Job Details

University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 1398351
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Manager

Senior Leader HR Manager
Office of Provost/EVC

Job #: 1908575

Full Time; Career
Starting Salary Range: $65,000-90,000/Annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Involves recommending, developing, implementing, administering, coordinating, and/or evaluating Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs and procedures covering several of the following: recruitment, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, payroll, benefits, welfare programs, training and development, visa procurement, inter-location transfers, and employee services.

Under the general direction of the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor's (CP/EVC) Chief of Staff, the incumbent manages the human resources processes necessary for the CP/EVC and Chancellor to recruit, on-board, develop and review members of the campus's Senior Leadership Team. The Senior Leadership Team is comprised of Deans, Vice Provosts, the University Librarian, and Vice Chancellors.

The position requires project management skills to guide concurrent processes to successful conclusions, including the ability to plan and execute logistics, and provide staff support to Chairs and committees through senior leader recruitment and review processes. The incumbent must have an understanding of the importance of policies, and their interpretation, in order to guide committee chairs working with faculty, staff, students and affiliates through the politics of senior leader recruitments. The incumbent will develop and guide evolution of the campus's leadership on-boarding, and executive development programs. Researching best practices, formulating recommendations, and implementing programs, through partnership with Office of the President and the campus's staff human resources and academic personnel offices are key to successful outcomes. The incumbent will also perform compensation analysis and prepare senior manager items for Presidential and Regental review with support from the Executive Compensation Team, at the UC Office of the President.

As the campus Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operations Officer, the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) is responsible for providing vision and guidance to campus senior leaders as they work to fulfill our campus mission and attain our strategic goals.

The CP/EVC works closely with the Chancellor to engage campus leadership and faculty in the creation of a vibrant academic and research vision, infuse an entrepreneurial spirit to the creation of new sources of revenue, provide focused leadership to support student success, assuring a campus commitment to serving first-generation college students and a diverse student population. The CP/EVC provides leadership in the areas of the campus academic, capital, enrollment and financial planning, policy analysis, and fiscal administration; creating a vision for faculty, student and staff programs that engage and support the campus.

The CP/EVC organization is dynamic, with priorities and issues that evolve and change daily. The team is committed to collaboration, the use of digital tools to create efficiencies, in the moment reprioritization and creating a collegial, optimistic and forward-facing environment.

As representatives of the CP/EVC, all members of the immediate staff are expected to model the UC Santa Cruz Principles of Community in their interactions with senior leaders, faculty, students and staff at all levels of the organization, with colleagues throughout the UC system and in their interactions with agencies, organizations and individuals outside of the UC system.

Qualifications include:

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

  • Possesses advanced analytical, active listening and critical thinking skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement Human Resource procedures that align with policies and best practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to create partnerships and to work collaboratively across organizational lines.

  • Knowledge of human resources technical tools, concepts, policies, and procedures including employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources as well as organizational initiatives relating to and / or affecting human resources.

    Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

    Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 03-06-19

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    To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted ON OR BEFORE the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @ A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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