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People Director

Requisition ID req1770
Department People Strategy, Equity, and Culture Division
Campus DC-Downtown Center
Employment Type Administrative-Full Time
Best Consideration Date  Apply Immediately; this posting will be closed once sufficient qualified applications have been received. 
Position Summary

The People Director is a strategic member of the People Equity Strategy and Culture management team who contributes to the goals of the college to drive vision and purpose in finding collaborative solutions that lead to employee success. This position also serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the college. You will use your strong communication, leadership and consulting skills to direct the college's employee relations work and to ensure that the college is in compliance with state and federal laws. You will lead the team that supports staff at all levels to grow and develop in alignment with personal and college goals. You will apply your problem solving and analytical skills and abilities to investigate issues and prioritize critical duties and assignments in a fast paced environment. 

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience fostering and encouraging a culture of belonging, justice, equity and inclusion, collaboration and teamwork, including the ability to guide other leaders in nurturing these skills;
  • Extensive experience in, and the ability to successfully navigate in, a union environment or other highly regulated environment. You have the ability to consistently interpret and communicate the intent behind Collective Bargaining Agreements and Memoranda of Agreements;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Title IX, and the Title IX investigatory process;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality to build trust and have appropriate empathy when dealing with sensitive and complex issues and the capability to listen for underlying messages and subtext and intent;
  • Ability to find creative ways to address concerns or issues within established parameters with appropriate risk;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in delivery of employee relations services which demonstrate a broad knowledge of state and federal employment laws such as FMLA, OFLA, ADA, FLSA, EEO, USERRA, Title IX and Civil Rights;
  • Ability to provide comprehensive investigations using confidential, neutral practices and interpreting investigations through an equity, trauma informed lens;
  • Demonstrated experience establishing employee relations strategy, including researching, resolving and responding to inquiries that cover a multitude of topics;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of HR systems and the ability to learn and maintain strong knowledge of internal policies, procedures, systems, and resources.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related discipline. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis
  • Five years progressively responsible, professional experience in organizational development,
    employee relations, labor relations, diversity and inclusion, or related discipline
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Experience must include responsibility for civil rights compliance

Position Grade O
Starting Salary Expectations Placement will be based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $109531 to $158822 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year


View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily. Frequent travel to other college campuses and off-campus sites is required.
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.

Special Conditions for this position:

This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Campus Security Authorities must immediately report Clery Act crimes that occurred on Portland Community College’s Clery geography on the Crime Incident Report (CIRTrac™) located on the Department of Public Safety’s Clery Act compliance webpage. Following entry of a report on CIRTrac™ PCC’s Clery Specialist will (1) analyze the report for issuance of a timely warning or emergency notification; and (2) will determine if the report should be included in the annual statistical disclosures. The Clery Specialist shall annually assign CSAs online Clery Act training to ensure they are provided proper training to fulfill their reporting responsibilities required by the Clery Act and PCC’s Clery Act policy.