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3 Dec 2021

Full-Time Director of Employment Services

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, administrative exempt Director of Employment Services position in the Human Resources department.  This position is responsible for managing the Human Resource Department’s recruitment, compensation and benefits, and front desk functions in accordance with the College’s personnel policies and procedures. This position also serves as the contact person for supervisors or employees seeking advice on personnel matters that have not risen to grievance, ULP or other legal status.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values 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. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Yaju Dharmarajah, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage compensation activity for faculty and administrative/exempt staff.
  • Manage and maintain equitable salary placement and compensation practices.
  • Lead the recruitment function and ensure equitable practices and outcomes.
  • Act as backup classified staff hiring officer with authority to make appointments.
  • Provide assistance to supervisors and employees regarding personnel matters.
  • Communicate with legal counsel as necessary in carrying out investigative responsibilities.
  • Conduct classified position reviews to determine and recommend appropriate classification; provide guidance and recommendations on administrative/exempt staff reallocations.
  • 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, compensation, and employee records.
  • Supervise employees as assigned in areas of responsibility.
  • Administer and interpret rules and regulations of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Participate in collective contract bargaining as requested.
  • 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 chair or member of designated College committees, councils, and teams.
  • Serve on the Human Resources Leadership Team and exemplify the desired culture and philosophies of the College while supporting Human Resource’s values, standard of ethics and integrity.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College, furthering the College Mission, Core Themes and Values, the Social Equity Plan, and Guided Pathways.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the College and applicable governing agencies.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s).
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws, and College policies and procedures.
  • Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Work to achieve the core theme of fostering a diverse college community as established by the College.
  • Engage in and promote shared governance.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field from an accredited college or university, OR equivalent work experience to obtain human resources expertise
  • Three (3) years of experience working in a Human Resources Department in a large, complex organization
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • Two (2) years of experience advising managers and staff in Human Resource matters such as compensation, benefits, recruitment, labor and employment laws and compliance
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.


Starting Salary:  $90,057/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
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the application


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., December 16, 2021.


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 or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed 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

December 2, 2021


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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Clark College, College, director, Employment Services, ES, higher ed, Higher Education, HR, and human resources. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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