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Director of Human Resources

Job Description

Position Title

Director of Human Resources

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please send your application packet via e-mail to the Human Resources Department. Your packet should include: 1) employment application, 2) answers three questions listed in the “Supplemental Question” section, 3) copies of your unofficial transcript showing your degree is conferred, 4) resume. Applicants should download the application from the link provided below. Employment packets should be e-mailed to Stephanie Morgado at

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Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $151,284 per year, second step $158,940 per year or third step at $166,992 per year (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $184,344 per year is reached on the salary schedule.

Our Vision for Social Justice

We are seeking people who recognize the critical role community colleges play in social justice, who have ability in this space, enthusiasm for this work, ideas and vision to improve our approaches, and a commitment to achieving equitable academic success for the 50,000+ students attending our five beautiful colleges and centers. Our social justice work calls for employees who have a sense of social responsibility, interest in our community and world in which we live.

The intention of social justice work is to strengthen humanity by understanding that every person deserves the benefits of fully participating in our society and institutions.

Academic researchers have illustrated that crucial social justice principles are a compilation of equality, equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement, environmental sustainability and human rights. These complex principles are challenging to operationalize in higher education; yet, we are steadfast in our diligence to forge ahead to advance this vital mission.

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead higher education in the work of social justice. Many of our students come from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds; students of color, students with recent immigrant histories, students from cycles of low income if not poverty, students from indigenous communities, and students from first-generation families.

The idea of promoting social mobility through education is unconditionally and uncompromisingly embraced by community colleges. This is an exciting role, and it comes with a heavy responsibility. Simply put, we need to create environments where our students achieve greater academic success, so much so that we close our persistent equity/opportunity gaps.

If you are committed to social and racial justice and if you are interested in joining a community dedicated to solving these inequities through education, please apply.

Recruitment Type:

Open (Internal and External applicants)


District Office

Posting Number


# of Openings





$151,284.00 -$184,344 per year. Please see special instructions for initial salary placement

Position Status


Overtime Status

Exempt (not eligible)



If temporary, employment duration:


# of Hours Scheduled Per Week


Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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EEO Job Category


Employee Group

Manager - Classified


M1020-Human Resources

Position Definition

The Director of Human Resources will supervise confidential and classified staff, and report directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates a comprehensive human resources program for both academic and classified professionals of the District, provides Districtwide consultation and technical direction in the areas of recruitment/selection, position classification, wage and salary administration, employment services, benefits, human resources information systems and employee relations.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The incumbent is responsible for managing and providing day-to-day guidance, and technical and administrative direction to district office and college Human Resources personnel. The Director of Human Resources reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties/essential functions may include, but are not limited to those listed below.
  • Manages, directs and organizes the recruitment/selection, position classification, wage and salary, employment services, human resources information systems, and benefits of the Human Resources Department;
  • provides technical direction to managerial, technical/professional and clerical staff conducting human resources activities;
  • works closely with the colleges and District Office departments to support their human resources requirements and needs;
  • manages the development and administration of employee evaluations and recognition programs;
  • directs the planning, development, selection, validation, scheduling, scoring and analysis of interviews for a wide variety of classified and academic classifications;
  • supports the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources with collective bargaining; prepares data for, and serves on, District negotiating teams, as needed;
  • assists with investigations and processing grievances and complaints alleging violations of Title 5, including EEO Regulations (Section 53026) and Unlawful Discrimination for Harassment (Section 59300);
  • assists in managing the District’s equal employment opportunity and diversity outreach, recruitment and retention efforts;
  • presents written and oral reports on a wide variety of human resource issues, policies, procedures, local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations, etc.;
  • provides technical and administrative direction to staff on labor and employment relations issues;
  • consults will all levels of District staff and union representatives on human resources issues;
  • assists in the preparation and administration of the departmental budget;
  • develops and implements human resources policies, procedures, and regulations; interprets and administers collective bargaining agreements;
  • develops and maintains diverse recruitment pools;
  • collaborates with, and supports Risk Management to ensure successful workers compensation program, interactive processes, and return to work program;
  • develops, implements, and administers a variety of special projects;
  • attends meetings at college campuses, and other locations in County and State, as needed;
  • oversees disciplinary actions and prepares reports and recommendations for action;
  • represents Human Resources and the District at a variety of meetings; and
  • performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

  • Equivalent to three years of experience in human resource administration, including two years of experience supervising staff performing recruitment/selection, position classification, benefits, and employee relations work in a large and complex organization.
  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Management, Public Administration or a directly related field. A master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • A valid California Class C Driver’s License.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of

  • Principles, policies and practices of human resources administration as it relates to recruitment/selection, position classification, wage and salary administration, employee/labor relations, investigations, departmental budget administration, supervision, training, employee and organizational development, leadership, team building, motivation and conflict resolution;
  • business report writing;
  • pertinent local state and federal laws, rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To

  • Supervise, and direct the work of managerial, technical/professional and clerical staff performing recruitment/selection, position classification, wage and salary administration, employment services, human resources information systems, benefits and employee relations tasks;
  • effectively train and evaluate staff;
  • prepare, recommend and administer a departmental budget;
  • apply collaborative work strategies and gain the cooperation of employees at all levels of the organization;
  • analyze issues and develop alternative solutions;
  • prepare comprehensive written reports with recommendations;
  • proactively advise on new laws and legislation impacting public education human resources;
  • make oral presentations to a variety of audiences on human resources related topics.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled


Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:

In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.

About Us

About the District

The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 50,354 students a year, in 2019-20 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 9% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 35% Hispanic/Latino; 26% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other.

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College

DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

Los Medanos College

Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits:

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50. (All confidential, supervisory and management positions are exempt from union membership)

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:

Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):

Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):


All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.

ADA Accommodations:

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.


Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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