HR Coordinator

Brunswick, ME
Jun 14, 2018
Institution Type
Community College
The HR Coordinator carries out various responsibilities within the HR office including: recruitment and employment administration, HRIS support, scheduling of training and other events, performance management tracking, back up for student employment office, and other projects and tasks as needed. The HR Coordinator welcomes and assists individuals who call or visit the HR office. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Employment and Staffing and supports all HR team members.

Generally, Monday-Friday, up to 37.5 hrs per week, 8:30 – 5:00,(with occasional extra hours during peak periods or to cover absences.)

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business or a related field preferred or an equivalent combination of college level coursework and/or continuing education and experience. Two or more years of prior experience in HR preferred with emphasis on one or more of the following areas: recruitment, employee relations/performance management, training, or HR systems.
Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to interact and communicate positively and effectively with a diverse range of constituents (faculty, managers, coworkers, applicants, external customers) and sometimes in stressful situations. Must routinely apply basic traits of honesty, integrity, loyalty and respect for others. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a busy office setting with regular interruption. Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills, with great attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple priorities, function well under pressure and meet deadlines. Proven ability to use good judgment, be resourceful, as well as proactive in thinking through problems and identifying solutions. Strong sensitivity to and ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion working with sensitive material. Robust computer skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of HR Information Systems (HRIS) software with the willingness and self-motivation to keep current with existing systems and to learn new software applications as necessary. Must have an understanding of, sensitivity to, and appreciation for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of the College's students, faculty, staff and visitors.

A minimum of two years administrative experience preferred. Strong technical aptitude and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Working knowledge with complex HR systems, including Workday and/or PeopleAdmin, preferred.