Department: College of Education & Human Sciences-0910
Description of Work:
The Human Resources Specialist (Comparable to a HR Generalist in the HR profession) serves in a customer-facing, consultative role and is responsible for providing human resources support in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with all applicable institutional, UNL, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and guidelines. The Human Resources Specialist primarily provides departmental human resources-related support, including the development and execution of departmental talent management strategy, and support for talent acquisition and performance management. The Human Resources Specialist will also provide transactional support, guidance, and review for complex payroll and human resources-related transactions. The Human Resources Specialist will work closely with employees within the departments served, as well as functional office staff, providing a high level of customer service and professionalism in all interactions. This position functions under limited supervision and is expected to utilize technology to provide professional services.
The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree plus four (4) years of related payroll and/or human resources work experience; equivalent education/experience considered. Must have experience with an HRIS, payroll processing, applicant tracking or similar system. Must have a willingness and demonstrated ability to learn new hardware and software systems. Must have demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in compliance with rules and regulations, including HIPAA and FERPA guidelines on the disclosure of information. Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats. Must have demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships within and outside of reporting lines. Must have demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. Must have knowledge of payroll and/or human resources terminology and practices.
PHR or SHRM-CP Certification preferred. Experience serving multiple units as part of a service team helpful. Experience conducting training preferred. Experience with SAP or large integrated finance or human resources system desirable. Knowledge of federal and state laws and guidelines related to business practices preferred. Working knowledge of international hiring policies and procedures helpful. Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others preferred.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.