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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

The Director of Human Resources leads the Department of Human Resources overseeing all aspects of department operations and people resources at the university's Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside campuses. Reporting directly to the Office of the President, the Director works to advance the culture of people care and service through quality personnel resources, programs, policies, and relationship cultivation. A successful candidate will meet the required qualifications and present with a professional philosophy that is aligned with university's core values of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Employment Status:

full-time, salaried, exempt

Date Posted:

Apr 20th, 2023

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate university personnel processes and changes in operational practices to ensure a standard of excellence.
  • Effectively plan, design, develop and evaluate human resource-related initiatives to empower employees in the workplace, enhance the culture, and support the institutions strategic goals.
  • Gather, evaluate, and analyze data for the institution to make evidence-based business decisions.
  • Provide consultation to university departments and programs on employee relations. Create performance documentation including memorandums and written warnings. Develop and administer performance improvement plans to promote professional development and retention.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll reports for adjunct/hourly/salaried employees.
  • Develop workforce strategies, to recruit and develop qualified and talented candidates.
  • Partner with programs and departments to understand and respond to personnel needs and strategic plans.
  • Provide policy interpretation and ensures accurate and consistent application of all company policies and procedures, and related local, state and federal laws, and applicable agreements.


  • Masters degree in Business of Human Resources from an accredited university.
  • Three to five years of Human Resources leadership.
  • Knowledge of institutional, accrediting, state, and federal standards, laws, and/or regulations for higher education.
  • Knowledge of working within higher education environment a plus
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse populations with diverse backgrounds and needs.
  • Ability to develop a highly efficient workforce.
  • Ability to partner collaboratively with stakeholders across the organization.
  • Ability to handle confidential information discretely and professionally.
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise sound judgment.
  • Have strong communication, organization, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • $75k-$130k/yr

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting.
  • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis.
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.

About Stanbridge University

Founded in 1996, Stanbridge University offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,600 students. For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. In 2017, Stanbridge University was awarded the 2017 School of the Year Award by California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for outstanding educational practices among higher education institutions. In 2016, Stanbridge University was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from CAPPS for offering students quality higher education while simultaneously maintaining efforts to assist the local community. Stanbridge University has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. In 2013, Stanbridge University received the ACCSC Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge University one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2016. For more information, please visit or call 888-789-6208.