Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer

Position Overview

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The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) seeks a dynamic and creative human resources strategist for the role of Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer (VC/CHRO).  Reporting to the Chancellor, the VC/CHRO is a strategic and collaborative partner in realizing RSCCD’s mission to provide quality educational programs and services that address the needs of our diverse students and communities. The Vice Chancellor of Human Resources must possess the knowledge, experience, and characteristics necessary to guide the Office of Human Resources to the highest levels of effectiveness and efficiency.  The new VC/CHRO serves as the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Chief Negotiator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA/504 Coordinator and will oversee a department of 30 full-time employees and a budget of $21.8M.

The following are the required education, experience, and representative duties for a successful candidate for this position. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

An earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field or subject area that reasonably relates to the skills, knowledge, and abilities required for the successful completion of the position job duties and responsibilities. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible and varied experience in all facets of human resources functions.

Representative Duties

  • Leads, establishes, and sustains a culture of innovation, care, collaboration, and effective communication by innovating strategic initiatives and implementing personnel policies that support the mission of student success and the community well-being.
  • Establishes and implements Human Resources efforts that effectively communicate and support the District’s mission and strategic vision.
  • Evaluates and enhances existing Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, and related policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging are embedded within aspects of Human Resources.
  • Fosters and advances diversity through hiring pools, outreach activities, and professional development.
  • Serves the District community by advising on interpretation and application of laws, policies, and regulations affecting academic and classified personnel.
  • Establishes and innovates on employee onboarding and lifecycle.
  • Negotiates and implements labor and employment agreements.
  • Leads, assesses, and mentors team members to ensure excellent day-to-day operations and inspire creativity.
  • Builds and sustains a performance-based culture focused on setting measurable objectives, engendering accountability, and delivering consistent feedback.
  • Develops and implements comprehensive total rewards packages that are competitive and cost- effective for the District.
  • Liaisons with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights as the District’s administrator overseeing all EEO, Employee Relations, and Title IX affairs.
  • Consults with legal counsel, as necessary, to ensure that complaints of potential District liability are handled appropriately and monitors the performance of the District’s claims and management services.
  • Provides leadership for District-wide committees and task forces related to Human Resources.
  • Serves as a resource for the interpretation and application of state and federal laws and regulations, board policies, and provisions of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates are encouraged to review the position profile which can be accessed above or here for all of the information on the required qualifications for the RSCCD Vice Chancellor of Human Resources position and submit their application materials online by selecting the Apply Now link to the right. The application deadline is March 6, 2024.

AGB Search is assisting with this important search. Inquiries should be directed to:

Alan N. Crist, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant


Pamela Krepchin
Executive Search Consultant


RSCCD is committed to the concept and principles of staff diversity and equal employment opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Applications from all people interested in the position are encouraged.