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Human Resources Coordinator

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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Human Resources Coordinator
Requisition Number STFR004262
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 9
Posting Date 01/02/2018

Reporting to the Manager of Human Resources and Faculty Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities Office of the Dean, the Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, preparing, and tracking human resources transactions for staff and faculty in the college. This includes but is not limited to the following: job requisitions and hiring paperwork, including appointment letters for new faculty and staff; part-time faculty hiring, grant-funded hiring and renewals, staff appointments, visiting appointments (paid and unpaid), and temporary non-student appointments; timely renewal of grant-funded appointments; training new departmental staff on part-time hiring processes; personnel transactions such as terminations and job changes. The Coordinator works closely with the Manager on all of these transactions and assists the Manager on other faculty and staff needs. The HR Coordinator also works with new hires to complete the online I-9 process; tracks part-time faculty expenditures and extra compensation payments for teaching; and prepares timely reports.

Other responsibilities include auditing payroll, staying abreast of the latest Human Resources and University policies and procedures, cross-training as back up for the Manager. S/he also assists the Manager, the Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion with annual performance management and merit process and other personnel tasks as necessary including maintaining the college’s personnel files and databases.


Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of administrative experience, with preference for experience in human resources and higher education, are required. Excellent software skills, including Word and Excel, and database experience are required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required as well as an attention to detail. This person must be able to work independently, to use tact and good judgment, to maintain confidentiality, and to prioritize and adhere to deadlines. Experience with Banner HR and PeopleAdmin, and the ability to quickly learn university systems are a plus.

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References

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