Jan 06, 2020

Eric Jessen

  • Experienced HR Professional
  • Fresno, CA, USA
Candidate Experience Learning & Development HRIS Human Resources Recruiting Sourcing Talent Acquisition

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Driven, achievement-minded HR professional who loves finding ways to get the best out of people, systems, and companies. Proven change agent, collaborator, coach, and trainer. Able to build partnerships at all levels in an organization to effect change in individuals, systems, and culture. Extensive experience aligning business processes to supporting mission and purpose. 

Work Experience

HR Director
Sep 2017 - CalCom Energy

Report to the CFO and oversee 6 employees across HR, IT, and finance functions for solar construction company with employees in 3 main sites and 5 states. Focused on organizational planning, recruitment, HRIS development, employee training and development, benefits, and organization development. Develop policies and programs that align company culture and comply with state and internal communication.

HR Director
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017 Forward Advantage

Report to the CEO and oversee entire HR function for two healthcare IT companies with employees in 2 main sites and 13 states in total. Direct and coordinate human resource activities, such as strategic planning, recruitment, compensation, employee development, benefits, employee relations, and organization development activities. Develop policies that align company culture and comply with state and federal law.

Director of HR & OD
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016 Fuller Seminary

Directed 6-person HR team and operations for 1,100 employees in 8 main sites and 23 states. Managed recruitment, onboarding, payroll, training and development, internal communication, benefits dissemination, performance management, workers comp, leaves of absence, and separations. Coached and mentored managers and executives. Mediated employee disputes. Designed and managed HRIS. Conduct investigations. Chaired safety and wellness committees.

Assistant Director of HR & OD
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013 Fuller Seminary

Supervised 2 HR generalists. Directed internal communication, onboarding, training, leaves of absence, and separations. Coached and mentored managers. Supervised preventing sexual harassment training. Mediated employee disputes. Partnered with middle managers and VPs on strategic initiatives, employee relations issues, and process improvement. Partnered with legal counsel to conduct investigations. Chaired campus safety and wellness committees.

HR Generalist
Jan 2006 - Jan 2011 Fuller Seminary

Managed HRIS, developed employee training, facilitated recruitment, and compiled all major reports. Designed and automated administrative workflows. Provided technical, creative, and administrative support to the department’s directors.


Jan 2005 - Jun 2012 Fuller Seminary
Sep 2000 - May 2004 St. Olaf College