Working Title: Director of Human Resources / HR Business Partner
Department: Merage/Business Office
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 000624
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5
Employee Class: Career
The Merage School's primary focus is Leadership for a Digitally Driven World. We believe that leadership in a digital world is very different from the past, demanding a reinvention of business education. Today's managers must understand the power of connected technologies - AI, IoT, block chain, 5G, whatever the future brings - and how they transform organizations. Crucially, they must also understand how strategy, investments, competencies, and organizational culture must evolve and align to reflect new demands of competition. To this end, we have transformed ourselves - our curricula, course content, delivery modes, and co-curricular programs - to create unparalleled learning experiences to prepare students to propel their career and lead their organization to success in our digitally driven world. The Schools strategic plan includes four high-level goals 1) Deliver Research and Teaching Excellence, 2) Leverage Orange County and its International Reach, 3) Value a Culture of Inclusivity, and 4) Be Operationally Innovative and Effective. The School offers MBA programs, Specialty Masters programs, PhD, and undergraduate business degrees. We combine the academic strengths and best traditions of the University of California with the cutting-edge, entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County in the heart of Southern California's Tech Coast.
On an ongoing basis, the Director of Human Resources / HR Business Partner (HRBP) acts as principal consultant to the Dean, Senior Associate Dean and Assistant Dean, and regularly advises all levels of management, both internal and external to the School, concerning personnel issues and projects. The position serves as consultant to leadership on strategic decision-making, including talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness, staff wellness and engagement, talent and performance management, leadership development and change management. This position is responsible for providing input and guidance in the organizational strategic planning process for academic personnel and staff administration, and payroll. Manages HR and AP staff primarily responsible for administering personnel policies, programs, and procedures in the areas of talent acquisition and development, employee productivity metrics, payroll and benefits processing/reconciliation/reporting, support-staff coordination, and regulatory compliance. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use HR and AP resources to meet schedules and goals. Reviews and approves recommendations for HR and AP programs. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. The Director of HR / HRBP builds strong partnerships, collaborates, and coordinates with the Partnership and Campus HR to ensure delivery of high quality, value-added services that align with department goals.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field from an accredited institution, and minimum of 10 years of related HR generalist, management, business partnering/organizational development experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to develop a strategy to move the organization forward though a period of change and innovation. Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis, develop quantifiable performance metrics and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Highly skilled in communicating clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively. Strong business acumen, with experience presenting to and influencing senior business leaders, an analytical approach to problem solving, experience designing and project managing successful people programs, and a track record of innovation. Ability to provide high quality work utilizing highly developed and effective communication (written and verbal), project management, time management, and collaboration skills. Core Competencies: Business Acumen, Organizational Agility, Integrity and Trust, Approachability, Customer Focus, Interpersonal Savvy, Political Savvy. HR Functional Skills: Organizational Design/Development to support business and technology transformation; Talent Management to attract, hire and develop staff at all levels; Consulting Skills, Executive Coaching, Ability to lead change management initiatives. Highly self-motivated and directed with excellent organization, management, and project management skills. Ability to prioritize, streamline and accomplish assigned projects. Excellent people skills, with ability to effectively interact, collaborate, and influence across all levels of an organization. Ability to provide excellent service with integrity. Ability to effectively and appropriately handle confidential matters and material. Ability to handle ambiguity in a fast-paced environment with multiple concurrent tasks and changing priorities. Ability to maintain flexibility and quickly address changing priorities. Experience in a shared service environment. Ability to accomplish assigned projects without compromising the integrity of the UCPath Center and/or University of California policies and procedures. Proficient with MS Office applications and related industry software. In-depth knowledge of related business software programs and systems.
Master's degree in Human Resources or Business preferred.
Current PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP Certification or equivalent experience preferred.
Knowledge and/or experience in HR with UC systems, policies, procedures, and operations. Advanced knowledge of the University of California HR and AP concepts, labor relations, salary administration, training, and other areas of human resources.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.