Bridgepoint Education Senior Human Resources Specialist in San Diego, California

Senior Human Resources Specialist

Are you looking for an opportunity that showcases your proven talents in providing exemplary guidance and insight on work related issues between employees and their managers? If so, this could be your opportunity to lend your influence to our team! The Human Resources department at Bridgepoint Education is committed to providing quality and thoughtful consultation to the employees and leaders we work with, ensuring that we focus on providing the best working environment possible for all employees of the Company.

About Us:

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions -- Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit or

Our Values and Behaviors

Passionate -- We change lives through education.

Trusted -- We are confident in each other to do the right thing.

Ownership -- We are accountable for our results.

Excellence -- We succeed through ongoing development, growth and improvement.

Attitude -- We have a positive and determined mindset.

Teamwork -- We promote a collaborative and caring work environment.

Position Summary:

The Senior Specialist, Human Resources will work at both a strategic and operational level to provide unbiased and impactful guidance on all Human Resources' and Employee Relations' matters. This position will counsel leadership on the interpretation and consistent application of policies, providing support and guidance on performance management, conflict resolution, employee coaching and complaint management. Partnering with the legal department and leadership, the Sr Specialist will conduct workplace investigations, and manage resolution of specific disciplinary or grievance cases. This position is a full-time employment opportunity reporting to the Director, Human Resources.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Represents employee relations/policy matters at the senior levels of the Company.

  • Designs and/or conducts training modules for sexual harassment, workplace threats, legislative awareness, ADA, and disciplinary actions. Consults with Disability Management, Legal and leadership on FMLA/ADA and Return to Work issues.

  • Conducts investigations of internal complaints highly sensitive in nature, including allegations of wrongdoing, violations of policy/ethics, and violations of Title IX and/or Title IV.

  • Regularly monitors exit interview and attrition data to provide insight to leadership on any identified trends or issues within their department; develops management training curriculum based on identified areas of need.

  • Collaborates with Human Resources Business Partners, employees and managers to address root causes of HR issues, attempting to resolve issues at the earliest level.

  • Provides guidance and support on Company-wide programs and initiatives (eg. Workforce Planning, Organizational Changes, Reductions in Force) to promote and coordinate HR responsibilities.

  • Partners with Security and leadership to provide training on any workplace violence or business continuity concerns.

  • Assess, design, and help build an HR Shared Services model to include ticketing within ServicePoint (ServiceNow) and/or Workday.

Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Works on high-level Human Resources & Employee Relations initiatives.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge and mastery of employee relations practices and programs, as well as federal and state employment laws.

  • Experience in a senior HR Generalist role, providing service to business leaders and employees on a variety of HR matters.

  • Proven experience in conducting workplace investigations.

  • Proven ability in establishing excellent rapport with all Professional and Executive levels.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Highly developed skills associated with conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively with positive outcomes.

  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).

  • Ability to be able to flex outside of normal business hours as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHR certification a plus

  • AWI certification a plus


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent industry experience required