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Vice Chancelor of Human Resources and Employee Relations
San Francisco Community College District in San Francisco, California
Date Posted 05/03/2022
Admin-Human Resources
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations

Posting Type
Wide Distribution


Chancellor's Office


Ocean Campus

Ocean Campus

Job Category

Salary (Applicant View)
Compensation: The salary range for the position is competitive. Initial salary placement will be commensurate with background, experience, and internal equity.

Total compensation includes a health insurance plan.

New employees hired on or after January 1, 2014, contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).

Appointment: 12 Month Administrative Position

Starting date: Immediately After Appointment

Appointment Type

Administrative - Vice Chancellor

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Position Description
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations provides leadership and direction for proactive district-wide human resources services and labor and employee relations, in accord with the District goals to achieve District, college, and department goals, objectives, and administrative unit outcomes.

The Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations will provide the overall vision, leadership, direction, and administrative supervision of the Human Resources Department and Employee Relations Office, including policy development, strategic planning, management, and evaluation.

In the Office of Employee Relations, the scope pertains to collective bargaining for all employee groups, collective bargaining agreements, grievance administration and management, analyses, and reporting data and information related to employee groups.

In the Human Resources Department, areas include leadership in human resources polices and services; policy development; implementation of services; compliance with labor laws, rules, regulations, and codes; employment of academic employees, classified employees, administrators, associated services, and professional development.

Job Duties
1. Serves as the Chief Negotiator representing the District in developing and negotiating collective bargaining agreements for academic and classified bargaining units, overseeing and facilitating implementations of the agreements, and collaborating memorandums of understanding.

2. Serves as college Equal Employment Officer developing and administering the college Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and related policies and programs to assure compliance with Federal, State, and college relations.

3. Oversees the District's grievance process: mediates and conciliates employee grievances, represents the District in grievance hearings, directs disciplinary actions, and intervenes in supervision/employee relations problems by providing guidance.

4. Meets regularly with the Chancellor and Governing Board in closed sessions, and provides information regarding legal settlements and litigation, including employee discharge and other legal issues within the scope of closed session topics; directs and implements legal settlements and litigation pursuant to Board Action.

5. Oversees, develops, and implements professional development programs for faculty, staff and administrators.

6. Provides training and direction to managers in integrity; applying personnel policies, procedures, and regulations; and conflict resolution.

7. Coordinates activities with the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance and with the Title 5/EEO/ADA/Title IX Compliance Officer to ensure the hiring of qualified faculty is within the principles of sound budgetary management, hiring guidelines, equal employment opportunity policies and guidelines, District hiring policies, and Board priorities.

8. Develops and interprets policies and procedures, including recruitment strategies for recruitment and retention of a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff.

9. Directly supervises and evaluates the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Senior Directors of Human Resources.

10. Oversees college reporting of Human Resources and Employee Relations data as required by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and other governmental agencies.

11. Ensures effective communication methods are utilized in providing employees, retirees, potential employees, and the general public information about Human Resource programs and Employee Relations services.

12. Coordinates preparation of reports to the Board of Trustees related to personnel recommendations and attends meetings concerning Employee Relations and Human Resources or other concerns as requested by the Chancellor.

13. Designs and implements long and short-term efforts to develop internal capacity to facilitate and improve organizational effectiveness in alignment with the strategic mission and goals of the District.

14. Coordinates human resources services and organizational development programs of the District in collaboration with the Deputy Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance, and Vice Chancellor of Student Development, senior staff, college administrators, and appropriate participatory governance groups.

15. Assesses staffing and develops district staffing plan in collaboration with the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellors, and appropriate participatory governance groups.

16. Works with a District team, including Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and IT staff to continually update, enhance, and oversee the effective use of the Banner.

17. Trains and supervises assigned staff; organizes staff to plan, develops and implements programs/support services in assigned areas of responsibilities.

18. Maintains open communications with subordinates to assure a free flow of ideas throughout the organization.

19. Directs and oversees continuous review and audit of district policies and procedures related to functional areas of responsibility.

20. Serves as representative of the District to governmental agencies, civic and community groups, District and state-wide committees as upon direction of the Chancellor, including participating on CCSF Participatory Governance committees.

21. Assures timely preparation, maintenance and distribution of reports and records as required by Federal, State, local and District regulations; informs the Chancellor and other district staff of the status of assigned functions, programs, and services.

22. Serves as a member of the Chancellor's Executive Cabinet.

23. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Management or a closely related field.

2. Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with community college students with disabilities, various sexual orientations, and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

3. Minimum of 5-7 years of increasingly responsible and varied public or private sector experience in administering and/or providing consultation about employer-employee relations, including human resources functions employment, labor negotiations, and dispute resolution.

[If you would like to claim equivalency, the Administrative Equivalency Application Form is available on the left side margin. This form will be considered as part of the application materials and must be submitted on or before the filing deadline as indicated on this job posting.]

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

1. Principles and practices of human resources management, including recruitment, classification, and compensation and collective bargaining in the public sector.
2. State and federal laws and regulations related to human resources management, collective bargaining and community college administration.
3. Negotiation techniques and collective bargaining processes, including interest-based bargaining.
4. Human resources information systems functions.
5. Techniques and legal mandates pertaining to recruitment, selection, employee classification and records management.
6. Principles of administration, supervision, performance evaluation and training.
7. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
8. Progressive discipline procedures and documentation.
9. Strategic planning.

Ability to:

1. Assess Human resources information systems functions.
2. Apply techniques and legal mandates pertaining to recruitment, selection, employee classification, and records management.
3. Articulate and communicate principles of administration, supervision, performance evaluation and training.
4. Articulate and communicate principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
5. Understand scope of progressive discipline procedures and documentation.
6. Interpret, apply, and explain strategic planning.
7. Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
8. Effectively apply interpersonal skills including tact, patience, diplomacy, and a high degree of integrity.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Experienced as a Chief Negotiator and/or a Chief Human Resources officer.

2. Demonstrated extensive experience in collaboration and coordination with employee labor unions and other constituent groups.

3. Extensive experience in the development, negotiation, and implementation of collective bargaining proposal and agreements.

4. Management level expertise in policy development, implementation, and interpretation of laws related to human resources.

5. Experienced in fiscal management and budgeting.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of human resources functions and operations, including managing hiring processes.

7. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, particularly with public and governmental agencies.

8. Demonstrated experience in supervising or overseeing assignments and evaluation of a large staff in a complex institutional human resources operation.

9. Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations as they relate to community colleges.

10. Knowledge of implementing software applications and programs or skilled in the use of current technology in the administration of human resources operations.

11. Experience working collegially in a participatory government environment, preferably in higher education.

Choice of several health plans, plus $50,000 Group Life Insurance and Dental Care Plan.

New employees hired on or after January 1, 2014, will continue to contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).

Application Procedure
To apply for this posting, start by completing an online Application for Administrative Position at http://jobs.ccsf.edu. To be considered a candidate for this posting, the following materials must be submitted and received by the Human Resources Department on or before 11:59 p.m. of the posting filing deadline. Substitution of required document(s) is not permitted.

Applicant: Please do not send any application materials to other departments. Human Resources Department is not responsible for any documents addressed and/or sent to other departments.

1. A detailed letter expressing interest in the position, indicating specifically how the minimum qualifications and as many as possible of the desirable qualifications will be fulfilled. Minimum and desirable qualifications are listed in this posting. The letter should also address the applicant's background and skills in the areas stated in the Examples of Duties.

2. A current resume summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.

3. A City College of San Francisco Electronic Administrative Position Application completed in full and applied to this specific posting online. The statement "See Resume" is not acceptable.

4. A current list of five (5) references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses that include: faculty, classified and/or support staff, an administrator, a supervisor, and a colleague of managerial, supervisory ranking. (If you are among the final candidates, references will be contacted. The District may also contact other references not on your list, only if you are among the final candidates.)

5. Copies of transcripts verifying the degrees and majors as listed on applicant's CCSF Application Form; official transcripts and actual verification of work experience will be required at a later date. [NOTE: Degrees and majors must be posted on transcripts to be considered in the application process. Foreign degree(s) must be evaluated before an application can be processed. Foreign Degree Evaluation sources information is located on the left side margin.]

6. Diversity Statement: Separate from your letter of interest, submit a concise response to relate several of your experiences or your involvement in circumstances or environments which strongly affected your understanding of and ability to function in a diverse community comprised of students and colleagues from varying academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientations, disabilities, and ethnicities.

Applicants bear the sole responsibility for ensuring that all application materials are complete when submitted and are received by the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the posting filing deadline. Postmarks will not be honored. Emails are not acceptable. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All materials become the property of the City College of San Francisco, and will not be returned. Application files for this posting will not be considered for other postings.

For additional assistance, please call Human Resources Department at (415) 452-7660.

ADA Statement
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this hiring process should contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer, Mildred Otis at (415) 452-5103 to make the necessary arrangements. Please be aware that verification of a covered disability under the ADA may be required.

Selection Procedure/Conditions of Employment
Applicants who meet all minimum qualifications and have all required application documents in the CCSF Human Resources Department on or before the filing deadline will be included in the initial review processes to be conducted by the Search Committee. A reasonable number of applicants who are judged by the Committee as best matching the requirements of the position will be invited for a personal interview with the Search Committee. An additional interview will be offered to applicants who are advanced beyond the initial interviews.

As approved by the governing Board of the San Francisco Community College District, beginning October 1, 2021, City College of San Francisco requires that new and current employees, students, and business partners participate in the Covid Safety Campaign. All parties entering CCSF facilities must demonstrate proof of covid vaccination in compliance with current CDC and SFDPH guidelines. New hires must submit documentation for verification to the Human Resources Department.

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements for a CCSF Release to Work Authorization Certificate prior to appointment which include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprinting processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.

City College of San Francisco reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify or to rescind this job posting at any time without prior notice.

EEO Statement
It is the policy of the City College of San Francisco to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, disability or AIDS/HIV status, medical conditions, gender identity, or status as a Vietnam-Era veteran. These categories specifically include status as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning person in any District program or activity. For further information, contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer, Mildred Otis at (415) 452-5103.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Job Open Date

Job Close Date


Open Until Filled



For confidential inquiries, nominations, and questions regarding the position, please contact:

Will Lewallen, Ph.D., Consultant
Community College Search Services

Contact Phone/Extension
(831) 682-3541

Contact Email

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicant Documents
Required Documents

1. Letter of Interest
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcript(s)
5. Diversity Statement

Optional Documents

1. Transcript(s) - additional
2. California Community College Credentials
3. Equivalency Application Form
4. Foreign Degree Evaluation

To apply: https://jobs.ccsf.edu/postings/5209


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