Job Requisition Number: 26143. University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) strengthens Berkeley's excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, undergraduate and graduate students, and friends of the University, raising public awareness about Berkeley and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus' philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. The Division handles a range of central activities and services encompassing communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, and more.
Finance and Administration The Finance and Administration Department is responsible for the human resources, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, facilities management, and administration functions for University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR).
Position Overview The Director of Human Resources for University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) is responsible for leading, developing, managing and organizing a strategic human resources function in a manner that supports and protects UDAR and the University. The Director of Human Resources directs and coordinates activities such as: talent acquisition (recruitment, assessment and selection, on-boarding), retention, performance management and succession planning, organization development and effectiveness, leadership development, training, employee/labor relations, compensation and classification, benefits administration and workplace safety. The scope of talent acquisition also extends to Development Related Professional 4 and above positions for the entire UCB campus.
In partnership with Central Campus and Campus Shared Services HR experts, the Director has responsibility for implementing, administering, coordinating, interpreting and complying with established HR policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs and procedures within UDAR.
The Director is a strategic partner to the Vice Chancellor and UDAR Senior Leadership team in developing and managing innovative processes that support UDAR. The Director will manage a unit of 4 direct reports and other Campus Shared Services HR staff reports with dotted line reporting. The Director will also provide selected HR support to staff at the Berkeley Endowment Management Co (BEMCO). BEMCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of the UC Berkeley Foundation (UCBF). BEMCO staff are not UC employees, and have separate payroll and benefits reporting.
• Advises UDAR Vice Chancellor and other senior managers on methods of administering University’s HR policies and procedures, complex, and sensitive employee relations, compensation, classification and organizational development matters • Oversees talent acquisition function (recruitment, assessment and selection, onboarding) for UDAR staff and senior Advancement positions on campus and a full range of HR services for UDAR leadership and staff. • Oversees and provides leadership and guidance to departmental staff members who develop training programs for UDAR staff and campus-wide advancement training. • Works with manager, other campus managers, and assigned staff; represents the unit in campus meetings and occasionally at system wide meetings on matters pertaining to personnel policies and practices – this while representing the interests and perspective of UDAR and the campus wide development community. • Oversee the development and delivery, through departmental staff members, of the following for UDAR staff – benchmarking and Equity salary analyses, effective internal coaching, rewards and recognition program, staff development programs and overall organizational development support • Lead the development and implementation of new HR programs, tools, practices and procedures, ensuring success for UDAR • Liaison with Central HR and Campus Shared Services Human Resources to support UDAR managers and staff with interpretation of HR policies, labor contracts, classifications, employee relations issues, compensation, benefits administration and workplace safety • Support UDAR staff volunteer teams to include Town Hall, Newsletter, Art, annual picnic and holiday gatherings• Has a broad knowledge of general HR personnel policies, best practices and applicable laws and regulations • Knowledge of and experience developing internal development and training programs • Knowledge of and experience in leading talent management and recruitment functions • Has in depth understanding of issues relating to compensation, including internal equity and market data • Is a strong communicator with a diversity of communication styles; may make oral or written presentations. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with great discretion, deep understanding of and respect for confidentiality • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluating, and development of subordinates; determines the best way of achieving unit goals. All of this with the ultimate goal of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of campus wide development efforts • Has strong management skills that include collaboration, coaching and developing subordinates; ability to build relationships and an ability to provide timely, useful and effective analysis and advice to managers and supervisors • Maintains a thorough understanding of the unit goals, campus-wide development goals, and how this position supports those goals • Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively within the context of UC Berkeley’s overall employee and labor relations norms, policies, and practice • Knowledge of and proven success with administration of training and development programs and knowledge of unit and campus priorities and strategies to ensure proper alignment of training and development programs • Strong analytical, critical thinking, project management and problem recognition, coaching, mediation and resolution skills • Strong skills to conduct needs assessment and program development and delivery • Experienced management skills that include collaboration, coaching and developing subordinates; ability to build and maintain positive relationships Education/Training: • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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