Human Resources Coordinator

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Human Resources Coordinator

Date: September 8, 2020
Title: Human Resources Coordinator

Description: Under the supervision of the Chief Human Resource Officer, the Human Resources Coordinator performs a wide variety of administrative duties in a fast-paced environment. The HR Coordinator holds responsibilities for fringe benefits administration, employment and orientation processes and supports the CHRO with a wide array of administrative functions. The Coordinator fosters positive employee relations and offers counsel and advice relative to fringe benefits, recruitment, college procedures/policies and federal/state mandates.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assures all new employee paperwork and processes are in place. Initiates, maintains and updates employee files and other relevant HR systems.
  • Prepare appointment letters, maintains employee database, and works with other departments to assure smooth onboarding transition to new employees.
  • Conduct individual employee orientations, and coordinate group orientation sessions as needed.
  • Prepare job descriptions, postings, advertisements for non-faculty positions. Review and approve ads for internal and external publications.
  • Answer candidate inquiries relative to employment and benefits. Process background checks for new employees and new Board of Trustees as requested by President’s office.
  • Event scheduling and coordination, including the annual service years award ceremony, Employee Wellness Fair and other employee events.
  • Fringe benefits administration to including monitoring statutory and fringe benefit plans and assisting employees with enrollment, cancellations, changes, problem resolution. Processes enrollment changes for new, existing and retired employees.
  • Works with Financial Aid and Student Payroll to orient students and supervisors on processes and other important protocol relating to student employees.
  • Maintain organizational charts and update Employee Handbook as necessary.
  • Assist Title IX Coordinator/College Compliance Officer to coordinate hearings, investigations and other time-sensitive administrative functions.
  • Coordinate summer employment process and serve as primary contact for all questions relative to summer employment.
  • Prepare employment transition paperwork for departing employees, process cancellations for various benefits. Performs exit interviews with departing staff.
  • Advise supervisors/answer inquiries relative to recruiting and selecting employees.
  • Assist with recruitment processes including use of applicant tracking system as needed. Monitor advertisement efforts and candidate pool; track and maintain EEO reports through ATS.
  • Prepare reports, mailing lists and queries for the HR office and other departments as necessary. Assist with assessments and tracking as needed.
  • Assist in a variety of departmental projects including compliance, research, statistical reports/surveys, training and development, employee relations, etc.
  • Serves on search committees and other committees as needed.
  • Participate in and support student internship opportunities and other FlightPath initiatives as indicated in the HR Unit Plan.
  • Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local, and associational laws, rules and regulations.
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents.
  • Participate in significant campus activities, including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.
  • As a representative of the College, comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.
  • Other job related duties as assigned

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are an Associate’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in Business, Human Resources or a comparable field with between 1 to 3 years of experience in a related field/position. Will consider some college with 3-5 years of experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Progressive Human Resources experience
  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations with a high level of accuracy
  • Experience in higher education environment is helpful
  • Experience in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications; experience with Microsoft software (Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Ability to be flexible and multi-task
  • Ability to anticipate needs

To apply for the Human Resources Coordinator position, please click here. All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume;
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (; and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 2/15/2021
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