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Personnel & Resource Manager - Kennedy Library

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources, Library
Position Description

Job Summary

The Personnel and Resource Manager serves as primary resource in Kennedy Library for application of CSU, university, and Cal Poly personnel policies, procedures, and bargaining unit agreements. Acts as a representative to University Personnel and manages all assigned activities within Kennedy Library as it relates to talent acquisition, employee relations, employee evaluations, compensation strategy and benefits, and leave program administration. Works with leadership team to provide guidance on handling and supporting complex personnel and employee conflicts. Assumes first-line responsibility for handling and advising on matters related to employee labor relations, personnel management, evaluations, and grievances. Provides training and support as needed.

Department Summary

Kennedy Library is an active academic hub on Cal Poly’s campus. The library contributes to student success by supporting knowledge creation and sharing, while embodying Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing ethos with engaging, practical and active learning experiences. The library provides access to information that students need to succeed through high quality resources and discipline-specific expertise.  

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Human Resources theories, principles, practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrated practical application of facilitation, advising, coaching, mediation, conflict resolution, and negotiation; ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the value of diversity, equity and inclusion in a large organization and ability to apply principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in employee relations practices and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Understanding and practical application of program development, training, and coordination skills. Ability to research, plan, evaluate, and implement programs and services.
  • Experience working with diversity related policies, programs and initiatives; demonstrated skill in leading efforts to create a diverse, engaged and highly effective workforce.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of progressively responsible human resources experience.

Total Compensation:

Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and is known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, the humanities, and the built environment.

Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes, and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California, and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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