Senior HR Business Partner - 21056-1A

University of California-Irvine
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Oct 15, 2021

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Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
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Department: Health Science Human Resources

Job Opening ID: 21056Reports To: UCI Health Client Services DirectorWorking Title: Senior HR Business PartnerDepartment: Health Science Human ResourcesBargaining Unit: 99FLSA: ExemptPayroll Job Code: 000628Job Location: UCI Campus- IrvinePercent of Time: 100%Work Schedule: 8-5, M-FEmployee Class: Career Position Summary: The HR enterprise is comprised of three unique business units: Health, Health Sciences, and main campus. The Partnership serves as a strategic center responsible for planning and implementing strategic initiatives across the entire UCI HR enterprise. Health Sciences Human Resources is committed to the mission of UCI Health Affairs of Discover. Teach. Heal. Health Sciences Human Resources’ endeavors embrace this mission by employing the best and brightest talent to support our research, foster education and provide excellent patient care. The Senior HR Business Partner (SrHRBP) in UCI Health Sciences provides strategic advisement and consultation to assigned clients, leveraging, and integrating knowledge of modern professional HR practice, the regulatory environment, and labor and employment law. The SrHRBP is the first point of contact for the client, working to identify and broker HR solutions with clients while appropriately utilizing the resources of subject matter experts within the department. Recognized functional expert who regularly leads human resources projects of criticality to the organization. The SrHRBP utilizes comprehensive and in-depth human resources expertise to provide guidance and recommendations regarding strategic direction to the organization and its leaders. Works on human resources matters that are the most diverse and complex in scope where analysis of data and situations requires evaluation of many factors and implications with broad impact on the organization. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and functions as a lead with other human resources professionals. Is considered a subject matter expert in the organization. Compensation Range: Commensurate with experience Department Website: Required: Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Human ResourcesBachelor's degree in a related area to Human Resources and/or equivalent experience/training.Demonstrated ability to handle the most difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively Computer literacy, to include experience with HRIS enterprise systems.Expert knowledge of employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources as well as organization initiatives relating to and/or affecting human resources.Highly developed analytical, active listening and critical thinking skills.Demonstrated experience in group presentation and facilitation.Possesses expert analytical skills to provide strategic direction for HR practices and procedures, conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to present complex information.Demonstrated expert knowledge of organizational policies and procedures; advanced knowledge of functional area and understands how work affects other areas in Human Resources and the organization.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across Health Affairs.Demonstrated ability to establish credibility, trust, and influence with senior leaders. Preferred: Strategic HR Business Partner Certification PHR or SPHR certification preferred SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP CertificationPrevious experience working with labor unions.Experience working in a complex organization, preferably an academic health organization.Experience in at least one HR specialty function such as Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Learning, Recruitment, etc. This position may be required to report at different work sites between the campus in Irvine and medical center in Orange. The incumbent must be able to provide their own means of transportation to/from work locations. 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. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.


Founded in 1965, UC Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Over five remarkable decades, UCI has become internationally recognized for efforts that are improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community.UC student center

With more than 33,000 students, 1,200 faculty members and 10,000 staff, UCI is among the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s second-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $5 billion.

UCI is a center for quality education that honors classic instruction while incorporating the best new scholarship. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UCI among the nation’s best universities. Achievements in the sciences, social sciences, social ecology, arts, humanities, medicine and business also have garnered numerous national rankings for UCI’s schools, departments and programs. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes – most recently Irwin Rose, in chemistry, in 2004.

Interdisciplinary research, a UCI hallmark, is evident in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Center for the Study of Democracy, Institute of Transportation Studies, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and innovative instructional programs in biomedical engineering, international studies, global cultures, arts and technology, and other collaborations.

The university is dedicated to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting equity and inclusion in our faculty, staff and student populations. Faculty and staff diversity affinity groups foster cross-departmental social interaction, professional networking, cultural competencies, recruiting and mentoring.

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UCI reaches beyond the classroom and laboratory to help solve societal issues and support human development. In the health sciences, UCI is noted for its research on cancer, the neurosciences and the genetic underpinnings of disease. UCI Medical Center, Orange County’s only university hospital and Level I trauma center, has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years.

UC Irvine parkA major intellectual and cultural center, UCI engages the community through public activities and events. Speakers on campus, for example, have included Nobel Peace Prize winners His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, all of whom also received the UCI Citizen Peacebuilding Award for their efforts toward world peace.

The university is also addressing the needs of the community and growing world population in an environmentally sustainable way. From the development of new and reliable processes for electricity and alternative fuels to critical water and waste management solutions, UCI consistently tops the list in Sierra magazine’s “Coolest Schools” report, its annual sustainability ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.  

A hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the university collaborates with the community on many strategic partnerships such as UCI Applied Innovation , a center which brings campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business sector to support job creation and economic growth. Development also continues on the 185-acre University Research Park adjacent to campus, where R&D companies enjoy collaborative opportunities in medical research, biotechnology, engineering, computer science and business.

UCI is benefiting the community and the world in countless ways through its scholarly, scientific, creative and economic contributions. On its way to becoming a flagship UC campus and one of the nation’s very best universities, UCI has embarked on a strategic plan that will ensure the campus continues to inspire excellence as it fulfills its research, teaching and public service missions in the decades ahead.

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