Associate Human Resources Director (Administrator II)

Employer:San Diego State University
City:San Diego

Position Information

Position Description:Position Summary

San Diego State University seeks an experienced human resources leader to serve as the Associate Human Resources Director. The Associate Human Resources Director provides leadership and direction in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Classification and Compensation, and administration of Human Resources Information Systems. Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Associate Director will manage a team of ten including two management and two staff-level direct reports. The Associate Director will serve as the primary deputy of the Director and work closely with the department’s Assistant Directors to ensure effective, efficient, and value-added human resources services that contribute to the achievement of the University’s mission and vision.

Since its founding in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 36,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

The University’s human resources department, the Center for Human Resources, provides exemplary and customer-focused human resources services in support of the University and enhances the campus environment to support students, faculty, and staff. The Center provides core human resources to the University’s workforce of over 6,400 employees.

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a passion for human resources excellence and a commitment to public service and the transformative endeavor of higher education. They will be a human resources expert; skilled in listening, collaboration, and consultation; and, have the ability to become a trusted partner with faculty, staff, and administrators. The ideal candidate will be adept with technology, business process redesign, and change management. They will be able to create processes and procedures that augment the capacity for value-added human resources services and support efficient and reliable outcomes. The ideal candidate will be an effective and compassionate leader and manager with high emotional and social intelligence to effectively mentor, develop, celebrate, and honor their colleagues. They will see no task as too big or too small and will serve as an individual contributor as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree
Seven years of progressively responsible human resource experience, which includes a minimum of one year of experience in each of the following areas: Recruitment/talent acquisition; Job design, analysis, description, and evaluation; Policy research, interpretation, and application; Functional use and administration of information systems
Five years of supervisory or management experience
A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion with demonstrated success working effectively with diverse individuals and communities

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree
Senior-level human resources certification (HRCI or SHRM)
Human resources experience in a collective bargaining environment
Project management skills

Diversity and Inclusion

At SDSU, diversity and excellence go hand-in-hand. The University celebrates diversity and inclusion, embracing a broad definition of diversity that includes people of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varying abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. SDSU hires individuals with a commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. A significant component of the compensation package is a rich benefits package that includes:

Extensive leave benefits:
14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension and retiree healthcare benefits;
An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no- or low-cost to the employee; and
California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.

Application and Search Process

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply quickly. SDSU will conduct an expedited search and selection process to fill this critical position. Applications will be considered upon submission. To ensure full consideration, applicants should apply by March 20, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

For more information, please contact:

Casie Martinez, SHRM-CP

Talent Acquisition Manager

(619) 594-3953

Supplemental Information

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at 619-594-3953.

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About Employer:Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 36,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
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