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Assistant Director of Human Resources

November 14, 2018


Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Human Resources in the Human Resources Office. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.

Supervised by the Director of Human Resources, the Assistant Director of Human Resources will perform a variety of services related to the College benefit programs, employee orientation and training processes, employee relations, and data analytics.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead new employee orientation, mandatory training, and development programs from the point of hire through progressive professional growth and/or skill maintenance for staff and administrative faculty.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate employee education programs. Work with other College departments to develop and present a coordinated and effective training experience. Prepare related research and information for the Director of Human Resources for planning and program development and improvement.
  • Advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues. Respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs. Interpret and advise staff, faculty and administration regarding personnel policies.
  • Answers requests of position descriptions, FLSA classification compliance, and departmental hiring needs. Assist departments with the development or updating of all position descriptions, to include department, supervisor, hours per week, a clear list of responsibilities, qualifications needed for the position, and expectations of employee performance; assure uniformity of job descriptions; manage all position postings in a database. Benchmarks compensation as well as advise of the classification of exempt/non-exempt employees.
  • With the Director, coordinate and monitor the processing of information related to employment such as hires, promotions, transfers, leaves of absence, salary adjustments, terminations and retirements, and exit interviews.
  • Keep current with industry trends and other pertinent information on each benefit program assigned, retain accurate files on benefit provider/carriers regarding plan descriptions, contracts, amendments and other benefit related documents, and maintain relationship with fringe benefit providers.
  • Coordinates benefit plan open enrollment, communicates with employees and retirees regarding benefit programs; including orientation, exit processes and insurance claims.
  • Works directly with carriers for specific inquiries or claims that require higher escalation than general inquires or claims.
  • Maintain accurate and complete personnel files on employees.
  • Coordinate the evaluation process for faculty and staff annually.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience in Human Resources is required.
  • Knowledge of employee benefit plan administration.
  • Familiarity with Federal and State human resources regulations, including FMLA, ADA, COBRA, ERISA, Workers' Compensation and others.
  • Strong understanding of principles, practices, methods and terminology used in human resources administration.
  • Competency using interpersonal skills with tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Ability to work confidentially with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.
  • Compose correspondence and prepare reports independently and from oral instructions.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • PHR certification is preferred.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references as a single electronic file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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