About Eastern Washington University: Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.
Easterns 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the states second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelors and masters degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 masters degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place-the knowledge that comes from the land.
Eastern Washington University seeks candidates for a professional Human Resources Associate. The Associate positions serve as the principal consultant for an assigned client areas which could support faculty, classified, exempt, and temporary employees of the university in such functional areas as classification, compensation, employee relations, human resources information systems, organizational structure, recruitment, performance management, training, contract, rule and policy advice. This is an open recruitment, three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.
Required competencies include: 1. Effective communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive and effective professional relationships throughout the university based on earned trust, respect and reliability and the ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality. 2. Critical/analytical thinking, obtaining and applying information to support decision making, to initiate solutions, resolve problems, and to contribute to strategic planning. 3. Ability to consistently deliver exceptional customer service. 4. Ability to establish credibility based on others recognition of the human resources knowledge and experience offered, based on honesty, transparency and ability to comply with policies and procedures. 5. Ability to keep up-to-date with best practices, policies and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements and the ability to foster greater understanding and acceptance of new perspectives, best practices, procedures, policies, and options available in any given situation. 6. Resilience, flexibility, adaptability - able to adjust priorities and approach in the face of frequent changes impacting the organization, work responsibilities and how work is performed. 7. Knowledgeable about diverse HR functions and processes, and able to develop an in-depth understanding of the operations, culture, and personnel of Eastern Washington University. 8. Ability to provide training and coaching to help others take responsibility for their own personal work performance and professional development. 9. Ability to work independently with little supervision, to consistently and accurately apply acquired knowledge, and at the same time, to function as a collaborative and supportive team member. 10. Self-initiative and consistent high-level performance which demonstrates a strong work ethic and contributes to the value that Human Resources brings to the university.
The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, tuition waiver benefit and more.
Minimum of five years of human resource experience beyond entry-level work, in the following functional (or related) areas:
Classification, position development, and compensation,
Organizational structure and restructure
Employee relations, including performance management, training and coaching,
Human resources information systems, such as PeopleAdmin and/or Banner
Contract, rule and policy advising,
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point; database management (such as Human Resources Information Systems), report generation
Manage multiple projects simultaneously while effectively managing deadlines
Be able to work with others at all levels of the organization effectively, with a professional demeanor and ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
Posses strong analytical and problem solving skills
Have excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication sills, and emotional intelligence
Able to manage conflict, collaborate and work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
Be customer service oriented and have a strong commitment to quality customer focused relationships and service
Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, or our students, staff, faculty and the public.
Human resources experience in a college or university setting
Experience in an environment with collective bargaining
Experience serving as the functional administrator of an HRIS or related system
Other Skills and Abilities:
Job Duties: % of Time: 30 Responsibility / Duty:
Assist employees (at all levels of the university), managers and departments by providing advice and counsel related to HR functional areas and services; by assisting in problem and conflict resolution, performance development, personnel actions such as layoff and separation; and interpreting and applying the collective bargaining agreements, university policies and procedures, and state and federal laws.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 35 Responsibility / Duty:
Responsible for the applicable position requisition, recruitment, and hiring processes for assigned area;
Review position requisitions submitted by departments for quality, accuracy and alignment with university standards; recommend appropriate advertising media and timelines utilizing PeopleAdmin and Job Elephant, or other university systems and processes related to hiring; develop recruitment information, advertisements and supplemental marketing materials as needed; maintain updated information and statuses in PeopleAdmin related to positions and applicants; provide search committee training; monitor recruitments and exercise oversight of applicant evaluation process; screen applications as assigned; facilitate approval of interviews and hires; generate applicant demographic reports; develop offer letters and contracts; maintain recruitment files, applicant records and forms in adherence to university and public records requirements.
Conduct sexual misconduct reference checks as assigned
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 20 Responsibility / Duty:
Review proposed position descriptions submitted by departments; determine appropriate employment status, overtime eligibility and work with supervisor to identify essential function qualifications/standards and performance expectations.
Conduct job audits which includes reviewing completed position questionnaires, interviewing employees and supervisors, making recommendations and discussing with appropriate President/Provost/Vice President; preparing the notices for review and signature; prepare information to support position in grievance and testify as needed; maintain records and reports pertaining to audits; maintain tracking reports.
Assist departments in the development of exempt position analysis; review the evaluation for internal alignment; make recommendations for appropriate salary range to Senior Director.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 15 Responsibility / Duty:
Perform additional professional level Human Resources work, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Provide supervisor and employee training and coaching; develop training
Serve as the functional administrator of EWUs HRIS (PeopleAdmin)
Perform complex data analysis, generate reports
Respond to information requests
Facilitate processes unique to assigned area
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
Conditions of Employment:
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Posting Date: 06/03/2022 Open Until Further Notice: Yes Closing Date: Screening to Begin: 06/21/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
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Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.