Occidental College

A nationally renowned liberal arts college integrating the cultural and intellectual resources of Los Angeles.

Aug 07, 2019
The associate vice president of human resources serves as the chief human resources officer. Reporting to the vice president and chief operating officer, the AVP HR is charged with the responsibility for leading and managing a comprehensive human resource program including employee recruitment, orientation and retention; classification/compensation and benefits; human resources information management; policy development and implementation; employee relations; training, coaching and leadership development; performance and evaluation; regulatory compliance; and employee recognition. The AVP HR negotiates, oversees and ensures compliance with the collective bargaining agreement with union employees and oversees student employment. The AVP HR serves as a member of the chief operating officer’s senior management team. The AVP HR is a critical role in the institution and must be able to manage, inspire, and lead a team of five dedicated professionals in a customer service oriented human resources department and have demonstrated experience in maintaining a workforce that supports and respects diversity. In addition, the AVP HR must possess strong interpersonal skills; have the ability to influence at all levels within the college and to function as an effective change agent in a continuous quality improvement environment. The AVP HR must make smart, sound decisions, have good mediation and motivation skills, meet timelines, and manage competing priorities.   SUMMARY OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS ∙Serves as the college’s Chief Human Resources officer to plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's human resource function and performance ∙Builds, motivates, and retains a strong, results oriented and respected Human Resource department and culture that is proactive, operationally excellent and viewed by the college to be collaborative, fair and equitable, effective, trustworthy, supportive, thorough, efficient, and innovative ∙Provides vision and strategic leadership in the planning, development, and implementation of human resource programs and services, including but not limited to: classification, faculty and staff recruitment, benefits, leave, retirement, compensation, employee relations, organizational development, and collective bargaining aligned with the College's priorities, mission, and values ∙Collaborates with constituents at all levels of the institution building and fostering strong relationships to translate the culture, goals and initiatives of the college into Human Resource strategic and operational plans ∙Evaluates and advises on the impact of  long-range  planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items affect the attraction, motivation, development and retention of all employees ∙Responsible for compliance to all Federal and California legal and regulatory mandates related to employee matters ∙Serves as a trusted advisor to the chief operating officer and senior leadership team in matters pertaining to organizational development, employee relations, workforce analysis and supervisor development ∙Serves as consultant to the campus on human resource matters, including leading or directing investigations of complaints and allegations of inappropriate employee behavior and/or facilitating conflict resolution sessions ∙Oversees and develops the human resources information systems   ∙Oversees the employee background screening program ∙Manages new employee orientation programs and activities ∙Manages employee recognition programs and activities ∙Supports employee/leader professional development programs ∙Maintains the official personnel files for the campus ∙Oversees and champions employee wellness efforts, including medical monitoring for identified positions and injury prevention/loss prevention efforts with workers compensation carrier ∙Oversees the application for all staff and administrator visas and serves as the custodian of employee I-9s  ensuring legal documentation for employment ∙Perform other duties as necessary   QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications: ∙Must have earned a Master's degree in Human Resource Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, or Law from an accredited college/university and accrued a minimum of  7-10 years of experience across all human resource functions ∙Strong oral, writing, communication and presentation skills ∙Must be familiar with standard office software and programs Preferred Qualifications: ∙Experience in higher education environment ∙Experience in union labor relations ∙SHRM/SPHR certification ∙Direct experience in Human Resource Information Systems (e.g. Banner) Qualities We Seek: ∙Ability to operate in a confidential, professional,  fast-paced  academic environment, and work as both a senior leader and a member of various committees and teams ∙Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff ∙Ability to effectively leverage information systems and data to perform business process analysis and design to enhance departmental and organizational operations ∙Ability to think and act strategically and proactively ∙Ability to complete complex assignments independently ∙Ability to translate complex policies into compliant campus business processes and effectively communicate back out to  all-levels  of the college ∙Ability to understand and explain complex procedures ∙Ability to learn, coordinate and oversee many different functions, determine relative importance of each, set deadlines, and delegate projects accordingly in a timely and effective manner, performing follow up as needed ∙Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; exercise sound judgment, use discretion and initiative in performing complex work; possess a high level of integrity, and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus community and with external stakeholders APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to resumes@oxy.edu The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhausted list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check. Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with  pre-employment  verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Occidental College Los Angeles, CA, USA Human Resources
Jul 25, 2019
Emmons Wellness Center’s is a fully integrated medical clinic and counseling center which actively contributes to the mission of Occidental College by offering health and wellness services and programs devoted to prevention, education, treatment and care. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of licensed professionals including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, master’s level therapists, and several consulting professionals. Project SAFE, the sexual assault prevention, education and advocacy program of the college is also under Emmons Wellness Center and is an active contributor to the goals and mission of the Center. Reporting to the Senior Director, the Director of Counseling Services provides leadership, vision, and strategic planning to enhance the delivery of psychological services to Occidental students. This includes clinical assessment of counseling staff, evaluating intake protocol, ensuring appropriate treatment planning and documentation, providing crisis intervention and management, expanding outreach initiatives, and developing a strong referral network. The Director is required to be  on-call  as part of an  “after-hours”  rotation one week a month and may be required to drive to campus for emergency situations. Working within the Division of Student Affairs, the Director of Counseling serves on numerous committees, including the student success team and the disaster preparedness committee. To minimize  risk-exposure,  the individual in this position maintains clinical compliance with federal, state, local, college, and professional standards, regulations, procedures, laws and practices. The individual who is chosen as the Director of Counseling will have a strong background working with individuals from diverse groups and will have demonstrated a commitment to social and restorative justice in their professional experience. The Director is dedicated to reducing barriers to care that exist for communities of color, the LGBTQ community, and other marginalized groups.   SUMMARY OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS Administrative Responsibilities (45%) ∙Provide leadership and direction for psychological services that emphasize community, collaboration and social justice. ∙Work closely with medical, Project SAFE, and front office staff in a  multi-disciplinary  approach to wellness, treatment and care. ∙Provide expertise and leadership in evaluating Emmons policies and procedures related to  short-term  mental health counseling, crisis response, and clinical operations. ∙Plan and facilitate counseling staff meetings and case consultations.   ∙Provide clinical and administrative supervision to counseling staff. ∙Oversee crisis support and  on-call  coverage. ∙Develop and Implement Quality Assurances(QA) and Quality Improvement(QI) plans for counseling services. ∙Evaluate counseling staff as part of annual performance review process. ∙Review and make recommendations regarding staffing and programming needs for counseling services. ∙Work with Senior Director and the Dean of Students to hire counseling staff. ∙Develop and maintain referral list of mental health resources and providers in the community. ∙Attend workshops and conferences related to mental health issues of college students as appropriate. Consultation and Advising (30%) ∙Advise administrators, students, faculty and staff concerning student mental health issues while maintaining individual student confidentiality. ∙Provide support and training for college faculty and staff on issues affecting student mental health and behavior. ∙Collaborate with college faculty and staff in developing programs and presentations. ∙Serve on the Student Success Team and other committees as assigned. ∙Provide “crisis debriefing“ in the event of a community disaster or trauma. ∙Represent Emmons counseling services at college events. ∙Maintain relationships with professionals in the psychology field, particularly Directors of Counseling Centers from peer colleges. Clinical Responsibilities(25%) ∙Serve as lead clinician and primary point of contact for parents, faculty, staff, hospitals and outside providers for issues relating to student mental health. ∙Screen and assess student need for psychotherapy services. ∙Provide mental health services to students of Occidental College utilizing a  short-term  psychotherapy model. ∙Provide risk assessment and crisis intervention for students  in-crisis. ∙Facilitate assessment for psychiatric hospitalization of students. ∙Provide 24 hour crisis consultation to Student Affairs staff as part of a weekly  on-call  rotation schedule. ∙Work closely with Emmons Medical Services and Project SAFE in order to ensure comprehensive care for students and their intersecting needs. ∙Refer students to campus and community resources as needed. ∙Maintain  up-to-date  documentation consistent with current professional standards. ∙Adhere to and uphold state and federal laws and ethical standards as defined by the appropriate licensing boards. QUALIFICATIONS ∙Master’s or doctoral degree (MA, MFT, MSW, PsyD, PhD or EdD ) in counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy or related field. ∙Licensed mental health provider in the state of CA required (proof of licensure required upon hire). Provisional licensure will not be considered. Successful background check is required. ∙Six years of experience in counseling, including formulation and implementation of counseling services policy and staff supervision. ∙Demonstrated clinical skills compatible with a brief treatment model and experience in assessment, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention. ∙Demonstrated commitment to creating a just and inclusive community, intercultural competency, and enthusiasm for working in an institution committed to social justice. ∙Experience working with diverse populations and  at-risk  individuals. ∙Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives, programs, and responsibilities while ensuring clinical excellence in the provision of direct services. ∙Demonstrated innovative leadership practices and exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication.   ∙Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituencies. ∙Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in handling sensitive mental health issues with confidentiality and discretion. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to  semal@oxy.edu  and  resumes@oxy.edu . As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check. Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with  pre-employment  verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  
Occidental College Los Angeles, CA, USA Senior Management - Director
Jul 25, 2019
The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) Project Director works closely with the Executive Director and serves as senior leadership for the Institute. Specifically, Project Directors are responsible for overall Project Management, staff/student/intern hiring and supervision, leadership within UEPI and with the College, budget development and management, and internal and external communications. This Project Director provides leadership and management of the Moving Forward Network (MFN), a national coalition housed at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College. MFN membership includes more than 50 organizations representing community-based groups, national environmental organizations, and academic institutions in over 20 major U.S. cities that are committed to reducing the public health harms created by our country’s freight transportation system. The MFN Project Director is responsible for the management of operations for MFN, oversight of project deliverables and strategic direction, fundraising and sustainability efforts, and ensuring that scope of work activities are carried out, that deliverables and reporting requirements are met.  The Project Director works in a team with the MFN Campaign Director to staff and lead the MFN. SUMMARY OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS  Project Management ·       Work with Executive Director to develop strategic goals for projects/initiatives that support UEPI’s mission. ·       Manage specific project/initiatives, including achieving strategic project goals, objectives, and timelines. ·       Develop workplans and oversee completion of all grant deliverables, reporting, and budget monitoring. ·       Manage all project specific contracts/subcontracts and consultants, specifically: o  Identify and manage subcontract partners based on needs of projects/initiatives o  Develop scopes of work and work with UEPI Finance/Grants/Research Manager to coordinate execution of contract o  Oversee and manage completion of contract deliverables Staff/Student/Intern Hiring and Supervision ·       Work with the Executive Director and Finance/Grants/Research Manager to allocate resources for project staffing, draft job descriptions, identify candidates, and coordinate hiring process and timeline ·       Hire and supervise student interns and/or staff  ·       Complete and manage all administrative tasks associated with student and/or staff supervising (e.g. timesheets, staff performance evaluations, paperwork, etc.) ·       Mentor students and staff and identify professional development opportunities when applicable. Serve as UEPI/Oxy Leadership ·       Build and maintain relationships with the broader college community, e.g. through collaboration with individual faculty and/or departments and other college units. ·       Participate in UEP faculty searches ·       Mentor students (e.g. advise them on comps and student research set up internships, facilitate networking and professional development) ·       Engage in College courses when applicable (e.g. guest lecturing in courses) ·       Plan for and help carry out and implement UEPI and/or College strategic planning activities Budgetary Responsibility ·       Work with Executive Director to strategically identify organization wide funding opportunities, develop coordinated fundraising strategies across projects, and cultivate funders. ·       Take the lead on cultivating relationships with funders for MFN fundraising ·       Write and submit grant concepts, letters of intent, and proposals ·       Work with Finance/Grants/Research Manager to develop and finalize budgets for prospective grants. ·       Work with Executive Director and relevant staff to identify, manage and oversee project/initiative specific expenditures and reports Internal and External Communications ·       Responsible for making highly impactful decisions ·       Develops content and oversees changes to UEPI/MFN website page ·       Oversees maintenance of program website and any relevant social media activity ·       Works with Executive Director and relevant staff to craft responses to media inquiries when applicable ·       Represent UEPI in a media context, when appropriate ·       Write publications (journal articles, reports, community resources, etc.). ·       Coordinate design and printing of publications MFN Specific Duties ·       Work with MFN Policy Campaign Director and the UEPI Director to set annual goals and objectives for the Network with the National Advisory Board ·       Develop and manage effective governance systems and processes of MFN including working with the Advisory Board on MFN governance, strategic planning, workplan development, and implementation and evaluation of MFN.   ·       Manage, and coordinate Network consultants; work closely with UEPI Grants manager to develop scope of work documents and monitor subcontracts. ·       Plan and organize large events, including arranging travel, lodging, and meeting logistics, ·       Develop print marketing collateral related to fundraising in collaboration with the team. QUALIFICATIONS ·       Bachelors or Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Health, Public Health, Public Policy or related field or at least 5 years Project Director experience. ·       Functions as a highly independent manner with minimal guidance. ·       Ability to anticipate challenges with a high degree of problem solving and analysis required. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Must function well within a team context with a positive attitude and the ability to lead as well as “step up to step back”. Proficiency with MS Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) software required. MFN Specific Qualifications Knowledge and experience working on issues related to environmental justice and the impacts on public health, workers, environment, and communities from the built environment. Experience and commitment in organizing and working with grassroots leaders in environmental justice communities particularly organizing and advocacy. Knowledge of policy and planning related to local, state and federal levels. Demonstrated experience fundraising, grantwriting, and cultivating funders. Excellent writing skills for a range of audiences and formats, including policy briefs, academic articles, and email and social media. Experience using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. ·       Knowledge of website design and maintenance. ·       Excellent public speaking skills and ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, including advocates, health care providers, and federal, state, and local officials ·       Experience motivating and supervising staff, including students and young people. ·       Ability to travel on a regular basis. Salary and Benefits Salary range is commensurate with experience. This is a grant-funded position. The position is considered an employee of Occidental College. The College offers a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes paid vacation and a medical plan. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to  resumes@oxy.edu .    As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check. Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.   Benefits The College offers a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes paid vacation and a medical, dental, and vision plan.   How To Apply resumes@oxy.edu https://www.oxy.edu/ Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to  resumes@oxy.edu .  Resumes will not be reviewed without cover letter.
Occidental College Los Angeles, CA, USA Senior Management - Director