Director of Human Resources

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Director of Human Resources, Human Resource Services, Vancouver Campus

Are you an experienced HR leader who is talented in building consensus and commitment toward shared outcomes? Join WSU Vancouver as its campus HR Director and member of the wider WSU system Human Resources team.

Summary of Duties

The WSU Vancouver campus HR Director is a strategic partner who builds consensus and commitment toward shared outcomes. The Director prioritizes, plans, and leads the activities of the HR department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of policies and procedures. The Director is responsible for developing HR strategies and providing sound advice and consultation to campus leadership, managers, and supervisors. They will also design and ensure effective implementation of workforce planning, talent acquisition, talent management and development, employee engagement, recordkeeping, and employee relations. The Director applies knowledge and expertise to make decisions on complicated issues often requiring proactive intervention as well as exercise appropriate authority in the resolution of complex and difficult human resource issues. The position plans and carries out work independently and with minimum supervision.

 Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.

Experience in one or more of the following areas: employee relations, classification/compensation, training, and development, and/or talent acquisition.

Effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Experience supervising staff.

Experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies, and procedures. Ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels.

Proficiency in the use of computers and software applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Human Resource experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience conducting investigations and preparing findings and reports.
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce and/or equity initiatives.
  • A record showing commitment to customer service and the application of appropriate flexibility in response to issues and opposing points of view.
  • SHRM-SCP/SPHR, SHRM-CP/PHR, or other HR certification.
  • Experience with an HR enterprise management platform such as Workday.

Essential Duties:

25% Leadership

30% Institutional Effectiveness

30% Employee Relations

10% Training and Development

5% Other duties as assigned.

Application instructions:

Applicants must attach a resume, cover letter and a contributions to equity statement at the time of application. Please read the entire posting description and follow the instructions below to apply.


Washington State University Vancouver

Department Name:

Human Resources, WSUV Finance and Operations

City, State, Zip:

Vancouver, WA 98686

Department Link:

Work Location and Schedule:

The position will be on-campus with the possibility of 1-2 days of telework (after the first 6 months).

Monthly Salary:

Minimum: $8,145 ($97,740/year); Midpoint: $10,440 ($125,280/year); Maximum: $12,735 ($152,820/year), Grade 10 Zone 3. In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to the mid-point of the salary range.


WSU offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including up to 49 days off per year through paid holidays/sick leave/annual leave, a choice of retirement plans, medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance, and an employee tuition waiver program.

For a summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit:

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Posting Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by June 17, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

Background Check

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application in the “Resume & Cover Letter” section of your application.:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter
  • A contributions to equity statement (see information and link below)

Please include a statement on contributions to equity. Provide examples from your past activities and experience as well as your future plans to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at WSU Vancouver. Include examples such as any of the following: Programming, events, and initiatives; Committee, council, or board service; Student and/or staff outreach, recruitment, and retention; Community engagement and volunteerism. WSU Vancouver’s strategic plan embeds equity in all 5 goals, including a specific goal for equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (Goal 4). Please see our Strategic Plan, Goal 4 for more information on what WSU Vancouver is doing in this space,

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located on the homelands of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Peoples of the Lower Columbia Valley. One of six campuses in the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.

As the only Tier-1, land-grant and public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is committed to accessibility, openness and service to people. WSU appreciates extraordinary community support and is dedicated to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs.

WSU Vancouver leads with an equity lens and is recognized nationally as a top college for equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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