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Human Resources Assistant

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 12, 2024

Job Details

Human Resources Assistant

Human Resources Department

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time Human Resources Assistant in the Human Resources Department. The incumbent of this position reports directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer. The Human Resources Assistant 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. One of the primary responsibilities of this position will be the recruitment, onboarding and processing of all part-time adjunct faculty.

About the Human Resources Department

The CCSU Human Resources Department contributes to the overall mission of the University by creating a supportive culture for faculty and staff and by providing meaningful input into important decisions affecting the development of the total student as well as the University’s service to all of its constituents. The goal of the department is to recruit, hire and retain highly qualified employees to serve our students and community.

We are dedicated to the health, well-being, and personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. We will provide sound and responsive advice and consultation; accurate information; and efficient and courteous service in order to motivate and support the faculty and staff who serve our students and the community. Human Resources staff will model respectful and ethical behavior, provide a welcoming and positive work environment, encourage diversity, and create value-added training and professional development opportunities, while recognizing the need for innovation and flexibility as the needs of our workforce change.

For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit CCSU .

Position Profile

The candidate hired into this role will coordinate with all of the academic departments to recruit, hire, and onboard part-time faculty.

May lead professional and/or support staff as assigned.

For more information on Management & Confidential Professional Personnel conditions of employment please visit CSCU Human Resources Policies for Management & Confidential Professional Personnel .

Applicant Evaluative Criteria

Applicant profiles and supplementary materials will be evaluated for appointment based on the following:

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; CCSU and CSCU policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of, and ability to use, human resources information systems and other computerized platforms, software and technologies; demonstrated success working in a unionized environment with multiple collective bargaining agreements; demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to relate and work collegially, constructively and effectively with a variety of stakeholders, groups and individuals, as well as the ability to work independently.

Required qualifications include:
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in human resources, equal opportunity/affirmative action, labor relations, payroll, or employee benefit administration.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications, organizational, and presentational skills.
Ideal Candidate
  • Experience working in a collective-bargaining environment
  • Experience working in the public sector
  • Knowledge of CORE-CT HRMS
To Apply

To begin the application process, select the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents by February 20, 2024.
  • 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.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. E-mailed and 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.

Inquiries may be sent to Kristin Caruso, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2503 or .

Compensation and Employee Benefits

The Human Resources Assistant is compensated at the Professional 2 salary level in accordance with CSCU Human Resources Policies for Management and Confidential Professional Personnel. For more information, please visit Management & Confidential Policies .

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

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

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources .

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.


Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University (Central) is the largest university in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, Central is also 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. 

The university comprises five academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we offer quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Explore each school in depth here. 

Central is a proud Community Engagement University designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Central offers a welcoming and attractive campus that is minutes from the state capital and few hours from Boston and New York City.

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach. We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.

Central Connecticut State University

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