Human Resources Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 07, 2022
May 20, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Human Resources SpecialistThe George Mason University College of Health and Human Services is launching a search for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist to support the Office of the Dean. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the College:The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) - the "public health college" of George Mason University - is leading an effort to educate its students to understand complex problems and to approach solutions critically through a broad understanding of health and health care delivery. The mission of CHHS is to engage a diverse student body and faculty in transdisciplinary academics, research, and interprofessional practice to promote the health of populations while eliminating disparities. CHHS plays a vital role in promoting the health of the community, region, and state, not only by ensuring a critical pipeline of skilled graduates that fill important workforce needs, but also with its clinics and research partnerships with various health agencies and nonprofits. Through reciprocal partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, international partners, private not-for-profit organizations, and businesses, CHHS is able to provide clinical internships, community placements, and community and global capstone experiences. The College offers five undergraduate degrees, 12 graduate degrees (including four doctoral degrees), and six graduate certificates through the School of Nursing and the Departments of Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Rehabilitation Science (closing), and Social Work.About the Position:Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance and Administration for the College, the incumbent will support all recruitment related to faculty and staff hires. The candidate will work closely with the Office of Faculty and Staff Affairs and will be responsible for on-boarding and off-boarding;Serves as the primary HR point of contact for the department;The incumbent will attend HR Liaison meetings, and will be responsible for communicating updates or changes to Mason's HR policies and procedures to the rest of the college;The incumbent will complete and submit paperwork to Central HR/Office of Budget to obtain position numbers to assign to recruitments and ensure proofing, editing of job announcements;Tracks due dates for research faculty reappointments, and confirms with Executive Director of Finance and Administration 90 days out from contract end date if contract should be reappointed;Processes and tracks all H-1B and J-1 requests for all international faculty hires;Approves all manual non-benefitted assignment submissions funded by state funds in system;Coordinates, collects, and reviews for correctness, each adjunct and graduate assistantship upload project each semester before submitting to Human Resources;The incumbent will supervise the Human Resources Assistant to ensure all assignments are completed in a timely manner; andServes as a Talent Equity Advisor (TEA) for recruits.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in a field related to human resources or equivalent combination of education and experience;General knowledge and experience working with HR principles;Proficient with writing, editing, and proof-reading various literary content;Proficient at using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;Demonstrated descriptive data analysis and reporting skills;The ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks;Self-motivated and collaborative mindset;Demonstrated organization, customer-service, and collaboration skills; andAbility to work with confidential information and salary data.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in a large public institution of higher education;Experience using relational databases (e.g., Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft, or similar) and knowledge of database principles;Experience documenting HR procedures;Experience working with data analysis tools such as Microstrategy; andExperience in working in a diverse office setting is desirable.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a (1) cover letter, (2) a resume, and (3) a list of three professional references with contact information. Also, please include (4) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from underrepresented groups and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

"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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