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University of Arkansas

Human Resources Specialist, COEHP



$45,000.00 - $50,000.00


Full Time

On Site


Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Human Resources

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:Contractual (Fixed Term)
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Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:EDUC | Human Resources

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Summary of Job Duties:The HR Specialist in the College of Education and Health Professions provides human resources services and support in the college. The HR Specialist is responsible for leading recruitment and retention efforts of assigned classifications including advising and consulting with managers on the development and classification of positions, assisting in writing and editing job descriptions, implementing advertising plans and facilitating the candidate selection process. The HR Specialist works in conjunction with the College of Education and Health Professions Human Resource Director. The HR Specialist will assist the HR Director in processing of payroll.

The HR Specialist will serve as the first contact for employees and supervisors regarding employee relations issues and interpretation and advice on HR policies and procedures. In addition, the HR Specialist will be a subject matter expert in Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) business processes, collaborating as a team to effectively meet HR needs of the college. This position provides support for the Workday HCM system through training and customer service and will be responsible for administering assigned HCM business processes and other duties as assigned.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education

  • At least two years of full-time, progressive experience administering human resource programs in staffing, employment, and/or employee relations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience in higher education

  • Experience using an HCM system such as Workday.

  • SHRM, HRCI, or other HR certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources

  • Knowledge of state and federal personnel laws, policies, and procedures

  • Knowledge of organizational management, payroll, benefits, and budget processes

  • Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and documents.

  • Ability to interpret and apply state and agency/institution policies and procedures governing personnel.

  • Ability to research and analyze data.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others.

  • Ability to communicate to a diverse group.

Salary Information:

$45,000 - $50,000

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Glennia Hunt, COEHP HR Manager,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View]

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
Frequent Physical Activity:N/A
Occasional Physical Activity:N/A
Benefits Eligible:Yes