Human Resources Coordinator
Job Posted: 9 November 2021
Company: Associated Students at San Diego State University
Closing Date: 30 November, 2021
Location: San Diego, CA

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Priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before November 19, 2021.

Under the direction of the Human Resources Assistant Director, coordinates the administration of the Human Resources department to include the Associated Students full-time and part-time employee recruitment and onboarding, diversity initiatives, employee relations, performance management, and various other human resources functions.


Primary Functions

  • Coordinates the full-time employment program including the creation of recruitment timelines, the recruitment job posting process, applicant screenings, interview questions creation and/or review, communication with candidates, interview scheduling and background screenings and/or Live Scan clearance
  • Ensures full-time and part-time recruitment job announcements are strategically posted in areas within the respective fields and fosters the inclusion of diverse communities. Ensures diversity within candidate pools
  • Coordinates full-time new hire orientation including the completion of all full-time new hire documents
  • Develops and coordinates the full-time onboarding program that outlines the value of the new employee’s role to the mission of A.S. Coordinates various meetings, tours and introductions with hiring supervisor, office supervisors and other A.S. staff. Creates an onboarding calendar to regularly meet with new hires regarding A.S. culture and principles
  • Coordinates the part-time employment program, working closely with the Payroll Coordinator. Responsible for recruitment initiatives, including tabling events, and interview questions creation and/or review, background screenings and/or Live Scan clearance
  • Creates and implements part-time orientation and onboarding program standard template. Works closely with Payroll Liaisons to incorporate this program in addition to each department’s orientation and onboarding
  • Promotes a culture of diversity among full- and part-time staff via diversity goals and targeted recruitment
  • Serves as the Custodian of Records for Live Scan results. Oversees background check and Live Scan policies and procedures in accordance with Federal and State laws, as well as A.S. policies
  • Creates and maintains confidential employee personnel records including HRIS. Records data and creates reports in HRIS system to support the goals of the HR department
  • Coordinates employee performance management program including communication with supervisors regarding End of Introduction evaluation deadlines, tracking evaluation submissions and ensuring evaluations are completed in a timely manner
  • Coordinates special events for full- and part-time staff. Maintains the A.S. Employee Staff Events calendar both in print and electronic. Ensures changes and/or updates are completed in a timely manner
  • Administers full-time employee tuition reimbursement program
  • Administers part-time scholarships programs and leads selection committees
  • Ensures all departmental employee bulletin boards contain current federal, state and city mandated information
  • Participates in the University New Employee Orientation program as needed
  • Serves as the secondary Payroll Liaison for the A.S. Office Suite. Communicates human resources and payroll changes, updates and necessary information with supervisors and staff as needed
  • Updates, maintains and distributes staff databases and contact lists including the A.S. Personnel Directory and SDSU Directory

Customer Service and Collaboration

  • Maintains positive working relationships with various A.S. and University departments, as well as vendors
  • Serves as a resource for employee’s human resources questions. Responds to inquiries in a timely manner. Communicates positively and ensures a welcoming environment
  • Serves as liaison to campus committees as needed


  • Ensures all operations are conducted with safety of staff and customers as first priority, and in accordance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and other safety policies
  • Adheres to Associated Students’ Code of Safe Practices
  • Reports accidents to supervisor and reviews changes required to avoid reoccurrence
  • Reports maintenance problems and/or broken and unsafe equipment to the appropriate party immediately
  • Assists with Safety Committee agendas and the collection and tracking of monthly safety inspections

Minimum & Preferred Requirements


  • Four-year degree in human resources or a job-related field from an accredited college or university required, or equivalent combination of
  • education and experience
  • Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred


  • A minimum of three years progressively responsible human resources experience required
  • Experience directly supervising staff preferred
  • Experience in Higher Education environment preferred


  • Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors
  • Data Security & Privacy


  • Highly organized, confidential and reliable individual with keen written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a diverse, frequently changing population of students, faculty and staff
  • Capable of maintaining positive working relationships with staff, University, customers and vendors


  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to relate and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, colleagues and guests
  • Ability to present a consistent, positive approach to staff, students and all internal and external contacts by being courteous, respectful, helpful and cooperative at all times
  • Ability to communicate and/or present in small and large settings
  • Must have strong English language skills and the ability to read, write and verbally communicate at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
  • Ability to operate a computer, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn and utilize new software programs
  • Ability to gather and organize data, draw logical conclusions and discern implications
  • Well organized, ability to effectively multi-task, ability to prioritize work, problem solve, make decisions and meet scheduled deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

COMPENSATION: Starting Range: $24.88 - $26.44 per hour, Hourly, Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE & WORKING CONDITIONS: This is a regular, full-time position with expected hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking around campus. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires the individual to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. This person will also spend time filing and have to do some lifting of supplies and materials from time to time, including banker boxes and files.


Inside the Organization:

  • Reports to the Human Resources Assistant Director
  • Works closely and collaborates with Payroll Coordinator and Payroll & Benefits Manager
  • Provides direction to Human Resources Assistants (student position)
  • Works closely with Office Supervisors/Payroll Liaisons and departmental hiring supervisors

Outside the Organization:

Contractors and vendors

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Grade 6

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position. As the Custodian of Records, this position requires Live Scan clearance.