Director of Labor and Compliance

  • Job Reference: 00023867-1
  • Date Posted: 16 July 2024
  • Company: Clark College
  • Location: Vancouver, Washington
  • Salary: $102,277 to $118,426
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Director of Labor and Compliance position in the Human Resources department.  The Director should be equity-minded and is responsible for day-to-day employee and labor relations administration and contributes to the mission of the College by ensuring equitable employee and labor relations outcomes through providing training, consultation, and contract and policy administration. A consistent on campus presence is necessary with the possibility of a hybrid schedule depending on the needs of the individual and the college. Human Resources is an integral part of supporting the College mission, Core Themes, Guided Pathways and the Social Equity plan.
 
 At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide consultation and guidance to leadership teams and supervisors in navigating various Employee and Labor Relations related issues in accordance with college policy and contract language.
  • Conduct investigations in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and college policies and procedures. Prepare grievance responses, written reports, and findings; make recommendations; maintain appropriate records of activities.
  • Assist with administering and interpreting rules and regulations of collective bargaining agreements (CBA):
    • Manage the faculty salary advancement and contract process in partnership with Benefits and Compensation.
    • Manage the Classified Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement contract updates in partnership with Benefits and Compensation.
    • Manage and/or support Administrators through the grievance process for Classified and Faculty contracts.
    • Participate in union contract negotiations.
    • Participate in Classified Labor Management Communications Committee (LMCC) meetings.
  • Partner with HR Directors to review, update, and develop HR policies with an equity lens.
  • Administer Background Check review process.
  • Partner with Employee Development to develop and/or facilitate a variety of Employee and Labor Relations related trainings, such as: Performance Development and Evaluations, Setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based) goals/expectations, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Supervisor Essentials, Disciplinary Actions, Avoiding Grievances, Conducting Investigations and Workplace Behavior.
  • 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.
  • Supervise hourly and classified employees.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Other areas of responsibility:

  • Administer Affirmative Action plan and reporting.
  • Effectively lead and develop a diverse team in area of responsibility.
  • Partner with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Employee Development to provide and facilitate required and professional development training opportunities.

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.
  • Two (2) years of progressive experience working in a Human Resources department within a large, complex organization.
  • Two (2) years of experience advising managers, supervisors, and staff in Human Resource matters such as: performance management, labor, and employee relations, etc.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Successful candidates will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading and/or collaborating within culturally diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated track record contributing to an equitable and ethical organization by addressing and challenging institutional barriers, policies, procedures through an equity lens.
  • Demonstrated expertise conducting and/or investigating employment discrimination complaints.
  • Demonstrated expertise working through complex employee and labor relations issues with labor partners to prevent and/or address grievances.
  • Demonstrated success using a powerful sense of empathy to lead difficult conversations, respectfully consider diverse perspectives, and identify principled courses of action.
  • Excellent communication skills, judgement, and attention to detail.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.  
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.   
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.  
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.  
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability). 
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.  
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.

SALARY RANGE: $102,277 - $118,426 annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience).
Successful candidates are typically hired at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application. 
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed.
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process. 

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs.
 
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email recruitment@clark.edu.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled; priority consideration will be given to applicants whose completed application has been submitted online by 3 p.m., July 22, 2024.
 
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted which includes a sexual misconduct background check as required under RCW 28B.112.080. 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.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
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.
 
SECURITY
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 security.requests@clark.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.
 
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
 
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
 
Clark College’s 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: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, ggabbard@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, 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.

Clark College Human Resources
July 3, 2024
24-00105