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Senior Associate Vice President / Chief Human Resources Officer

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Department: Human Resources
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position under the Managment Personnel Plan (MPP) available on or after October 2, 2023.

      The Senior Associate Vice President of the Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, and Compliance (HREOC) Division serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the university and reports directly to the President. The position provides the administrative direction for all Human Resources functions, working closely with the division’s senior leadership team, to develop and implement the human resources strategy in support of the university’s strategic plan. The CHRO is a human resources partner aligning cross-functional goals and objectives, building successful collaborations, and delivering on commitments. In addition, as the chief human resources advisor and key member of the President’s executive cabinet, the position provides strategic direction on human resources organizational policies and practices and offers cohesive and responsive leadership within the division and across the university’s organization.

      The CHRO performs difficult and complex executive-level work in leading the division to develop, enhance and implement programs and operations to meet the current needs of the organization; embraces being open and attentive to listening and responding to the changing needs of the organization; as the President’s designee, resolves, at the lowest level, disputes concerning application or interpretation of laws, policies, and procedures in a collective bargaining university environment.

      The incumbent will be recognized as an experienced human resources leader who is visible and approachable, interacting with the campus community regularly; possesses the creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness to function effectively within the university culture; develops exceptional working partnerships; values the art of listening and collaborative decision-making distinguishing between rules and guidelines and the ability to view issues objectively and finding workable solutions to get to “yes” through co-created solutions; executes their duties with a high level of integrity and discretion; a working leader who values staff input and trusts in their expertise and ability to perform their job functions, while fostering a team environment and continual professional development.

      This position oversees, and is a strategic partner with, the Executive Director of Equity Programs & Compliance, both working together to ensure the highest level of service is provided to students, staff, faculty, and administration through the university’s Equal Opportunity and Compliance programs. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance programs includes administration of the university’s Title IX and DHR programs, Clery compliance reporting, Public Records Act responses, and more.

      For more detailed position information please view the attached position summary:
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    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in human resources, public administration, business administration, or a related field.

      Experience:  A minimum of ten (10) years increasingly responsible experience in human resources, as well as extensive management experience.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
      • Experience gained in a college or university of comparable size and complexity, state or federal government agency.
      • SPHR, SHRM, and/or PIHRA certification.
      • Familiarity with the California State University system.
      • Demonstrated record of successfully addressing HR-related issues that impact staff, administrators, and faculty in a university environment.
      • Demonstrated experience in developing effective problem-solving relationships in a collective bargaining workforce.
      • Demonstrative experience in developing an effective performance management system within a unionized work environment.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Ability to successfully develop and implement forward-thinking strategies understanding the transactional elements of the division, while elevating human resources to a strategic level in support of transformation.
      • A strong commitment to serving the campus community and personal accountability to promote approachability and responsiveness in all human resources operational areas.
      • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop and nurture strong working partnerships across the university environment and external systemwide CSU community.
      • Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to apply data to program and operational design and strategically drive changes to organizational best practices.
      • Strong demonstrative experience in practical problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
      • Demonstrated experience in working effectively as a member of a senior leadership team both within the division and with executive management.
      • Demonstrated experience with collective bargaining agreements and labor-management relations.
      • Proven experience in building strong, collaborative partnerships across the organizational community.
      • Proven experience in building a strong, cohesive team that excels in customer service and support, including demonstrated success in creating a service-focused environment and commitment to customer engagement and responsiveness to customer feedback.
      • Experience in federal and state regulatory compliance.
      • Demonstrative experience with human resources information systems.
      • Demonstrative experience applying inclusion, equity, civility, and access in an organizational setting.
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $178,049 – $210,000 per year plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist.
    • 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 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
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER AUGUST 14, 2023. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • 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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