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HR Assistant

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
$19.00 - $20.00
Start date
Jul 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary 

The HR Assistant supports the recruiting, onboarding and file management functions of HR Office.  This position works collaboratively with all HR staff members and other campus departments to support the hiring process, communicate directly with new hires through the initial onboarding process, input data, maintain electronic files and provide data migration support with a new HRIS implementation from Banner to Work Day.  The position is required to provide professional communication and maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Minimum of 1-year professional experience within human resources or similar office management setting   
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Excellent professionalism and communication skills  


Preferred Qualifications 

  • College degree in a related field such as Human Resources, Business, Education, or Accounting  
  • HR experience in higher education  
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365  
  • Experience with the State of Colorado Personnel System  
  • Experience with Ellucian and related programs such as Banner, Application Manager, Argos Reports, and Perceptive Content  
  • Benefits and compensation management systems  

Major Responsibilities 

  • Provide the highest level of customer service and professionalism in all internal and external interactions, directing inquiries or requests appropriately, and managing all front office responsibilities  
  • Work collaboratively with HR staff to process initial recruiting requests and coordinate HR needs with other offices on campus hiring  
  • Maintain search SharePoint sites and provides consistent communication with the recruiting process  
  • Process, verify, and maintain onboarding employee personnel files  
  • Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 and compliance processing benefit paperwork  
  • Process data entry for dates of employment, deductions, job details and dates of job changes  
  • Supports the onboarding process, initiate background checks, and all other tasks related to the initial employment screening and onboarding  
  • Communicate onboarding paperwork deadlines and provide follow up to meet payroll deadlines  
  • Maintains electronic personnel files and data migration from physical to electronic files  
  • Coordinate off-boarding procedures  
  • Compile and prepare reports and documents as requested  
  • Maintain compliance with all federal, state, and employment laws  
  • Maintain basic knowledge of HR trends, best practices, and regulatory changes  
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with diverse communities  
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508  
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  


Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  


Hourly range for this position is $19.23 to $20.67 per hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 


Application materials received on or before August 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 

The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity   

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182  

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 


  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  


ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date. 

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