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National University Director, Adjunct Faculty Services in San Diego, California

Position Summary:

With strategic leadership, administer the Human Resources services associated with Adjunct Faculty staff within the National University (NU) and its affiliates. Direct the recruitment, hiring, contracting, compensation and performance evaluation services for Adjunct Faculty. Manage handbook policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as, collaborate with senior leadership in the development and revision of standards. Develop and implement guidelines ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, as well as, University policies and procedures. Direct and facilitate employment data collection and reporting for compliance and/or analytical purposes with the Office of the Provost, Compliance Department and support the process improvements of automation to enhance transparency and accuracy of employment information. Create a highly engaged culture and manage performance standards to build a world-class adjunct faculty pool. Foster and employ excellence in communication with Academic Program Directors, College Deans, Academic Service and Academic Operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides day-to-day leadership to staff including but not limited to recruiting, selecting, orienting, coaching, mentoring, training and disciplining employees and developing personal growth opportunities.

  • Directs, oversees and approves the recruitment, hiring, contracting, employment conditions, compensation, performance reviews of Adjunct Faculty with National University.

  • Establishes and implements short-and long-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures; studies and evaluates operational success and results for continuous improvement of processes related to Adjunct Faculty employment services.

  • Sustains organizational structure and oversees the management of staff, including work allocation, training, promotions, enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolutions; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.

  • Acts as central point of contact for the annual Adjunct Faculty salary review process for NU; guides and supports NU components in the area of Adjunct Faculty employment, compensation, budgeting, and resource management and problem resolution.

  • Serves as primary point of contact for external organizations and constituencies with respect to issues related to Adjunct Faculty and employment and administrative policies and practices.

  • Liaises with University planning and policy making committees; may serve on search committees for senior level Adjunct Faculty and/or administrative leadership positions.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Hire, train and develop up to 10+ staff members


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Educational Leadership, Organizational Leadership or similar discipline

  • Ten (10) years? relevant experience in recruiting, selecting, hiring and staffing; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Acts as a role model. Anticipates and plans for change. Communicates vision to the team.

  • Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with administrators, Adjunct Faculty, staff, students and alumni.

  • Actively seeks opportunities to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives. Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal.

  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.

  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs and processes. Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.

  • Working knowledge of Adjunct Faculty employment related undertakings and procedures including contracting regular and research Adjunct Faculty; post-doctoral fellow, graduate students? part-time instruction; pay policies and governance. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.

  • Familiarity and passion about online learning and the role of the adjunct Adjunct Faculty.

  • Solid knowledge of contemporary principles of human resources management, public personnel practices and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), including recruitment sourcing from a variety of platforms. Strong analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills gained within a complex, fast-paced environment.

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook as well as software programs for business processes or ability to learn Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.

  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.