Another Source’s client, Sonoma State University, is recruiting an Associate Vice President of Human Resources to join their team.
As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System, Sonoma is a mid-size comprehensive university, focusing on the liberal arts with a strong emphasis in the arts and sciences. Located approximately an hour north of San Francisco, SSU has 9,200 students, 400 faculty and 900 staff and administrators. Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity.
We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
The CSU system offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
Position Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO, the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Administration and Finance, Human Resources serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Sonoma State University and its three auxiliary organizations. The AVP is charged with the responsibility for leading and managing a comprehensive human resource program including employment and classification/compensation services, human resources information management, employee relations, training and development, payroll and benefits administration, workers compensation administration, employee/leadership development, employee recognition, employee wellness and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)/EEO(Equal Employment Opportunity) compliance. The AVP for Human Resources oversees and ensures compliance with the collective bargaining agreements for non-faculty employees as well as the administration of the Management Personnel Plan for professional empl oyees, supervisors, and administrators. Additionally, the AVP oversees student employment and the University’s non-faculty volunteer program. The AVP serves as a member of the Vice President’s senior management team.
The AVP must possess a broad and deep knowledge and experience in employee relations, compensation, organizational planning and development, employment law, payroll, human resource information systems, regulatory compliance, and professional development. In addition, the AVP must be able to manage, inspire, and lead a team of dedicated professionals in a customer service oriented human resources infrastructure and have demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining a workplace that supports and respects diversity.
With unquestioned integrity coupled with strong management skills, the AVP is expected to function in a constantly evolving setting with an appreciation for and comfort with ambiguity. The AVP must have strong interpersonal skills; have the ability to influence at all levels within the University and to function as an effective change agent. The AVP must make sound and independent decisions, have strong negotiation and motivation skills, meet timelines, and manage competing priorities successfully.