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HR Shared Services Data Specialist

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Human Resources Administration, Chief Technology & Information Officers
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Full Time
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Posted: October 26, 2021
Level: Professional 3/ Management Confidential
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Job Posting #: CSCC 21-31
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Friday, November 26, 2021


CT State Community College
New Britain, CT 06051

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

Anticipated Start Date:

December 17, 2021

Position Summary:

The Human Resources (HR) Data Specialist, under the supervision of the HR Data Analyst, is accountable for performing the transactional management, analysis, and review of the CORE-CT Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) for twelve community college campuses, Charter Oak State College, and the System Office representing 6400+ non-represented Management/Confidential, unclassified and classified bargaining unit employees in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) System.

Supervision Exercised:

As a key member of the Center of Excellence (COE) for Compensation, Benefits, and HR Administration, the HR Data Specialist will report to the HR Data Analyst and will serve as the primary CORE-CT HRMS & EPM data processor for all HR transactional and data elements pertaining to community colleges, Charter Oak State College, and the System Office.

The HR Data Specialist will have no supervisory responsibility and may, at times, work in partnership with part-time Educational Assistants.

The position provides significant support to the Director of HR Strategy, Regional HR Managers, and Campus HR Generalists. This position also may work closely with the DAS/CORE-CT Team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Public Administration, or a related field and at least one to three (1-3) years’ prior experience in the principles, practices, and techniques of Human Resources or data analysis.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • · Knowledge of CORE-CT HRMS and EPM/STARS.

  • Ability to utilize technology to access and analyze data and maintain records. Demonstrated strong proficiency in the use and application of MS-Excel.

  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical personnel at various levels of the CSCU organization and communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner with demonstrated ability to modify content based on the audience.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with the ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and provide quality customer service.

  • Strong problem-solving skills including the ability to collect and analyze information.

  • Ability to interact with cross functional teams to exchange information, share ideas, and create a positive and productive team dynamic.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with student populations similar to those served by CT State Community Colleges.
  • Experience leading cross departmental programs/projects in higher education.
  • Experience with best practices for instructional/curriculum design using multiple modalities and pedagogical approaches.
Example of Job Duties:

1. Collects, processes, compiles, and analyzes CSCU HR data through the application of the CORE-CT HRMS and CORE-CT Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) / STARS systems and in accordance with Management/Confidential Personnel Policy and Collective Bargaining Agreements. This is accomplished during the life cycle of CSCU employees from hire thru retirement/termination, ensuring timely and accurate employee data entry and updates. Responsible for employee data files.

2. Completes monthly CORE-CT HRMS data audits for the Colleges and System Office to maintain or enhance data integrity across the system particularly in the areas of new hires, benefits, leave administration, position & job data management, promotions, transfers, compensation increases, retirements, and union status changes.

3. Performs data analytics through the use of CORE-CT EPM/STARS and in the preparation of standard and/or ad hoc HR reports, templates and data queries. Documents procedures for future reference and implementation of continuous process improvements and best practice initiatives in the collection, analysis, and presentation of data. Maintains an HRMS data repository and data integrity.

4. Participates in CORE-CT HRMS Team-sponsored training when appropriate and available.

5. Provides CORE-CT HRMS technical support to the Director of HR Strategies, Regional HR Managers, and campus HR Generalists.

6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$62,003- $93,005 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

Application Instructions:

Submit a cover letter, resume and a copy of Official College Transcripts.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Prior to extending an offer of employment, the finalists for state employment must prove that they (1 )are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; (2) have received the first dose and has either received a second dose or has an appointment for the second dose in a two-dose series vaccination, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or has received a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or (3) have applied for an exemption from this requirement because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the administration of COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to their health, or the finalist objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely held religious or spiritual belief. Each application for an exemption will be considered on an individualized, case-by-case basis, and any applicant for an exemption must provide appropriate supporting documentation if requested. Executive Order

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion


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