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The Human Resources Department at Concordia University Irvine advances the mission of the University by fostering a diverse, encouraging, empowering, and engaging community that continually attracts and retains employees. We strive to promote an environment that challenges and inspires these employees to maximize their God-given talents to achieve their highest level of contribution and personal satisfaction.

Employment Opportunities

Meet Our Staff

Jim Barcenas

HR Director

[email protected]
949-214-3132


Mariana Saldana

HR Generalist

[email protected]
949-214-3131

  • Staff, Faculty, and Student HRIS setup and changes
  • Staff and Faculty benefits (403b, health, vision, dental, FSA’s, etc)
  • Employee Leaves of Absence
  • Employee garnishments
  • Required employee training
  • Employee new hire notices
  • Employee Onboarding

Ranella Faraj

Payroll Specialist

[email protected]
949-214-3120

  • Timesheet errors, pay stubs and W-2 questions
  • Vacation and sick accruals and rules
  • Employee exits and exit notices
  • Tax forms and direct deposit updates (W-4’s, DE-4’s, etc)
  • Employee Covid-19 questions

Amarech Abate

HR Coordinator

[email protected]
949-214-3130

  • Full-time employee tuition discounts
  • Business card and name tag requests
  • Employee Verifications of Employment
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