The Human Resources Coordinator has an active role in the management of the university's faculty and staff recruitment processes and in maintaining the viability of human resources information within the university’s integrated database management system. In addition, the Coordinator provides robust support for the functions of the Human Resources office. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, there is a high level of interaction and collaboration with the Payroll Office, as well as various academic and administrative departments across campus. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position. Projected hire date is April 1, 2020.
Active management of tracking systems that will follow the applicant from receipt of inquiry and/or application through initial screening, distribution of applications to search committees, interviews, evaluation/credentialing, employment offer or non-selection, and onboarding.
Research and identify resources, methods, and media for promoting employment opportunities at SWU internally and externally. These efforts may include internal referrals, professional networking, employment websites, information sessions, career fairs, conferences, and other special events. Includes developing contacts and relationships within public/private organizations and membership or involvement in relevant professional associations.
Monitor changes that could impact faculty and staff recruiting and selection including university-wide initiatives, employment-related policies, procedures, regulations and initiatives, changes in technology, and current trends in job search processes.
Conduct pre-employment background screenings for all new faculty and staff.
Provide training and support for hiring managers/search committees about SWU’s hiring processes.
Ensure complete, current, accurate and viable HR-related data within SWU's integrated database management system (Jenzabar). This includes data entry, maintenance, and auditing of HR data.
Fulfill requests for HR-related information and generating reports, as needed.
Assist the HR Director with data collection and submission of recurring employee information reports and surveys.
Maintain accuracy and currency of published faculty and staff information including web and printed directories.
Assist with HR-sponsored/organized events.
Assist with development and implementation of employee relations initiatives and policies.
Assist with research of employment-related issues including compliance, state and federal regulations, and employment trends.
Assist with investigations (employee and student), as appropriate.
Assist Director with development and management of various training initiatives.
Maintain basic knowledge of university policy and procedures, employee benefits information, new hire and termination processes, and federal and state employment and compliance issues.
A bachelor’s degree is required in human resources, business, or a related field. At least two years’ work experience in human resources is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Experience in higher education is a plus.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential as is a high comfort level for communicating and interacting with all levels of the university's organizational structure, from students to support staff, to faculty and administrators. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with internal and external constituents is critical.
Diplomacy, tact, and sensitivity are essential. Evidence of spiritual discernment and maturity are required. Must be comfortable speaking about spiritual matters as they relate to mission fit, integration of faith and learning, and SWU’s lifestyle/community expectations.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive employee-related issues and personal information is absolutely essential.
Ability to identify trends, tools and resources for developing and implementing recruiting solutions is desired.
Demonstrated ability to manage detail-oriented information with attention to accuracy and timeliness. Experience with HR information systems or integrated database management systems is required.
Excellent organization skills, self-direction and self-motivation are critical. Creativity in communication and problem-solving is required. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and to manage a schedule and deadlines is required.
SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals; the ideal candidate will have experience with integrated database management systems, including reporting, and have a high level of proficiency with web-based and PC applications including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
Physical/Environmental Requirements. Visual acuity necessary to use a desktop computer and to do editorial work, proof documents, and manage files. Requires ability to sit for periods of time in an interior office environment. May require infrequent lifting of objects up to 10 pounds, and occasionally items up to 20 pounds. May include infrequent travel or work outside of regular work schedule for special events or travel.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening.
About Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
University Core Values-
Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation
•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.