SanFranRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for San Francisco jobs

Human Resources Director

Company: California Institute of Integral Studies
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description:


CIIS seeks an HR Director that is strongly aligned with our Mission, Vision, and the 7 Commitments and has a strong understanding and value of higher education.

Under the direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources Director is responsible for overseeing several areas of HR, including employee relations, policy development, records maintenance, HRIS, and employee engagement. There will initially be four direct reports that include: a part-time HR Manager, an Academic HR Coordinator, a Staff HR Coordinator, and an HR Assistant.

CIIS has undergone a transition in HR staff since the pandemic. Things are stabilizing but we seek a strong leader with knowledge of higher education to help continue the stabilization, implement processes and procedures and move the department forward.


As the HR Director, you will be responsible for guiding a customer-oriented human resources department and assisting in the development of clear processes and procedures. The individual selected for this position must have a strong understanding of local, state, federal, and some international laws and regulations related to employment. They must be flexible while maintaining compliance, and clearly discern common practices from laws and regulations.


The HR Director will:

  • Have a consistent eye toward and promote a work culture that promotes equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Have the strength and fortitude to address difficult issues with grace and compassion.
  • Promote an open and honest culture of collegiality within HR and throughout the university.
  • Be a model for the delivery of exemplary customer service, innovation, and quality services to faculty, staff, employees and the community.
  • Develop and clearly articulate HR policies, procedures, and employment related agreements.
  • Interpret and uphold applicable laws and regulations to staff, faculty, and students as necessary.
  • Provide direction to executive, managerial, academic, technical, and clerical staff regarding various human resources activities.
  • Provide accurate and consistent application of Title IX, FERPA, and other applicable regulations associated with private higher education institutions and human resources requirements across the Institute.
  • Evaluate and assess the Institutes Human Resources Information System (HRIS) needs to ensure that personnel actions are updated, reporting is accurate and timely, periodic maintenance is conducted, and troubleshooting is conducted, as necessary.
  • Maintain the information on Human Resources portal (CIIS Connect)


    • This position requires excellent interpersonal, writing, oral communication, and presentation skills; strong analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills; proficiency in software applications and ability to work effectively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
    • An alignment with the Mission and Seven Commitments is required.
    • Experience working in a educational environment.
    • Bachelors degree required; advanced degree preferred.
    • 7+ years of HR generalist experience, preferably at least three years in a higher education environment.
    • 3+ years of management experience; not necessarily in human resources.
    • An ability to hold and resolve conflict for the best results of all parties.
    • Knowledge of federal, state, local regulatory labor laws required.
      • Experience in training and organizational development.
      • SHRM Certification or equivalent HRM certification preferred.
      • Experience with HRIS/HCM/Payroll systems, and a willingness to learn new technologies and own outcomes required.
      • Experience administering benefits (health, workers compensation, unemployment, 401K, etc)


        Occasional work performed alone with ability to work remotely from time-to-time. Collaboration and constant work around and with other people.


        This position requires attention to detail, good memory, ability to work under deadline pressure, sitting and standing for long periods of time, oral and written communication, keyboarding for significant portions of the workday, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching, patience, and tact to perform the essential functions.



        Additional Information:


        Salary: $120,000 - $130,000 DOE

        We offer a comprehensive benefits package.

        • Working Conditions - Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically Monday through Friday.
        • Background Check - Due to the sensitivity and requirements of this position, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses, or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid drivers license.
        • Visa Sponsorship - Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
        • Relocation Assistance - This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.

          CIIS strives to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and belonging as part of its Seven Commitments. More than accept difference, we honor and celebrate our staffs diversity of experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community creates and maintains working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, accessible, and welcoming.

          CIIS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual, and bicultural students, faculty, and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI+). CIIS is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

          Application Instructions:

          Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Using the Apply Now link, please submit a Resume and Cover Letter online.

          URL: J-18808-Ljbffr

Keywords: California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco , Human Resources Director, Executive , San Francisco, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

San Francisco RSS job feeds