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Associate Director, Classification Compensation & Employment

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Associate Director, Classification Compensation & Employment

Job No: 526241
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Staff Human Resources, this position leads the development and administration of the University's compensation, classification, and employment programs for staff and non-academic Management Personnel Plan (MPP) Employees. This position is a member of the senior management team and participates in the development of strategic planning goals and process improvements for the unit.
Key Responsibilities

  • General oversight of the classification and compensation unit and all related programs and initiatives including but not limited to the Cycle Review Program, Individual and Management requested classification reviews, Reclassifications, In-Class Progressions, In-Range Progressions, Temporary Reassignments, Stipends, Training Reassignments and Management Personnel Equity Program.
  • General oversight of staff employment process and activities including but not limited to employment practices, recruitment, hiring and strategic planning for staff and management positions, and oversight of the campus on-line recruiting module.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains administrative guidelines and procedures related to employment and classification and compensation.
  • Work on special projects for division executives, and as assigned by the Director or Associate Vice President.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Advanced knowledge and experience with classification, compensation, and employment practices. Demonstrated ability to draft and implement campus-wide policies, procedures, and other documentation at a level appropriate to the position. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a wide range of individuals throughout the campus. Ability to handle multiple priorities and to provide consistent, objective, and ethical decisions. Strong understanding of technology and its application to daily activities. Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Ability to effectively use Access, Visio and PeopleSoft or another type of Enterprise Management System.

Ability to conduct desk audits and attend meetings at various sites throughout the campus. Applied knowledge of HR principles, methods, and related state and federal laws/regulations. Ability to learn and apply University policies, procedures and guidelines including information security and non­discrimination. Organizational acumen, results orientation, ability to make and implement decisions, persuasive speaking and writing skills, analytical skills, negotiation skills, judgment, coaching and systems thinking. Excellent public relations skills and professionalism. Ability deal with sensitive and highly confidential matters with discretion.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field required.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in classification, compensation, and employment within the California State University system or another institution of public higher education required.
  • Strong HR generalist and experience with complex HR systems and programs, in a highly unionized collective bargaining environment required.

Staff Human Resources

Administrator II

Classification Salary Range: $104,904 - $157,356/year.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position
Additional Information

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

Application Closes: Apr 09, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.