Director of Human Resources, Recruitment and Talent Management

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Director of Human Resources, Recruitment, and Talent Management

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Human Resources

District Values

Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.


Under the administrative leadership and general direction of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Human Resources, the Director of Human Resources, Recruitment and Talent Management serves as the administrative lead, resource, and liaison for centralized employment services, adherence to equal employment opportunity, recruitment and selection, onboarding and offboarding, employee orientation, professional development, employee/employer relations, labor relations, promotional processes, remedial measures, and progressive discipline, and performance evaluation management efforts of the District. The Director manages all activities and operations of the Office of Human Resources; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Human Resources. The Director works with senior leadership as a strategic partner to meet changing institutional and employee needs to promote a high-performance and equity-minded work culture.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and change business practices.

  •  Manage and provide leadership for assigned human resources functions, services, and activities including centralized employment services, adherence to equal employment opportunity, recruitment and selection, onboarding and offboarding, employee orientation, professional development, employee/employer relations, labor relations, promotional processes, remedial measures, and progressive discipline, and performance evaluation management efforts.
  • Participate in the development of strategic plans and initiatives; develop and implement Department business plans, work programs, processes, procedures, and policies required to achieve strategic initiatives and overall departmental results in alignment with District objectives and priorities.
  • Design, implement, monitor, and evaluate efficient and effective service delivery methods and procedures that are customer service oriented.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the work of assigned staff, review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; organize and regularly meet with staff to plan, develop, and implement effective programs and services in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Consult with and advise administrators, managers, and supervisors on a variety of human resources matters including in the interpretation and application of District policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements, federal and state laws, the California Education Code, and other applicable legal guidelines and rulings; ensure personnel actions are in compliance with current law and internal policies.
  • Provide advice and training to administrators, managers, supervisors, and employees related to District policies, procedures, practices, contractual provisions, and Education codes; ensure personnel actions are in compliance with current law and internal policies.
  • Assist in the resolution of employee complaints or grievances relating to fair employment practices, equal employment opportunity, bargaining agreement, and District policies and administrative procedures; gather and present data to the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Human Resources.
  • Assist in coordinating and presenting personnel training programs and informational presentations.
  • May participate in negotiations and other activities relating to District labor relations activities.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Public human resources administration theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of human resources programs and procedures including recruitment and selection and talent management.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including pertinent provisions of the Education Code as it applies to personnel practices and procedures in community college districts.
  • Legal trends and forthcoming employment legislation.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Methods and techniques of research, analysis, and decision making.
  • Principles and procedures of statistical record keeping and report preparation.
  • Automated human resources information systems and integrated business office software.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Ability to:

  • Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive human resources program.
  • Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Provide accurate direction to District administrators and employees on human resources issues.
  • Identify and respond on a timely basis to sensitive organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive, effective oral and written reports.
  • Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State, and District policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Work successfully with District faculty, administrators, and staff as well as community representatives.
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in human resource management, public administration, business administration, organizational development, or a related field. And four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional public human resources experience or directly related experience including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in human resource management or a related field.
  • Leadership experience in an educational setting.


Non-Union, Steps 1-9, $10,104.67-$14,369.92. An excellent benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents. This position is a classified exempt position in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and California Education Code Section 88020. The employee holding this position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline

All application materials must be received online at The position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022, are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately)Successful candidates may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand-delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), the successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming the date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug-Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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