Senior Director Human Resources for Housing, Dining & Residential Services

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Title: Senior Director Human Resources for Housing, Dining & Residential Services
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Housing Srvcs. Admin.
Date Posted: 03/13/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Housing, Dining & Residential Services, the Senior Director of Human Resources is a member of the Housing Cabinet Management Team with senior-level management responsibility for Human Resources, which includes: human resources management; organizational development, planning and strategic analysis; personnel management; employee relations; and training and development.

Housing, Dining & Residential Services consists of over 1.5M gross square feet and 250 acres of university property, providing:
-Housing services to over 6,200 student residents in 3 residence halls, 5 apartment complexes, and a family housing complex;
-Dining services to residents and the entire campus out of 2 large residential restaurants, 12 retail venues, and 5 convenience stores; and
-Programs, activities, and support to a diverse residential community.

The Management functions are highly complex and diverse due to the following factors:
-Size of Budgets (Housing: $63.9M; Dining: $27.1M; Residential Parking: $1.0M).
-Debt service of $11.3M.
-Major maintenance budget of $5M to $7M annually.
-Staff of 400 career and 800 student employees.

The Senior Director of Human Resources is responsible for the day-to-day development and management of Human Resources department and functions as the primary Human Resources professional for Housing, Dining & Residential Services (HDRS). In this capacity, the Senior Director of Human Resources provides leadership in developing and implementing strategies to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and highly competent workforce. The Senior Director of Human Resources is responsible for various Human Resources related activities including recruitment, targeted advertising, selection, on-boarding, outreach, employee/labor relations, performance management, compensation, benefits, leave management, risk management, training and professional development. Senior Director develops communication methods to ensure management and staff across the organization are properly trained and oriented to human resources practices, processes, and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelors degree in business administration, public administration, industrial psychology, or a related field, and a minimum of six years of progressive HR experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrates significant knowledge of current principles and practices of human resource management and professional-level Human Resources experience in recruitment, hiring, employment (including EEO and affirmative action compliance), job evaluation, compensation and classification, separations, and state and federal labor laws and regulations.

Ability to collect and analyze data, interpret policies and apply them to routine situations. Ability to establish or recommend alternative solutions. Skill to develop innovative approaches, techniques, and procedures to provide more efficient and responsive services.

Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication proficiency, including delivering oral and written presentations; writing concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical or narrative reports; and the ability to communicate decisions and findings effectively at all levels within the organization.

Demonstrated experience performing a variety of advanced analyses using quantitative skills and forming solid recommendations. Advanced expertise using software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Ability to effectively use technology to maximize data analyses, storage and retrieval.

Demonstrated experience in development of information systems

Effective project management and organizational skills to develop goals and action plans, assess priorities, and resource needs. Ability to set and meet aggressive commitments to achieve objectives while demonstrating flexibility to handle immediate needs.

Skill in negotiating and exchanging ideas in a politically astute approach with others to arrive jointly at consensus.

Demonstrated experience in supervising a team in an office environment. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team and/or serve as a team leader.

Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction. Demonstrated strong initiative and follow through; self-motivated and results oriented.

Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Hired Applicant must successfully complete a background check through the Department of Justice.
Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate Degree in Human Resources, Industrial Psychology, or a related field.

Experience working in an academic auxiliary enterprise.

Knowledge of UC system and Riverside campus policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.

Working experience of UC Riverside electronic systems (PPS, SIS, JDS, etc.).

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR/PHR), or comparable professional Human Resources certification.

Knowledge of or experience in working in housing, dining and/or residential services.
Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is 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.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview