Assistant Director, Systemwide Talent Acquisition

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Clerical and Administrative Support Human Resources and Personnel

Job Description

Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Assistant Director, Systemwide Talent Acquisition. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year.


The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $10,834 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The salary range for this classification is $4,812 to $15,449 per month.


Administrator II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Assistant Director, Systemwide Talent Acquisition to be responsible for managing, leading, coordinating and leveraging CSU talent acquisition policies, programs, and strategies in support of talent acquisition and retention efforts, in collaboration with the 23 CSU campuses and the Chancellor’s Office. This position will also work closely with the other systemwide HR and communications teams to promote and implement best practices for talent acquisition as well as exploring opportunities for improving effectiveness and efficiency in talent acquisition across the CSU.


Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff for Human Resources, the Assistant Director, Systemwide Talent Acquisition will:

-Manage, coordinate and integrate various strategic talent acquisition efforts such as hiring, employee onboarding, and employee engagement across the CSU system.

-Work closely with other systemwide teams to identify, define and monitor systemwide talent acquisition metrics and create, design and implement strategies that drive positive outcomes.

-Provide consulting support, expertise, and assistance to campuses and internal HR partners in the areas of recruitment, retention, and other relevant talent acquisition strategies.

-Create and develop marketing strategies for the CSU as an employer of choice.

-Leverage existing CHRS recruiting solutions and work closely with CHRS recruiting team to design and implement a governance structure that will help provide leadership and strategic support for a HRIS shared services sourcing model.

-Develop effective and long-term talent acquisition strategies for CSU at the system level.

-Partner and coordinate with the campuses to attend career, college fairs, and conferences or similar events as an exhibitor to recruit for the whole system.

-Provide consulting support, expertise, and assistance in searches/recruitments for hard to fill positions system wide.

-Plan and create procedures for improving the candidate's experience.

-Explore opportunities for other recruiting models for CSU including marketing activities, sourcing channels and/or recruitment strategies.

-Manage and organize systemwide events related to talent acquisition and recruitment, including affinity group calls and the systemwide Talent Acquisition Conference.

-Explore other opportunities to reduce recruitment costs across CSU, such as conducting executive searches internally, and allowing dual appointments for existing employees.

-Develop, recommend and implement systemwide guidelines, policies, and procedures to promote systemwide consistency and compliance as it pertains to Talent Acquisition. This includes maintaining contractual partnerships that provide recruitment tools, solutions and training.


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree in organizational development, Human Resources or Industrial Psychology or equivalent combination of education and experience; and a minimum of at least 8 or more years of experience in leading talent acquisition initiatives to include but not limited to: experience with full service recruiting and sourcing; consultation, management and administration of talent acquisition and staffing experience, managing and leading teams, and developing talent acquisition/HR guidelines, policies and procedures is required.

-Experience managing recruitments and staffing, knowledge creating and developing recruitment strategies, screening applicant resumes for qualifications, consulting and advising department managers regarding recruitment processes, plan and strategies, interviewing techniques, and advising on recruitment policies and procedures.

-Experience developing and implementing guidelines, policies and procedures as it relates to HR/talent acquisition.

-Demonstrated experience with creative methods of sourcing candidates.

-Strong project management skills and experience managing and leading teams.

-Knowledge of and ability to attend job fairs, networking events and other functions to recruit individuals.

-Experience managing program(s) preferably in a Human Resources environment.

-Ability to multi-task, juggle many competing priorities, and excellent follow through skills.

-Highly organized, pro-active, self-starter, attention to detail.

-Ability to set direction and deliver practical business solutions.

-Strong analytical skills to achieve results with accuracy and precision. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

-Effective presentation skills.

-Ability to effectively communicate and interact with CSU leadership.

-Excellent people skills and customer service orientation.

-Strong leader with the ability to interact with and influence others effectively.

-Ability to learn, independently interpret and apply a wide variety of complex policies and procedures.

-Independently applies good judgment to solve problems and developing practicable and thorough solutions.

-Thorough knowledge and deep understanding of current talent acquisition trends and best practices.

-Authentic leader with a strong belief in workplace diversity, equity and inclusion.

-Proven track record of initiating change through collaboration.

-Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Suite to include proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

-CSU or higher education experience working in a collective bargaining environment is highly preferred.

-Knowledge of CSU bargaining agreements, policies and procedures is preferred.

-Experience with HR/recruiting systems (i.e., PageUp, PeopleSoft, etc) is highly preferred.

-Internet knowledge and familiarity with database management systems is preferred.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by January 5, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States. The CSU Chancellor’s Office is not a sponsoring agency for staff and Management positions (i.e., H1-B VISAS).

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all Chancellor’s Office employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

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.

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 when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

CSU Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Office of the Chancellor, 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.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Advertised: Dec 04 2023 Pacific Standard Time
Applications close:

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Job Address

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