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18 Jun 2019

Full-Time Director of Employee Relations and Compliance

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, administrative exempt Director of Employee Relations and Compliance position.

Do you enjoy working with people? Solving problems and bringing issues to resolution? Are you dedicated to ensuring HR policies, procedures, and practices are viewed with an equity lens? If so, then Clark College is looking for you!

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, Core themes, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct investigations of complaints and grievances in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and College policies and procedures. Prepare written reports and findings; maintain appropriate records of all investigatory activities.
• Serve as the College’s Title IX Coordinator. Craft and implement ongoing training, informational and educational programs for faculty, staff and students; receive, evaluate, and assign complaints for outreach and investigation; train and coordinate with Deputy Title IX Coordinators and the college’s Title IX team; track, trend, and report systemic problems relating to complaints to the Vice President of HR and Compliance; maintain records of files of complaints and investigations; provide consultation to individuals regarding reporting options, employee mandatory reporting obligations, and resources available at the college and in the community.
• Research and prepare responses to requests for information from regulatory agencies; such as, Washington State Human Rights Commission (HRC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Civil Rights.
• Manage the faculty salary advancement and contract process in partnership with Benefits and Compensation.
• Participate in hearings or other administrative or legal proceedings as required.
• Liaise with legal counsel as necessary in carrying out employee and labor relations and Title IX responsibilities.
• Provide information to the Vice President and President in responding to and resolving HR-related issues, including but not limited to disciplinary actions, interpretation of regulations and contract language, and employee records.
• Administer and interpret rules and regulations of collective bargaining agreements.
• Participate in collective contract bargaining as requested.
• Administer affirmative action program and reporting.
• Provide Human Resources related trainings to college community, e.g., Equity in Hiring, Performance Development, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Supervisor Essentials, Disciplinary Actions, Avoiding Grievances, Workplace Behavior.
• Serve as member on Classified Staff Labor Management Communications Committee.
• Act as a reasonable suspicion designee as needed.
• Supervise employees as assigned in areas of responsibility.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
• Provide leadership in accordance with the mission, Core themes, objectives and values established by the college.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, Organizational Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university OR equivalent work experience to obtain human resources, employee/labor relations, and compliance expertise.
• Four years of experience in Human Resources.
• Two years of supervisory experience successfully leading a culturally diverse team.
• Demonstrated expertise conducting Title IX investigations, serving as a Title IX Administrator or Deputy Administrator and/or investigating employment discrimination complaints.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to an equitable organization by addressing institutional barriers, policies, procedures through an equity lens.
• Demonstrated expertise administering and interpreting collective bargaining agreements.
• Powerful sense of empathy to lead difficult conversations, respectfully consider diverse perspectives, and identify principled courses of action.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Human Resources Certification (e.g. SPHR, PHR, SHRM SCP or SHRM CP).
• Bilingual.
• Experience working in HR in higher education.
• Experience using Advocate or other similar Title IX tracking system.
• Experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
• Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, Organizational Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or closely allied field.

Salary Statement: $79,061 annually
Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Current résumé
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873)

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
June 14, 2019

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administrative, College, Community College, Compliance, director, Employee Relations, Exempt, Higher Education, and human resources. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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