Human Resources Assistant

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Human Resources Assistant

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Dean's Office, Arts and Sciences

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-09-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia is undergoing a comprehensive restructuring of Human Resources. This initiative is called the Ufirst Project and more information about it can be found here: The project will be ongoing for the next 2-3 years, requiring some existing HR staff to be redeployed to work on the project. As a result, there is a need for temporary or limited term Human Resource positions throughout the University to backfill some of these roles.

A&S is the largest undergraduate college at the University, educating more than 10,000 students. While this posting is initially assigned to the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, it is possible that other areas at the University may partner on this search and hire in their organizations. Because the Ufirst Project will result in continuously changing needs, it is possible the incumbent may be hired into one area and in the future be reassigned to another.

The HR Professional's duties will be largely related to their credentials and experience. Duties could include HR related duties such as personnel and payroll record maintenance, generating standard and custom reports, verifying and/or consolidating information, drafting standard offer letters, or providing frontline HR services to assigned departments.
The qualified candidate will have an associate's degree or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training as well as at least one year of administrative or human resources experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in Human Resources that includes exposure to multiple HR specialties, HR certification, knowledge of employment law and policy, or previous experience in higher education.

Preference will be given to individuals with exposure to multiple HR specialties, HR certification, knowledge of employment law and policy, or previous experience in higher education.

Some positions may be required to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

This position is a full time, restricted salaried position, which is limited in duration, but includes benefits applicable to full time employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The ability to multi-task, assess and prioritize competing demands on one's time, and maintain a positive attitude. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to represent the HR Profession and the University of Virginia in a tactful and professional manner.

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