Specialist, HR Employment and Selection I

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 21, 2023
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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy .

Job Title: Specialist, HR Employment and Selection I

Division: Human Resources

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Director, Human Resources Employment and Compensation

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The specialist I for HR employment and selection is responsible for supporting the University’s selection and recruitment processes. This position leads hiring managers through the position requisition process and provides consultation on hiring profiles, selection, and employment policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Assists hiring managers in developing detailed and accurate job descriptions
  • Screens applications and selects qualified candidates
  • Monitors job postings for activity making adjustments as needed
  • Guides hiring managers through each step of the recruiting and selection process; oversees the selection criteria, preparation of interview questions, and interview process
  • Implements selection and employment processes and procedures in accordance to industry best practices and compliance standards
  • Supports the recruitment, screening, and referral of applicants
  • Researches appropriate recruiting sources; coordinates the placement of all paid advertisements with the Specialist II
  • Conducts one-on-one consultations to develop hiring manager selection and recruitment competencies
  • Continually champions Employee Referral Bonus program to include proactive identification of talent matching
Service Excellence
  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
  • Guides hiring managers on asking appropriate and compliant interview questions and ensures integrity is maintained during the entire interview process
Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Stays informed about industry trends and compliance regulations making recommendations to the team
  • Provides coaching and guidance to hiring managers and committees
  • Collaborates with HR team to ensure a smooth transition for all new hires from recruiting through to onboarding
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years human resources experience
  • Certification from Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Human Resources Certificate Institute preferred
  • Experience with Workday preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Knowledge of human resources practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent analytical skills to facilitate understanding and application of research and statistics in report writing and decision making
  • Organizational skills to facilitate effective management of records and data
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use good judgment and think critically
  • Ability to use general office hardware and computer software applications, including Workday
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
  • General office setting
  • Standard flex once training has been completed
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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