Human Resources Project Coordinator, College of Science
The George Mason University College of Science (COS) invites qualified candidates to apply for our new Human Resources Project Coordinator position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The COS Human Resources Project Coordinator will be responsible for leading the efforts of a wide variety of HR projects related to: recruitment; onboarding; faculty/staff engagement, diversity and inclusion; and new initiatives in faculty/staff development. This position will also be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining HR management systems and controls in support of those projects; maintaining HR data integrity; HR data analysis and reporting; and managing the college's HR process documentation. The portfolio of projects managed will be cyclical and evolve as projects are completed and new needs are identified.
This position will complement the existing COS HR staff by designing, integrating, and maintaining the systems within which all of the college's local HR admins work. Duties for this position will be performed at both the Science & Technology campus (Prince William County) and the Fairfax campus. Occasional travel to other GMU sites may be required.
Specific duties will include:
HR Project Coordination
The primary purpose of the position and majority of the work is to coordinate, and serve as the principle staff support for, a wide variety of Human-Resources related projects. Projects will span across the full employee lifecycle including areas such as Faculty and Staff Engagement (recruitment, onboarding, career progression, skills development, well-being, inclusion, reward & recognition, and retention); Diversity (staffing, climate, and leadership); and Off-boarding (exit interviews, separation checklists). Most projects will be cyclical from one academic year to the next and ad hoc projects will be initiated as the needs are identified.
HR Management Systems and Controls The incumbent will also develop and maintain systems and controls for tracking HR-related processes and project initiatives. Examples include databases to track training requirements, waivers, and employment records for the purposes of compliance, planning, and reporting. The incumbent will be responsible for oversight of the college's HR data integrity and create, maintain, and distribute procedures to document the college's HR processes.
Data Integrity, Analysis, and Reporting The selected finalist will also create organizational charts for the College, Departments, and Research Centers and distribute them both to the units and to the web; prepare salary data and other reports for use by senior college administrators in allocation planning; track the completion of required trainings and onboarding efforts; and prepare responses to requests for information from senior leadership of the college.
Bachelor's degree in a field related to human resources or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Knowledge of general HR principles;
Expert Level MS Excel spreadsheet skills;
Experience using relational databases (e.g. Microsoft Access, Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft, or similar) and knowledge of database principles;
Demonstrated data analysis and reporting skills;
The ability to work effectively with a diverse population of collaborators;
The ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks;
Self-motivated and collaborative mindset;
Strong organization, customer-service, and collaboration skills; and
Sophisticated communication and presentation skills (both oral and written).
Experience working in a large public institution of higher education;
Experience working in a project-oriented position;
Current (or expired) professional Human Resources certification (PHR, SHRM-CP);
Experience working with data analysis tools such as Microstrategy.
About Us: The College of Science has approximately 400 employees and has the second largest student enrollment at the university. With a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, COS is also the largest research unit in the university—constituting approximately one-third of the total research portfolio, and having generated approximately one-third of the university's research proposals in FY18. Our mission is to produce science that enhances society and COS undertakes pioneering research endeavors that are integrated with academic programs to offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today's world. For more information, visit us on the web at http://cos.gmu.edu/.
Salary: Anticipated starting salary will be in the low to mid $50,000s.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information, at least one of whom can speak to the candidate's proficiency in human resources.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45315
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