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Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Yuba Community College District in Yuba City, California
Date Posted 01/25/2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Salary $132,008 – $160,850 /YR. -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources


Yuba Community College District - Yuba City, CA

Job Description

Yuba Community College District is seeking an equity-minded, dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources who will guide the District as it implements new and innovative approaches to providing world-class learning and teaching environments. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources will be entrepreneurial and results-oriented, exhibit a commitment to student access, and committed to improving student success and achievement at District campuses and centers. Yuba Community College District is considering applicants from across the nation who have a demonstrated track record of success for leading institutions through systematic change.

BASIC FUNCTION: The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources will report to the Chancellor and is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Staff. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources will serve as the chief negotiator for the District in employee and labor relations, including collective bargaining with employee organizations. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources is responsible to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the District’s comprehensive human resources management and employee relations programs, which include: staff diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO) programs; recruitment and selection of employees; job analysis and classification; negotiating, interpreting, and assuring compliance with collective bargaining agreements and various state and federal laws, codes, rules, and regulations related to employment; staff training and professional development programs; investigating and/or coordinating investigations of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment complaints related to employment; guiding administrators in complaint, discipline, and grievance processing; developing and implementing automated human resources information systems; and supervising and directing District compensation and benefit operations and programs, including those related to leaves, health and welfare benefits, and workers’ compensation. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources is responsible to foster cooperative working relationships among District divisions, departments, colleges, and campuses, and also with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups, and provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Chancellor in areas of expertise.

The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources is expected to set a management standard of leadership ensuring accurate, timely, and caring responses by the Human Resources Office to the District staff and communities.

Essential Duties Summary


Deep Commitment to Student Access and Success
The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources is responsible for improving the quality of life and the economic well-being of our citizens and communities by providing access to a quality learning environment and fostering high levels of access and success for all students through the human resources protocols of the District.

Willingness to Take Significant Risks to Advance Student Success
The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources will connect the institutional strategy of driving student access and success through the human resources operations of the institution.

The Ability to Create Lasting Change within the District
The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources will be committed to identifying gaps in student outcomes on the basis of factors such as race, ethnicity and gender, and then mobilize the College to improve results through the human resources protocols of the District.

Strategic Vision for the District and Its Students, Reflected in External Partnerships
The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources will leverage the institution’s influence and resources to pave the way for ongoing student access and success by forging partnerships with outside entities, including K-12 school districts, four-year colleges, community-based organizations and employers, through the human resources operations of the District.

• Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the District’s human resources and employee relations programs and services; develop, implement and document policies and procedures to effectively manage academic, classified, and temporary personnel.
• Assure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and board policies and administrative procedures.
• Plan and coordinate the recruitment and selection of all District employees.
• Serve as the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Officer, and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) Officer; compile and analyze related data and prepare reports; investigate and assist in resolving complaints of discrimination under these or other state or federal anti-discrimination laws; develop fair, effective recruitment and employment practices and policies.
• Coordinate legal services and litigation against the District in accordance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees and procedures established by the Chancellor. Serve as the District’s liaison with legal and regulatory agencies in employment-related matters, including representing the District in matters pertaining to EEO and diversity.
• Investigate or administer the investigation and resolution of complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or harassment from employees, students, job applicants, and others based upon ethnic identification, race, religion, age, sex, disability or other protected classifications, and including sexual harassment.
• Investigate or direct the investigation of incidents that may lead to discipline, in accordance with applicable laws, District policies, and collective bargaining agreement procedures.
• Serve as the chief negotiator for the District in collective bargaining with all employee organizations; interpret, monitor, and assist with compliance of collective bargaining agreements.
• Direct the contracting and administration of employee health and welfare benefit programs to include medical, dental, vision, and life plans for eligible personnel; evaluate and make recommendations for plan modifications and other programs to improve the health and wellness of employees.
• Develop and maintain a comprehensive classification plan for positions within the District; conduct studies related to compensation, benefits, and classification of positions in the District.
• Plan, develop, and administer the annual budget for the Human Resources Department and assist in District-wide budget development for personnel and health benefits.
• Plan, organize, and administer the preparation and maintenance of personnel records, files, and data as required by state and federal laws and regulations.
• Evaluate, recommend, and implement techniques to improve department policies and practices, increase efficiency, and keep abreast of current trends and practices in the field of community college human resources administration.
• Represent the Human Resources Department at Board of Trustee meetings and present verbal and written information as required; provide technical expertise, information, and assistance to the Chancellor.
• Lead or participate in District or college committees, initiatives, teams or ad hoc groups, to represent human resources and employment-related concerns.
• Develop training programs for District managers and other staff regarding collaborative decision making, conflict resolution principles and techniques, and other topics appropriate to the position.
• Develop performance management and improvement systems contributing to continuous improvement and high performance.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

• Principles and practices of human resources management, including recruitment, classification and compensation, and collective bargaining in the public sector.
• State and federal employment laws, regulations, practices, and procedures, including the California Education Code and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations and other laws and administrative codes pertaining to civil rights, EEO and diversity, human resources management, collective bargaining, labor, and community college administration.
• Knowledge of and experience with investigating complaints alleging unlawful discrimination including harassment under state and federal fair employment laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the ADA, and Title IX, employee disciplinary procedures, including progressive disciplinary procedures, and legal rules and processes for adjudicating complaints in administrative agencies and state and federal courts.
• Negotiation and mediation techniques and collective bargaining processes.
• Wage, salary, benefit and leaves administration concepts, principles, and practices.
• Human resources information systems, functions, and operations including human relations skills.
• Techniques and legal mandates pertaining to recruitment, selection, employee classification, and records management.
• Principles of administration, supervision, performance evaluation and training.
• Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

• Provide leadership in human resources areas including recruitment, selection, equal employment opportunity, compensation and benefits, collective bargaining, grievance and discipline procedures, professional development, performance appraisal, and records management.
• Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the District’s personnel management and employer-employee relations programs and activities for academic and classified personnel and temporary staff including student and substitute employees.
• Interpret, apply, and explain complex policies and legal requirements.
• Provide technical expertise and assistance to District personnel regarding assigned functions.
• Select, assign, orient, train, supervise, counsel, discipline, and evaluate employee performance of department personnel.
• Plan, negotiate, and implement collective bargaining agreements.
• Participate in and manage the development and implementation of a complex human resources information system.
• Assure the accurate and timely preparation, maintenance, and retention of personnel files, data, reports, and documentation.
• Analyze data; prepare and present clear and concise written and verbal reports in a professional and effective manner; report to both internal and external organizations and entities.
• Engage in strategic planning; anticipate change and chart proper direction(s); plan and manage in the context of participatory governance processes.
• Assure the integrity of District human resources systems and functions.
• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others, including people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.
• Travel between District site locations and other destinations.
• Communicate effectively using oral and written communication skills.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate, by the final filing date, must meet or exceed these minimum qualifications:
• Possession of a master’s degree; AND
• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment; AND
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

• Five years of administrative leadership experience appropriate to the assignment.
• Work experience in higher education highly desirable.

Physical Demands

• Operating a computer keyboard and other modern office equipment.
• Communicating in person and electronically to effectively exchange information.
• Sitting for extended periods of time.
• Reading a variety of materials.
• Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching.

• Office environment.

• Extended viewing of computer monitor.


Range 45, Management Salary Schedule

Salary Range

$132,008 – $160,850 /YR.

Benefits Information

BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependents, for positions whose FTE is .60 or higher, valued at over $24,273 annually with currently no out-of-pocket expenses to employees or dependents for medical premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) which is integrated with Social Security OR the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), 457/403b options, 22 vacation days, 3 Administrative days, 3 Nonduty days, 2 Floating Holidays, 12 sick days and 19 holidays.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.

WORKING CONDITIONS: In accordance to Board and Administrative 3570 Policies, In the interest of public health, Yuba Community College District is a smoke and tobacco-free environment.

WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR:The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.

EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: To apply, please visit https://yccd.peopleadmin.com/ and complete an online management application. Please provide complete details for each job position held. See resume or left blank will automatically disqualify your application. Please include the following required document(s): Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (attached in a Word document), a cover letter/letter of interest, resume, all unofficial transcripts and a list of references. For questions about Yuba Community College District’s application process, please contact Ana Villagrana (530) 741-6976, avillagr@yccd.edu.

This position will remain open until filled, however, the first review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021, but may be closed at any time thereafter at the option of the Screening Committee. A tentative interview date has been scheduled for the month of February, 2021. Before a person can be hired with the District, the candidate’s name must go to our monthly scheduled Board meeting; the proposed date for this position is scheduled for March, 2021. If you have not been contacted by the Human Resources by the date of the tentative interviews, our office will send out letters; however we cannot send any letters until the Board of Trustees has approved the hire.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the application deadline date. All submitted materials become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied and will be considered for this opening only. Faxed, emailed or incomplete and/or late applications will not be forwarded for further consideration.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.

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