Job Details

Cal State Fullerton University
  • Position Number: 1066245
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources


Chief of Operations in Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion


Classification: Administrator II-Range A

AutoReqId: 9830BR

Department: Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Sub-Division: Human Resources

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Appointment Type: At Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Job Summary:
CSU Fullerton is the largest campus in the California State University system and aims to be the premier comprehensive university in the nation, recognized for exceptional programs that prepare our diverse student body for academic and professional success.

Our fast-growing division of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, driven to be the standard of excellence, seeks a member of the executive team. This enthusiastic and innovative Chief of Operations will provide the entrepreneurial skills necessary to clearly position the first division of its kind in the CSU as the HR model for the 21st century. The COO's background must include outreach, marketing and communication strategy. This position will provide oversight of the Office of the VP operations, as well as financial and HR management for the division. This exciting position reports directly to the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion and promotes the view and philosophy of the Vice President which is aligned with the University's mission and strategic goals.


Reporting directly to the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion (HRDI), the Chief of Operations (COO) provides oversight of the Office of the Vice President's Operations as well as financial and human resources management for the division. The incumbent will promote the view and philosophy of the Vice President which is aligned with the University's mission and strategic goals. The Chief of Operations will assist the Vice President in the fulfillment of a wide variety of complex and highly sensitive executive duties. The scope and complexity of these duties require an individual whose primary knowledge, skills, and abilities include the exercise of personal initiative, independent judgment, and high emotional intelligence. The COO must have strong knowledge in the areas of finance, human resources as well as comprehensive project management experience. This knowledge will serve as the baseline upon which the incumbent will fulfill all assigned tasks and responsibilities. Possesses broadly delegated authority for administrative functions and is expected to exercise significant judgment in the development and implementation of divisional administrative policies and procedures relating to fiscal, personnel management, and safety issues. Provides leadership in the areas of division-wide projects, the divisional strategic planning process, divisional publications, as well as public relations efforts. Serves as the principal budget and personnel Officer for the Division of HRDI and ensures the Vice President is apprised on budget and personnel matters. Consults with executive management and administration on divisional strategy and accomplishing divisional objectives, as well as advises executive management on critical and sensitive issues. Provides leadership support and coordinates, prepares and submits required reports to the VP and other appropriate University Officials. Acts independently within functional and organizational guidelines and interprets university policy. The Chief of Operations performs the critical role of representing the Vice President and the Division of HRDI to various on-campus and off-campus constituents, internal committees, and community partners. The position also works collaboratively with other divisional leadership teams as well as with the HRDI senior leadership team. The COO should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity and kindness. The strong ability to communicate effectively with multiple and diverse constituents, and build effective working relationships. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education in management, organizational development, public administration, human resources, business administration, or in a related field. Minimum of five years of demonstrated proficiency in organizational strategy along with progressively responsible supervisory and/or management experience. Vast project management knowledge, skills and abilities. Possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirt. Experience in managing change within a large and diverse organization. Demonstrated knowledge of staff development models, concepts and implementation systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment with a knowledge of professional administrative procedures involving in-depth problem solving techniques.

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.

Special Working Conditions:
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.


California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

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.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 41,000, including international students representing 78 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 55 undergraduate and 56 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2016) ranks the campus as 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students, and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2016) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and fourth in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Hiring Preference:

Application Deadline: 24-Aug-2017

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