Peninsula Community College is looking for a Director of Human Resources 08/16/2017

Position Title: Director of Human Resources
Hiring Range: $95-105k/Annually
Application deadline:  Priority Consideration date September 8, 2017; open until filled
Apply:  Online form, or by mail or email to:

Human Resources
Peninsula College
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: 360-417-6298


Peninsula College, a Washington State Community College, seeks a visionary, innovative individual to fill a highly visible and important position to the college community.  The Director of Human Resources has broad impact across the college district and directly collaborates with the college president and senior leadership.

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Director of Human Resources plans, organizes and directs the human resources and payroll functions of the college in alignment with the strategic plan and guiding principles.  Essential functions include: strategic management and leadership; analysis and compliance with federal and state laws, rules, regulations; recruitment and employment; compensation and benefits administration; payroll coordination; labor relations; employee relations; employee development and training; Ethics Officer; and, Social Justice Officer responsible for Section 504, Title II, ADA, Title IX and Affirmative Action including program oversight, investigations and grievances. The position performs working duties and directs the daily operations of the Human Resources/Payroll office.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Model, guide and reinforce the guiding principles of the college.
  • Design, implement and oversee a Human Resources framework that supports and reinforces the college mission, vision, core themes, guiding principles, and strategic and operational plans.
  • Develop, review and revise policies and procedures in support of the college mission and in compliance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with hiring authorities to recruit, employ, evaluate and retain excellent faculty and staff, including strategies to achieve diversity goals.
  • Coordinate the administration of payroll, employment, compensation, and benefits in accordance with laws, rules and college policies and procedures.
  • Administer the college’s collective bargaining agreements, lead labor/management committees, assist with the resolution of employee grievances and disciplinary actions, and act as the liaison with state labor relations consultants.
  • Provide a guiding principles based welcoming atmosphere to encourage effective employee communication. Be aware of the campus climate for employees and advise the executive team regarding emerging or ongoing concerns. Conduct exit interviews.
  • Design, develop, implement, and foster a culture of college-wide supervisory and employee training and development.
  • Advise and train college employees regarding the implications of the State Ethics Law.
  • Provide training, receive complaints and conduct investigations, and, coordinate with external agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline, OR, Bachelor’s degree with documented training or certifications such as SHRM Certification PHR/SPHR.
  • 5 years relevant experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experienced in training program design and delivery.
  • Experienced HRIS user with demonstrated commitment to use of technology in support of department efficiencies, confidentiality, and data integrity.
  • Demonstrated experience with labor/compensation/social justice law.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree.
  • Human Resource administration experience in higher education.
  • PeopleSoft system experience.

Physical Work Environment:

  • Work is typically performed in an office environment and requires standing and/or sitting and using computers for extended periods of time.
  • Position requires the ability to travel to in-district and out-of-district events.

Employment Terms:

  • Annual 12-month exempt position.
  • Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $913 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
  • Prior to appointment, the successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check.
  • In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Application Procedure:

Complete and submit your application on-line at In the Reference section of the application, please include three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified.

Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission

  • A letter of application addressing qualifications of this position,
  • resume,
  • a brief statement summarizing the top three issues faced by Human Resource management in higher education,
  • unofficial transcript of terminal degree and relevant certifications.


The successful applicant must be able to document United States employment eligibility. Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer. Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Peninsula College embraces a shared philosophy in our Guiding Principles, please visit Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6212.

Location: Port Angeles, WA
Jake Warner

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