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Director of Human Resources

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
29089821 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $84,100 - $157,500

Position Information

The Director of Human Resources for Student Affairs serves as the lead HR professional for the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs (VCSA)(Org 25) and Intercollegiate Athletics (Org 38) organizational units. Reporting to the VCSA Chief of Staff/ Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, this position serves as the primary human resources representative providing collaborative and coordinated delivery of HR services to support the organizational objectives and strategies of the units. Responsible for serving as the subject matter expert providing human resources executive advisory support and recommendations and anticipating organizational HR needs for unit leadership. Works with central campus HR and organizational leadership to develop integrated solutions to complex problems ensuring implementation of leading best practices. Additionally, position is responsible for coordination and delivery of HR services including implementation of systemwide and organizational unit level initiatives. As the lead, this position manages the daily operations of the unit including distribution and balancing of work assignments, identifies training and development needs for unit staff and services as the point of contact for the unit with regard to general administrative matters and processes. This position serves as the liaison with the our Payroll Shared Services for payroll related items. The expected salary is between $84,100 to $139,150.

**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 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 ten weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements

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


Certification Requirement
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or PHR Preferred
SHRM-CP, CCP Preferred


Condition Requirement
SPHR, SHRM-CP, CCP, or CALPELRA master certification Preferred


Experience Requirement
6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Special Conditions

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

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated ability to handle difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
Makes decisions regarding work assignments and scheduling of subordinates.
Working knowledge of personnel policies and applicable laws and regulations.
Communicates effectively with a diversity of communication styles.
Knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures including employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources as well as organizational initiatives relating to and/or impacting human resources.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel.
Strong analytical, active listening, and critical thinking skills.
Maintains an understanding of the unit goals and how this position supports those goals.

Preferred Qualifications

Skills and experience in mediation, negotiation, and conflict management skills.

Advanced interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in order to present complex information.

Has working knowledge of the university's HR information systems.

Knowledge of UC and UCR policies and guidelines

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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