Job Details

Monterey Peninsula College
  • Position Number: 2299141
  • Location: Monterey, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Monterey Peninsula College

Chief Human Resources & Employee Relations Officer

Salary: $150,408.00 - $170,280.00 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: 2020-00235
Closing: 7/26/2021 11:59 AM Pacific
Location: Monterey, CA
Division: President, Office of the


Priority screening deadline has been extended to July 26th at 11:59 AM


Monterey Peninsula Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District's Governing Board Goals, Educational Master Plan (Download PDF reader), Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (Download PDF reader), and Student Equity Plan (Download PDF reader). We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration, engaging students in and out of the classroom, and encouraging them to realize their goals and become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Monterey Peninsula College, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners.

Monterey Peninsula College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is an affiliate of the statewide Umoja Community of California Community Colleges. Monterey Peninsula College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities it serves. MPC serves approximately 13,000 students, MPC's comprehensive curriculum and student services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and include transfer, career and technical education, basic skills, and continuing education offerings.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and
(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

Monterey Peninsula College seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.


As lead of the Office of Human Resources, the Chief Human Resources & Employee Relations Officer oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the District's comprehensive human resources management and employee relations programs and services for all employees in accordance with federal, state and regional laws, regulations, policies and procedures. The Chief Human Resources & Employee Relations Officer may be designated Equal Employment Officer and Title IX Coordinator. The Chief Human Resources & Employee Relations Officer is a Classified Administrator reporting directly to the Superintendent/President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.

Example of Duties

Essential Functions

Plan, oversee, and direct the operations of the Office of Human Resources to provide a wide range of human resources services and practices in compliance with Federal, State, and regional laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Evaluate, recommend, and update policies, procedures, and practices to provide efficient and customer oriented services.

Serve as a member of the President's Cabinet and collaborate with administrators to consult and provide expertise in a wide range of human resources related matters to effectively support the mission of the college.

Provide information and technical expertise to all employees and the public concerning human resources operations and practices, including labor and employee relations, evaluations, recruitment and hiring, classification systems, benefits, compensation, laws and regulations.

Plan and coordinate the recruitment and selection of all District employees according to established policies and procedures. Develop, monitor, and evaluate practices to ensure EEO and diversity in the appointment, promotion, transfer, reassignment, retention, and termination of all employees assuring the fair and consistent interpretation and application of policies and procedures. Develop and oversee the employee onboarding program.

May serve as the District's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer and Title IX Coordinator. Investigate or administer the investigations of complaints alleging unlawful discrimination for employees, students, and job applicants based on federal, state, and regional laws and regulations. Oversee the resolution of complaints and refer findings for consideration for student and/or employee discipline, as appropriate.

Facilitate, plan, and advise meetings of the EEO Advisory Committee consisting of employees, community members, and student representatives; promote and implement the EEO Plan and related board policies and procedures. Consult with and seek the input from committee members regarding a wide range of human resources and diversity practices and programs. Direct the compilation and analysis of recruitment and selection data to prepare reports. Oversee and monitor the EEO budget and reporting according to regulations.

Develop and maintain a comprehensive classification plan for positions in the District; direct or conduct studies related to compensation, benefits, and classification of positions; update job descriptions and make recommendations for new positions.

Facilitate collective bargaining negotiations with employee organizations as a member of the District's team; prepare Memorandums of Understanding and labor agreements; facilitate the distribution of such documents; interpret and administer the collective bargaining agreements; mediate and facilitate the resolution of complaints and grievances; respond to and address employee and labor relations issues, concerns, and interests; develop and promote practices to maintain positive employee relations.

Direct the administration of the employee health and welfare benefits and worker's compensation programs, as well as, open enrollment for third-party benefit providers. Oversee the administration of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) for employees and applicants, including facilitating accommodations for job applicants and employees. Administer federal and state laws associated with employee benefits and leaves.

Oversee the performance and evaluation of all employees; coordinate the dissemination and completion of evaluations; ensure compliance with laws, policies and procedures.

Provide training and professional development to employees and administrators on a one-to-one, small group, and large group basis. Assist supervisors, managers, and administrators to develop the competencies required to effectively perform supervision, management, and leadership responsibilities. Oversee the coordination of mandatory training for employees.

Develop and oversee the annual budget for the Office of Human Resources. Review, analyze, and make recommendations on budget and financial data; monitor and authorize expenditures ensuring that documentation is in accordance with purchasing policies and procedures.

Provide consultation to supervisors regarding employee conflict and resolution. Assess performance issues and recommend appropriate actions and responses. Administer the progressive discipline process including reprimands, suspensions, demotions, and dismissals according to laws, policies, procedures, and the collective bargaining agreements.

Coordinate and oversee employee data collection, management, and mandatory reporting. Analyze data to assess the effectiveness of practices and operations and in planning future initiatives. Oversee the maintenance of employee records and ensure the confidentiality of sensitive and private information.

Select, supervise, assign, train, evaluate, and counsel the performance of direct subordinates; provide professional development opportunities. Develop and foster a positive and respectful team environment to provide high levels of customer service and to support student success and the mission of the District.

Oversee and prepare items for the Governing Board meetings for information and approval. Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the Superintendent/President at meetings. Prepare written and oral reports and presentations. Participate in and attend District and regional meetings.

Maintain knowledge of current ideas, trends, laws, regulations, guidelines, and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility through continued study and participation in professional organizations. Seek and participate in professional development activities.

Other Duties:

Perform other duties as assigned

*Please note, this position will not receive a stipend for serving on the collective bargaining negotiations team.


Experience and Education

Minimum three (3) years of recent and successful experience in human resources, including recruitment, classification, human resources information systems, and/or employee and labor relations.

An additional one (1) year of supervisory or lead experience in human resources.

Master's degree from an accredited institution; or a Bachelor's degree and additional years of experience in human resources and/or supervisory/lead experience; or an equivalent amount of education and experience may be considered.

Understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Masters degree in human resources management, organizational development, public administration, business administration or related field
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws including California Ed Code and Title 5
  • Knowledge of Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) regulations
  • Increasingly responsible experience in professional human resources management in a public agency
  • Experience working with union represented employees
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or other related professional human resources certification.

Licenses and other Requirements

Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements prior to employment.


Knowledge of: Current trends, practices, techniques, and methods of human resources administration in the public sector including recruitment, classification, compensation and benefits, evaluation, and information systems; labor and employee relations including principles and practices of interest based and collective bargaining; applicable state and federal laws and regulations including California Education Code and Code of Regulations, civil rights, EEO, Title IX, Clery, ADAAA, and collective bargaining; methods of management, supervision, evaluation, and training; budget preparation and expenditure control; record keeping, data collection, and report preparation methods to ensure information is accurately secured, reported, and presented in a timely manner; current computer operating systems, software applications, applicant tracking systems; and human resources information systems; methods and practices of investigations and report writing; principles of leadership, team building, motivation, mediation and conflict resolution; participatory governance and collective decision making; the diverse backgrounds of community college students and employees; and the mission, goals, and vision of California community colleges.


Ability to: Develop, evaluate, and recommend policies and procedures in support of an effective human resources administration and the mission of the District; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed action and implement recommendations in support of objective; prioritize and direct work to meet deadlines; communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing with diverse constituencies; develop and maintain effective working relationships with college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community members; collect and analyze data to prepare comprehensive, concise reports and recommendations; oversee and recommend budget preparation and expenditures; prepare and make effective presentations; demonstrate possession of strong organizational and leadership skills; learn applicable federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality when interacting with sensitive and complex issues, situations, and records; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of service and innovation; select, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; operate computers and their peripherals; operate a variety of office equipment including a computer; utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry and retrieval from database programs; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability, and gender diversity of students and employees attending and working on a community college campus.


Office environment and constant interruptions, extended periods of sitting with occasional standing and walking; bend at the waist, push, pull and periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 15 pounds. Requires some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information

Salary Information
$12,534-$14,910 per month

How to Apply

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  • A completed application, including the required diversity statement.
  • A cover letter addressing professional experience, desirable qualifications, ability to support a diverse environment, and interest in the position.
  • A current resume including educational background, professional experience, professional activities, and any other experience pertinent to the position and how it makes you a viable candidate.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended and other certificates as applicable.
  • Answer the required diversity statement describing your ability to work effectively with ethnically, culturally, gender, sexuality, socially diverse students, staff, faculty, community, and administrators

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials. Additional items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required.

Conditions of Employment

Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

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