Vice President, Human Resources and Training

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Vice President, Human Resources and Training

Ohlone College

Ideal Candidate Statement: The College is looking for a dynamic, equity-minded individual with at least four years of experience in a human resources leadership role in a community college. This leader possesses the ability to work “across the aisle” to achieve the mission and vision of the college to their fullest capacity, with results that benefit the entire college. The successful candidate places emphasis on continuous improved consistency, visibility and oversight of key HR-related issues for the College. This person will provide meaningful support to all levels regarding human resources issues and assure the timely exchange of accurate information, reports, data, documents, trends to support management and decision-making processes. Above all, this person must exhibit and align with the core values of Ohlone College and be exceptional in people development and culture building.

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate their ability to have built collaborative and trusted working relationship with faculty, staff and administrators. Provide coaching and advising for the management team in key organizational and management issues. Evaluate and ​redesign processes and practices to ensure efficiency and continuous improvement. This leader is a strategic thinker and is poised to take the Human Resources department to another level in support of the College, while vigilantly maintaining all required compliances.

Job Description Summary: The Vice President of Human Resources and Training is a cabinet level position responsible for interpretation and implementation of state and federal laws, codes, rules and regulations related to human resources functions. The incumbent is expected to develop policies and procedures to assure compliance with laws and regulations, and ensures that the College’s plans and goals toward being an equity-based institution are carried out. The Vice President can serve as the District’s chief negotiator as needed and is responsible for interpreting and assuring compliance with provisions of the negotiated agreements between the District and its employee associations and unions. Responsibilities include planning and directing the human resources and personnel services functions of the District and the planning of staff training and professional development. This position works closely with the Superintendent/President to advance the mission of the College.

Essential Duties:

• Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the Superintendent/President regarding assigned functions and responsibilities.

• Plan, organize, control and direct the various Human Resources functions of the District.

• Interpret, monitor and assist with compliance of assigned collective bargaining agreements for faculty and classified employees and policies for administrators; conduct contract administration meetings with faculty and classified union representatives and others to discuss issues related to contracts and to resolve issues involving employee relations or contractual interpretations or disputes.

• Administer the discipline process including terminations; coordinate related hearings; administer the employee formal and informal grievance processes; communicate with administrators, conduct investigations and hearings as appropriate, coordinate with legal counsel and make recommendations to the Superintendent/President as appropriate; mediate employee grievances and facilitate resolution; and support management in the mediation of employee concerns.

• Provide oversight of the Diversity and EEO plans, ensuring philosophical and legal compliance, including development of goals and policies, reporting of data to the State and Board of Trustees, coordination with campus diversity champions, and application of related guidelines and legislation in hiring decisions.

• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and participate in selecting employees; train, counsel, discipline and terminate personnel according to established policies and procedures.

• Coordinate the District’s team and serve as chief negotiator, or primary negotiation team consultant, for all bargaining units; prepare and evaluate proposals and response to union proposals; discuss negotiation strategies with Board members, communicate with campus and district management regarding contract changes; Serve as liaison with Administrators and Confidentials.

• Interpret, monitor and assure compliance with various federal and State laws, rules and regulations related to Human Resources functions develop policies and procedures related to compliance.

• Direct the process for Human Resources planning and organizational development throughout the District.

• Direct the classification process; advise on and monitor salary placements; assist with position development and position planning including appropriate and legal job descriptions.

• Direct the contracting and administration of employee health and welfare benefits; assure compliance with appropriate laws and policies; direct administration of COBRA. Direct the administration of the District’s worker’s compensation plans.

• Ensures proper investigation and administration of discrimination complaints.

• Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to assigned activities and personnel.

• Communicate with other administrators, personnel and contractors to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information.

• Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for Human Resources and Training; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.

• Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned; serve on the Superintendent/President’s Cabinet, the Executive Team and various advisory groups as assigned. Attend Board meetings and make presentations.

• Advise and lead proactive and relevant professional development and training program for employees throughout the District as needed. Conduct management training and support management in the mediation of employee concerns and development of faculty and staff.

• Perform other duties assigned or delegated by the Superintendent/President.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: KNOWLEDGE OF:

• State/federal regulations such as, but not limited to, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, protected leaves of absences, and reasonable accommodations;

• Investigations techniques, methods, and best practices;

• Title IX laws, trainings and practices;

• Professional development practices;

• Collective bargaining agreements;

• District policies and procedures;

• Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software;

• General office software and equipment.


• Apply knowledge of state/federal regulations such as, but not limited to, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, to analyze complaints and grievances; determine if methods and procedures need to be developed or modified to ensure compliance; process complaints and allegations, advise District administrators, conduct investigations, arrive at conclusions, make determinations, and develop training materials;

• Apply knowledge of professional development to establish and maintain a professional development program;

• Apply knowledge of collective bargaining agreements to ensure compliance with negotiated procedures; advise on the interplay between negotiated language and state/federal regulations;

• Use appropriate investigation techniques and best practices to conduct and organize investigations;

• Ensure that grievance procedures comply with collective bargaining agreements;

• Use ERP software to approve use of departmental funds;

• Use general office software and equipment to develop reports, presentations, training materials, aggregate data, communicate with District staff, consultants, and representative from state and federal agencies. ABILITY TO:

• Maintain up to date with changes in collective bargaining agreements, federal/state regulations concerning Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX, diversity, sexual harassment, sexual assault on college campuses, and reasonable accommodation;

• Effectively follow provisions of collective bargaining agreements and District policies;

• Effectively analyze data, information, and evidence to form effective conclusions and make sound recommendations;

• Effectively ensure that departmental policies are in alignment with organizational objectives;

• Effectively interact with federal/state compliance agency officials on behalf of the District;

• Ensure that the District’s EEO plan is in compliance with regulations;

• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing;

• Develop and maintain collegiate relationships with District staff, students, compliance agency officials, consultants, and investigators.

Education and Experience: Master’s degree in human resources management, public administration, organizational management, management, or similar degree, or education equivalent to the master’s degree in one of these fields;


Three or more years’ experience in human resources management positions with at least two years in the public sector; experience to include responsibility for collective bargaining, contract administration, grievances, disciplinary and evaluation processes, and recruitment and selection;


Experience as a district negotiator, with knowledge of interest-based bargaining;


Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Range:

$197,203 – $251,690 Annually (Range 237 Management Salary Schedule)

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Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:

Ohlone Community College District offers a competitive benefits package. The District participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Below is a list of some of our offerings.

Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the district is optional. For those that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the District currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium.

Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The District provides for and fully pays the premiums for you and your family for dental and vision, and for the employee only premium for life insurance. Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.

Retirement: The District participates in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA.

Long-term Disability (LTD) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The District provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.

Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security).

Paid vacation and sick leave.

Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days.

Longevity pay based on years of service.

Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone College.

Other employee paid benefits (optional): Voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(B) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(B) Roth IRA plan.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:

A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a center in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Center is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of vaccination from COVID-19. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

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