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Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
West Valley-Mission Community College District

Date Posted Jan. 23, 2020
Title Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
University West Valley-Mission Community College District
Saratoga, CA, United States
Application Deadline 2/23/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Vice-(Provost/Chancellor)
  • Administration - Human Resources

Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 2/23/2020


The West Valley-Mission Community College District invites applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources. The Associate Vice Chancellor serves as the chief HR officer and member of the executive management team, reporting to the Chancellor. The District seeks a dynamic, effective leader who loves learning and teaching, and is committed to: high professional and educational standards, meeting the educational needs of the area, building consensus about the direction of the District and Colleges within a framework of shared governance, and providing visionary leadership within the fast-paced culture of the Silicon Valley.


Santa Clara County, home of the Silicon Valley, is a world-renowned center for high technology and an important business and financial center. It is also the Bay Area's most populous county, with almost 2 million residents, and the site of California's third largest city, San Jose. West Valley and Mission Colleges serve an area of approximately 350,000 residents. The West Valley-Mission Community College District is one of the largest employers in Santa Clara County.

The District is composed of two colleges: West Valley College in Saratoga and Mission College in Santa Clara. Together they enroll more than 17,375 students with diverse backgrounds. Courses are taught during day, evening, and weekend hours, in addition to online courses and distance learning. More than 1,525 faculty and staff work for the District, which has a budget exceeding $135,287,206. The service area includes the cities of Santa Clara, Saratoga, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno; and parts of San Jose, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Santa Cruz County.

The Colleges are actively involved in corporate training, economic development, community education, and partnerships with community agencies and businesses on and off-campus. Grant development and foundations provide innovative fundraising and financial support to the colleges.


This is an executive position with an anticipated start date in April 2020. This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime.

Salary and Benefits:


Commensurate with experience. Generous fringe benefits include employer-contributed medical, dental, and vision for the Associate Vice Chancellor and her/his/their dependents; life insurance for the Associate Vice Chancellor; vacation; and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:


The minimum qualifications for the position include:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to a Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, human resources management or a related field.


3. Eight years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources management, including four years of administrative and management responsibility.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Work with the Chancellors office to develop, plan, and implement district-wide goals and objectives, policies and procedures relative to general administration and human resources functions including benefits administration, collective bargaining, recruitment, labor and employee relations, and training and development.
  • Coordinate human resources division activities with those of other divisions, departments, and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees; attend and chair district-wide committees and councils as directed by Board policies or the Chancellor.
  • Direct and participate in collective bargaining negotiations and processes; meet with bargaining unit representatives; serve as the district contract administrator for each bargaining unit agreement; interpret provisions of contracts and assure that implemented policies, procedures, and actions are in conformance with labor agreements.
  • Exercise highest-level oversight of division budget.
  • Review and evaluate effectiveness of assigned staff, programs and services; assure development and implementation of corrective action, improvements or additional programs and services as necessary; recommend operational changes to increase efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the human resources function.
  • Participate as a member of the Chancellors executive management team for the district.
  • Attend board meetings and make oral presentations; confer with college administrators and members of executive staff regarding board agenda items and management issues involving programs and services of the district, including recommendations for new or revised policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the districts Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) officer, ensuring compliance with all appropriate regulations and EEO requirements.
  • Ensure district compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and restrictions related to district operations, employment, collective bargaining, benefits administration, the California Fair Political Practices Commission Conflict of Interest Code, and financial and legal transactions and expenditure of District funds.
  • Exercise responsibility for the participation of human resources, administrative services, and the Chancellors office in processes related to accreditation of the colleges and compliance of district services with the requirements and standards of the accrediting commission.
  • Promote a student-centered culture that ensures access, sustains educational excellence, fosters student development and supports high levels of student achievement.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 7412174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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