Director of Human Resources

Position number: 
Open date: 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Position summary: 

Washington State University Vancouver is seeking a Director of Human Resources who is responsible for providing strategic leadership of human resource management functions. This position will prioritize and manage issues on the campus by performing highly skilled and professional human resource management functions. Apply knowledge and expertise to make decisions on complicated issues often requiring proactive intervention. Exercise appropriate authority in the resolution of complex and difficult human resource issues. Plan and carry out work independently and with minimum supervision. Maintains knowledge of human resource trends, best practices, and employment legislation, ensuring that policies are in compliance. Partners with the modernization team in developing strategic plans for organizational redesign and restructuring of WSU’s Human Resources administrative processes and systems. Provides strategic leadership to foster an institutional culture of equity and inclusion. Serves as an ex officio member of the campus Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Accessibility Council, and serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Campus Council, and Building a Culture of Equity (BaCE).

Minimum requirements: 

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.

Additional Requirements:

Experience in one or more of the following areas: employee relations, classification/compensation, training and development, labor relations, reasonable accommodation and Family Medical Leave Act.

Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Experience leading and directing the day-to-day operations of an HR function.

Demonstrated experience supervising staff including professional-level HR staff.

Demonstrated experience conducting investigations, and preparing findings and reports.

Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, collective bargaining agreements, and policies and procedures.

Demonstrated ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels.

Experience working with a diverse workforce or equity initiatives.

Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and software applications.

A record showing commitment to customer service and the application of appropriate flexibility in response to issues and opposing points of view.


Preferred qualifications: 

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Human Resource experience in a higher education setting.

SHRM-SCP/SPHR, SHRM-CP/PHR, or other HR certification.

Experience using the Workday HCM platform.

Experience with various other HRIS platforms.

Demonstrated experience promoting equity and diversity.

Work schedule: 
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply: 

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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259 (f), or