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Executive Director, Human Resources (Administrator III), Human Resources

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jul 2, 2022

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Executive Director, Human Resources (Administrator III), Human Resources
California State University, San Bernardino

Job No: 507542
Work type: Management (MPP)
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources


California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:
  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

The Human Resource Department, through its embodiment of the University's strategic and operational goals, supports students, faculty, and staff by providing innovative, transformational, and inclusive services and programs.

Job Summary

The Executive Director, Human Resource reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources. The position plans, supervises, directs, develops, and coordinates the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department in the areas of Customer Service, Compensation & Classification, Benefits, Payroll, and Talent Acquisition ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organizations mission and talent strategy. The Executive Director will provide sound and expert advice to Human Resources Directors and Managers who serve as advisors to Human Resources constituents or a wide variety of Human Resources services and will collaborate with the campus community on University best practices.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Directly supervise management and lead employees. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Prepare reports on a range of human resources subjects for consideration; Supervise the collection and analysis of employment, salary, benefit and assignment information for reporting purposes.

  • Provide coaching and guidance to unit managers, and supervisory employees in appropriate HR matters.
  • Counsel and train management personnel and others on the relevance of federal and state laws affecting assigned functional areas.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff; recommend personnel actions including disciplinary actions and dismissals.
  • Advise employees on the interpretation and application of policies and procedures pertaining to human resources management.
  • Provide direction in resolving personnel procedures and policies.

  • Assist with the development, revision, interpretation and administration of campus policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with directors, managers, and others in leadership positions regarding goals and strategies related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Perform human resources research and special studies as directed.
  • Direct the development, coordination, and maintenance of the human resources information systems.

  • Assess HR efficiency and collaborate with HR units across the department to work toward a collective goal of optimum service and efficiency.
  • Identify, communicate and make recommendations regarding trends in human resources.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt, At-will, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on July 16, 2022.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.

Key Qualifications
  • Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, policy documents, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, university personnel, and the general public.
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Physical Demands - The physical demands described below are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices, and procedures of a specialized field.
  • Acts independently within functional policy and organizational guidelines. Typically administers more than one major segment or functional activity of the campus. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and effectiveness in achieving organizational goals.
  • Participates with the management team in the development and administration of department, division, campus, or systemwide policies.
  • Responsible for achieving the goals and objectives critical to a major program, department or division. Consequence of error may seriously impact allocated financial and human resources, as well as the public relations posture of the campus.
  • Generally accomplishes results through subordinate managers. Responsible for determining the organizational structure and managerial/supervisory relationships to achieve established goals. Responsible for a major program, department, or division.
  • Responsible for the administration of the program, department, or division. Assures operational and conceptual integration of policies and programs within assigned areas.
  • Serves as principle internal and external spokesperson for the department or division.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited institution.
  • Six years related experience in human resources, including troubleshooting processes and procedures; experience supervising employees in a human resources unit in public sector employment and in a collective bargaining environment, with direct experience applying and interpreting collective bargaining agreements. Incumbent should possess strong conflict resolution experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree, and other HR applicable certifications.
  • SPHR Certified.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $11,667 - $12,500 per month

Classification Salary Range: $6,250 - $18,750 per month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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