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Director of Human Resources and Campus Culture

Life Chiropractic College West
Life Chiropractic College West HQ - Hayward, CA, 94545

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Job Location: Life Chiropractic College West HQ - Hayward, CA

Description ABOUT US

Life Chiropractic College West (Life West), is a leader in chiropractic education. Our dedicated focus on the profession sets us apart from other institutions making our doctoral and continuing education programs some of the most sought-after in the world.

Through a leading-edge curriculum and clinical training experience, we provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, philosophies, attitudes, and competencies to be the best in their field. Life West also empowers transformation. We believe that an outstanding education provides opportunities and resources far beyond the classroom experience. Our mission is to support the full career lifecycle from the classroom to retirement.


The vision of Life West is to create a brighter future for humanity through graduating chiropractors who have a deep understanding of service, and of the innate potential of the human body to heal and adapt to its environment. The Doctor of Chiropractic program prepares graduates for personal and professional fulfilment in a climate of giving, doing, loving and serving from a place of abundance.

PURPOSELife Chiropractic College West has seen rapid growth and development in the last five years. The Director of Human Resources and Campus Culture reports directly to the Executive Vice President and will be a key member of all management committees. The Director of Human Resources and Campus Culture will have functional relationships with the President and all college managers and will work with faculty in the framework of the CBA and with all staff. The Director of Human Resources and Campus Culture will be responsible for continuously improving college culture, employee and faculty satisfaction, and the campus community environment congruent with the chiropractic lifestyle. The Director of Human Resources and Campus Culture contributes to this goal through design and implementation of human resources and community initiatives. This position directs and oversees planning and administration of human resources department programs including employee recruitment, onboarding, off boarding and career development in addition to the coordination of benefit administration, compensation, faculty, and employee relations.

  • Directs and coordinates all human resources activities including recruitment and employment services, compensation, benefits administration, HR policy and procedure development, and employee relations.
  • Serves as a key strategic resource by actively participating in the development of College financial and human resources strategies, identifying and researching relevant human resource issues, and contributing to the strategic thinking on those issues.
  • Supports executive leadership by routinely providing human resource advice and counsel and participating in key strategic human resource decisions. Counsels and coordinates employee discipline issues, planning, monitoring, and appraising job performance in conjunction with employee manager.
  • Directly supervises the Human Resources Staff and external vendors that support the Human Resources functionality (Worker Compensation, Benefits, HRIS, etc.). Interacts with the payroll function in partnership with the CFO.
  • Manages all human resource operations; serves as the responsible College Official for coordinating the process of obtaining legal employment authorization for foreign national faculty or staff serving as liaison with legal counsel.
  • Assist with negotiating collective bargaining agreement with the union.
  • Assist managing union grievance procedures.
  • Oversee dispute resolution involving employees, management, union.
  • Participates in labor management meetings.
  • Continually updates job knowledge and advises management on industry trends and employment legislation.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional activities.
  • Serves as an advocate for employees where appropriate; provides counseling and assistance as necessary; and complies with all federal, state, and local legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Leads campus culture projects, staff and faculty service projects, and staff, faculty, and family social events.
  • Updates all human resources policies and maintains their relevance and appropriateness for compliance and college needs including Title IX and FERPA.
  • Serves as college Title IX Coordinator.
  • Updates the Employee Handbook annually with all new policies, ensuring that the college is following best practice, legal, and compliance requirements in all Human Resources matters.
  • Achieves financial objectives by developing, implementing, and maintaining the department budget and operating within the approved budget.
  • Develops plans for lowering benefits and payroll costs to the college in conjunction with the Business Office.
  • Plans and implements the annual staff and faculty training program on all compliance and performance improvement topics.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities, performs special projects, and assists with other duties as needed or requested.
  • Exhibits student centeredness in performance of all job duties.
  • Treats all others with respect, understands the impact of culture/background on the behavior of others, respects differences among the Life West community and demonstrates inclusive behavior.
  • Anticipates, listens to, understands, and responds to customer needs. Delivers work products and services to customers in a way that reflects positively upon the department and the college.


In addition to satisfactory performance on all of the responsibilities for this position, all College employees must fulfill the following basic performance expectations:

  1. Values, Mission and Goals: All employees are expected to know and work by the College's values, mission and goals as set out in the college Strategic Plan...
  2. Customer Service: All College employees will strive to provide outstanding customer service to everyone they serve including students, the community and fellow employees.
  3. Grooming and Appearance: College employees are expected to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. College personnel must maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance.
  4. Safety Awareness: College employees are expected to work diligently to maintain safe and healthful working conditions, and to adhere to proper operating practices and procedures designed to prevent injuries. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment as provided, depending on the position.
  5. Attendance Standards: College employees are expected to attend their work assignments and schedules at all times, pursuant to the College's Employee Handbook.
  6. Training: College employees are expected to attend College-provided training sessions and meetings when deemed necessary or required.
  7. Continuous Improvement: College employees are expected to give attention to continuous assessment and improvement of the position's assigned set of duties and responsibilities.


  • Proven ability to take leadership positions and accountability.
  • Record of proactive leadership in Human Resources activities.
  • Experience with organizational change in a growth environment.
  • Ability to communicate with senior management work groups in a cooperative and proactive manner.
  • Experience with Human Resources systems change and transition.
  • MS degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • SPHR
  • Experience with Paycom HRIS preferred.
  • Title IX experience
  • Minimum five years of human resources management experience in a corporate or educational environment; or an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Eight years of supervisory experience.
  • Identify with the college vision, mission, and values.
  • Excellent skills in team building and organizational culture enhancement.
  • Ability to work independently in a complex environment with a high level of accuracy, reliability, and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential employee information.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Ability to perform multiple duties in addition to departmental responsibilities with frequent interruptions and time pressures.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve conflicts in routine as well as crisis situations.

  • Provide professional services with integrity.
  • Provide professional services objectively.
  • Maintain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide professional services competently.
  • Be fair and reasonable in all professional relationships. Disclose conflicts of interest.
  • Protect the confidentiality of all client information.
  • Act in a manner that demonstrates exemplary professional conduct.
  1. Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment
  2. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information; collect, compile, and prepare work documents; and set up and maintain work files.
  3. Must be able to lift 25 lbs., retrieving and placing materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves; standing, walking, carrying, grasping, hearing, seeing, sitting, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching
  • Work performed in a general office environment

Life West is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors except where otherwise provided by law.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Life Chiropractic College West. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.


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Working at Life Chiropractic College West

Leadership and Innovation

Life Chiropractic College West, which offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, is internationally recognized for leadership and innovation in chiropractic education. The curriculum at Life West features an integrated emphasis on chiropractic philosophy and technique which draws passionate students from around the world. Life Chiropractic College West provides solid academic and clinical experience through our 12 and 14 quarter program options. The Life West learning community is known for its diversity, integrity and co-operative spirit.

What Makes Life West Distinct?

What makes Life West distinct from other chiropractic schools, is that Life West students are trained in over 13 different chiropractic techniques, providing excellence in hands-on chiropractic education. Life West provides a well balanced approach to education, integrating the fundamental elements of practitioner success: science , technique, philosophy and business skills. Our location is fantastic! You will find us in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area where our location gives students an unparalleled experience in lifestyle as well as access to a wide variety of mentorship and career opportunities.

Graduate Success

Life West graduates are well prepared for their career, with a strong foundation in the sciences, a deep understanding of the chiropractic philosophy, hands-on practice using cutting-edge technology as well as specialized training in innovative chiropractic techniques. Find out for yourself why our graduates are so delighted with the education they received at Life West.

A Bigger Mission

The Doctor of Chiropractic program has a huge mission: “Creating a Brighter Future for Humanity”. How do we make that happen? Life West delivers a curriculum and clinical training experience which provides Life West graduates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to uniquely serve the health care needs of the community as a chiropractor. Want to know more? Be sure to read our entire mission and purpose statement to find out more. Life West is also committed to the contribution of academic and clinical research to the body of knowledge available to and for the chiropractic profession.

At Life West, our program prepares the chiropractor to function as a specialized health care provider, offering care on a direct-access, initial contact basis. This care focuses on the relationship between the structure of the human body, especially the spine, and the function of the human body as coordinated by the nervous system. A chiropractor places specific attention on the relationship between the skeletal structures of the body and the nervous system and how this relationship may affect the restoration and preservation of health.

A Focus on Clinical Excellence

Our Doctor of Chiropractic program prepares Life West graduates to provide for the health care needs of patients through excellent assessments, diagnostic competencies and superior patient management skills. Life West graduates are taught how to provide patient care on an independent basis, to co-manage patient care in cooperation with other members of a patient’s health care team, to consult with other providers as required by a patient’s needs and to refer patients to other providers consistent with the best interests of the patient. Life Chiropractic College West prepares graduates to become teachers of healthy living strategies, health risk avoidance approaches and wellness promotion concepts.

A Well-Balanced Chiropractic Education

At Life Chiropractic College West, students learn chiropractic history, philosophy, and principles as a foundation for the practice of chiropractic. Life West trains graduates as Doctors of Chiropractic to function as primary health care providers, with the ability to evaluate the health status of their patients and to consult and refer patients within and throughout the health care professions in accordance with their professional judgment. Life Chiropractic College West promotes the growth and development of the profession through education and research in chiropractic principles and practice. Life West encourages students to develop a high standard of ethics, so that they may better serve their patients, the public, and the profession. Life Chiropractic College West encourages students to communicate freely with members of other health care professions as well as with members of the chiropractic profession. Life Chiropractic College West seeks to inspire its students to become active in their respective communities and to work for the betterment of the human condition. Life West students are encouraged to be teachers charged with the responsibility of educating the public on health and its achievement through chiropractic care. After graduation, Life Chiropractic College West offers a postgraduate education program enabling Life West graduates and others to maintain and improve their professional skills.

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Life Chiropractic College West shares a history with Life University. In March 1981, the efforts of Dr. George Anderson, Dr. George Wentland, and Dr. Sid E. Williams, then president and founder of Life Chiropractic College (now Life University), were instrumental in forming what is today Life Chiropractic College West. Life University maintains a close relationship with Life Chiropractic College to this day.

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