Executive Director Human Resources and Labor Relations
College of the Desert 18 reviews - Palm Desert, CA

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The Executive Director, Human Resources and Labor Relations is an Educational Administrator designated by the Board of Trustees of the Desert Community College District. The Executive Director is charged by the Board of Trustees with satisfactory implementation of Board policy and district or college procedures as applicable to the position. Under the direction of the Vice President of Business Affairs, the Executive Director, Human Resources and Labor Relations is responsible for management and operation of all human resources and employee relations functions of the college and for developing and recommending policy, goals and objectives for human resources

The Executive Director, Human Resources and Labor Relations is responsible for leadership, planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and evaluating the activities of the Office of Human Resources; collective bargaining and contract administration for classified and academic employees; liaison with legal and regulatory agencies; supports staff development campus-wide, wellness activities, and diversity and equity awareness efforts, and other activities related to a comprehensive Human Resources Office.

Required Skills

Knowledge of: Principles, trends, methods, strategies and procedures pertaining to human resources management, labor relations, staff diversity and staff development; principles, methods, techniques and strategies of organizational planning, evaluation and forecasting; principles and practices of management and supervision; wage and salary administration, job analysis and job description, legal mandates, policies and procedures, appropriate to the administration of a comprehensive human resources program in a community college, e.g., the Education Code, retirement systems that apply to community college personnel, and workers'' compensation; data management, storage and retrieval systems and an understanding of the dynamics of the changing environment in information technology.

Ability to: Develop, design and implement reports, policies and studies covering a wide range of college institutional services concerns; make clear and concise oral presentations; apply technology to effectively and efficiently manage all College institutional services; establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of students, staff and community; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work in an atmosphere of collegial decision-making; demonstrate consensus-building skill; demonstrate understanding, sensitivity and commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and disability backgrounds of students, faculty, staff and community; lead, develop, supervise and evaluate assigned personnel.

Required Experience

Master's degree in human resources, management, public administration or business administration or related area and one (1) year formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonable related to the assignment.

Valid California driver''s license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.

Five to seven years of Human Resources management experience.

Prior Human Resources experience in higher education


Position is open until filled. Initial screening will take place beginning Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

Interviews are expected to begin the week of October 15, 2012.

Required documents must be included at the time you apply or you will not be considered.


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