University of California’s dedication to public service has no boundaries. Not only do three of their campuses – Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Davis, rank on the 2017 list of the Top 20 Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities, UC Berkeley holds a “lifetime achievement ranking” for enlisting more Peace Corps volunteers than any other university.
UCPath Center Workforce Administration Supervisor, Monica Johnson, is one of the 2,640 total volunteers from UC Berkeley to have worked for the Peace Corps. After graduating from and working for UC Berkeley, Monica served in the United States Peace Corps as a community health educator in Morocco for a little over two years (from 2010 to 2012).
Monica started working for the UCPath Center in 2013, after returning to Southern California to be closer to her hometown.
“The fact that we have so many growth opportunities is my favorite part. We’re like a startup company. Every day is something new. To be a part of this huge development that has never done before in education is astounding. I get to assert my own ideas on projects. The reward at the end of the day is that you can say you were a part of it, and that’s a great feeling. And because we support 15 different campuses, we’re constantly learning new things.”
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Monica also noted that she loves her commute, as she lives in Anaheim, which is 15 miles from the center in Riverside. As she points out, this is going against the usual commute for people who live in Orange County, which is a huge time-saver.
Starting as a Workforce Administration (WFA) Generalist (Human Resources) in 2013, Monica is a great example of the career growth opportunities within the UCPath Center. With her previous experience and skills in PeopleSoft, Monica worked her way up to Supervisor by 2016.
“There is a ton of movement within our workstream,” Johnson said. “I came in as a generalist and we had no supervisors at the time. We’re continuously growing—I gave out three promotions today alone.”
The UCPath Center is the shared services center for the University of California and is preparing to transition from supporting 1,800 UC employees to almost 220,000 by the end of 2018. The staff members place great value on finding candidates that are excited to work in a culture similar to a start-up where their voice is truly heard.
“The best part about working for the UCPath Center is having a direct connection with all the UC locations and working with individuals from each campus. Collaborating to create a more standard and efficient product is exciting, and I enjoy coming to work each day.”
If you’re interested in joining a diverse work environment with great opportunities for growth, visit the UCPath Center online job portal to view the current open positions.