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Recruiter (Confidential Administrative Support II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Confidential, Probationary, Full Time, Human Resources

Position Summary

The Center for Human Resources celebrates diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to recruit and retain highly-skilled and compassionate leaders. By prioritizing listening and learning, engaging in critical conversations, and thoughtfully considering the needs of our diverse community, we are creating a culture of belonging. We aim to offer opportunities for advancement and foster an inclusive environment so that all are valued and empowered to thrive.

The Center for Human Resources provides exemplary and customer-focused human resources services in support of the University and enhancing the campus environment to support faculty and staff. The Center for Human Resources is comprised of five service areas: Benefits Services, Human Resources Services, Employment Services, Labor and Employee Relations, and Payroll Services, all of which are supported by the Director's Office and Human Resources Information Systems. Major departmental programs and activities include classification and compensation, recruitment and talent acquisition, training and professional development for staff and management, benefits administration (including leave management and workers compensation), payroll administration, workforce administration, labor and employee relations, and reporting and analytics for all employees. 

Under the general direction of the Human Resources Manager, the Recruiter implements the full life cycle of the recruitment and hiring process for a variety of staff and management roles. The Recruiter will collaborate with hiring managers regularly and proactively to identify best practices to meet hiring needs. They advise hiring managers on all aspects of outreach, assessment, selection, and hiring to facilitate timely and effective processes that secure the most highly qualified candidates.  The Recruiter is responsible for ensuring that SDSU attracts, hires, and retains the best employees while growing a strong talent pipeline.

The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion with demonstrated success working effectively with diverse individuals and communities. They will be a skilled communicator who will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with our diverse workforce. While working independently, they will exercise sound judgment and discretion toward the completion of assignments and projects while managing multiple work priorities and competing deadlines. The successful candidate will be adaptable to changes in priorities, trends, strategies, and other work processes.

For information about The Center for Human Resources please click here.

We are currently recruiting for three (3) full-time, permanent (probationary) positions. These positions are designated exempt under FLSA and are not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

A basic foundation of knowledge of the principles of organization, administration, and management; and the ability to analyze and find solutions to problems, work independently, communicate effectively, and write clear and concise reports. Some positions may require a basic knowledge of research techniques and statistical methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree or professional training program specific to the position and directly related work experience, or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR policies, practices, and procedures
  • Experience conducting full-cycle recruitments
  • Experience using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and/or Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Experience with Internet sourcing and social media outreach

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,464 per month. San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University system-wide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 9, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by June 8, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at

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