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Director of Compliance

Cal Poly Humboldt
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2023

Director of Compliance & Training

Job no: 530225
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Humboldt
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Director of HR Compliance & Training

Human Resources
Job # 530225

First Review Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Open Until Filled

At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.

Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world.

Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to have nearly 6,000 students of all backgrounds spread across 61 majors, 13 graduate programs, and 4 credential programs — all of whom contribute passion and creativity within their fields and set the stage for a future grounded in equity and sustainability. Hands-on learning, inspired teaching, ground-breaking research, and thought-provoking creative activity happen daily at Humboldt.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

Finding a better future is a task for the bold and open, the down-to-earth and visionary. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to cultivate these qualities in leaders, innovators, and scholars in every field.

(Job #530225) Administrator II, Director of HR Compliance & Training, Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,000-8,334 Monthly. This is a full-time, benefited, exempt, 12-month pay plan position in Human Resources. This position is an Administrator II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional information can be found at: This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at

Position Summary: The Director of HR Compliance and Training is an integral, strategic leader and thought partner, regarding Human Resources compliance and training. The Director reports to the AVP and Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for ensuring that Human Resources procedures align with CSU, local and federal regulations. The position also oversees the development and implementation of training programs for campus staff and management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive internal processes to ensure compliance with all reporting and auditing requirements.
  • Partners with functional SMEs and stakeholders to identify and develop organization design, processes, and metrics that will enhance HR service delivery quality and efficiency.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal and compliance requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risk, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain responsibility for compliance with federal, state, and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.
  • Ensure campus is adhering to the Chancellor's office mandates and directives.
  • Annually review and make recommendations to the leadership team for improvements of Human Resources policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Lead and conduct on-going audits to identify strengths and areas of needed improvement ensuring compliance.
  • Lead the process for developing and updating organizational policies, including review, implementation, communication, training, and interpretation.
  • Work closely with campus and the Chancellor's office auditors to ensure we are adhering to and responding to audit requests in a timely manner.
  • Manage external consultant and vendor relationships, related to HR and compliance needs.
  • Monitor federal and state regulatory changes and their impact on HRIS systems.
  • Work closely with HR Directors to ensure compliance with all regulatory reporting.
  • Benchmark against HR best practices and implement innovation and continuous improvements in support of dynamic, evolving business organization.

Directs and Oversees:
  • Human Resource Information Systems and the HRIS Analyst.
  • Staff Management and Developmental Training and the Learning Technology Specialist.
  • Develops and oversees internal systems and processes to ensure efficiency.
  • Performs comprehensive data analysis and assessment related to compliance for the AVP and CHRO and the leadership team.
  • Evaluate internal processes and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Provides monthly progress reports and annual reports.

Special Projects:
  • Oversee special projects for the HR department
  • Directs the work of the Human Resources Information Systems Analyst and the Learning Technology Specialist
  • Coordinate and develop business guides for all processes in Human Resources

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:
  • Project management skills and the ability to drive stakeholders to deliver exceptional results on schedule, even with tight deadlines or quick turnaround times.
  • Policy writing experience.
  • Analytically minded, possess close attention to detail, and take a data-driven problem-solving approach.
  • Ability to work independently and function at a high level as a member of diverse project teams.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously, completing assignments on time and with accuracy.
  • Understands the importance of process controls and compliance risk.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply best practices and progressive concepts to projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team of colleagues who represent a diversity of work and conflict resolution styles.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or similar, and 5-6 years applicable experience, OR a combination of education and experience which demonstrate an ability to perform the functions of the position.
  • 2 years of experience in a manager role with direct reports.
  • Proven project management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • Human Resources experience
  • Experience in a higher education and/or public agency setting

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

  • Application Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to candidates who submit all materials by 11:55 p.m. on September 27, 2023.

    Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to or Cal Poly Humboldt's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

    Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.

    Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

    CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measure established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to

    Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a “Campus Security Authority”, pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.


    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.

    This position is a “designated position” in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.” In reference to the full disclosure letter, please refer to HR 2010-08.

    Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at

    Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    Class Code: 3312
    Publication Date: September 15, 2023

    Advertised: 30 Aug 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
    Application Closes: Pacific Daylight Time

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