Director of Human Resources

Sacramento, California
Sep 01, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Director of Human Resources

Location:  Sacramento, CA

The Director of Human Resources serves as part of a statewide team that designs, plans and implements CFA programs.  Working under the direction of the General Manager the Director of Human Resources manages union staff in accordance with CFA bylaws and policies established by an elected Board of Directors. CFA’s staff includes approximately 100 employees based throughout California in the CFA Sacramento Headquarters and on the 23 CSU campuses. This senior level management position reports directly to the General Manger, and supervises administrative staff.

Essential Duties:

  • Human Resources Management, including employee recruitment, evaluation, training, discipline, safety, and benefits administration;
  • Anti-Racism/Social Justice Transformation, including intentionally working to infuse racial and social justice values into the everyday work of CFA;
  • Building Management, including managing the maintenance/improvement of the CFA office building, tenant relations, building security, and implementing outside use policy;
  • Maintaining personnel records security and confidentiality;
  • Ensures timely and consistent onboarding of employees;
  • Handles the full recruiting life cycle across a variety of open roles helping management find, hire and retain quality talent;
  • Responsible for maintaining records of insurance coverage, retirement plans, and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and other related personnel and payroll issues;
  • Serves as subject matter expert for leaves of absences, FMLA and reasonable accommodation issues.
  • Ensures compliance with CFA policies and procedures and develops a thorough understanding of HR policies and procedures;
  • Responds to and processes grievances;
  • Negotiates with staff union over policies;
  • Monitors and responds to disability insurance, paid family leave and unemployment insurance claims, assists with appeals and may attend hearings as the Human Resources representative;
  • Provides guidance on compensation, bonuses and other recognition programs;
  • Monitors and coordinates workers’ compensation claims and may compile information to file workers’ compensation claims for employees and for the insurance carrier;
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law;
  • Supervises staff;
  • Processes and/or oversees the processing of payroll;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Skill and progressive experience in  Human Resources administration, including the evaluation of staff, benefits administration, and staff development/training;
  • A strong commitment to advancing racial and social justice transformation in the union movement, the university and beyond;
  • Demonstrated experience in collective bargaining;
  • Demonstrated experience responding to grievances and advising regarding disciplinary matters in a unionized and nonunionized environment;
  • Skill, experience and acumen in building and managing staff teams; strong skills in motivating and leading staff;
  • Skill and experience in strategic thinking, organizational development, campaign development and long term planning;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and strategically with union officers, member leaders, and senior staff to develop and implement CFA programs;
  • Facility Management experience.


  • Staff management experience in a union, political, nonprofit, grassroots or higher education association;
  • Demonstrated skill, experience and acumen in developing and managing staff teams, particularly in developing and leading staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to infuse racial and social justice work into the everyday work of CFA;
  • Experience bargaining or administering collective bargaining agreements;
  • Ability to interpret laws, rules and policies;
  • Demonstrated skill and experience creating and implementing strategic plans;
  • Familiarity working with and/or the ability to work with union officers and member-based committees;
  • Excellent writing, oral communication and public speaking skills;
  • 5 years of human resources and labor relations experience.

Other Requirements:

  • The Director of Human Resources is required to devote full time to the position and works a non-standard workweek including evenings and weekends when required.
  • Frequent travel within the state and some limited travel outside the state.
  • Valid driver’s license, an automobile for business use, and proof of minimum insurance coverage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs; subject to reasonable accommodation. 

Initial interviews to begin October 2020.

Salary/Benefits:  CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision, pension and generous paid vacation leave.

To apply send cover letter and resume with references and two writing samples to:


CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer. Women, People of Color/Native People, members of the LGBTQIA community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

CFA complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact