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Human Resources Analyst

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Human Resources Analyst

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Full time

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Rate of pay commensurate with experience

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Job Description:

The Human Resources Analyst will collect, compile, analyze, and report HR data, metrics, and statistics, and apply this data to process changes and make recommendations related to workforce planning, compensation administration, and legal compliance. This position will assist in the development and administration of policies and procedures, particularly around the College’s classification and compensation structure. The incumbent in this role will be required to be data-minded with a compassion for people.

As a member of the HR team, this position is essential to employee and community service and experience. The incumbent must feel comfortable working in an often fast-paced organizational framework with shifting and evolving responsibilities. This position collaborates with other HR staff, and a variety of other College offices to meet the department goals, and further the mission of the department and the College. This position participates as a committed member and leader of the Human Resources team in college and division committee work, projects, meetings, events, and overall community development.
  • Collects and compiles HR metrics and data from a variety of sources including the human resource information system (HRIS) and payroll outputs, management and employee surveys, exit interviews, employment records, government labor statistics, competitors’ practices, and other sources.
  • Analyzes data and statistics for trends and patterns with attention to recruitment, hiring practices, motivation, turnover, performance, and compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  • Analyzes data and processes changes related to positions, compensation, and other areas of HR and the employment cycle.
  • Prepares reports of data results, presenting and explaining findings to leadership.
  • Identifies and recommends reasonable short- and long-term goals, milestones, and benchmarks for key performance metrics.
  • Based on metrics and analysis, makes recommendations for policies and activities to improve the organizational culture including suggestions to attract and hire qualified candidates, to motivate and retain employees, to address staffing issues, and to maintain legal compliance.
  • Facilitates implementation of new training, development, recruiting, and other related initiatives.
  • Oversees a regular review and approval process for job descriptions.
  • May conduct or assist with conducting classification and compensation audits to ensure that jobs are properly classified (grade, FSLA status, etc.).
  • Ensures compliance with data privacy regulations and best practices.
  • May guide and/or assist with performance, benefit, and compensation review and evaluation processes.
  • Serve as a member of the Human Resources team, contributing to the advancement of the department’s vision and mission.
  • Work professionally in a team-oriented environment assisting and guiding other HR staff as appropriate and as needed.
  • Serve as a backup to other human resources staff as assigned or as necessary to include administration of the HRIS, ATS, payroll, and other HR related tasks.
  • Assist, lead, plan, implement, and administer department initiatives, special projects, and events as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer service skills to include responsiveness, providing a friendly approach, and problem-solving.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Thorough understanding of local, state, and federal laws involving areas of employment (e.g. compensation, EEO, ERISA).
  • Proficient with technology (Google suite, Microsoft Office Suite or related software, HRIS, payroll systems, and similar employee management software).
  • Familiarity with HR operations including hiring, payroll and employee benefits.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial Psychology, or related field required.
  • At least three years of experience in analytics.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of best practices in higher education human resources services such as academic years, faculty/dean positions, etc.
  • Proficient with or experience with Workday.
  • Experience in related areas such as job classification and compensation, employee benefits, and/or equal opportunity compliance preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or comparable certification preferred.
Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Apply online; application materials must include:
  • A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications

  • A complete resume or curriculum vitae

  • For faculty positions, statements on mentoring, teaching, and research will also be required.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Mount Holyoke College, the leading gender-diverse women’s college, is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are a diverse community of staff, faculty, and students, united in our mission to offer an intellectually adventurous education in the liberal arts through academic programs that are renowned internationally for their cross-disciplinary excellence, experiential approach, and commitment to diversity.

Mount Holyoke College is a welcoming and inclusive environment that values and respects individuals of all backgrounds. As an EOE, we encourage members of historically underrepresented groups or nontraditional backgrounds to apply for open positions at our institution. The College has a long-standing tradition of providing women and other historically underrepresented groups with access to an innovative educational experience that prepares students for purposeful leadership by integrating hands-on opportunities into the curriculum. We firmly believe that diversity enriches our community and enhances our ability to prepare students for success in an increasingly globalized world.

We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all qualified applicants and to building an exemplary workforce that reflects the diversity of our student body and the communities we serve. Our ultimate goal is to produce graduates who are capable of engaging thoughtfully, effectively, and boldly with the world.


 Mount Holyoke College

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women that is gender diverse and welcomes applications from female, transgender and non-binary students. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights. The oldest of the Seven Sister colleges, we are a noted leader in liberal arts education with a mission grounded in the conviction that women can — and should — make a difference in the world.

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