Peralta Community College District
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER
DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND DIVERSITY
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OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
AUGUST 22, 2021 FOR FIRST REVIEW DATE OF AUGUST 23,
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff
diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The
District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
ancestry, sex, age religion, marital status, sexual orientation,
disability or genetic information, gender identity or expression,
citizenship status, veterans status, status with regards to public
assistance, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state
or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or
The Chancellor is pleased to announce the official search
process to identify and select a DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
AND DIVERSITY PROGRAMS for the District Office. The
Peralta Colleges are located in the beautiful Oakland/San Francisco
Bay Area, an area which leads the world in technology and
innovation. This District is seeking an individual who will
become part of the Chancellor’s team responsible for implementing
an ambitious agenda in advanced training and higher education to
serve all segments of a culturally diverse urban community.
The District serves six cities in the East Bay. The Peralta
Colleges have a reputation for developing effective approaches to
serving the varied interests and needs of the community. The
District was founded in 1964, serves 29,000 students, and is one of
the top community college districts in California in transferring
students into the University of California system.
Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt
College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular
view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large,
busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility
Individuals are invited to apply who are interested in joining a
team of educational leaders, who understand the principles and
distinction of excellence in management and commitment to visionary
leadership, and who are committed to community service and academic
Under the general direction of the Vice-Chancellor for Human
Resources and Employee Relations, the Director of Employee
Relations and Diversity Programs provides leadership to the
District’s EEO/Diversity Program; ensures compliance with State and
Federal laws, civil rights practices, State administrative
regulations, and District policies and administrative procedures in
the areas of employment, sexual harassment, and unlawful
discrimination; consults with managers/supervisors and employees on
matters pertaining to employer-employee relations, conflict
resolution, compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreements, and
applicable District policies and administrative procedures.
Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor
do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in
positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the
position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions required for the position.
• Coordinate and conduct investigations relating to harassment,
unlawful discrimination, complaints, and employee conduct. Receive
complaints and determines the merit of complaints and appropriate
course of action. Conduct fact-finding interviews; analyze data and
evidence to assess validity of allegations; seek and recommend
appropriate resolutions, outcomes, and actions to complex and
sensitive employer-employee relations issues; and prepare clear,
concise reports and recommendations.
• Serve as District ombudsperson regarding conflict
• Serve as the District’s Compliance Officer for such statutes
as Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act,
Sexual Harassment, and other relevant employment laws.
• Provide advice and assistance to managers/supervisors related
to employer-employee relations and interpersonal conflicts, and
facilitates a resolution through the alternative dispute and
conflict management process.
• Provide guidance and counsel to managers on matters related to
employee disciplinary actions and the implementation of the
progressive disciplinary process.
• Maintain current knowledge of Federal and State laws, State
administrative regulations, and District policies and
administrative procedures impacting equal employment opportunity,
nondiscrimination, and diversity, including developments and trends
in related areas.
• Work collaboratively to develop, recommend, and implement
district-wide procedures regarding EEO, nondiscrimination, sexual
harassment awareness and prevention, and Title IX
• Coordinate and implement the District’s Equal Employment
Opportunity program designed to ensure compliance with State,
Federal, and District laws and policies; and a nondiscrimination /
harassment-free work and educational environment.
• Develop and provide initial and on-going district-wide
training related to all aspects of EEO and diversity for purposes
of compliance and increasing awareness and sensitivity.
• Coordinate and implement the District’s diversity program and
activities, implements plans to increase workforce diversity, and
develops initiatives to enhance and promote diversity
• Serve as facilitator of the district-wide EEO Advisory
• Serve as a member of the District’s Collective Bargaining
• Engage in “meet and confer” with Union representatives.
• Respond to compliance complaints filed with outside agencies;
confer with legal counsel to plan and implement compliance services
• Provide guidance and direction to managers/supervisors on the
collective bargaining grievance process and the resolution of
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned
• Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned; serve on
assigned committees; and represent the college or the District in
State-wide organizations as assigned.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
• Local, state, and federal laws and regulations applying to
personnel practices, including fair employment standards, equal
employment opportunity and diversity outreach, and HRIS
• Principles and techniques of fact-finding, mediation and
• Principles and techniques of employee counseling and
• Principles and practices of administration, supervision, human
relations, and training.
• Investigation techniques and applications related to equal
employment opportunity statutes, and diversity.
• Equal employment opportunity, diversity, and administrative
• Principles of collective bargaining negotiations and contract
Skills and Abilities:
• Strong writing, analytical, research, and presentation
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy, and
• Ability to process and investigate discrimination and
harassment complaints and prepare and present comprehensive reports
and time-sensitive reports.
• Sound working knowledge of, and ability to interpret,
statistical concepts, methods, and data collection.
• Ability to research, interpret, apply, and assure compliance
with applicable laws, rules, codes, and regulations, including
those of equal opportunity and diversity.
• Ability to develop and present applicable training on equal
employment opportunity, cultural diversity, sexual harassment, and
• Ability to promote the District’s diversity efforts.
• Ability to interpret and apply Collective Bargaining
Agreements and District policies.
• Must be able to research information and analyze data to
arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of
• Ability to work effectively and tactfully with individuals
from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and
• Ability to work effectively with managers/supervisors and
staff across various functions.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others across all segments of the
District/College community, external agencies, and the public.
• Ability to work independently with little direction.
• A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
and three (3) years of experience in a related field or equivalent
combination of education and experience, for which similar
knowledge and abilities could be acquired.
• Knowledge of Labor Laws, Equal Employment Opportunity
Standards, State of California Education Code, Government Code
and Title V • Regulations and their application to College
policies and procedures, Public Employee Relations Board
Regulations, and the Educational Employment Relations Act.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the principles of
• Evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students. ( E.C. 87360a)
• Possession of Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
Degree or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university
in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Public
Administration, Industrial/Labor Relations, or a closely related
• Possession of Human Resources Management Certification at the
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or the Senior Professional in
Human Resources (SPHR).
• Experience in preparing and presenting issues for arbitration,
meditation, hearings before administrative regulatory agencies, and
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time, twelve-month classified management
position. The management annual salary range (4) $149,874-
$172,931/yr. The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on
The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity