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Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 1612828
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

HR Associate

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:

Reporting to the Associate Director - Faculty Affairs and HR Administration for the Bouve College of Health Sciences, the HR Associate will oversee activities and processes for hiring new faculty and staff and ensure accurate submission of the more than 400 part-time faculty appointments processed annually, all externally funded hires, non-salaried appointments and various faculty and staff hires. Responsibilities include coordination of the departments' recruitment/hiring process including confirmation of verification of employee eligibility; I-9s, e-Verify process. He/She will direct 15 mini Key Contacts in coordinating all HR activities and serve as primary SEVIS contact overseeing visa applications. S/he will monitor visa and funding expirations and work with the departments to facilitate employment/visa extensions and terminations, as appropriate. S/He will establish protocols and securely store employee records, manage hiring/employment data and ensure processing deadlines are met. This position requires multilevel coordination with a variety of departments across the college and NU including college human resources administrators, Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Global Services, academic hiring managers and research and finance areas. S/he will provide training on various HRM systems, as needed, to faculty/staff throughout the college. S/he will respond to staff/faculty inquiries, which requires a comprehensive knowledge of HR policies and procedures. This position will manage the college-wide time tracking system to ensure that vacation accruals are accurate for all benefits eligible faculty and staff and serve as point of contact for resolving issues, responding to requests and providing training. In addition, s/he will work alongside the Associate Director in the overall spring salary review, performance appraisal and merit process. S/he will participate in strategic teams focusing on HR related processes. This position will also have responsibility for reviewing faculty/staff appointment data; submitting a variety of HR actions on faculty and staff, and responding to inquiries from HRM and Payroll Departments. S/He will collaborate on special projects on an as needed basis with the College Budget Associate Director and Associate Dean of Administration and Finance and College Dean.

Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree in business administration or human resources preferred. Position requires a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant administrative experience, human resources management preferred. Experience in Operations preferred. Experience in Higher Education preferred. Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion in handling all information, especially confidential, is essential. Excellent organizational, analytical, communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills required. Candidate must also be able to work accurately and effectively with salary data and confidential information; demonstrate skills in teamwork and collaboration; have a high level of proficiency in MS Office applications [Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word]. Experience using Banner-HR preferred. The ability to learn new technology and systems quickly and apply them to daily tasks is key. The ability to think independently and work autonomously, utilize organizational skills and coordinate information across departments necessitates that this person has a demonstrated aptitude for clear communication, good judgment and decision making. Candidate must demonstrate a high level of agility and a strong ability to lead teams towards meeting goals in a large organization.

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Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouve, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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