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Dallas County Community College District- Chief Human Resources Officer
Title:Dallas County Community College District- Chief Human Resources Officer

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) in their search for a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).


The District seeks a highly accomplished, collaborative leader and change agent with a successful track record in the areas of talent acquisition, development, succession planning, support and management. This is a critical role carrying full responsibility for the vision, leadership and administration of system-wide human resources, leadership development and employee relations programs.


This highly visible position reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as a senior-level administrator and member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.


The successful candidate should display the following key attributes:


  • Familiarity and experience working with and leveraging technology in all aspects of the recruitment, acquisition, onboarding, retention and management of talent including utilizing smart technology, validated AI and algorithms, AI chatbots, and social media.
  • Ability to assess, implement and best deploy strategies for efficient and productive delivery of human resources and talent services across a system in a centralized or decentralized manner.
  • Strategic understanding of the process, tools, and systems available to support dynamic decision-making.
  • Assess organizational structure options that are available to the District to support a student-centric network with an expanded strategic role for human resources.
  • Interest in, and a successful record of, strategic risk-taking and change management, requiring the identification and elimination of barriers to the delivery of the required result within a culture that is responsive, nimble, innovative, effective and results oriented.
  • Possess vision and organizational strengths to assess and identify requirements needed to move from the current structure to a new structure, as applicable.
  • Ability to identify new competencies/skills/capabilities needed initially and ongoing in a new structure as well as ability to develop a reasonable plan to either re-train current staff or hire new staff so that all of the needed competencies/skills/capabilities are available when a new structure and new ERP are both available.
  • Strategic knowledge to effectively work with and support executive leadership in the District to determine how Human Resources may best partner in the development of the DCCCD’s strategic plans and HR’s role in fulfilling the DCCCD’s mission, vision, and objectives.
  • Experience and ability to assist the DCCCD in meeting its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness with a successful record as a human resources executive showing an appreciation for diversity in all forms, including ethnic, gender, generational, behavioral and cultural.
  • Well-developed sense of the student population to be served, and the human capital available and required to provide educational experiences resulting in graduates, transfers, and employment.
  • A collaborative spirit, with a willingness to work as an active team member, inside and outside the organization, to facilitate positive results.




  • Transforming the human resources operation into a strategic talent-focused and systemic service- oriented function.  Ability to assess and organize networked resources in a positive manner, whether thru direct supervision or indirect influence.


  • Promoting an organizational culture of inclusivity and appreciation for the diversity represented in the county, the student body, and the employee population to be served.


  • Building a comprehensive strategy to align recruitment and development activities to satisfy network needs driven from the Board strategic initiatives, through strong internal alliances and strategic external partnerships.


  • Developing and maintaining a system of total compensation which attracts quality applicants, rewards outstanding work and results, and encourages longevity in return for productivity.


  • Developing, updating and maintaining policy which meets Board expectations, supports student success through employees, promotes consistency and fairness, and encourages measurable accountability and productivity throughout the organization.


  • Participating in a wide array of collaborative and strategic discussions with the Chancellor, other District administrators, and College presidents to further the progress of the District and individual colleges in meeting desired goals and designing effective solutions.


  • Modeling an effective communication strategy designed to promote confidence and transparency while strengthening communications skills in others, improving understanding and efficient problem-solving within the organization and among employees.


  • Making decisions which are data-informed, ethically and strategically sound for both short and long-term initiatives.


  • Leading and supervising staff engaged in talent recruitment and training, total compensation, performance, recognition, retirement, and related compliance.




  • Master’s degree required.
  • Five to eight years of upper level administrative experience in a comparable position.
  • Requires five years of supervisory experience of full-time staff.
  • Demonstrated human resource leadership in a complex, multi-million dollar organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large complex projects with an understanding of effective change management strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in oral and written communications confirming the ability to effectively research, organize and persuade diverse audiences, internal and external to the college and system.
  • Strong knowledge and experience providing effective customer service.



  • Advanced certification in human resources preferred.


About Dallas County Community College District:

The seven independently accredited colleges of Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) are Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.

The DCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the State of Texas and among the largest in the United States. Since 1965, they have served more than 3 million people.


The colleges of the DCCCD work to ensure that Dallas County is vibrant, growing and economically viable for future generations. In addition, they provide economic benefits to business, taxpayers and the community.


Living in the Area:

In 2017, Dallas was the fastest growing city in the US likely a result of also having the second highest job growth rate just after Atlanta. The city is booming with an active downtown and every type of activity—film festivals, major sports, museums, shopping, restaurants, microbreweries, parks and outdoor activities. The area is abundant with major corporations and healthcare. The city was ranked 10th by Forbes Magazine for “Best Places for Business and Careers”. U.S. World News & Report ranked Dallas #18 in Best Places to Live and #9 in Best Places to Retire. The city suburbs offer close knit communities with easy access to the cities.


Application Instructions:

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. To be considered, applications must be made through the application link and not emailed.


Review will begin immediately. Inquiries, referrals and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to: Jennifer Muller, Academic Career & Executive Search at



The seven independently accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Dallas County Community College District complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act. If you require special accommodations in order to apply for a position, please contact the District Human Resources Office at


**Candidates are subject to a comprehensive background check. Official transcripts will be required**

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