Associate Vice President for Human Resources

California State University San Marcos
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 15, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

California State University San Marcos
Search for the Associate Vice President for Human Resources
San Marcos, California

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks nominations and applications for the role of Associate Vice President (AVP) for Human Resources.

Reporting to the Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services, the AVP is the chief human resources officer for non-faculty employees and plays a pivotal role in the strategic and operational leadership of the human resources function for CSUSM.  Working collaboratively across divisions, the AVP leads and manages a team of human resources and payroll professionals in the Office of Human Resources (OHR); develops and recognizes staff; enhances diversity, equity and inclusion on campus; establishes and maintains university and community partnerships; and builds strong working relationships to provide the foundation of CSUSM’s commitment to its people, student success, and sustainability. The OHR is located within the division of Financial and Administrative Services in the University and is responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining a quality staff to support the academic and diversity mission of CSUSM. The Human Resources department is comprised of two units – Human Resources and Payroll & Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and provides an array of services and provides support at each stage of an employee’s career at CSUSM.

The preferred candidate for the role will have a Master’s degree, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and previous work experience in an academic setting, ideally in public higher education. A bachelor’s degree and ten years of progressively responsible human resources management experience, including four years of managerial experience, is required.

Since its founding in 1989 as the CSU’s 20th campus, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has grown to serve nearly 17,000 students. A comprehensive public university offering diverse academic programs, the campus prides itself on exemplary teaching, innovative and experiential curricula, and the application of new technologies to solve real problems. CSUSM is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and enrolls more American Indian students per capita than any other CSU campus. CSUSM is also a national model for student access and success; more than 50 percent of graduates are the first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For best consideration, please apply by May 14, 2021. For more details and to submit inquiries, nominations, and applications, visit:

Cati Mitchell-Crossley and Carley Davenport
Isaacson, Miller
Phone: 415.655.4900

California State University San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, age, disability, covered veteran’s status or any other protected status.