Serves as a key resource to BSD staff and departmental administrators on all HR related matters ensuring HR services are provided in a timely and professional manner.
Resolves HR administrative issues in consultation with appropriate University of BSD administrative offices such as Shared Services, Payroll, or Student Employment communicating directly with all stakeholders to ensure issues are successfully resolved.
Generates standing and ad hoc reports on compliance and HR metrics using Workday.
Responsible for providing follow-up on HR compliance reporting and tracking for the assigned unit.
Coordinate work authorization efforts for designated unit by acting as a liaison to the Office of International Affairs, University Human Resources, and/or Payroll.
Gain and maintain knowledge of University Human Resource policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local employment and labor laws staying abreast of changes and implementing the changes into the day-to-day workflow.
Coordinate HR activities supporting employee training, communication, engagement and wellness.
Supports staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, interviewing and reference checking, handling employment offers, and conducting orientation. Drafts templates and routine offer letters. Maintains appropriate human resources data and records, solving a range of straightforward problems using standard procedures.
Provides professional support to a unit's employee/labor relations efforts, including handling grievances, disciplinary warnings, and employee complaints.
Performs other related work as needed.
Experience as a human resources professional in higher education or healthcare environment strongly preferred.
Working knowledge of employment regulations and typical human resources procedures.
Strong and broad software knowledge and usage including: word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and web, as well as a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Knowledge of Workday or similar human resources information systems.
Licenses and Certifications:
Human Resources Certification preferred (HCRI or SHRM Certification).
Celebrate diversity and inclusion.
Strong customer service skills and ability to interact with and serve a diverse population with tact, courtesy, clarity, and diplomacy.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Foster partnership and collaboration.
Exhibit business acumen and organizational astuteness.
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, juggle competing deadlines, set priorities, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision despite heavy workload and tight deadlines.
Demonstrate strategic agility.
Display emotional intelligence.
Exhibit resilience and optimize resources.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills utilizing appropriate resources to resolve issues with high attention to detail.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with absolute discretion.
Cover Letter (preferred)
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