Senior Associate Vice President for University Personnel

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24299
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3300
Department: University Personnel


Classification: Administrator IV
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status: Exempt

San Jos State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The Senior Associate Vice President (AVP) for the Department of University Personnel provides strategic leadership and vision for the development, implementation and ongoing assessment of all human resources and faculty affairs functions provided to University faculty and staff. The Senior AVP is charged with inspiring confidence and trust among faculty, administrators and staff while working to achieve operational goals and responsibilities. Core services include, but are not limited to benefits, payroll, workers' compensation, leaves of absence, recruitment, appointment, classification and compensation, promotion, tenure and sabbatical processes, training, performance management, on and off-boarding, HR information systems, compliance, employee conduct oversight, and labor relations within the collective bargaining environment.

This position requires adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest, AB1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention, and Information and Data Security. This position is required to file a Conflict of Interest Statement and a Statement of Economic Interests on an annual basis.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 7 years of progressively responsible Human Resources management experience, including 2-5 years managing faculty HR processes; experience in higher education; working knowledge of faculty and staff requirements; experience in a collective bargaining environment is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's, Juris Doctorate or other Advanced Degree; experience managing combined Human Resources/Faculty Affairs functions in a higher education environment; and California State University experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Thorough knowledge of University policies, CSU policies, collective bargaining agreements and state and federal laws
-Knowledge of Human Resources best practices from inception through implementation and oversight, including practices primarily affecting faculty
-Knowledge of budget formulation and management
-Outstanding professional management and communication skills
-Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with faculty, staff and administrators
-Demonstrated ability to direct the work of others and coordinate efforts of cross-functional teams
-Demonstrated ability to assess and implement necessary structural changes
-Demonstrated ability to develop and implement complex projects in support University objectives
-Ability to interpret University policies, CSU policies, collective bargaining agreements and state and federal laws
-Ability to develop and implement strategic direction
-Ability to make budgetary projections
-Ability to present information and respond to questions from campus stakeholders
-Ability to lead effective organizational change through creative problem solving
-Ability to adapt to changing priorities
-Ability to work well under pressure with conflicting demands
-Ability to utilize technology to provide stronger and more effective customer service
-Ability to think globally in approach to change and new ideas
-Ability to judge appropriate risk mitigation techniques
-A demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity
-Strong commitment to effective and efficient customer service in all areas

Posting Date

October 6, 2017

Application Screening

Application Screening begins immediately and the position will be open until filled.

Required Application Material:

Letter of Interest
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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