Human Resources Manager, Employee Engagement and Development

Swarthmore, PA
Apr 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Human Resources Manager, Employee Engagement and Development

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College offers more than 600 courses a year and more than 50 areas of study. Swarthmore's 425acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods adjacent to the campus.

The Human Resources Manager will provide guidance, advice and counsel to all levels of employees on employee relation's matters to ensure consistency with College policy and adherence to regulatory compliance. The position will also develop and implement training initiatives and work in partnership on the College's recruitment and retention efforts. The Human Resources Manager must utilize specialized human resources and employee relations expertise including but not limited to resolving questions, concerns for employees in creative and effective ways, handling investigations, providing advice on performance management and organizational and operational effectiveness. Using creative learning models, develop and implement professional development programs to enhance employee engagement. In addition, they must demonstrate exceptional customer service, respect, responsiveness, and collaboration in all interactions with constituents. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required and a minimum of 3-years of professional experience in human resources. Must have demonstrated success in employee relations, coaching and/or organizational development. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intuitive ability, strong verbal and written skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Must have organizational skills and knowledge of employment law and practices.
  • Must possess technical competency including proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel and other software or HRIS programs, and the ability to operate standard office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Banner or similar human resources information systems is highly desired.
  • PHR or SHRM certification is a plus.

This is an 18-month limited term, part-time 25 hours per week position.

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Swarthmore actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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