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Human Resources Specialist

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Mar 9, 2023

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Human Resources
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Human Resources SpecialistStart the new year with a new job! Join George Mason University, 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. Our 250+ Facilities department employees are on-site maintaining the wonderful buildings and grounds of all four campuses of George Mason University. To keep pace with the needs of this dynamic group, the HR team is expanding. Reporting directly to the Facilities HR Director, we want a human resources contributor with junior level generalist experience to be part of a 3-person on-site HR team. Responsibilities:Here's what the HR Specialist job looks like:Develop, administer, and 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 and monitoring for employees.Oversee the annual evaluation process of department administrative faculty, and classified staff, providing guidance to departments as needed; andOther related human resources functions, depending on operational needs.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of education, training and/or work experience;Knowledge of HR principles and practices;Demonstrated skill in providing project support;Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Teams, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;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; andMust currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles.Preferred Qualifications:English / Spanish bilingual skills (Inglés español habilidades bilingües) highly preferred;andKnowledge of higher education software systems such as Banner.Wait, there's more...Now, fast forward. 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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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