Vice President Human Resources (Administrator IV) / Human Resources (511084)

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Human Resources and Personnel

Job Description


This position is being recruited through an outside agency. To apply, please visit the application portal at Another Source:

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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

Strategic Leadership

The Vice President for Human Resources reports directly to the President of the University and is a member of the senior management team and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) responsible for the overall direction of human resources at the University. The VP's portfolio includes stateside Human Resources, including Payroll Services and Staff Development, University Enterprises Corporation (UEC) HR and Payroll plus auxiliary units for HR and Payroll functions for the San Bernardino and Palm Desert locations. The Vice President is also responsible for the planning and management of the Human Resources Division, including fiscal planning and management for the department in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Student Employment, Employee & Labor Relations, Benefits Administration, Institutional Equity & Compliance, Compensation and Classification, Customer and Operational Support Services, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staff Development Center, Payroll, Human Resources Information Systems and data management, Professional Development, and Retirement Consultation. The Vice President recommends resources, strategies and techniques accomplishing human resource initiatives, and is responsible for creating an environment that is collaborative, customer service oriented, efficient, proactive, and continually focused on business process improvement.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The VP of HR will work with the Co-Chief Diversity Officers to create a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience, and serves as the foundation of the university's commitment to diversity. In collaboration with the other co-chief diversity officers, the VP will advance and support the ongoing university-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and expand strategic programming. This requires expertise in change management, an ability to establish critical, productive cross-functional relationships with the Office of University Counsel among others, and transparent ongoing communication, partnership and engagement with constituents throughout the university. The successful candidate must be proactive, possessing the ability to stay several steps ahead in anticipating the needs of the co-chief diversity officers and trending diversity initiatives. The position requires a highly qualified individual that possesses the skills and knowledge of the latest research on diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Employee/Labor Relations

Serve as the President's designee and is responsible for ensuring campus compliance with the provisions of the Higher Education and Employer/Employee Relations Act (HEERA) and related regulations. Oversees the administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements on Campus. Functions as the President's designee in responding to all grievances for all Collective Bargaining Agreements with the exception of Unit 3 - faculty and Unit 11- graduate students. Advise appropriate university administrators and staff of the Chancellor's Office regarding unfair labor practice charges. Responsible for the overall development of personnel policies and procedures for non-academic staff, as well as interpretation and application of CSU policies and state and federal employment regulations. Oversees the development of information and training programs for university managers and staff. Recommends policy changes to the President and Cabinet. Represent the university at State Personnel Board hearings

Institutional Equity and Compliance

As the University's Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) Officer, the Vice President is responsible for the implementation of Executive Order 1097 - a California State University System Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking against students and establishes procedures for addressing such complaints. The Vice President will be responsible for implementing and ensuring compliance of related policies, developing, and offering appropriate campus trainings, and establishing an administrative structure consistent with the Executive Order that facilitates the prevention and elimination of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In addition, the Vice President will work closely with the Institutional, Equity and Compliance Office, University Police Department and General Counsel to manage sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking claims that fall under the scope of Title IX regulations.

Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

Responsible for the management, processing, interfaces, and data integrity of all human resource related systems including Oracle/PeopleSoft Human Resources, the California state payroll system (PIMS) and the California state benefits management system (CalPERS) as well as shared data and interfaces with the Oracle/PeopleSoft Student Information system. Represents the University on CSU system-wide committees for these systems, including two major projects targeted for the near future to consolidate Human Resource systems across the CSU and the implementation of a new payroll system for the state of California.

Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, 'Exempt' position, 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 March 18, 2022.

Work Schedule

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

Key Qualifications
  • The ability to successfully formulate and implement forward-thinking strategies.
  • A strong commitment to service and personal accountability.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to create effective communications for broad public distribution.
  • Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to apply data to program and operational design to strategically drive organizational change.
  • A demonstrated record of building strong, collaborative relationships across the organizational lines.
  • A demonstrated record of being an effective communicator who can successfully support and advance issues that impact staff, administrators, faculty, students, and the University in general.
  • A demonstrated history of building a strong, cohesive team that excels in customer service and support.
  • Demonstrated success in a service focused environment and commitment to customer engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience with human resources information systems.
  • Familiarly with California State University System.

Education and Experience
  • A graduate degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A broad knowledge of human resources functions as well as extensive management experience acquired through increasingly responsible positions over a period of not less than 10 years in a college/university of comparable size and complexity, state or federal government agency or the private sector.
  • Valid California Driver's license and insurance to be able to attend events and visit colleges and other outside constituents.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively as a member of a senior leadership team.
  • Experience with collective bargaining agreements and labor-management relations.
  • Demonstrated experience with the application of principles of inclusion, equity, civility, and access in an organizational setting.
  • Proven experience as a program builder and as an effective champion of organizational change.
  • A demonstrated experience in working effectively with a unionized workforce and skill in developing effective performance management systems.
  • Experience with federal and state regulatory compliance.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,167 - $27,500 per month

Classification Salary Range: $9,167 - $27,500 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 that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that 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 the 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)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

San Bernardino, California 92407 United States View Map