Reporting to the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) is an enterprise-wide thinker who serves as part of the senior leadership team. The CHRO is responsible for directing all Human Resources activities and services in a collaborative fashion with colleges, departments, and outside agencies. The CHRO will advise and counsel senior and executive administration on Human Resources policy and procedures, HR compliance and the impact of related employment requirements on the University and employees. The CHRO will also set and provide a high standard of vision, leadership and direction for the Office of Human Resources, including the development and execution of human resource strategy, including but not limited to the areas of: succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, HR compliance, records management, and compensation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
---To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.· A strong commitment to the mission and vision of the university.· Possess a reputation for professional integrity and the ability to work confidentially with discretion.· Ability to think and act strategically as an institutional leader, as a divisional leader of the HR organization and individually as a mentor and advisor to others.· Capability of organizing, conceptualizing and prioritizing objectives.· In-depth knowledge of Federal, State, and local employment laws and other applicable laws and legal requirements as they relate to higher education in California· Highly proficient in leveraging technology in daily operations, to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.· Broad knowledge of group insurance plans, retirement plans, compensation and benefits administration and other related areas.· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; and effectively present information to senior leadership and other groups.· Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.· Skilled in resolving conflicts and mediating disputes.Required Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required and/or preferred.· A minimum of eight or years of progressive human resources experience, with at least five years of executive HR experience. Experience must include at least two years within higher education or closely related field such as research labs and biomedical facilities.· A master’s degree in human resources or related field from an accredited college/university is required, however candidates with a bachelor’s degree in human resources or closely related field who have prior VP of HR/CHRO experience within higher education will be considered.· Experience with and working knowledge of human resources functional areas to include, but not be limited to, employment, compensation and classification, equal employment opportunity, Family and Medical Leave, Affordable Care Act, employee benefits, training and employee relations.· Depth of knowledge and experience adhering to and ensuring enforcement of both federal and state laws (specifically Title IX, Title VII, FEHA, FMLA,) case laws and decisions, as they relate to higher education, specifically in California, that will affect compliance and liability.· Experience successfully managing and leading change and developing high performing teams.· Experience conducting and/or managing workplace investigations.· Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to and evidence of understanding of diversity, equity and inclusiveness, of building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and groups representing numerous perspectives and interest.· Evidence of establishing and implementing a strategic vision for a human resources organization.· Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing and prioritizing multiple and complex assignments/projects and maintaining records.· Demonstrated effective supervisory, interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work independently with little direction.· Demonstrated experience in establishing, managing and delivering human resources processes, procedures and projects.· Demonstrated experience with administrative and/or HR information software systems.· Demonstrated experience in managing a high-volume workflow office.· Demonstrated experience of working effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus.Preferred Qualifications:
SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), or equivalent certification preferred.
List comments regarding work hours:
8 am – 5 pm Mon- FriEvening and weekend work hours as needed.