Human Resources Specialist

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Human Resources Specialist - Advanced

Working Title:

Human Resources Specialist

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$52,274 – $58,082

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

1 year

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8 am – 9 am

Department Name and Number:

SOP-Human Resources-450183

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Human Resources

Department Description:

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the number one pharmacy school as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition. We are a nationally recognized leader in progressive pharmaceutical care practice, education and research. The School enrolls approximately 600 Doctor of Pharmacy students, 80 Ph.D. students, and 20 master’s degree students. We maintain a robust research enterprise dedicated to finding new treatments for diseases and better ways of delivering health care. The School ranks second among the nation’s pharmacy schools in external research funding received. Our mission is to develop leaders in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences who make a difference on human health worldwide.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:


This position serves as consultant for assigned divisions within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and provides advice, guidance, and counsel on a variety of HR issues for all position types (SHRA, EHRA Non-Faculty, Faculty, temporary employees, postdocs, students, unpaid interns, visiting scholars) to include, but not limited to, recruitment, classification, compensation, metrics/reporting, and benefits.

This position works proactively to anticipate needs and future challenges for its assigned divisions and provide expertise and guidance on how to navigate complex HR issues to mitigate risks. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate high degree of autonomy and independent judgement in performing the position duties.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Knowledge of relevant employment law and HR best practices;
• Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing;
• Ability to adapt own communication style to the audience;
• Ability to handle multiple complex, confidential and sensitive HR issues;
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills;
• Ability to exercise independent judgement;
• Ability to analyze the entirety of the situation and recommend the best course of action despite
ambiguity and pressure;
• Ability to think outside the box and offer creative solutions;
• Excellent time-management, organization and prioritization skills;
• Accuracy and attention to detail;
• Strong analytical skills;
• Customer service focused attitude;
• Ability to collaborate with others and work as part of the team.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prefer three years or greater of professional level human resources experience in an academic
• Experience in client consultation and some combination of the following HR disciplines:
recruitment and hiring, classification and compensation, employee relations, benefits and worklife
• Knowledge of UNC policies, business processes and systems (ConnectCarolina, PeopleAdmin,
LawLogix, TIM);
• Advanced Excel user

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Job No:
Posted: 4/14/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time