Chief of Operations in Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

California State University, Fullerton in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 29, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

CSU Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 37,000, including international students representing 79 nations. Located on a 240-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 52 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (July 2013) ranks the campus as 11th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students, and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (May 2013) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and eighth in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.


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.


The Chief of Operations fulfills a wide variety of complex and highly sensitive executive duties and is a driver of change. 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 organizational acumen and fully understand critical and sensitive issues to act as an effective advisor to the VP of HRDI.  The incumbent will have experience in the areas of finance and human resources as well as project management. The COO works collaboratively with other divisional leadership teams as well as with the HRDI leadership team.  The COO 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 workplace safety. This position will consult with the VP and HRDI senior management on divisional strategy and accomplishing divisional objectives. The COO performs the important role of representing the VP and HRDI to various on-campus and off-campus constituents, internal committees, and community partners. Other duties as assigned.


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The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received
by June 19, 2014 can be assured full consideration.


Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity, Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer.

Achieving a Climate of Success through Diversity & Equity


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