Working at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of CLU to apply.

Administrative Position (exempt)

Position Title
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
Basic Function
California Lutheran University (CLU) is a diverse, scholarly community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies. Rooted in the Lutheran tradition of Christian faith, the University encourages critical inquiry into matters of both faith and reason. CLU welcomes all faiths. The mission of the University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

CLU offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management and Graduate School of Education. The University offers 37 majors and 31 minors, in addition to professional preparation programs in specified fields of study.

Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the Director of Human Resources is a department head with responsibility for policy development, program planning, fiscal management, and administration and operational direction of all human resources functions. The incumbent leads the Human Resources team of four staff members and is responsible for developing and accomplishing department objectives and goals within guidelines established by the University and in support of the University’s mission, values, and strategic objectives. Assignments are broad in scope and allow for a high degree of administrative discretion in their execution. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for managing and integrating broad, comprehensive human resource management programs and services for the University to achieve effective communications between management and employees. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing the Department’s goals and objectives and for planning, organizing, and directing the work of subordinate staff. The Human Resources Director has stewardship and oversight responsibility for an operating budget of approximately $600,000, an institution-wide benefits budget of $11 million, and in partnership with others, a faculty/staff salary budget exceeding $38 million.
Education and Experience
Qualifications: Must have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional human resources management experience, including at least five years of management and administrative responsibility and benefits experience. This should include substantial experience in employee relations, employment, compensation and benefits, training and development, and employee communications. Ideally, this experience should have been gained in a “best practices” organization known for progressive utilization of human resources talent. Must have knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, as well as applicable court decisions, concerning personnel administration, including equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Must have Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Human Resources, Business Administration, Personnel Administration, Psychology, or closely related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.
Application Procedure
To Apply:
Michelle R.S. Bonoan
Managing Director, Education & Not-for-Profit Practice
140 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 255
Pasadena, California 91101

California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.