Human Resources Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 20, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Human Resources SpecialistThe autumn season is upon us. The weather is cool and the leaves are changing colors. If you are thinking about starting or changing jobs for a cool new one, then we have something for you! Join Virginia's most diverse university where more than half of Mason's undergraduates are students of color, and Mason exceeds national graduation rates regardless of race, ethnicity or wealth status. The Facilities Department is seeking a qualified reliable contributor who can keep pace with changing priorities and increasing business demands. This position is part of a 3-person HR team and reports to the Facilities HR Director. The HR Specialist supports a division of 250-300 employees who maintain the wonderful facilities and grounds of George Mason University. This includes the Fairfax campus which is situated on 677 acres with 103 buildings and the five additional campuses. Here's what the HR Specialist job looks like:Develop, administer and/or coordinate departmental training programs and special sessions, collaborating with Central HR where necessary;Under the direction of the Facilities HR Director, supports Classification and Compensation efforts for all Facilities employees;Manage a departmental succession planning program which includes individual development and training plans;Work closely with supervisors and department heads on goal setting for employees. Serve as the departmental SME for SMART performance goals, and work with supervisors to develop metrics for measuring their teams progress toward their established goals;Oversee the annual evaluation process of department administrative faculty, and classified staff, providing guidance to departments as needed;Other related human resources functions, depending on operational needs;Please note, this is an on-site position.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of education, training and/or work experience;Demonstrated experience in HR;Knowledge of HR principles and practices;Demonstrated skill in providing project support;Demonstrated skill in effective and respectful communication;Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and tailor communication based on the audience;Ability to exercise sound judgment and to make reasonable, logical, and defensible decisions;Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures;Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.Preferred Qualifications:English / Spanish bilingual skills (Inglés español habilidades bilingües) highly preferred.HR related certification, such as PHR, SHRM-CP.Knowledge of higher education software systems such as Banner.Wait, there's more...Now, fast forward one year. You have made a noticeable contribution to the educational facilities of a major university. You'll be busy, but don't worry. In December, you'll have two weeks off for a paid holiday. Yes, this is in addition to the other GMU holidays, great benefits, tuition exemption, and retirement plan. Please note - the two-week winter break employees often receive during the holiday season is not regularly guaranteed and is subject to annual approval. We know, it's a great gig. That's why we are looking for the best and want you to join us.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application, upload your resume and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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