Personnel & Resource Manager

The Personnel and Resource Manager serves as primary resource in Kennedy Library for application of CSU, university, and Cal Poly personnel policies, procedures, and bargaining unit agreements. Acts as a representative to University Personnel and manages all assigned activities within Kennedy Library as it relates to talent acquisition, employee relations, employee evaluations, compensation strategy and benefits, and leave program administration. Works with leadership team to provide guidance on handling and supporting complex personnel and employee conflicts. Assumes first-line responsibility for handling and advising on matters related to employee labor relations, personnel management, evaluations, and grievances. Provides training and support as needed.

Required qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Human Resources theories, principles, practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrated practical application of facilitation, advising, coaching, mediation, conflict resolution, and negotiation; ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the value of diversity, equity and inclusion in a large organization and ability to apply principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in employee relations practices and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Understanding and practical application of program development, training, and coordination skills. Ability to research, plan, evaluate, and implement programs and services.
  • Experience working with diversity related policies, programs and initiatives; demonstrated skill in leading efforts to create a diverse, engaged and highly effective workforce.
  • Thorough knowledge of or ability to quickly learn CSU classification standards, collective bargaining contracts, and principles of labor relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, communicate and consistently apply a wide variety of complex policies and procedures where specific guidelines may not exist.
  • Experience extracting, interpreting and compiling qualitative and quantitative data for a variety of audiences, and effectively communicate results of analyses.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including ability to represent Kennedy Library in a professional and conscientious manner. Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to carry out complex assignments with minimal supervision or instruction.
  • Proven leadership and supervisory skills with experience working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to assess serious, elevated, and potential crisis situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Proven success in establishing and implementing objectives and plans to accomplish program and service goals.
  • Ability to develop, organize, coordinate, and assess comprehensive programmatic events, training sessions, and learning opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications within a diverse population, strong listening and interpretive skills, and the ability to deal positively with unexpected developments and diverse perspectives in and outside the University.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrated skill in modeling a culture of open and honest communication, respect, inclusion, integrity, balance, high achievement, and professionalism.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, online systems, and Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business, Higher Education, or a related field
  • Professional certification in Human Resources (SHRM, HRCI, etc.)
  • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
  • Knowledge of CSU policies, State statutes, and regulations

How to apply

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About Kennedy Library

Kennedy Library is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing campus-wide information resources and related services. Integrating traditional library resources and services with digital tools, the Robert E. Kennedy Library continuously adapts its services, programs, and spaces to meet the evolving academic programs, research interests, and needs of the university community. Providing access to information resources, classrooms, computer labs, an expansive 24-hour space, and an array of group and individual study spaces, Kennedy Library is a magnet for students and faculty alike. Annual visitors exceed 1.5 million.

About Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally ranked comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. With more than 18,000 undergraduates and approximately 1000 graduate students, Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
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About SLO

Cal Poly’s location in San Luis Obispo makes it one of the best places to visit. It’s a quintessential coastal California town with some 43,000 residents. Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and just minutes from beaches, state parks, landmarks and premium wine regions, it’s also a popular vacation spot. Sunset Magazine has called it the most Californian place in all of California.

The city of San Luis Obispo offers a historic, restored downtown full of restaurants, theatres, art galleries and shops centered around San Luis Obispo Creek, Mission San Luis Obispo and Mission Plaza. San Luis Obispo’s Thursday night Farmer’s Market on Higuera Street has become a model for cities around the state. It’s a mix of fresh produce and flowers, baked goods, restaurant fare and free music all within strolling distance.

San Luis Obispo is just minutes from some of California’s best beaches and original beach cities: Avila Beach (10 miles), Pismo Beach (12 miles), Morro Bay (17 miles), Montaña de Oro State Park (18 miles), Cayucos (18 miles), the Pismo Dunes (28 miles) and world-famous Hearst Castle ( 45 miles).