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Director of Talent Management

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Department: Human Resources
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position available under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) on or after March 7, 2022 in Human Resources.


      The Director is responsible for developing a collaborative approach to talent management and workforce development operations in line with Stanislaus State's workforce needs, culture and values. The incumbent will support a team of HR professionals to provide services in support of the division's objectives and ensure compliance with all state and federal laws and applicable policies. The Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the unit's functions and employing best practices and innovation to deliver optimal solutions along with superior customer service. The Director works as a strategic partner and member of the HR leadership team.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Plan, develop, and evaluate the University's talent management programs and services to ensure compliance with the mission and policies of California State University and Stanislaus State.
      • In collaboration with HREOC senior leadership, develop and execute division goals and objectives in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Diversity Action Plan, and Affirmative Action program.
      • Stay current with best practices in workforce development and recommend process improvements and system enhancements.
      • Serve as a resource to campus partners regarding CSU policies and procedures related to CSU employment and workforce development.
      • In collaboration with the Senior AVP and University leadership, develop and implement the University's annual staff awards program, including convening the committee, sending out requests for nominations, evaluating the nominations, and creating a recognition ceremony.
      • Oversee the development, implementation, and assessment of new employee onboarding programs.
      • Oversee the development, implementation, and assessment of manager onboarding programs and support for new managers.
      • Develop and create key workforce metrics for monitoring recruitment and workforce patterns and trends to share with key constituents. Provide recommendations and hiring strategies in alignment with the University’s Affirmative Action Plan.
      • Assist the Senior AVP with researching and implementing best practices for recruiting and retention for diversity and inclusion.
      • Assist the Senior AVP with creating, preparing, and administering training on effective recruiting practices for hiring managers.
      • Oversee the development, delivery, and assessment of workforce development training for managers and supervisors.
      • Implement and oversee the CSU’s classification and compensation programs; plan, design and implement programs, activities, policies and procedures necessary to meet objectives of the classification and compensation programs; develop and propose human resources policies and procedures related to classification and compensation.
      • Manage the classification and compensation programs for staff and management positions in accordance with collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), CSU guidelines, and employment laws.
      • Provide consulting services, tools and information to management on compensation, organizational design, and workforce planning issues and concerns, monitor classification and compensation practices to ensure internal equity, and to promote the University’s broader equity initiatives.
      • Develop and execute process improvements to streamline forms and processes; implement communication program services and information; oversee the maintenance of accurate compensation and classification files.
      • Conduct salary studies utilizing appropriate market, systemwide and campus data to determine the target market salary for various positions and competitiveness of the University’s pay practices.
      • Design and deliver compensation communication and training materials to managers and employees.
      • Consult with administrators to determine recruitment needs and staffing objectives; assist in developing hiring strategies, job descriptions and job summaries.
      • Provide daily management and work direction including staffing, performance management, coaching, and development for the Talent Management team.
      • In collaboration with the Senior Associate Vice President, perform on-going assessment of talent and employment services, develop management practices that result in effective utilization of HREOC resources and assure compliance with all CSU policies and collective bargaining agreements.
      • In collaboration with HREOC senior leadership, provide oversight of all data systems to ensure accuracy and data integrity.
      • Support Talent Management team on keeping current with related laws, CSU policies, and campus protocols and practices.
      • Work closely with Payroll to ensure all compensation-related processes and actions are complete, accurate, and efficient. Ensure that day-to-day HR transactions are processed timely, efficiently, and accurately leveraging technology while ensuring a customer experience consistent with HREOC strategy and University culture.
      • Track key HR-related metrics and use data to make strategic decisions for efficient progress. Prepare department and university-wide reports as requested.
      • Assist with the development, delivery, and assessment of best practices in talent management programs for managers and supervisors.
      • Consult with administrators on reorganization and/or succession plans.
      • Provide support for department reorganizations including job evaluations, assessing potential compensation impact, providing compensation change recommendations, etc.
      • Analyze new, restructured and reassigned positions to determine the appropriate classification with CSU-system wide classification standards and to meet operational and staffing needs.
      • Consult with administrators on writing and developing job descriptions to meet staffing needs.
      • Other duties and projects as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Development or related field.

      Experience:  Five years experience as an HR manager, HR director, or similar role to include at least two of the following areas: recruitment, classification and compensation, workforce development, development/application of HR policies and procedures and three years supervisory experience.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience in a complex public sector, academic, or human resources environment is highly desirable.
      • Master's Degree in human resources, public administration, psychology, or related field.
      • Advanced experience managing full-cycle projects.
      • Extensive knowledge of training techniques.
      • Knowledge of and experience with CSU collective bargaining agreements, policies, procedures, and practices.
      • Knowledge of Affirmative Action Plan program administration.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire trust and confidence among colleagues, staff, faculty, and management; to work in harmony with a wide range of campus and CSU system personnel; and to serve as a member of a larger team whose purpose is to advance the mission of CSU Stanislaus.
      • Ability to design and implement programs and policies to cultivate a strong customer service culture in the HR function.
      • Ability to develop HR practices and implement CSU and university policies that are consistent and fair to community members of all backgrounds.
      • Ability to foster a culture of inclusion through talent management and workforce development strategies.
      • Demonstrated effectiveness in communications and notifying upper management of relevant issues and concerns promptly.
      • Ability to initiate and draft clear and persuasive communications to advance the projects and initiatives of the unit.
      • Ability to lead project plans to timely completion with agility, effective resource management, and the ability to proactively recognize and overcome obstacles.
      • Demonstrated commitment to the critical need for accurate data collection, entry, and evaluation.
      • Demonstrated ability to independently analyze and make decisions and recommendations regarding programs, procedures, and operations concerning areas of responsibility.
      • Demonstrated understanding of the strategic relationship between effective talent management, organizational development, and core university functions.
      • Ability to identify process improvements, technologies, and resources to improve HR systems, forms, communications, and create efficiencies.
      •  Demonstrated technical literacy with standard office computers and software, including proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, electronic mail, electronic scheduling; web publishing and Internet communication software; PeopleSoft.
    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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