

Salary: $11,775.00 – $15,031.00 Monthly

Job Number: 00747-22

Location: Glendale, CA

Department: Human Resources



Under chief executive direction, provides executive-level management and shared governance leadership for human resources programs and operations; serves as the chief human resources officer (CHRO) and advisor to the Superintendent/President and Board of Trustees on strategic matters related to human resources planning and administration; serves as the chief negotiator for faculty and classified collective bargaining and labor relations matters; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Works under the direct supervision of the Superintendent/President.

Supervises lower-level managers, classified and confidential staff, temporary employees, and/or student employees.

Examples of Duties


The following duties and responsibilities are typical of those performed by employees in this classification.

• Provides executive-level management and shared governance leadership for human resources programs and operations.

• Serves as the CHRO and advisor to the Superintendent/President and Board of Trustees on strategic matters related to human resources planning and administration; provides advice and counsel to all employees on human resources matters.

• Serves as the chief negotiator for faculty and classified collective bargaining and labor relations matters; administers collective bargaining agreements; addresses and resolves grievances and complaints; mediates conflicts; serves as an arbitration advocate; advises the Board of Trustees on the status of negotiations.

• Develops, reviews, revises, and implements Board policies, administrative regulations, and department practices; implements improvements to achieve continuous quality improvement in human resources programs.

• Oversees and directs all phases of talent acquisition and selection including advancing processes to ensure equal employment opportunity (EEO) and diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA); uses data-informed approaches to revise processes; oversees the evaluation of the effectiveness of talent acquisition policies and procedures; determines strategic advertising approaches to ensure process integrity; oversees employment-related strategic and succession planning.

• Administers and implements workplace safety programs; advances safe work practices; oversees the reporting and investigation of incidents, the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, workers’ compensation, safety training, and other employee safety programs.

• Oversees employee leaves of absence administration.

• Provides oversight of the human resources information systems.

• Administers classification and compensation structures; oversees processes for determining reclassification and temporary out of class assignments; oversees classification and compensation studies.

• Administers and provides oversight of the performance evaluation processes.

• Oversees employee discipline processes; assists managers in the development of performance improvement plans.

• Provides leadership and oversight for the employee orientation and development programs; determines training needs; administers and ensures the scheduling of employees for legally mandated trainings; provides training on the collective bargaining agreements, Board policies, administrative regulations, and relevant federal and state laws and regulations.

• Receives and responds to employees and student discrimination, sexual harassment, and other employment-related complaints; initiates investigations; prepares or directs preparation of investigative reports; recommends appropriate administrative responses; works with legal counsel as needed.

• Administers disability accommodation processes.

• Develops and manages records storage and retention systems to maintain confidential human resources records, files, and data.

• Attends Board of Trustees meetings and provides information to the Board as requested. Oversees the preparation of the board and staffing reports and other human resources related Board items.

• Develops, revises, implements, establishes, and maintains policies, processes, and procedures for applicable departments; monitors and evaluates operational, department, and service quality; may recommend, develop, and implement quality improvement assessment tools and/or methods with administration and/or regulatory agencies.

• Develops and implements short- and long-term strategies and plans, including the program review process.

• Plans, reviews, administers, and monitors budgets for assigned; approves and administers budget allocations and procurements for all assigned funds as appropriate; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data.

• Promotes workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and both a positive work and academic environment.

• Coordinates and supervises the implementation and modification of technology.

• Supervises department employees; assigns and monitors employee’s work and evaluates employee performance; trains employees; participates in employee selection.

• Monitors and reviews programs and/or operations for legal compliance.

• Analyzes and interprets data; directs, prepares, reviews, and/or approves documents and reports.

• May direct and/or conduct surveys and special studies; may maintain statistics.

• May participate and/or chair committees and task forces.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The education, training and experience qualifications are considered likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the above essential duties.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in human resources management, industrial relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field.

Seven (7) years of management experience in human resources including two (2) years at the senior management level and two (2) years of experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Licenses/Certificates/Other Requirements

• None.

Knowledge of:

• Principles, practices, and trends in public sector human resources management related to labor relations, EEO, DEIA talent acquisition, workplace safety, leave administration, employee relations, human resources information systems administration, classification, compensation, performance evaluation, training, legal compliance, and other related areas.

• Principles and practices of strategic planning, and staff development.

• Mediation and conflict resolution strategies and approaches.

• Arbitration processes and advocacy.

• Wage and hour administration.

• Current and emerging technologies that support the applicable area(s).

• Principles and practices of supervision.

• Applicable laws, regulations, standards, and/or requirements.

• Methods of prioritizing, planning, and organizing work.

• Principles and practices of budget administration.

• Principles of data research, collection, organization, interpretation, and reporting.

• Principles and practices of business communication and writing.

• Principles of knowledge management.

• Presentation techniques.

• Standard office practices or procedures.

• Standard office software and modern office equipment.

• Principles and practices of customer service.

• Interpersonal relations management.

Ability to:

• Plan, direct, administer, and evaluate human resources programs and operations for a wide range of human resources functions such as labor relations, EEO, DEIA, talent acquisition, workplace safety, leave administration, employee relations, human resources information systems administration, classification, compensation, performance evaluation, training, legal compliance, and other related areas.

• Direct and/or perform difficult and sensitive work requiring confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy, such as investigations and resolutions of unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace violence and other employment-related complaints.

• Advise management on disciplinary processes, procedures, and other staffing matters.

• Develop and implement effective labor relations practices with a focus on interest-based approaches, consensus building, and team management.

• Deliver effective training to employees in a variety of staff development topics and venues.

• Negotiate and administer labor contracts.

• Develop and implement policies, procedures, and processes for related to human resources plans and operations.

• Identify and implement appropriate technology and resources.

• Develop and establish goals and plans with identifiable outcome measures and evaluation plans.

• Research, develop, apply, explain, and/or ensure the compliance of applicable laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures.

• Identify needs, analyze problems, and provide recommendations and/or alternative solutions.

• Manage and prioritize work, projects and/or programs within established deadlines

• Prepare, manage, monitor, oversee, and/or administer budgets.

• Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned employees.

• Stay abreast of information, trends, and theories applicable to areas of assignment.

• Analyze data and compile and present narrative and statistical reports.

• Prepare and review reports, correspondence, and other documents using multiple business formats.

• Manage the maintenance of records.

• Prepare and deliver presentations.

• Utilize standard office software and equipment.

• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.

• Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity, tact and patience.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.

• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Mobility: frequent sitting for long periods; occasional kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, walking and standing; occasional reaching above and below desk level.

• Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes, and feel individual objects.

• Lifting/Carrying: frequent lifting/carrying of papers, files, equipment, and materials weighing up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

• Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens, and do close-up work.

• Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.

• Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including extensive public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.


• Work is typically performed in an indoor office setting.

Additional Information

Salary: Starting salary is from $11,775.00 to $15,031.00 monthly.

Starting salary is negotiable, up to step 6, depending upon education and experience.

Application Process

This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

• Current resume/curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages)

• Letter of interest that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications (not to exceed five pages)

– Transcripts showing all post-secondary course work and completion of required degree(s) must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.

• List of three (3) professional references. Please provide names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address for each reference. Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant by the noted closing date. Additional documents not requested in the announcement will not be reviewed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications and any required attachments must be submitted by Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as ‘see resume’) or missing required documents will not be considered. Please be advised that new hires are expected to comply with BP 3507- COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements.

The District does not sponsor Visas. Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at

Accommodations:If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Human Resources. This position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College.

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