Bard College seeks a full-time Human Resources Assistant for a busy HR office. Duties include but are not limited to: answering phones, greeting walk-ins, answering general HR questions, maintaining employee files, assisting with new hires, and providing general office support for the HR department with a focus on support for the Director.
This is a full-time, non-exempt, 12 month per year position reporting to the Director of Human Resources. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.
Bard College's main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY with 1900 undergraduate students; the campus also features multiple graduate programs. The 1000 acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, the Hessel Museum of Art, as well as the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college degree granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as five international campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard's priorities well in addition to the College's emphasis on civic engagement.
Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focussed on rethinking who can and should be included in this kind of education.
Monitor main email account and answer phone calls in a professional manner
Greet all visitors and direct them to the appropriate staff member
Maintain and update employee files and update on-line directory
Track signed appointment letters and manage new hire paperwork, including E-verify, NY New Hire and I9's, Welcome Letters, Direct Deposits and Emergency Contacts
Track completion of online trainings
Act as gatekeeper for office, able to use independent discretion to answer questions and refer matters to appropriate staff person when necessary
Maintain record retention/destruction log and transition list
Proficiency with Google Suite and MS Office; ability to learn new platforms and software
Ability to deal and use discretion with confidential matters
Strong computer, and organizational skills
Ability to multitask and remain focused through interruptions
Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are essential
Strong customer service skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references via Interfolio.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
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About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.