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Academic HR and Lead Payroll Analyst

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UC Riverside’s mission is to transform the lives of the diverse people of California, the nation, and the world through the discovery, communication, translation, application, and preservation of knowledge – thereby enriching the state’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future. With this in mind, we seek to hire an Academic HR and Lead Payroll Analyst to serve as the lead academic and payroll professional for a wide range of human resources and payroll functions for academic employees in the School of Education (SOE) and the School of Public Policy (SPP). The incumbent leads activities supporting academic HR and payroll-related competencies in the following areas: Employment and selection, labor relations, payroll, and leave administration. The incumbent develops communication methods to ensure that management, faculty and other academics across the organization are properly informed, trained and oriented to academic human resource and payroll practices, processes and procedures. The incumbent analyzes, formulates, and recommends academic personnel and payroll actions on behalf of the Dean's office both at the Control Unit and at the Academic Department Level. The Academic HR and Lead Payroll Analyst serves as the lead for all payroll-related functions and is responsible for training the members of the Academic Personnel and Human Resources (AP/HR) Team supporting the SOE and SPP and ensuring team members remain up to date on UCPath changes, system enhancements, etc. The incumbent will interact with the UCPath Center, UCR business systems, campus departments such as BFS, CSC, central HR, central AP and Accounting. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high level of racial literacy given that UCR is an HSI, MSI, and AANAPISI located on Indigenous lands in what we now call the Inland Empire. This position is eligible for hybrid work. The full salary range for the Academic HR and Lead Payroll Analyst is $71,100 - $128,700 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is up to $90,000 annually. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR's current enrollment is over 19,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.

UCR plays many roles. As a university, we help educate students to reach their potential and goals. As the only public research university in Inland Southern California, we are on the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us face daily. As a proud member of the Riverside and Southern California communities, UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.

The University of California, Riverside serves the needs and enhances the quality of life of the diverse people of California, the nation and the world through knowledge – its communication, discovery, translation, application, and preservation. The undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; research programs; and outreach activities develop leaders who inspire, create, and enrich California’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

With its roots as a Citrus Experiment Station, UC Riverside is guided by its land grant tradition of giving back by addressing some of the most vexing problems facing society. Whether it is assuring a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply; stimulating the human mind and soul through the humanities and arts; or finding solutions to the profound challenges in education, engineering, business, healthcare, and the environment, UC Riverside is living the promise.

Located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California, the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities — air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR provides a gathering place where scholars can pursue their life's work in an academic setting that encourages faculty to make a difference in the world. The university provides faculty members with the resources, support and stimulation needed to reach their goals.

UCR has a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of innovation and collaboration. Every day, our diverse faculty brings an entrepreneurial spirit to showing what a public university is capable of in the 21st century.

In the process, our faculty makes a global impact while remaining leaders for innovation in Inland Southern California.

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