Reporting to the Assistant Director of Administration, Finance & Process Improvement, the HR Coordinator provides support to Sr. Human Resources Consultants and acts as a liaison with other team members to assigned departments, supplying a wide range of HR support services. The HR Coordinator is an active contributor to the high performing Human Resources service delivery team. The structure of this unit is one of a highly interactive team – with active sharing of information, solving of problems and brainstorming on system/procedure changes.
A resource to assigned departments for all HR information on policies and processes, benefits, and systems.
Serves as the HR data processing expert on all HR transactions for staff as well as non-paid academic/non-faculty appointments both on the Quad and in the HMS/HSDM affiliated hospitals. Submits job data changes via PeopleSoft.
Supports processing of multiple payrolls: Faculty & Postdocs, Teaching Fellows/Graduate Research Assistants, Staff/Admin, and all temporary employees. Generates and analyzes standard reports for all payrolls from a variety of systems.
Processes Quick Hire forms and collects appointment documentation for staff and temporary workers.
Identifies issues, independently researches potential solutions and presents recommendations to Sr. HRC. Prepares, reviews and analyzes employee data to support decision making.
Acts as subject matter expert on personnel processes and of multiple systems including MARS, PeopleSoft, Qlikview, and Time and Labor.
Interacts with a variety of Harvard offices, seeking guidance on general questions and for the HRCs as needed.
Prepares and processes layoff and separation documentation in accordance with Harvard, State, and Federal Law and is responsible for the coordinating final payouts.
Participates in the maintenance of employee records through filing, file transfers, and routine file audits and archival. Responds to external & legal inquiries and correspondence.
Supports the HR team's strategic priorities by assisting in special projects to update processes within the Department.
Coordinates and conducts exit interviews and updates exit interview database.
Conducts salary reviews for all reclassified positions and for equity review requests from departments and making recommendations to HRC's based on analysis.
Updates and reviews visa information as needed.
Facilitates the monthly HR Services Meetings.
Provides backup to other HR Coordinator and administrative team members as necessary.
This is a three-year term position with strong potential for renewal.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3 or more years of related experience, preferably in an HR or academic setting, required.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Familiarity with PeopleSoft and payroll systems is preferred. Excellent organizational skills with a particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and sometimes conflicting interests. Excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills as well as a strong teamwork orientation. Exceptional attention to detail is a must. This position includes handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. Must have a working knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary to document and present work outcomes and deliverables. Ability to organize/prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and projects and function effectively as a self-directed leader of multiple initiatives. Excellent interpersonal skills including an exhibited ability to influence others, gather information from individuals and groups, build collaborative relationships and develop rapport both within HR and across the organization at all levels as well as experience working with subtle and/or complex institutional political dynamics.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50024BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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