This HR Specialist -Advanced position manages the full HR process for students, staff (SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty), postdocs, temporary employees, and unpaid/visiting appointments. Out of the various employee classifications, the student positions comprise the largest volume of workload. This position would be the primary point of contact for graduate student benefits and appointment process. This position also serves at the TIM Administrator for the School of Education. This position will initiate both complex and basic personnel actions, facilitate the recruitment and hiring processes, draft appointment letters, and provide HR guidance, interpretation, and application for the various employee classifications. This position will assist the HR Director in reviewing and updating HR policies and in processing faculty transactions. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate a high degree of autonomy and accountability in performing the position duties.
The School of Education is comprised of a two person HR team. This position reports directly to the HR Director and will interact with various personnel in the School and across the University.
This position will regularly use tools such as ConnectCarolina, PeopleAdmin, LawLogix (I-9 system), RASR, InfoPorte, and others to answer inquiries, process transactions, and address any potential HR issues.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from a four year college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to adapt easily, follow through, complete tasks, and resolve issues as a partner with clients inside the School and University.
Commitment to assess and meet the needs of customers, act with a sense of urgency, provide quick turnaround times, and take ownership of the HR professional role.
Understand and follow School and University guidelines, regulations, and policies, as well as be able to interpret and explain complex policies and procedures in a clear and concise manner.
Passion for providing exceptional customer service.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Highly detail-oriented and organized, and able to maintain records with great accuracy.
Ability to work independently on multiple HR-related functions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office products (including MS Word and Excel).
The successful candidate will show initiative for learning and identifying process improvements.
Prior experience working in a higher education setting.
Familiarity with internal UNC systems and procedures.
Familiarity with UNC policies and procedures for SHRA and EHRA positions.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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