Human Resources Department Assistant

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 11, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time

About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Provide administrative and office support services to the HR department in addition to helpful guidance for HR customers including administrators, faculty, staff, and community members. Exercise discretion in the handling of confidential records and knowledge. Appropriately apply established policies and procedures with escalation to applicable HR team member.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the HR team to ensure successful interactions with internal and external customers. Greet and assist visitors in-person, HR office main phone line & fax, and HR email including answering basic questions, gathering and giving materials, escalating to a HR team member, or directing visitor to a different department.
  • Provide administrative support to the HR team and Managers. Support includes, but is not limited to, coordinating HR email inbox, recording/retrieving information in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) database, scheduling meetings, coordinating the gathering of employee documents, and assisting with unique projects.
  • Provide administrative and coordination support for Title IX investigations.
  • Respond to and escalate inquiries, problems, and complaints from the College community.
  • Understand College policies, bargaining agreement, contracts, etc. and provide basic support to employees and HR visitors.
  • Organize and maintain personnel files and confidential records. Exercise discretion in application of handling all confidential materials and knowledge.
  • Perform other job related duties as directed.



  • Associate's Degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience isnecessary.
  • Three years administrative and office support experience is required. Experience in a higher education and/or a Human Resources setting preferred.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deliver services in an environment where there is an emphasis on customer service is required. Ability to interact professionally and tactfully with people of different levels of education, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences, and to exhibit an high level of respect to fellow employees and the College community at large.
  • Strong ability to multitask and prioritize is required.
  • Ability to utilize a computer and keyboard to enter, retrieve, and manipulate data is required.
  • Ability to effectively use several means of digital communication including documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software is preferred. Proficiency with Google suite preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

Work is performed in a general office environment and is sedentary in nature. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.

Additional Information:

Supervision Received:

Functional supervision is received from the Executive Assistant to the CHRO / HR Office Manager. Administrative supervision is received from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Supervision Exercised:

Assistance with the functional supervision of student employees may be required.

HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

SALARY: $20.95

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


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