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DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

Employer
Peralta Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Peralta Community College District

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

 

DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND DIVERSITY PROGRAMS 

 

 

Visit our Career Site for more information and to apply: https://peraltaccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5449

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 22, 2021 FOR FIRST REVIEW DATE OF AUGUST 23, 2021.

 

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 practices.

 

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 and peace.

 

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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 excellence. 

 

THE POSITION

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.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

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 resolution. 

• 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 compliance. 

• 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 district-wide.

• Serve as facilitator of the district-wide EEO Advisory Committee.

• Serve as a member of the District’s Collective Bargaining team. 

• 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 and strategies.

• Provide guidance and direction to managers/supervisors on the collective bargaining grievance process and the resolution of grievances.

• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. 

• 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.   

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS 

Knowledge of:

• Local, state, and federal laws and regulations applying to personnel practices, including fair employment standards, equal employment opportunity and diversity outreach, and HRIS reporting.

• Principles and techniques of fact-finding, mediation and conflict resolution.

• Principles and techniques of employee counseling and guidance.

• 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 regulations.

• Principles of collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration.

 

Skills and Abilities:

• Strong writing, analytical, research, and presentation skills.

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy, and respect.

• 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 discrimination.

• 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 action.

• Ability to work effectively and tactfully with individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

• 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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• 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 conflict resolution.

• Evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. ( E.C. 87360a) 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

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 field.

• 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 judicial proceedings.

 

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 experience.

 

The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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