Working Title: Executive Director Human Resources & Strategies
Cost Center: IR8115
Job Code: 000245
Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm
The mission of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California, Irvine is to facilitate and enrich the education and personal growth of its students through their participation in competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the welfare of student-athletes and staff, and advocates an environment that promotes excellence in athletic and academic performance, sportsmanship, diversity, and gender equity. Intercollegiate Athletics also supports the University of California's mission of public service and serves to generate a unifying spirit among students, faculty, staff, and alumni that transcends communities, cultures, and generations.
Participating as a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics' senior leadership team, the Executive Director for Human Resources and Strategies (ED) oversees staff personnel and payroll functions and serves as the principal consultant on all staff personnel matters. The ED works closely with leaders within the department to develop and implement comprehensive people strategies that enable the organization to attract, develop, engage, and retain top talent. The ED has direct impact on the department's success in developing a top national athletic program and enriching the education and personal growth of its students.
The ED is client-centric and thoroughly understands both the client's strategic objectives and day-to-day operations, and builds trusting relationships with its leaders and staff. The ED builds strong partnerships, collaborates, and coordinates with the HR Partnership for Strategy and Innovation and Campus HR to ensure delivery of high quality, value-added services that align with Athletics goals. The position serves as consultant to leadership on strategic decision-making, including talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness, talent and performance management, leadership development and change management. The ED is accountable for all associated HR laws, policy, and regulatory compliance within scope of the position. The ED works in a university athletics environment, that of a Division I member institution, compliant with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience.
10 years of progressively broad and functionally diverse HR experience.
Current PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP Certification or equivalent experience.
Strong knowledge of Athletics operations preferred.
Advanced knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures, including employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, talent management, employee engagement, workforce development, and organizational initiatives relating to and/or impacting human resources.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, and coordination of people and resources.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships including: collaboration, negotiating, influencing, consensus building and conflict management to interact effectively with executives, administrators, faculty, staff and members of the public from a wide range of functional areas, backgrounds and organizational levels.
Develops strategic, innovative, and mutually beneficial recommendations and solutions that align strategic business objectives with employment strategies.
Advanced communication skills including ability to lead group presentations, facilitate meetings, influence and gain acceptance of decisions, advise others, and motivate broad and diverse audiences.
Demonstrated writing skills to produce effective communications, documents, proposals, and reports adjusting to target audience level and needs.
Advanced conflict resolution skills to address and manage extremely difficult and volatile situations/individuals effectively.
Can manage multiple complex projects with diverse groups.
Integrity and Trust
HR Functional Skills:
Extensive working knowledge of computer skills in a Windows environment, including: word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and other HR business software.
Professional experience working in the University of California or other diverse postsecondary academic institution or other environment of similar complexity.
Master's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field.
Certification and experience using tools and assessments in organizational development, talent development, change management, leadership development, and conflict resolution.
5 or more years of supervisory/management experience.
Experience in HR Analytics, interpreting people data and using enterprise human resources systems to extract data.
Familiarity with University of California or California public higher education human resources law, policies, and procedures.
Experience working in a professional position a university athletics environment.
Working knowledge /understanding of applicable NCAA guidelines, federal regulations and other policies/procedures that define model practice in intercollegiate athletics.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Crawl: Not Applicable
Handle Objects: Occasionally
Reach above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Perform Calculations: Constantly
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Constantly
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Not Applicable
Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable
Drive Motorized Equipment: Occasionally
Confined Spaces: Not Applicable
Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Not Applicable
Gas System: Not Applicable
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 .
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.