Job Description

Payroll Title:
EVC Resource Administration
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#117658 Director of Human Resources

Filing Deadline: Tue 8/16/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

  • This position will remain open until filled. First Review Date 8/2/22.


Academic Affairs is the largest of the vice chancellor areas at UC San Diego. Led by the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC), it is comprised of seven academic schools, eight undergraduate colleges, the University Libraries, Division of Extended Studies, and Enrollment Management. The vice chancellor area also includes academic support units, as well as the units under the purview of the Vice Chancellors of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Academic Affairs annually manages expenditures in excess of $800M, 2.7M ASF of space and employs over 13,500 academic, staff and research employees. The Office of the EVC is responsible for policy and procedure communication and implementation, resource administration, training and guidance, and program development for administrators, faculty, and staff within the EVC areas.

Responsible for strategic leadership oversight over all HR functions within Academic Affairs including compliance, oversight of training requirements, and Compensation review and support for change requests. In collaboration with the manager of the Business Office, oversee and guide the HR team in the Shared Services Unit.

Develops and implements staff human resources policy and programs in the areas of recruitment, compensation & classification, diversity, training and development, quality of work-life and staff retention. Provides expert advice and assistance to resolve complex issues regarding employee and labor relations in Academic Affairs units. Performs complex data analysis and prepares reports on a wide range of critical staff human resources issues. Provides overall direction and guidance to HR Staff and collaborates with all to ensure goals are in alignment with the overall strategy.

Responsible for administering personnel policies and procedures. Establishes objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing HR resources. Reviews and approves recommendations for HR programs. Involved in developing, modifying, and executing policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have organization-wide effect. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve HR goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules. May manage HR professionals in a central HR function, identifying functional objectives for the organization, and determining the resources necessary to achieve those objectives.

  • A cover letter is preferred.


  • Thorough knowledge of organizational and systemwide personnel policies and applicable laws and regulations. Extensive, in-depth, hands-on experience and progressively responsible leadership/management position in a large and complex organization (public or private entity). Extensive experience, strong knowledge, and awareness of industry best practices/labor laws in human resources, labor relations, organizational development, and performance management with demonstrated technical and functional expertise.

  • Direct knowledge of specific functions in a university's HR management information systems.

  • Ability to guide complex organizational re-structures.

  • Excellent management skills that include collaboration, coaching and developing subordinates; ability to build relationships. Demonstrates leadership and management skills required to lead subordinates, in the areas of staff performance and development, team building and communications, resolution of issues and conflicts, review and approval of work, and hiring and training employees. Highly skilled in facilitation, consulting and relationship building. Proven ability to act within personnel guidelines and in the best interest of the employee and the organization. Proven ability to function effectively in a diverse, ever-changing, and unpredictable environment. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality in sensitive situations. Trained in facilitation, mediation and conflict management techniques.

  • Excellent communication skills with a diversity of communication styles; may make oral or written presentations. Requires high degree of diplomacy, influential and interpersonal skills to work effectively across the organization at all levels. Ability to coach, facilitate and influence people at all levels. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Knowledge of Continuous Process Improvement, ability to lead changes, and to advise re-organizations.

  • Thorough understanding of the unit goals and ability to determine the best way of achieving unit goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.

  • Continuous Process Improvement or Lean experience is strongly preferred.


  • Background Check required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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