Director of Human Resources – Chief Human Resources Officer

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Summary: The Chief Human Resources Officer (“CHRO”) is a strategic business partner who works collaboratively across the university to support, enable, and lead the realization of Golden Gate University’s vision, mission, and objectives.  Leading a team of HR professionals, the CHRO ensures robust operational systems, processes, policies and support with a high degree of visibility and accountability are in place and that the HR organization is viewed as knowledgeable and trusted.  The CHRO establishes and improves processes, tools, and communications to recruit and onboard new employees, champions and supports organizational and individual continuous development, and evaluates, refines, and improves total rewards associated with being an employee of GGU.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as the senior human resources administrator, overseeing all aspects of human resource management, including employee recruitment and selection; training and development; employee assessment and performance management; compensation and benefits policies and practices; employee and labor relations; HRIS management; and all other related functions and activities
  • Partner and advise across the university in developing and implementing strategic programs and practices that attract, retain, develop, and reward faculty and staff necessary to support today's and tomorrow's students
  • Establish, document, and makes widely available policies, procedures, and processes for all functional areas
  • Utilize HR technology and HRIS best-practices as they relate to data collection, dissemination, privacy, reporting, and analysis
  • Balance regulatory and procedural compliance with creativity and flexibility to support strategic initiatives, enterprise risk management and overall institutional success
  • Serves as the university’s Title IX compliance officer
  • Manage the staff and budget of the university's Department of Human Resources (HR)
  • Analyze financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Develop ad-hoc reports, presentations, and analyses as required
  • Prepare presentations to GGU Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership team as required
  • Other duties as required




  • Bachelor's Degree with JD, MBA, or MS HRM highly preferred
  • 8+ years related HR experience with experience in strategy/management consulting, higher education, and/or not-for-profit environment desirable
  • Demonstrated successful experience delivering high quality services of the nature of this position with the changed focus of the HR department of GGU
  • Highest standards of accuracy, precision, organization, and professional ethics
  • Excellent at initiating collaboration among colleagues
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity