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Human Resources Specialist

Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington, United States
11 days ago


General Description:

As a Human Resources Specialist you’ll collaborate with the HR team to advance Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) programs and processes. In continuing our commitment to hiring and developing a talented and diverse workforce, one of your main areas of responsibility will be employment and onboarding. You’ll have the opportunity to work with hiring managers across campus to ensure searches are conducted in an equitable and timely manner and new employees are welcomed and supported as they begin their time at PLU. You’ll also process a high volume of part-time teaching and service agreements. This position will support the University’s Title IX program by coordinating training. Additionally, you’ll help foster outreach and communication to the PLU community by assisting your HR team with events, workshops, production of written communications and maintenance of the department websites. Reports to the Director of Human Resources. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the staff employment process including the development of job postings, placement of position advertising, application review, and assisting internal users/applicants of the online employment system.
  • Maintain communication with hiring managers/supervisors throughout the hiring process.
  • Calculate and enter part-time teaching and service agreements in Banner on a monthly basis in alignment with the Payroll schedule; audit entries on a monthly basis. 
  • Onboard new staff. Coordinate pre-employment requirements including background checks, driving abstracts, education verification, and reference checks for the declaration of sexual misconduct; prepare offer letters. 
  • Schedule and hold weekly new staff employee orientations.
  • Manage enrollment and record completion of Title IX and other mandatory training modules through Vector on a monthly basis. 
  • Maintain departmental websites for HR, Commute, Personnel Manual and University Dispute Resolution Committee.
  • Participate in departmental staff meetings and attend other meetings and trainings as needed. 
  • Produce html emails for advertising and event communication. Create brochures, resource materials, etc.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of events and workshops.
  • Explore new recruitment opportunities in order to enhance applicant pools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills. Ability to prioritize work to provide prompt and efficient support.
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and ability to learn new software applications.

Required Qualifications:

  1. 4 years of human resources, customer service, or other job-related experience. Education may substitute for some experience.
  2. High school diploma or GED.
  3. Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check and declaration regarding sexual misconduct with references, subject to verification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with and/or experience in higher education.
  • Coursework or previous experience in Human Resources.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58745660
  • Location:
    Tacoma, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Human Resources Specialist
  • Company Name: Pacific Lutheran University
  • Industry: Educational Services
  • Job Function: Employment / Recruitment
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $19.34 - $21.67 (Hourly Wage)
Education / Teaching / Administration
Tacoma , WA , US

The PLU Experience With 3,600 students, PLU offers more classes, more majors and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. PLU provides the type of support that can only come from a close-knit community. Professors are mentors who encourage students to consider new ways of thinking, to take risks and grow. Students are challenged to achieve at the peak of their ability, given support to meet that challenge and, as a result, find success both in college and their careers. Challenge. Support. Success. They are the ...

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