Senior Human Resources Generalist

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

ID: 7074922
Posted: February 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Delay Notice: Due to the current health crisis, candidate selection or hiring steps may be delayed.

UCSC Statement

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Initial Review Date (IRD)

UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 02-22-2021

Dept Marketing Statement

This active administrative office supports the scientific efforts of the UCSC Genomics Institute, including overall operations, research and teaching efforts of GI faculty, which includes approximately 120 staff, postdocs, and students involved in projects supported by funds from the federal and state governments, private gifts, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Under general direction of the Director of Operations, the Senior Human Resources Generalist works with a team of Human Resources professionals who directs the workload described as key responsibilities. This position works with records that may contain personal identity or other sensitive information. This position is part of a collegial administrative team dedicated to providing accurate, insightful, analytical, and timely administrative leadership, support, and oversight to enable scientific and technical advancements. The administrative team values organizational efficiency and effectiveness, fiscal stewardship, customer service, and continuous improvement.

More information about the Genomics Institute can be found at:

Job Overview

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.

Uses professional HR concepts as a seasoned, experienced professional to apply organization policies and procedures to resolve the full range of HR-related issues. Works on problems that are diverse and complex in scope, where analysis of situations require a review of a variety of factors. Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day assignments with some guidance provided on new projects.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary Information: $70,000 - $89,200/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits

Schedule Information:
Full-time, Fixed
Percentage of Time: 100%
Average Hours Per Week: 40%
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus

Union Representation: None

Job Duties


HR Strategy: In collaboration with GI management team, advise on and implement human resources strategy in alignment with internal business strategy. Integrate human resource management strategies and systems to achieve the overall mission and success of the group while meeting the needs of employees and other stakeholders.
Internal Culture: Develop, communicate and implement principles, values and culture. Foster positive and inclusive working environment by developing and implementing policies on issues like working conditions, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management; liaise with UCSC and HHMI departments on areas such as staff performance, grievances, health and safety to ensure proper protocols are followed consistently and efficiently. With managers, develop and oversee implementation of consistent disciplinary procedures, such as performance management tools to ensure employees and managers are guided to success. Promote equality and diversity as part of the group’s culture, and facilitate meetings on personnel conflict to ensure harmonious working atmosphere.
Performance Management & Professional Development: Guide supervisors and employees though annual performance appraisal process and provide feedback on reviews. Work with managers on employee career paths. Analyze skill development needs and then identify, execute–and at times deliver–appropriate and effective workshops and training.
HR Processes, Policies, Development & Implementation: Maintain working knowledge of relevant policies, such as applicable union contracts, staff and academic policy, fair hiring guidelines, visa regulations, and ensure the group remains in compliance. Oversee the development of processes for all internal HR-related matters and ensure documentation and execution of such procedures. Develop GI staff handbooks and internal HR process documentation, and work with GI human resources staff to ensure the upkeep. Examine GI processes for bottlenecks and design and recommend products and methods for achieving greater efficiency. Serve as primary liaison between the internal group and University departments, including dean’s office, talent acquisition, payroll, employee and labor relations, compensation, and as needed, International Student and Scholar Services.


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