Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Reporting to the Director, Employment, the Human Resources Officer functions as a part of a team and serves as a primary consultant for temporary recruiting needs within assigned University departments regarding human resources services. Serves as a key contact to external constituencies and those interested in applying for jobs at Boston College.
Responsibilities include recruitment planning for nonexempt and exempt positions utilizing a variety of targeted approaches to advertising and recruitment, reviewing and prescreening resumes/applications, behavioral based interviewing, skills evaluation, and hiring requiring an understanding of compensation practices.
Will set salaries with hiring managers for nonexempt and exempt hires up to the MRP and promotions up to a 10% increase; all other salaries are set in collaboration with the Compensation Office. Serves as a primary contact to University department management and employees in providing day to day employee relations within the temporary/term appointed assignments.
Collaborates with appropriate central HR and departmental Human Resources staff to investigate and bring corrective action cases to resolution.
Collaborates with other Human Resources staff to provide support to departments in all areas of employee services.
Will also provide day to day functional supervision of Employment Office front desk staff to ensure that office operations are efficient and that a high level of customer service is provided. Must demonstrate a professional and personal care for others, have a proven ability to promote the common good of the operation and take responsibility for the services of the department.
Must be successful in promoting an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness for all members of the Boston College community.
This position does not support remote work.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
HR Officer Level 1: 1-3 years, $57,850 - $72,300
HR Officer Level II: 3-5 years, $65,450 - $81,800
Bachelor's Degree is required with a concentration in Human Resources. Minimum of 2-4 years progressively responsible experience in a team based Human Resources organization, preferably within a high volume recruiting environment
Key requirements include: proven ability to provide sound advice in a complex organization, with an understanding of the big picture perspective; an understanding of the "customer" in a university environment, and demonstrated experience working in a high volume, fast paced environment.
Must have solid experience utilizing current technologies including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and especially web based ATS, preferably PeopleSoft version 8.9 or higher. Must also have a proven ability to be organized, handle confidential information and interact effectively with a diverse population; must be able to work under pressure and in a changing environment.
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to successfully promote a work environment that values diversity and supports respectful interactions. Must also have a working knowledge of state and federal laws governing human resources practices. Relevant experience in a Higher Education environment is highly desirable.
A second language, especially Spanish or Portuguese, is preferred.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.