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Senior Human Resources Generalist

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
25932726 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $68,500 - $110,050

Position Information

This position serves as part of the Administrative Services and Strategic Executive Team (ASSET) as the Senior Human Resources Generalist, advising and providing service delivery of a full range of human resource functions to the campus' senior leadership, as well as for divisions and units in the Chancellor's, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor's (PEVC), Planning, Budget, and Administration’s (PB&A), and Associate Vice Chancellor for Health, Well-being, and Safety’s (AVC, HWS) organizations. The position reports to the Human Resources Manager and serves as a point of contact for a diverse workforce; responds to inquiries, questions, requests, and concerns. Provides high-level analytical and administrative support in collaboration with the Human Resources Manager in the implementation and delivery of HR services and programs, including recruitment (including executive searches), employee relations, performance management program administration and reporting, compensation programs, leave administration, departmental policy development/revisions, payroll, training and development, and other ad hoc requests for reports and information. **Please note that we have multiple vacancies for this position and may fill more than one position through this recruitment process.**

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree in related area. Preferred


Certification Requirement
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) - Certified Professional (CP) Preferred
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Preferred


Experience Requirement
Experiencing delivering HR services in a higher education setting. Preferred
Experience with UC and UCR-specific systems and processes. Preferred
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience in processing a high volume of recruitments to include the development of job descriptions, developing recruitment plans, and reviewing resumes. Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI. Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated ability to handle very difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
Demonstrated analytical, active listening, and critical thinking skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to recognize sensitive information and handle the information with confidentiality and tact.
Skilled in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates skill in prioritizing competing work assignments, employing political acumen and integrating information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications.
Possesses strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Thorough knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures, employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of campus/University organization.

Working knowledge of University administrative policies and procedures.

Thorough knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, knowledge of functional area and understands how work may affect other areas.

Knowledge of a human resources management system (HRMS), and/or other related business software programs and systems.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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