HR Faculty Affairs Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

HR Faculty Affairs Associate

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Faculty Affairs & HR Administration, the HR Faculty Affairs Associate is responsible for the administration and processing of all part-time faculty, volunteers, and both paid and unpaid appointments, which may include: visiting faculty, visiting scholars, visiting students, and courtesy appointments within the College of Science (COS) and is part of the local College's Human Resources team (COS-HR). The HR Faculty Affairs Associate will also track and monitor important career guidelines/timelines for Tenure, Tenure-Track, and Non-Tenure Track Faculty. The HR Faculty Affairs Associate will ensure that all human resources operational activities for the above populations are completed timely and accurately and administer the hiring process, including necessary visa paperwork.

The position will aid COS department HR Administrators for the above populations regarding:

-Position description creation

-Requisitions to postings

-Best practices for efficiency in HR

The HR Faculty Affairs Associate will partner with COS-HR and the central Human Resources Management team on a variety of HR related topics, which may include:

-Design staff recognition and appreciation events

-Facilitate the performance management process with the COS-HR team

-Work toward simplifying annual salary planning process

-Triage incoming inquiries and directing employees/candidates to the correct office for resolution while maximizing usage of the HR Service center functions

Other responsibilities required by this position:

-Act as a contact for immigration/visa needs throughout College for visitors, coordinate through the Office of Global Services and the departments within College

-Work with COS-HR team on implementing new operating systems and facilitate training plans for all faculty and staff as required

-Record and reflect accurate position tracking for all staff and faculty

A Bachelor's degree is required. At least two to four years of experience performing administrative work in a professional environment, experience working within the human resource function or in a university setting required. The successful candidate will demonstrate success in exacting professionalism and discretion on human resources matters and effective problem solving. The qualified candidate will present with excellent project management skills, and maximize efficiencies using modern technology. Superior written and oral communication skills are required.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a human resources capacity within higher education is preferred.

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Additional Information:
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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