Executive Director Shared Services

October 24, 2018


UC Davis


Education and Nonprofit




David, CA


Another Source’s client, University of California Davis, is recruiting an Executive Director, Shared Services. UC Davis is a place with a purpose! Whether caring for human and animal health, addressing issues in the changing environment, cultivating and protecting food systems, or enriching lives through art and intellectual exploration, they are united in their understanding that cutting-edge innovation and open minds will increase the quality of life for all.

Here’s a little about UC Davis and the position they are recruiting for: The academic campus is uniquely located in in Northern California in the city of Davis, and UC Davis Health is headquartered in Sacramento, along with the state capital. Together, they make up the largest campus within the University of California system. This is an opportunity to be part of a unique, interdisciplinary community that embraces the challenge of addressing the greatest issues of our time while growing personally and professionally. The HR Shared Services Organization, formed approximately seven years ago, is a trusted partner in providing administrative support functions that allow the campus community to focus on their core functions to accomplish the UC Davis mission of teaching, research, public service, and patient care. The Shared Services Organization provides administrative support functions for both UC Davis and UC Davis Health in Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable Disbursement Vouchers. https://hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/shared-services/sso

The gig:

  • The Executive Director provides strategic guidance and direction to the HR Shared Services Organization (SSO), taking primary responsibility for UCD Health & current Shared Services Center (SSC) Service Channels, and providing guidance and support for Campus Service Channels.
  • You will provide leadership, oversight and direction for Campus SSC and UCDH Channel-specific services which currently includes SSC Finance and Payroll, HR Operations and Leaves Administration.
  • You will provide leadership, oversight and direction to the Service Navigator role, Service Desk and Service Channel Support Center for UCD, and will provide guidance and direction for implementation and ongoing improvements.
  • This position is ultimately accountable for the development, implementation, evaluation and improvements of the client interaction framework.
  • You will champion diversity and inclusion and the UC Davis Principles of Community.
  • Ensuring the team is familiar with and sensitive to their responsibilities during recruitment, offer, performance management and ongoing day-to-day duties.


Experience you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Admin or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years' of increasingly responsible and directly related experience in a multidisciplinary, leading organization, including at least five years of senior management responsibility.
  • A proven track record of success in all aspects of human resources administration including strategy, organizational development, problem solving, change management, leadership development, succession planning, HRIS, Compensation management and human resource administration and training.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating strategies to align services in a multidisciplinary organization so as to achieve the utmost efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Experience managing and leading client-focused shared services.
  • Additional experience that is ideal for the role:
    • Advanced degree in Human Resources, Business Admin or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience in higher education or health care environments.
    • Prior experience in a unionized environment.
    • Prior experience in a health-related business, preferably in an academic health setting.

UC Davis strives to create an environment where individuals can be problem solvers, risk takers and restless pioneers. By offering competitive benefits and rewards, employees can continue to do their best work. https://hr.ucdavis.edu/employees/benefits

Background check required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Physical Demands:

  • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
  • Non-standard work schedule that may include nights, weekends, or alternative schedules.
  • UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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. Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.

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Job Type

Full Time

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