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Executive Director Human Resources & Strategies

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 94132
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Executive Director Human Resources & Strategies


UCI Athletics

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.

The Position

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.


Salary: Annual $100,000.00 - $125,000.00

Total Hours: 8-5, M-F

Career Position



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.     

Core Competencies:

           Business Acumen

           Organizational Agility

           Integrity and Trust


           Customer Focus

           Interpersonal Savvy

           Political Savvy

           Strategic Agility           

HR Functional Skills:

           Organizational Design/Development

           Talent Management

           Consulting Skills

           Executive Coaching

           Change Management   

Extensive working knowledge of computer skills in a Windows environment, including: word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and other HR business software.

To review a complete job description and apply, please follow this link: Executive Director Human Resources & Strategies or visit UCI's job site at http://jobs.uci.edu and search job 2019-1132.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.

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.



Posted: 2019-11-01 Expires: 2019-12-01

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