Human Resources Manager (500066)

San Diego State University
April 30, 2021
San Diego, CA
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Position Summary

The Center for Human Resources at San Diego State University provides exemplary and customer-focused human resources services in support of the University and enhancing the campus environment to support faculty and staff. We provide core human resources to the University's workforce of over 6,400 faculty, staff, and student employees. These services include Talent Acquisition, Classification and Compensation, Staff Professional Development, Benefits Administration, and Payroll and Workforce Administration.

The Center for Human Resources celebrates diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We understand representation is essential to our success, which is why we strive to recruit and retain highly skilled, compassionate leaders. By prioritizing listening and learning, engaging in critical conversations, and thoughtfully considering the needs of our different populations, we are creating a culture of belonging. We aim to offer opportunities for advancement and foster an inclusive environment so all are valued and empowered to thrive.

San Diego State University seeks an experienced, innovative, and dedicated human resources professional with ambition and leadership propensity to serve as the Human Resources Manager. Under general direction of the Assistant Human Resources Director for Employment Services, the Human Resources Manager is a working manager who delivers results, both as an individual and team contributor. They will manage their portfolio of assignments and lead, support, and develop a team of HR Analysts. The Human Resources Manager will provide expert consultation and advice to a wide variety of appointing authorities on marketing and outreach, recruitment, equal employment opportunity, and diversity, assessment, selection, and onboarding. They will administer collectively bargained California State University classification and compensation programs that include workforce planning, job design, labor market, and classification and compensation issues. The Human Resources Manager will have a significant role in assessing business processes and activities and will recommend and implement changes for process modernization and optimization. The Human Resources Manager will be a crucial contributor to developing recruitment, classification, and compensation initiatives that promote the value of SDSU as an employer and community institution. The Human Resources Manager will ensure SDSU attracts, hires, and retains highly qualified and dedicated employees who are engaged and aligned with their roles and the mission of the University.

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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have exceptional quality standards and a commitment to higher education and dedication to public service. They uphold the ideals of honesty, professionalism, accountability, and responsibility. They will have a demonstrated track record of meeting or exceeding objectives. They must have the reasoning ability, curiosity, and capacity to solve problems and proactively make improvements. They anticipate needs and possess the ability to think critically on complex and technical issues. The ideal candidate will be a collaborator and influencer with a professional presence and superior communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional human resources experience that includes responsibility in talent acquisition and/or classification and compensation
  • Two years of leadership experience
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion with demonstrated success working effectively with diverse individuals and communities

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience with full-cycle recruitment including contemporary methods for identifying and sourcing talent
  • Experience conducting internal and external compensation studies and basic proficiency with statistical methods
  • Experience in job description design, analysis, and evaluation
  • Human resources experience in a collective bargaining environment
  • Human resources certification (HRCI or SHRM)
  • Demonstrated project management skills

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

Supplemental Information

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply quickly. SDSU will conduct an expedited search and selection process to fill two critical positions. Applications will be considered upon submission. To ensure full consideration, applicants should apply by May 9, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at 619-273-3343 or

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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