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Human Resources Generalist

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
31836310 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $59,000 - $103,400

Position Information

The Human Resources (HR) Generalist in the University Library supports the HR function under the supervision of the Academic Personnel/Human Resources Director. The HR Generalist is responsible for a variety of human resources duties with a focus on candidate screening/engagement, data gathering, and analysis, payroll, leave administration, benefits, training and development, and onboarding/offboarding. The incumbent gathers, distributes and analyzes human resources data in support of human resources initiatives throughout the organization. The HR Generalist will support the goals and priorities of the organization ensuring proactive implementation of programs and services related to talent acquisition. The HR Generalist collaborates with colleagues, with supported clients, and with all levels of staff, and students across campus to optimize the staffing process and support the on-boarding of new employees, which includes creating/maintaining relevant and required documents. This position requires outstanding interpersonal skills and exceptional oral and written communication skills to provide the highest quality customer service. The HR Generalist will handle scheduling interviews and coordinating recruitments to ensure the timely and efficient processing of all necessary information and paperwork while maintaining the strictest confidentiality.

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 university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Education Requirements

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


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


Experience Requirement
2 - 4 years of related experience. Required
Experience administering human resources policies/programs in a university setting. Preferred
Previous UC human resources and/or payroll experience. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
This position is designated as a Mandated Reporter and will be required to complete trainings and comply with CANRA. Required

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated ability to coordinate leave administration processes.
Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors and alumni
Basic knowledge of human resources policies and programs, and how they affect other organizational policies and procedures.
Has working knowledge of other areas of HR.
Analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations; demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills. Has working knowledge of other areas of HR.
Demonstrated ability to handle difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
Ability to apply a wide variety of policies and procedures.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to display initiative and remain flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Ability to foster a respectful, cooperative, professional and courteous environment, maintain confidentiality, and employ tact and diplomacy.
Proficient in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing and in integrating information in the completion of assignments.
Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and knowledge of functional area.
Knowledge of a human resources management system (HRMS), and/or other related business software programs and systems.
Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to coordinate recruitment and selection efforts for staff and academic positions.

Demonstrated ability to administer human resources functions in a unionized environment.

Demonstrated ability to coordinate recruitment and selection processes in a University setting.

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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Riverside, CA 92521
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