Assistant/Associate Director for Academic Personnel & Programs (532247)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Monterey Bay
  • Seaside, California
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Human Resources and Personnel

Job Description


Classification: Administrator II
Hours: Full-time / 40 hours per week
FLSA: Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $7,917 to $9,167 per month*
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date: November 26, 2023
Recruitment Status: Extended


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California’s Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement , CSUMB is part of the nation’s largest four-year public university system, California State University , which educates nearly 460,000 students every year.

With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students’ lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB’s sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University.

As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President Human Resources, and through the lens of a culture of care, incumbent implements programs and administers a full range of faculty/academic HR personnel functions (Units 3 and 11) and oversees the Student Employment Program. Incumbent works in close partnership with Academic Affairs administrators, faculty and staff, and serves as a contributing member of CSUMB’s Human Resources Department within the division of Administration & Finance, as well as oversees Academic HR processing staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develops strategies and leads innovative solutions on best practices and continuous improvement for faculty and academic personnel, recognizing and anticipating needs and then building programs that support the university’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan. Collaborates with the AVP/HR, College senior management team, and other Academic Managers in carrying out these best practices and continuous improvements. With the lens of diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging, assess current processes, identify improvement opportunities and lead improvement initiatives in line with DEIB goals and objectives. Works collaboratively in designing effective solutions and in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating necessary interventions for faculty, student employees, and labor relations issues. Encourages positive conflict resolution strategies. Provides advice and assistance in establishing and maintaining constructive working relationships. Helps to identify, prioritize, and make recommendations regarding critical and emerging faculty/academic personnel issues. Supports the AVP/HR by serving as the backup administrator for California Faculty Association (Unit 3) and Academic Student Employees (Unit 11) complaints, grievances, and Academic Labor Management Meetings. Manages academic personnel operations, including the Student Employment Program, and provides oversight and direction to assigned Academic Personnel staff and Student Workforce Generalist. Coaches, mentors and develops staff, including new employee onboarding and training. Leads employees using a performance management and development process that provides overall context and framework to encourage employee contribution and includes goal setting, feedback, performance development and planning. Responsible for records and Academic Personnel website content. Facilitates campus communications on related changes to the Student Employment Program. In partnership with the Director of Labor, Compliance & Leaves Programs, provides training to faculty members, departments, and academic support personnel on academic personnel policies, practices, and compliance with collective bargaining agreements (California Faculty Association and Academic Student Employees). Develops and oversees processes required by the collective bargaining agreements. Responsible for the preparation of mandated reports to the CSU Chancellor’s Office, WASC, and other internal and external agencies as requested and required. Serves as campus resource for issues pertaining to faculty, student employees, and other academic personnel including tenure line faculty recruitment, RTP, and separation; lecturer appointment, entitlement, and evaluation; leaves of absence for faculty employees; and all matters related to Academic Student Employees. Meets with College Analysts and Administrative Support Coordinators on a regular basis to discuss and address current and potential issues. Serve as an HR representative on campus and systemwide committee(s) and board(s) as needed. Works within federal and state laws, CSU system regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and campus personnel policies and guidelines to ensure faculty are appointed, compensated and advanced in salary appropriately. Provides input for Academic Personnel in the development and implementation of faculty personnel information systems (HRIS). May serve as an Administrator in Charge (AIC) in the absence of AVP/HR.
Other Functions:
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Knowledge of the principles, laws, and regulations related to human resources or academic personnel in a collective bargaining environment. Knowledge of modern management and administrative techniques including the development and implementation of appropriate internal controls, personnel operations and appropriate methods of work planning, scheduling, and coordination ensuring accomplishment of work in a timely and effective manner. Sound background in personnel and employment policies, procedures, practices, and applicable laws, including labor, employee relations, recruitment and compensation. Knowledge of or ability to learn the purposes, organization, structure, major programs, and related policies of the California State University system and CSUMB. Skill in conflict resolution and a commitment to modeling and promoting civility in the workplace. Flexibility and ability to respond to sudden changes in priorities, to work effectively on complex tasks in the midst of frequent interruptions, and to work effectively both as a member of a team and individually.

Ability and passion to respond to faculty needs in a manner that provides added value and generates significant customer satisfaction. Ability and desire to redefine and simplify strategies, structures, and processes to improve efficiency within a framework of collaborative decision-making and shared governance. Ability to: conduct investigations and training; effectively advise, counsel, negotiate and resolve sensitive, unprecedented, broad, difficult, and complex problems; generate innovative solutions, explore non-traditional ideas, and apply best practices to ensure impact of key initiatives; recognize problems and to take initiative in researching and recommending solutions; maintain confidentiality and to apply good judgment to all aspects of work; use a broad range of technology, including a personal computer and applicable software, and Human Resources Information Systems (Oracle-PeopleSoft/CMS); and perform complex analyses, prepare reports and make recommendations.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in labor relations, human resources management, public administration, business administration, social work, counseling, organizational planning/policy, law or a related field AND demonstrated experience in managing people/academic personnel with responsibility for compliance with organization policies, laws, regulations, and guidelines. Direct experience working in an academic collective bargaining environment.

  • Post-baccalaureate degree(s)
  • Demonstrated significant leadership experience in an academic administrative role.
  • Experience with Academic Personnel issues, including faculty recruitment, retention, advancement, compensation, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for academic appointees.
  • Evidence of innovative and effective leadership in an academic environment.
  • Understanding of the university's missions of teaching, research, and service.


Experience in the development and oversight of academic personnel or faculty affairs operations. University or higher education experience.

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097 as a condition of employment.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


On campus office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.


This is a management-level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit Employee Benefits Summary . As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB . Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing . All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at .

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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