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Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Pima Community College
Tucson, Arizona 85709
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Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

at Pima Community College in Arizona


Pima Community College (PCC),one of the nation’s largest multi-campus community colleges, seeks an innovative and collaborative human resources administrator to serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. The College invites letters of application and nominations for this opportunity.

For complete information, see the Search Profile at https://myersmcrae.com/skins/userfiles/files/PimaCC-HR19.pdf


Leadership Opportunity

Pima Community College (https://www.pima.edu/) is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson, Arizona, metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County. Founded in 1966, PCC awards certificates and associate degrees in more than 150 transfer and occupational programs. The College also provides workforce development, career training programs, continuing education, and adult education.

Currently serving nearly 42,000 students annually, PCC is committed to providing convenient, affordable, and accessible high-quality education that has the power to transform the lives of students and improve the community.

The College has been recognized nationally for its programs and student services. The institution has been a semi-finalist for the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, which recognizes colleges that continue to focus on student success, student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.

In 2018, PCC was one of eight colleges and universities nationwide selected by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive an IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education, which honors the most forward-thinking and successful models for internationalizing the campus, study abroad, and international partnerships.

The Position

The Department of Human Resources provides services to the employees and potential employees of the College. It operates as a strategic partner to Pima’s administration in working toward achieving the College’s vision, mission, and goals.

The Department of Human Resources is a centralized service, physically located at the College’s District Office, along with other centralized services. The College has more than 1,200 full-time employees, including instructional and educational support faculty and administrators and staff.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the College. Responsible for setting the overall direction for the Human Resources Department, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of HR serves as a critical member of the College’s Executive Leadership Team.

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, this senior administrator leads HR planning; fosters innovation; prioritizes initiatives; and coordinates the evaluation, deployment, and management of HR resources, processes, and systems across the College.

Responsible for providing effective leadership and administration for day-to-day operation of the department, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of HR oversees three direct reports — two Directors and a Support Coordinator. The Human Resources Office has an overall staff of 16 FTEs.

The staff includes:

  • The Director of Talent Management, who also oversees Employee Relations, Employee Records, and Classification and Compensation functions
  • The Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Development
  • Six Senior Human Resources Consultants, who serve in a HR Generalist role, providing talent acquisition, employee relations, classification and compensation, and training services to their assigned administrator and client groups. The client groups are physically located at one or more of the College’s campuses or sites.
  • The Senior Human Resources Consultant of Organizational Effectiveness and Development
  • The Advanced Program Manager for Classification & Compensation
  • Two Human Resources Specialists
  • The Support Coordinator
  • The Support Assistant
  • The Instructional Designer
  • The Human Resources Specialist

The Assistant Vice Chancellor of HR works closely with the College’s Employee Service Center, which administers payroll, benefits, and employment processing.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic direction and oversees the management of talent acquisition, employee relations, organizational effectiveness and development, and classification and compensation functions, programs, and initiatives.
  • Strives to make PCC a premier employer by developing strategies to attract and retain key personnel.
  • Collaborates with the Chancellor, the Executive Leadership Team, and constituents at all levels of the institution to translate the goals and initiatives of the College into human resources strategic and operational plans.
  • Provides transformational leadership with a focus on building, motivating, and retaining a strong, results-oriented, and respected team within the Human Resources Department that is proactive, operationally exceptional, consistent, and viewed by the College to be collaborative, supportive, efficient, and innovative.
  • Actively facilitates communications and meetings with faculty, staff, and administration to ensure participation and input into the College’s HR initiatives and transformational change.
  • Promotes an environment of continuous improvement of human resources processes and analysis of best practices.
  • Develops and maintains College policies and procedures in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations governing employment.
  • Advances organizational and service excellence to ensure delivery of high-quality services that contribute to employee productivity.
  • Optimizes use of Human Resource Information Systems, including enhancements, technology innovations, and streamlined processes.
  • Generates metrics and utilizes data to support informed decisions and policies.
  • Creates staffing and succession plans in alignment with future workforce needs and College strategic planning. Develops human resources models to identify competency, knowledge, and talent gaps; designs programs to fill the identified gaps.
  • Provides strategic leadership in the planning, development, and implementation of quality-based and innovative professional development programs, supporting and promoting diversity of employees.
  • Works closely with the College’s General Counsel to develop and enhance policies and evaluate potential risks for the College such as terminations of employment.
  • Coordinates the Governing Board’s Human Resources Advisory Committee.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications and Skills

Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Seven years of progressive human resources management and leadership experience in a complex environment with a demonstrated understanding of higher education and professional human resources certification from HRCI-SPHR and/or SHRM-SCP are also required. (If candidate does not have the certification, it must be obtained within the first year of employment.)

Strong preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university and 10 or more years of progressive human resources management and leadership experience in a complex environment with a demonstrated understanding of higher education.

Candidates who do not possess a master’s degree will need to indicate interest in pursuing a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university within an agreed upon timeframe with the College.

To be successful in this role, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of HR will be an experienced leader with a clear, focused commitment to future trends in human resources and higher education.

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities:

  • Demonstrates: Possesses proven leadership experience in advancing human resources initiatives, programs, policies, practices, and processes associated with meeting the strategic and operational people matters of the College
    • A mindset of continuous improvement, innovation, and enthusiasm
    • A style that is genuine, open, and engaging
    • Sound judgment in assessing where improvements are needed
    • The ability to make appropriate connections and build synergies
    • An open and creative approach to problem-solving and a willingness to address issues
  • Models a strategic, collaborative, consultative, and team-oriented leadership style to energize and empower others
  • Able to collaborate and work effectively with leadership, governance, staff, and faculty groups across a wide range of academic and business operations
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills together with excellent listening skills; the ability to seek out, understand, and enable diverse viewpoints and approaches to achieve College goals; respectful of diverse views and opinions
  • Exhibits confidence, motivation, self-direction, and resilience and possesses the ability to work under pressure to successfully manage numerous projects, deadlines, and priorities
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated competencies in complex decision-making; successfully developing and implementing short and long-term objectives; aligning resources with strategy; delegating effectively; managing effective work processes; and professionally developing human resources staff
  • Models ethical behavior by consistently conforming to the highest ethical standards and practices
  • Demonstrates success in managing organizational change with a proven track record of producing strategic results
  • Demonstrates competence in interpreting and complying with federal, state, and local employment law
  • Demonstrates experience in planning and managing budgets
  • Has experience implementing classification and compensation programs, including developing job descriptions and creating transitional rollouts
  • Demonstrated experience in systems implementation such as Banner, ADP, PeopleAdmin, and/or HRIS systems

Pima Community College

In 1966, the citizens of Pima County, Arizona, approved by a large margin the formation of a junior college district. As a result of this vote, Pima College was established.

Today, the College has multiple campuses — Desert Vista Campus, Downtown Campus, East Campus, Northwest Campus, and West Campus —and centers — Aviation Technology Center, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, El Pueblo Liberty Learning Center, El Rio Learning Center, and PCC-29 Street Coalition Center.

Seventy-one percent of the students attend part-time, and 55 percent of the students are female. Attracting both recent high school graduates as well as working adults, the average age of students at PCC is 28.

The College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 45 percent of student enrollment being Hispanic/Latino. PCC is an active member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), an association of more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success.

PCC has 272 full-time instructional and educational support faculty, providing a 19-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. The facilities offer state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and furnishings.

Providing traditional and online instruction, PCC offers a wide range of academic and training programs leading to Associate Degrees and certificates. A sampling of programs include American Sign Language and Interpreter Studies, Culinary Arts, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Energy Technology, Cyber Security, and Veterinary Science. Programs in the health sciences continue to be among the most popular.

Many students start their studies at Pima and then transfer to a four-year college. Pima has transfer agreements with The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and other colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

Tucson, Arizona

Located in southern Arizona, Tucson has attracted residents with its affordable cost of living, its sunny climate, and its strong higher education offerings. With more than a million people residing in the Tucson metro area, the city is a multi-cultural center, with a unique blend of Western, Mexican, and Native American influences.

Family friendly, Tucson has quality public and private PK-12 schools, including charter schools. In addition to PCC, Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, which enrolls more than 45,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

One of the best features of Tucson is its scenery. Ringed by mountain ranges that emphasize the great desert skies, the metro area has beautiful sunsets and a star-filled evening sky. Outdoor activities range from hiking to golf to ballgames to national parks.

For those seeking indoor activities, the city offers all of the amenities found in major urban areas, including malls, art galleries, museums, fine and casual dining, and live entertainment.

Applications & Nominations

Confidential inquiries are welcomed; nominations are invited.

Application packet must include: a) Cover Letter, limited to two pages, that describes strengths, skills, and knowledge that will benefit this position, b) Current resume, c) At least five references with full contact and e-mail information (References will not be contacted without applicant’s consent.)

Submit application packet to PimaCC-AVC-HR@myersmcrae.com (preferably as PDFs) by November 15, 2019, for best consideration.

Submit nominations to PimaCC-AVC-HR-nominate@myersmcrae.comwith contact and e-mail information on the individual being nominated.

Kenny Daugherty, President of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is assisting Pima Community College with this search.

Pima Community College is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status consistent with applicable federal and state law and College policy. The College encourages all interested individuals to apply.


Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting

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478.330.6222 | www.myersmcrae.com



Posted: 2019-10-23 Expires: 2019-11-22

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