Executive Director, Labor Relations & EEO Compliance

Kern Community College District

Executive Director, Labor Relations & EEO Compliance

Kern Community College District

Salary: $136,479.66 – $179,095.42 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY23-2400712

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Human Resources

Basic Function

Under the general direction of an assigned supervisor, the Executive Director serves as a lead role for Human Resources; oversee day-to-day district Human Resources operations, serve as advisor to the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources; coordinate special projects, planning, project development and problem solving; liaison between HR and key internal and external constituencies; provide leadership and supervision of HR operations/staff, and performs other duties as assigned.

Representative Duties

  1. Performs supervisory activities in organizing and facilitating recruitment, classification, compensation, applicant tracking, HRIS, employee relations, and office staff; plan, organize and direct related HR activities; assist the Vice Chancellor in completing time sensitive and priority issues.
  2. Participate in collective bargaining activities, including serving as lead negotiator as assigned by the Vice Chancellor.
  3. Assist in Human Resources/EEO policy and procedure development.
  4. Receives, investigates, prepares detailed investigative reports, and implements procedures to respond to internal and external complaints or allegations regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, including complaints from students.
  5. Plan, coordinate, review, oversee and evaluate the work of human resources staff, as assigned.
  6. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned areas and programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  7. Oversee the preparation of job announcements, advertisements, and ensure equal opportunity hiring.
  8. Organize and facilitate classification and compensation studies. Serves as a liaison between the College and District Office on issues related to classification, compensation, and benefits; aids in communicating decisions and resolving employee concerns/conflict.
  9. Organize and facilitate the development/implementation of staff development programs, including succession planning.
  10. Provide support and guidance to the College Human Resources Director and Assistant Directors, administration, and staff on all human resources automated systems related to recruitment, classification, compensation, employee relations, communication, and employee development to ensure consistency with applicable laws and KCCD HR policies and practices.
  11. Provide leadership in coordinating the activities of the District Human Resources office with each individual College to ensure consistent and compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, KCCD policies, and collective bargaining agreements, making sure that all the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and applicant tracking are set up accordingly.
  12. Update and edit web pages using a content management system; proofread and edit page content including page design layout to ensure compliance with district-wide standards and industry best practices.
  13. Research and prepare statistical data, reports, and surveys; prepare institutional reports; perform human resources-related studies as directed.
  14. Administer district Human Resources department budget.
  15. Promote a work culture that values diversity and demonstrates the delivery of exemplary customer service, innovation, and quality services to employees and the community.
  16. Act on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources as directed.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• A master’s degree with emphasis in business or personnel administration or related field OR Bachelor’s degree with five years of progressive management experience in a public education or equivalent government human resources office.

• Four years of recent successful experience in human resources including EEO, Title IX, recruitment, classification, human resources information systems, and/or employee relations management experience.

• Three years of supervisory experience in human resources.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Applicable State and federal laws, codes, and regulations.
• Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive human resources program.
• Title VII and Title IX and American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Negotiation principles and practices.
• Leadership, team building, motivation, and conflict resolution principles.
• Principles and applications of recruitment and equal employment opportunity.
• Investigative techniques and report writing.
• Capabilities of modern computer applications and hardware used in the management and reporting of human resources data.
• District personnel policies and procedures.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Principles and practices of training, supervision, and performance evaluation.
Ability to:
• Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive human resources management program.
• Investigate complaints and make appropriate recommendations.
• Interpret and apply provisions of Federal laws, Education Code, Government Code, Title V, Title IX, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.
• Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
• Assign, schedule, and review work of others.
• Analyze and recommend solutions regarding gaps between the District Human Resources processes and current Human Resources practice.
• Compile data, maintain records and files, and participate in the preparation of administrative or technical reports.
• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing on confidential and sensitive issues.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Meet schedules and timelines.

SALARY RANGE$ 136,479.66- $ 146,095.42 annually Maximum Entry Level

Salary: $ 143,388.94 annually

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by February 2, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet MUST include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of five (5) professional references – Listed on application form

It is the applicant’s responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. https://www.kccd.edu/human-resources/discrimination-free-work-environment

Note: 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 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, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. https://www.kccd.edu/human-resources/discrimination-free-work-environment
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at https://apptrkr.com/4952410. Emails will not be accepted.

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