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Employment Specialist

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
Job Summary The Employment Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing inclusive recruitment, retention and employee relations practices for faculty and staff. Key aspects of this role include analyzing information and implementing improvements in workforce planning, recruitment, retention and employment policies, procedures and practices. This role also leads the student employment process with the goal of helping to meet the labor needs of the campus community while providing a meaningful work experience for students. This role will collaborate with all members of HR and campus partners to drive our mission to attract, retain, and develop our workforce.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Implement inclusive recruitment and retention strategies for staff and student workers.
  • Partner with the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer in the development of inclusive recruitment and retention practices.
  • Ensure that University employment policies and procedures are compliant with applicable laws, regulations, and institutional strategies.
  • Partner with the Career Development Center, Student Financial Services, and HR staff to integrate all aspects of student employment into one comprehensive program.
  • Manage the recruitment process from the position justification through the verbal & written offer.
  • Ensure accurate records, reports and other written materials related to employment are updated regularly and shared with key stakeholders. Examples include but are not limited to creating postings, offer letters, and managing job description and requisitions.
  • Partner with the Director of Compensation & Benefits in communicating our employment value proposition to faculty, staff and applicants.
  • Partner with Assistant Director of HR for Orientation and Onboarding strategy.
  • Track metrics and measure outcomes, for example, time to fill, offer acceptance rates, net hire ration, and first year turnover.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Student focus: Striving for high student satisfaction, going out of our way to be helpful and pleasant, making it as easy as possible for the student rather than our department or the university.
  • Inclusive culture: Demonstrating a commitment to creating an inclusive culture that embraces differences such in gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, social class, marital and parental status, disability, age, religion, gender identity or expression, geography, and national origin.

  • Collegiality: Being helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Initiative: Taking ownership of our work, doing what is needed without being asked, following through.
  • Efficiency: Planning ahead, managing time well, being on time, being cost conscious, thinking of better ways to do things.
  • Quality/Compliance: Achieving a standard of excellence with our work processes and outcomes, honoring University policies and all regulatory requirements.
  • Coachability: Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.

    Required Qualifications:
    Education High School Diploma and 5 years of experience, or Associates degree plus 3 years of related experience or a bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience required.

    ExperienceThe required education and experience or a combination of education and experience listed above should be in a relatable field such as DE&I, talent attraction, selection, and retention with an emphasis on the candidate and employee experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    PHR/SPHR and/or SHRM-CP/SCP preferred.

    Special Instructions to the Applicant:

    Benefits Eligible: Yes
    Number of Months: 12 months
    Other Number of Months:
    Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
    Posting Date:
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled: No
    Anticipated Start Date:
    Posting Number: AH00907

    To apply, visit

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