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C23-011 Human Resources Assistant

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut
Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Feb 9, 2023


Human Resources Assistant

Human Resources

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) seeks knowledgeable and experienced Human Resources and payroll professionals to augment its Human Resources and Payroll team. 

Human Resources Assistant  

Human Resources Assistants serve as a well-rounded, confidential Human Resources and payroll professional supporting a variety of areas within the Human Resources and Payroll team.  This position provides an array of supportive responsibilities and processing in one or more of the following areas: recruitment and talent acquisition, employee onboarding and orientation, time and labor, employee benefits, compensation and payroll, retirement processing and leave management.

The ideal candidate will have broad demonstrated professional experience at or above the level of an assistant in Human Resources and or payroll. 

The incumbent will be required to work in person, on campus and may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Required Qualifications and Characteristics

The Human Resources Assistant must possess knowledge, skills and abilities in one or more areas in Human Resources: recruitment and talent acquisition, employee onboarding and orientation, time and labor, employee benefits, compensation and payroll, retirement processing and leave management.  The incumbent must possess the demonstrated ability to apply principles and practices of public human resources management including payroll, relevant state and federal laws and regulations; state, CCSU and CSCU policies and procedures; collective bargaining; as well as computerized databases and software including querying data and processing transactions. 

Other key qualifications include:

  • Three (3) years of professional experience at or above the level of an assistant in Human Resources, and or payroll.  Note: Experience obtained at the level of student worker including graduate assistant or its equivalent will not be considered as professional experience.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications, organizational and presentational skills; and demonstrated organizational skills.

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following:

  • Professional Human Resources and or Payroll experience in a public higher education setting.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with State of Connecticut systems including Core-CT, EPM reporting module, STARS – OBIEE.
  • Demonstrated success working in a collective-bargaining environment.

Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University is the largest university within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.  Founded in 1849, CCSU is the state’s oldest publicly funded university.  The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro in January of 2017.  She is the University’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive.

CCSU is a campus community focused on students and their educational development. The low student/faculty ratio allows for close interaction with faculty and individual attention to students. The average class size is 25; no classes are taught by graduate students. The faculty serve as teachers, mentors, advisers, and research partners with students.

CCSU has a robust commitment to community service. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized CCSU’s work by designating it a Community Engagement Institution; CCSU was also selected for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Reflecting the growing diversity of Connecticut, CCSU is an increasingly diverse campus. The largest minority groups in the student body are Hispanic/Latino (15.7 percent), Black/African-American (11.8 percent), and Asian (4.6 percent). Hispanic/Latino students and Black/African-American students have both increased significantly in number over the past several years. Seventeen per cent of the faculty are people of color: Asian 4.7, Black/African American 5.6, and Hispanic/Latino 3.7. Twenty-three percent of the staff are people of color: Asian 3.3, Black/African American 9.1, and Hispanic/Latino 9.3. CCSU offers a variety of academic and co-curricular programs that support diverse students and offer them opportunities to explore the many cultures and issues that are important to our increasingly multicultural society.

CCSU employs a diverse workforce of faculty, staff and student workers from all over the world.   CCSU employees are either non-represented or a member of one of seven collective bargaining units represented on campus.  In the Fall 2022 semester, CCSU employed 392 full-time and 438 part-time faculty as well as 485 full-time and 89 part-time staff for a total of 1,404 professional, paraprofessional and service employees.  CCSU remains committed to embracing and strengthening diversity and inclusion, providing an enriching and equitable learning environment where every individual is valued, and promoting diversity of people and ideas.

For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

Application and Appointment: Applications must be received by March 5, 2023.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities.  Select job [C23- 011] Human Resources Assistant and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers

Candidates selected for interview may be asked to provide additional information.

Compensation and Benefits

The Human Resources Assistant is compensated at the Professional 2 salary level in accordance with the CSCU Human Resources Policies for Management and Confidential Professional Personnel. Salary ranges from $57,534 to $86,299.

Incumbent salary is commensurate with education and experience as administered in the above noted policy. For additional information regarding compensation procedures, please select the above link.

The State of Connecticut and CCSU are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (CCSU, Eastern, Southern or Western), as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits, such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Daniel Moreland, J.D., Search Committee Chair, at

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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