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Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Director (JID 7346)

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Director (JID 7346)
Administrator II
Office of Human Resource

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Department
We are a team of over 40 experienced and engaged members. As a group we are committed to our mission of providing excellent human resource programs and services to support the creation and maintenance of an outstanding teaching and learning environment where all people are valued. We fulfill this mission by creating partnerships with our campus colleagues to develop creative systems to attract, retain, develop and engage a diverse and talented group of staff, administrators and faculty.

Under general direction of the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Director provides vision, leadership, planning, project coordination, and management of the HRIS unit, ensuring Human Resources (HR) technology strategy is linked to university and people strategies. The incumbent manages the day-to-day operations of HRIS and leads process change initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness to ensure compliance and meet current and future business needs; partners with Human Resources and campus constituents in identifying, planning, and managing system improvement initiatives and leading technology efforts; provides strategic thought leadership to HR team regarding configuration enhancements or changes, process improvements, and other strategic initiatives; establishes priorities, determines workload distribution, tracks projects, and monitors deadlines; promotes and maintains a strong functional team through effective training, coaching, mentoring, team building, and succession planning; acts as subject matter expert on PeoplesSoft implementation projects; partners with Information Technology (IT) to ensure that HRIS system design and HR processes align to enable the HR team to meet service level requirements; proactively recommends PeopleSoft based projects for efficiency improvements and leads projects to completion; recommends and develops analytics to drive senior leadership decision-making; maintains the integrity of the data within the PeopleSoft system and consistency between PeopleSoft and Payroll Information Management System (PIMS) systems by establishing auditing processes and standards; seeks out appropriate interpretations of CSU policies and guidelines, state and federal laws, California Education Codes and collective bargaining agreements; serves as in interface between the HRIS constituents including senior management, internal/external customers, and the functional team members to ensure effective definition and delivery of HRIS applications; responsible for maintaining excellent working relationships with the appropriate staff in the department, on campus, with the Chancellor's Office, and CMS to leverage technological resources and benefits for the university; oversees and leads maintenance upgrades, development of Oracle PeopleSoft modules and extended applications; serves as business analyst to managers and staff of the university for processes that support employment records, specifically within the Workforce Administration module; oversees change management including communications and training work related to system implementations; develops and delivers presentations to various campus constituencies as required on technology strategy, programs, practices, and issues; and performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in human resources management and/or HRIS in an organization with complex personnel systems, with two of the five years in a managerial role preferred. Experience with PeopleSoft and Oracle including system upgrade planning and implementation, creating system specifications, and system maintenance. Demonstrated knowledge of specific PeopleSoft modules including Workforce Administration, Benefits Administration, Time and Labor, Absence Management and Position Management.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Advanced knowledge of the methods and problems or organizational management and the principles and practices of human resources management. Strong knowledge of HR information systems (PeopleSoft specific technologies including PeopleTools, Structured Query Reporter (SQR), Application, Engineer, and Message agent, Query/Crystal Reports and/or Data mover scripts) processes and HR data and how they interact and shape HR strategic objectives. Demonstrated knowledge of understanding of and ability to apply project management techniques (planning and control), work flow analysis, organizational design and development while coordinating many different project tasks to determine importance of each, prioritize and set appropriate deadlines. Ability and specialized skills to: plan, coordinate, and direct the work of subordinate staff engaged in various professional and technical projects, and ability to ensure timely completion of projects; design and deliver employee training programs; quickly learn and apply a variety of CSU and CSUN policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and state and federal labor laws; write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and position statements; effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, managers, and customers; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions and to interpret applicable rules, regulations, and laws; make decisions and work effectively in a fast-paced environment; maintain confidentiality; set and multi-task priorities and deadlines to ensure that multiple projects are consistently completed in a timely manner; demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with clarity and proficiency. Candidate must possess: team building, facilitation, and diagnostic skills; computer competence and proficiency with application software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook email; and strong customer service orientation.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.

General Information
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. Additionally, 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 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Applications received prior to February 16, 2018 will be considered in the initial review and review will continue until position is filled.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below: 

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.


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