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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 Coach employment
  • Employee benefits & leaves of absence
  • Employee training

Maria Mercedes Jimenez

HR Generalist

[email protected]
949-214-3130

  • Recruitment
  • Student employment
  • Campus Wide Org Chart
  • Temporary worker employment
  • Business Cards/Name Tags

Ranella Faraj

Payroll Specialist

[email protected]
949-214-3133

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