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Associate Vice Chancellor of Employee Relations

San Francisco Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Aug 1, 2023

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Associate Vice Chancellor of Employee Relations

San Francisco Community College District

Position Number: AD00087P

Job Close Date: 9/5/2023


Salary (Applicant View):
Compensation: The annual salary range upon entry for the position is $125,265.82 to $212,437.70.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).Starting date: Immediately Upon Appointment

Position Description:
Under the direction of the Chancellor and in accordance with the goals of the District, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Employee Relations serves as the Chief negotiator representing the District in developing and negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements for academic and classified bargaining units, and overseeing and facilitating the implementation of the Agreements, including conferring with the Board of Trustees and senior management regarding analysis, costs, pending changes, and legal compliance. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Employee Relations also plans, organizes, directs, administers, reviews, and evaluates Districtwide employee relations programs, including Title IX compliance, related classification, compensation, collective bargaining, employee relations, labor relations, workplace accommodations, and other related functions.

Job Duties:

1. Plans, organizes, and administers a comprehensive employer/employee relations program, including managing and leading the daily operations in assigned functions to provide effective, efficient, and equitable services to the District’s diverse stakeholder communities. Supervises the work assignment and evaluates performance of their support staff.

2. Leads daily program operations in assigned areas of responsibility, assigns work duties and work schedules, provides timely feedback on performance, conducts performance evaluations, assesses training, participates in corrective and disciplinary processes with assigned staff, and collaborates with the Human Resources Professional Development Office in providing training opportunities for District employees.

3. Confers with the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, senior administrative staff, and the collective bargaining team to develop collective bargaining proposals, policies, and strategies.

4. Oversees the District’s grievance process, including maintaining and evaluating grievance procedures, trends, and legal resources; provides effective leadership in personnel dispute resolutions, investigations, and disciplinary actions. Represents the District in grievance hearings, directs disciplinary actions, and supports solutions in supervisor/employee relations problems.

5. Assists, directs, and implements legal issues related to labor relations and employee relations, including legal settlements and litigation involving employee discipline legal actions.

6. Interprets, monitors, and assists with compliance of collective bargaining agreements; conducts meetings with employee organization representatives to discuss issues related to contracts and to resolve issues involving employee relations, contractual interpretations, or disputes; develops and promotes employee relations practices to maintain positive employer-employee relations.

7. Prepares and proposes District position on cases for Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), discipline, or grievance issues.

8. Trains management and other staff in procedures related to employee discipline, grievance and complaint resolution, and related legal requirements.
9. Provides consultation for District administrators, managers, supervisors, and other appropriate personnel on interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, including conferring with Human Resources on employee issues that affect implementation and development of personnel policies and procedures to ensure cohesive and effective planning and coordination.

10. In accord with District policies, union contracts, and procedures, works with administrators, department, heads, and supervisors to manage the professional conduct of classified staff and collaborates with Human Resources in resolving employee disciplinary matters; where resolution is not reached at the departmental level, serves as the administrative grievance officer in employee discipline processes.

11. Maintains contact with the City and County of San Francisco’s Employee Relations Division regarding applicable Civil Service provisions and other areas that potentially impact the College.

12. Makes presentations to the Board of Trustees, senior administrative staff, and to other group representatives; attends closed and open meetings of the Board of Trustees to make presentations, participate in planning activities, and provide current information as assigned.

13. Actively participates in strategic planning, program review, budgeting processes, developing and assessing administrative unit outcomes.

14. Represents the District in local, State, and national committees, workgroups, and meetings; participates proactively in assigned committees and special projects; cooperates, coordinates, and collaborates with stakeholders as appropriate to advance Employee Relations strategic objectives and effective operations.

15. Complies with District, county, state, and federal requirements.

16. Keeps current on changes in legislation and policy that might impact the District.

17. Prepares and analyzes comparative data for studies relating to salary schedules, fringe benefits, and working conditions.


18. Develops, implements, manages, coordinates, and leads the District’s Title IX compliance programs including complaint receipt, investigation, and resolution; records creation and retention; and data analysis and reporting.

19. Investigates and assists in the resolution of discrimination, harassment, and general workplace complaints.

20. In compliance with District guidelines, recommends, implements, and monitors budget for assigned area ensuring that the Employee Relations Department remains fiscally sound and operates within its allocated budget.

21. Promotes a work culture aligned with the College’s mission to promote the delivery of customer service, innovation, and quality services to students, employees, and the community.

22. Serves on District and statewide committees as assigned, including participating collegially on CCSF Participatory Governance committees.

23. Works collaboratively and professionally with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, and ethnic communities.

24. Demonstrates cultural humility, sensitivity, and equity-minded leadership in working with individuals from diverse communities, models inclusive behaviors; and achieves equity in outcomes.

25. Supports an innovative culture of culturally responsive, inclusive and anti-racist practices as it relates to student success with an awareness of student equity gaps.

26. Participates in ongoing training on diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism as it pertains to improving systems of higher education for historically minoritized and disproportionately impacted groups and employees.

27. Performs additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. An earned Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university or the equivalent and one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience related to the administrative assignment.

2. Three (3) years of management labor relations or personnel experience at the executive level of a major jurisdiction, other governmental agency, or in the private sector.

3. Sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students and employees.

4. Strong skills in oral and written communication, organizational management and strategic planning.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration, including recruitment, selection, training, labor relations, Equal-Employment Opportunity, and unlawful discrimination.

6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

[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.]

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated experience as a Chief Negotiator at the university or college level.

2. Successful community college experience.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity regulations.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of wage and salary administration, job analysis and job description, work performance evaluation and discipline.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of California Education Code and Government Code (Title 5) regulations pertaining to community college employees.

6. Demonstrated successful experience in conflict resolution.

7. Demonstrated ability to foster an environment that promotes teamwork and team building.
8. Demonstrated leadership attributes reflecting ethical principles that model integrity, honesty, candor, fairness, humility, persistence, and flexibility.

9. Evidence of successful leadership experience at the university or college level of promoting and fulfilling DEIAA principles of inclusivity, equity-mindedness, diversity and anti-racism.

10. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of inequities in higher education and a commitment to rectifying policies and processes that restrict access for historically minoritized and disproportionately impacted students.

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).

ADA Statement:
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this hiring process should contact Aaron Chase, EEO, ADA, Title 5 Compliance Officer at (415) 452-5123 or at 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 Aaron Chase, EEO, ADA, Title 5 Compliance Officer at (415) 452-5123 or at

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