Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer

Employer:University of California, Riverside

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Position Description:Job Number 202001030761
Full/Part Time Full Time
Schedule 8AM - 5PM
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Position Information
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a visionary, strategic, thoughtful, and collaborative leader for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The AVC/CHRO will be a key partner to campus senior leadership in building an inclusive, equitable workplace culture. As the senior human resources officer, the AVC/CHRO leads, develops and manages comprehensive human resources programs aligned with UC's ethical values (integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect) and the campus mission, Principles of Community and strategic plan. The AVC/CHRO leads and manages human resources programs that align with the Vice Chancellor (VC) Planning, Budget & Administration (PB&A) Services vision and goals; University policies, labor agreements, and Federal and State employment laws and regulations. The AVC/CHRO develops and executes comprehensive strategic plans relating to campus human resources programs, practices and systems under the direction of the VC and in close partnership with campus executive management, various groups such as the Staff Assembly and campus administrators, managers, faculty, and staff. The AVC/CHRO is a liaison to the Office of the President on human resources matters and is responsible for advising campus senior officers on all aspects of human resources administration including UC's senior management programs and policy. The AVC/CHRO provides vision and direction in an increasingly multi-cultural and multi-generational work environment; while remaining internally equitable, externally competitive, legally compliant, and administratively sustainable. The AVC/CHRO is responsible for providing HR training, direction, and policy and compliance oversight. The AVC/CHRO guides the development of a campus wide talent management strategy that enhances UCR's competitive advantage as an employer of choice, by establishing a framework to actively recruit, develop, and retain a diverse and talented workforce; developing policies and practices that champion diversity; and creating a safe, inclusive work culture. Applicants must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. *Finalists invited to on campus visits will be asked to provide a presentation to campus stakeholders.* Please Note: The recruitment for this position is being managed by Executive Recruitment Services, an internal UC search firm. For inquiries please email

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree in business, human resources or law is preferred. Preferred

SHRM SCP or SPHR Preferred

Beyond 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in multiple human resources functional areas. Preferred
10 - 15 years of related experience. Required
Progressively responsible experience in a senior HR position and/or leading a HR operation is highly preferred. Preferred
Work experience in a higher education setting or in the public sector. is preferred. Preferred
Prior experience working within a unionized environment. Preferred
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Required

Minimum Requirements
Advanced understanding of the unit goals and ability to determine the best way of achieving unit goals.
Demonstrated ability to makedecisions regarding hiring, evaluating, and development of subordinates.
Excellent communication skills with a diversity of communication styles; demonstrates a high level of political acumen; communicates effectively orally and in writing.
Advanced knowledge of specific functions in the university's HR management information systems.
Excellent management skills that include collaboration, coaching and developing subordinates; ability to build relationships.
Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
Advanced knowledge of organizational and systemwide personnel policies and applicable laws and regulations.
Must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Knowledge of relevant federal and state employment and labor laws and regulations.
Impeccable judgment and high personal/professional integrity.
Ability to make tough/timely decisions and say "no" when appropriate and necessary, while also being politically savvy.
Team player who works well with constituents at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to think strategically in the planning, development, and implementation of human resources programs and services across a decentralized organization.

Additional Informations
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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
• UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

• Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

• In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

• UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

• In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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