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Assistant Vice President of Human Resources CSU Chancellor's Office at CSU

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources CSU Chancellor's Office
Long Beach
United States of America
Expiry Date
15 Feb 2024
Posted on
10 Nov 2023

Another Source's client, California State University Chancellor's Office, is recruiting an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources to join their team in Long Beach, CA. Join the Chancellor's Office in this pivotal moment and be a catalyst for the dynamic transformation underway at the heart of the California State University system. 


Here's a little about California State University Chancellor's Office and the position they are recruiting for:  

Did you know?  The CSU is the nation's largest four-year public university system, providing transformational opportunities for upward mobility to nearly 460,000 students from all socioeconomic backgrounds— nearly one-third of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Its 23 universities, which stretch from Cal Poly Humboldt in the north to San Diego State in the south, prepare students for life-changing careers and power California and the nation. The CSU recently welcomed Dr. Mildred Garcia as the CSU's 11th Chancellor and as the first-ever Latina to lead the university system.  


  • Learn more about California State University Chancellor's Office here:  


About the role:  

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources (VCHR), the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for CO Human Resources, with assistance and a dotted line reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff for Human Resources, is responsible for overseeing, administering and setting the strategic direction of Human Resources operations for the CSU, Office of the Chancellor. In this role, you will provide strong leadership and direct the development and implementation of HR policies, procedures and programs in the following areas: Labor and Employee Relations, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Workers' Compensation and Employee Leaves, HRIS, Title IX, EEO/Diversity, Labor Relations, Performance Management, Training and Development, Conflict of Interest/Ethics, Employee Appreciation and Recognition, Employee Engagement, Talent Acquisition, Classification & Compensation, Training & Development and Workforce Planning. You will also serve as the Title IX Officer and Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation (DHR) Administrator. You will ensure legal compliance with federal, state and local laws and use industry best practices to create innovative programs and initiatives that support the strategic goals of the Chancellor's Office and the Division of Human Resources.  


The anticipated yearly salary for this position is: $190,000- 203,000.  


How you will spend your time:  

50% Human Resources Program/Operations Management 

  • Providing leadership and direction for HR programs and administrative functions, including but not limited to: talent acquisition, employee onboarding, employee engagement, personnel records management, wellness program, rideshare program, training and development, classification & compensation, training & development, workforce planning, Employee Assistance Program, workers' compensation, policy administration and compliance, Conflict of Interest/Ethics, internal and external audit compliance, employee leaves and return to work program, disability accommodations, and employee appreciation/recognition programs and events.  
  • Will also ensure quality and efficient delivery of services and plan, develop and evaluate HR programs and services to ensure compliance with CSU policies, and federal, state and local regulations. 


20% Labor and Employee Relations 

  • Administering, interpreting and ensuring compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreements.  
  • Developing positive relationships with labor representatives to work collaboratively toward problem resolution.  
  • Participating in local bargaining/meet and confer sessions and oversee Labor Management Committees. Responding to legal/labor relations issues and assess potential liability.  
  • Developing strategies for proactively resolving matters at the lowest level possible.  
  • Providing advice and assistance regarding performance and/or conduct, employee relations issues and complaints.  


10 % Title IX/Discrimination Harassment & Retaliation (DHR) 

  • Responsible for coordinating and partnering with the management of the comprehensive Title IX Coordinator and DHR Administrator programs for CO employees.  
  • Responsible for intake, outreach, initial assessment and oversight of supportive measures, and facilitates informal resolutions.  
  • Overseeing, conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received, ensuring a timely, thorough, impartial and equitable process for all parties.  
  • Coordinating and overseeing prevention, education and training requirements for employees within the CO.   


10% Diversity & Inclusion Programs 

  • Ensuring development of annual EEO Compliance Plan and responding to EEOC/DFEH complaints. 
  • Collaborating with CO leadership and various divisions/departments in developing and implementing policies, protocols and programs upholding CSU's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 


5% CSULB Synergy Partnership 

  • Ensuring quality and timely delivery of services provided by CSULB including payroll processing in PIMS, benefits administration, and PeopleSoft technical support.  
  • Interpreting payroll, attendance and benefits policies and protocols and resolve payroll, benefit and PS technical support issues/concerns. 


5% Systemwide HR projects, programs and committees  


Experience that you will bring: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Psychology or a related field;  
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in a multifunctional human resources environment, including strong leadership and supervisory experience;  
  • Minimum of five or more years of experience in labor and employee relations to include but not limited managing and conducting investigations, administering, interpreting and ensuring compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreements, etc.  
  • Minimum of five or more years of experience in an HR leadership role and working with Executives;  
  • Experience working in higher education and/or the public sector;  
  • Experience administering human resource programs in a unionized environment;  
  • Strong professional background and expertise in all areas of HR management and demonstrated ability to assume responsibility for the administration of multiple comprehensive human resources programs to include but not limited to: Labor and Employee Relations, Performance Management, Conflict of Interest/Ethics, Compensation and Classification, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Workers Compensation and Employee Leaves, Training and Development, etc;  
  • Demonstrated understanding and support of CSU's mission, vision and core values;  
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state laws, gender/sex antidiscrimination laws, regulations, guidelines and best practices;  
  • Customer-focused approach, including the ability to be flexible and creative in helping the CO meet its goals within the applicable ethical, legal and policy framework;  
  • Ability to rapidly acquire a thorough knowledge of the organizational and functional structure of the California State University, Office of the Chancellor as it relates to human resource needs; Ability to establish and maintain cooperative consultative working relationships with all levels of executive, management, supervisory and staff personnel, as well as educational, business, community, and cultural leaders and the general public;  


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Master's degree preferred.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the California State University system policies and collective bargaining agreements;  
  • Knowledge and experience with EEOC, DFEH, Title IX, DHR and ADA;  
  • Demonstrated technical skills including experience with Oracle/PeopleSoft and SharePoint. 
  • Professional HR Certification (SPHR or SHRM-SCP) preferred. 



What's in it for you: 

The CSU system offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary:  


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:  

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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.  


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