Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$115,000 - $150,000 / Year
Hybrid Remote
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8:00am - 4:30pm , Mon - Fri

#124694 Director, Talent Solutions

Extended Deadline: Fri 12/15/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


The Talent Solutions Directors at UC San Diego lead dynamic teams responsible for providing comprehensive and specialized recruitment services. This pivotal role serves as a strategic advisor to senior leadership, including HR leadership, offering expert guidance on outreach, recruitment, retention policies, and workforce planning. The incumbents are a subject matter expert in systemwide and local policies, collective bargaining agreements, and federal and state laws governing outreach, recruitment, selection, and retention. They closely monitor market trends and collaborate with internal and external partners to devise innovative recruitment and retention strategies.

The Talent Solutions Directors are responsible for providing operational oversight for the Talent Solutions teams, emphasizing continuous improvement and strategic planning in collaboration with HR and other Talent Solutions leaders. The incumbents develop and implement recruitment programs and procedures, ensuring seamless workflow. Recommend and oversee ongoing and special recruitment campaigns. Make decisions or recommendations on employment risks and candidate eligibility. Address and document hiring disputes, complaints, violations, and recruitment-related grievances. Lead, train, and develop talent teams, delivering departmental training on recruitment, retention, selection, and appointment policies and practices. Exercise leadership and discretionary authority in negotiating and resolving complex managerial and personnel matters. Conduct risk analysis related to decision-making and establish team priorities.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the goals of the organization and ways in which this position can support those goals.

  • Must be experienced in and support innovative recruitment and employment practices, workforce planning initiatives, change management, strategic planning and program evaluation.

  • Must know organizational human resources policies and programs and budget / fiscal processes.

  • Position requires highly effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated competency with and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $78,900 - $179,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $37.79 - $86.16

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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