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Director of Human Resources

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
30120178 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $96,700 - $184,100

Position Information

The Director of Human Resources (HR) 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. Additionally, the incumbent also serves as the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) for both organizations. This position will lead the delivery of Human Resources services to meet the individual needs of each organization and its stakeholders. The Director of HR will collaborate and build partnerships with the central campus HR Office and organizational leadership to develop integrated solutions to complex problems ensuring the implementation of leading best practices. This position reports to the VCSA Chief of Staff/ Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, this position serves as the primary human resources representative providing expertise in the areas of staff recruitment, compensation, disciplinary actions, separations, employee relations, labor relations, payroll, benefits, welfare programs, training and development, inter-location transfers, and other HR actions. The Director of HR serves as the subject matter expert providing human resources executive advisory support and recommendations to senior leadership. Additionally, this position is responsible for the coordination and delivery of HR services including the 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 at the organizational level for HR administrative matters and processes. This includes recommending, developing, implementing, administering, and evaluating current and new HR policies and as well as labor contracts. The Director of HR establishes goals and objectives to ensure proper internal controls and separation of duties. This includes managing systems and procedures to ensure stakeholders are informed and are provided with the appropriate tools. This position serves as the lead liaison with our Payroll Shared Services for payroll-related requests.

The salary range for the Director of Human Resources is $93,400 - $177,200 annually. The expected pay scale for this position is up to $150,000 annually. We base placement within these ranges on the individual's qualifications as they relate to this position.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

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 ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

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


Experience Requirement
8 - 13 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
Direct knowledge of specific functions in a university's HR management information systems.
Broad knowledge of organizational and system-wide personnel policies and applicable laws and regulations.
Ability to make decisions regarding hiring, evaluating, and development of subordinates.
Thorough understanding of the unit goals and ability to determine the best way of achieving unit goals.
Strong communication skills with a diversity of communication styles; may make oral or written presentations.
Strong management skills that include collaboration, coaching and developing subordinates; ability to build relationships.
Ability to work effectively in a strong service environment that is subject to constantly changing priorities.
Strong analytical, active listening, and critical thinking skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with UCPath, HRMS, or other similar payroll, and Human Resources systems.

Thorough knowledge of UCR and UCOP policies.

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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