Human Resources Employee Relations/Employment Specialist

Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Human Resources Employee Relations/Employment Specialist

Athens State University

Closing Date: 6/24/2021

Job Duties:
The Human Resources Employee Relations/Employment Specialist is responsible for activities relating to employment and recruiting. The Employment Specialist is the main system administrator for the university applicant tracking system. Primary job duties include activities supporting recruitment, screening and referral of exempt and nonexempt applicants to include faculty, staff and part-time faculty. Other duties include coordination of advertisements and job vacancies and acting as the point of contact for all employment inquiries.

  • Assists in the formulation of staffing plans and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Performs activities supporting the recruitment, screening and referral of exempt and nonexempt applicants for the university to include faculty, staff and part-time faculty.
  • Maintains and updates the ATS (applicant tracking system) as main system administrator.
  • Establishes and acts as a liaison with external agencies and recruiting sources.
  • Coordinates the placement of advertisements and job vacancies.
  • Conducts reference and background checks and employment verifications on job applicants.
  • Performs routine activities relating to employment and recruiting to include conducting search committee initial meetings and guidance throughout the search process.
  • Acts as point of contact for all employment related inquiries and provides assistance with the application process.
  • Prepares employment agreements and communicates with new employees regarding new employee paperwork.
  • Processes and prepares PO's related to supplies and advertisement of vacancies
  • Inputs personnel data in Banner, E-Verify and Department of Labor.
  • Completes tuition waiver forms.
  • Researches and responds to daily inquiries for miscellaneous functional areas of HR.
  • Assists with updating the HR website content.
  • Facilitates the Service Award program.
  • Works with Career Development to employ Institutional/Federal Work Study students.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need.
  • Actively works towards building cooperative and collaborative relationships with peers and internal faculty and staff.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvements to work practices and offers viable solutions for implementation.

    Required Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years of relative Human Resources experience required
    • Experience in a college/university setting preferred
    • PeopleAdmin Software experience is a strong plus.
    • Demonstrated competence with the Windows operating system and commonly used application software (Microsoft Office, Word, etc.) required

    • SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred

    • Effective written and oral communications skills
    • Above average time management and multi-tasking skills
    • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to complete assignments in a timely manner.

    Salary Schedule:
    Salary Band: P233
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    Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About Athens State University
    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
    Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.