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Vice President, Human Resources
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2022
Title Vice President, Human Resources
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:
Vice President, Human Resources

Job Description Summary:
Provides transformational leadership for the planning, execution and administration of comprehensive district-wide programs that continuously develop the success of Austin Community College’s people and organization. Leads implementation and coordination of all Human Resources programs and services for Austin Community College including employment, , compensation, benefits, evaluation, and staff development, and the Human Capital Management (HCM) system. Supports adoption of best practices across the ACC community that strengthen ACC’s culture of collaboration, connection, and caring (The 3 Cs). Serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet and collaborates with the executive team, faculty, and staff to further the vision of ACC and the equity-grounded student success mission. Reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides leadership and oversight of staff, coaches, directs, mentors, evaluates, and counsels personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions managed.
  • Formulates and oversees administrative policies and practices to provide effective Human Resources management throughout the college.
  • Serves as Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer for the college.
  • Provides overall leadership and management direction for the college’s recruiting, selection, and orientation activities.
  • Oversees and recommends the college’s compensation philosophy.
  • Provides overall leadership and management direction for employee human resources programs, including employment, benefits, compensation, personnel records, staff development, and employee evaluation programs.
  • Serves as member of Chancellor’s Leadership Team (CLT).
  • Ensures compliance with all human resources rules and processes, including compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Creates and designs new programs.
  • Creates pertinent manuals and handbooks for the college.

Additional Job Specific Duties

  • Participation in cross-divisional teams focused on improving the culture and climate for ACC employees in service of the college’s student focused mission .

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Presenting information and summary reports internally and to the public.
  • Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.
  • Handling the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education.
  • Effective management and leadership models and techniques, including Servant-Leadership Principles.
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning, and program development and implementation.
  • Relevant human resource laws and regulations.

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Facilitation, transition, and change management.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Working effectively & collaboratively with a diverse and multicultural staff and student body.
  • Excellent communication, written and verbal, and interpersonal (EQ) skills.
  • Empathic, grounded leadership at all levels of the college.
  • Planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving.
  • Handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Planning and managing budgets and manpower needs.

Technology Skills

  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
  • Use of a Human Capital Management (HCM) system.

Required Work Experience

  • Ten years related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience

  • Five years of managerial experience, including senior-level leadership roles.

Required Education

  • Master’s degree. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.

Preferred Education

  • JD preferred.
  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP preferred.

*Special Requirements*Licenses/Certifications; Other

  • None

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel as needed.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


  • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.

Salary Range
Administrator – Salary commensurate upon education and experience.

Reports to: Executive Vice Chancellor, Finance & Administration

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
April 15, 2022

ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

EEO Statement
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

Clery Act
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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