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Human Resources Coordinator

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 25, 2023

Job Details

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University is searching for a dynamic and collaborative Human Resources Coordinator to join its administrative team.

The Human Resources Coordinator provides human resource and administrative support to the Director of Administration at the Watson Institute, and its various Centers, Programs, and Initiatives. The position coordinates and processes HR transactions related to the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training, performance management, and transition processes for permanent and temporary employees, as well as Watson’s student workers.

As Workday’s HR Coordinator, this position serves as the point of contact for HR related transactions, and provides support in the management of personnel actions, reporting, record and time keeping. The position works closely with the Director of Administration and other HR staff at the University to assist in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, and 1-2 years of relevant experience (OR equivalent combination of education and experience).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interface with multiple levels of organization, including a variety of student, faculty, and staff roles

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills to effectively organize, prioritize, and follow through on multiple deadlines

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Word, Excel, and Gmail/Google Suite

  • General knowledge of HR policy and best practices

  • Knowledge of Workday or other HRIS software preferred, but not required

  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

Resume and Cover Letter Requirement: Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this position.

Background Check Requirement: All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

To learn about Brown University’s benefits, please visit here for further information.

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Job Posting Title:

Human Resources Coordinator


Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs


Grade 8

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Time Type:

Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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