Human Resources Representative (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism Emphasis)
San Mateo County Community College District
Human Resources DIST (DEPT)
Percentage of Full Time:
Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year:
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Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals. The Districts Students First Strategic Plan
is focused on Student Success, Equity and Social Justice. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District:
The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Caada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 33,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the San Mateo County Community College Districts Educational Services & Planning website.
Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
We are looking for an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) HR Representative to cultivate a supportive and inclusive work environment for all our employees. The HR Representative will assist in crafting equitable District policies, developing, implementing, and assessing inclusion programs, IDEA training and applying objective hiring procedures. This position will train District employees to apply diversity and inclusion best practices in support of the District's strategic initiatives and to provide equal opportunities to all candidates and employees regardless of their protected characteristics. The position will also be assisting with Human Resources special projects as needed.
This position requires an individual who is especially detail-oriented and has strong organizational skills. It requires an individual who is skilled at developing and implementing contemporary programs. The selected candidate should be comfortable with collaborating with staff, faculty, and students from across the three campuses. The HR Representative should be passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Collaborates with a wide variety of institutional groups (e.g. campus leaders, faculty, staff, students, internal and external constituencies, etc.) for the purpose of setting and implementing priorities and plans to support the Districts efforts towards employee IDEA and engagement
2. Coordinates development and implementation of a variety of projects and related activities for the purpose of ensuring implementation of projects and activities, compliance with all regulations and policies and efficient operation
3. Assists with coordinating IDEA programming, including bi-annual Museum of Tolerance experience for District employees
4. Conducts annual surveys to gauge employee engagement and feelings of inclusion
5. Develops a wide variety of documents and presentation materials, independently and through delegation to other personnel (e.g. plans, proposals, policies, budgets, progress reports, correspondence procedures, forms, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring program management
6. Assists with the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes (e.g. strategic direction for training initiatives to increase awareness and support of IDEA values, strategic campus-wide IDEA goals, institutional IDEA framework, etc.) for the purpose of providing services to the campus community
7. Participates as a member or facilitator in meetings, workshops, and seminars to obtain and provide current procedural and policy information
8. Provides support on planning related to Faculty and Staff IDEA Hiring Workshops
9. Assists with training and outreach programs related to Equal Employment Opportunity and IDEA for faculty, staff and students
10. Attends conferences, training and participates on committees as needed
11. Makes presentations to small and large groups to provide training and orientation on IDEA policy and procedure
12. Assists with Human Resources special projects as needed
13. Performs other related duties as assigned
Please note that the requirements of the position could change depending on the needs of the office. The employee could be assigned to other areas of Human Resources, including recruitment, applicant services, employment, orientation, compensation, staff development, retiree services, or a variety of other functions.
A combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associates or Bachelors degree in social justice, ethnic studies, higher education, sociology, social anthropology, cultural history, labor studies, international studies, law, urban communities, human resources or a closely related area or relevant work experience and training
Commitment to and demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
This classification requires manual dexterity; visual comparison; reaching, lifting/pulling/pushing up to 30 pounds, stooping and bending; and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Skill in respectful, sensitive, and effective public contact with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
2. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
3. Experience in developing training about issues of equity that engage participants; ability to develop exercises/training materials/workshops that provide hands-on learning experiences
4. Skill in presenting topics of equity, inclusion, and diversity with sensitivity
5. Knowledge of the philosophy of anti-racism
6. Demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes
7. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
8. Skill in written communication
9. Skill in the use of a database and a variety of computer software to enter and track data and to compose, format, and prepare correspondence, reports, spreadsheets and presentations
10. Skill in multi-tasking to complete various workloads accurately and by required deadlines
11. Skill in setting up and in maintaining complex, confidential employee and other electronic and manual file systems
12. Skill in working discreetly with confidential and sensitive information and records
13. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team
Successful experience in building IDEA programs in higher education is preferred
Project management and experience within a Human Resources environment is preferred
Experience collaborating with cross-functional groups such as IT and Finance is preferred
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
First Review Date:
Open Until Filled:
Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.
Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2020 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2020 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2020 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2020 Annual Security Report
is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/