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HR Associate

Apply now Job no: 503779
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:



The HR Associate will report to the Manager of Personnel Administration for the College of Engineering (COE) and work under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean of Administration and Finance in the Administrative Resource Center. In partnership with hiring managers and faculty supervisors, the HR Associate will provide support with a variety of HR functions with a portfolio. These responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting and coordinating faculty and staff search efforts and the hiring process for faculty, staff, scholars and nonacademic positons such as temporary, internships and volunteer assignments. Position will execute action steps and oversee reappointment scheduling, promotions and terminations, annual performance appraisal process along with the process of summer salaries. Responsibilities also include providing immigration assistance and the management of the J1 Scholar Program in COE. The HR Associate serves as the liaison with Central HR and Payroll on personnel matters, policies and procedures. Assisting, designing and building templates, tools, reports and other potential forms to streamline processes with the guidelines of the University. The HR Associate will administer other assignments and human resource management issues as appropriate.



A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field with three years of customer services/academic administrative experience is preferred. Knowledge of visa sponsorship process at the University; Analytical skills, strong orientation to detail and must; Strong organizational skills, ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects; Strong interpersonal communication skills, with a focus on customer service to faculty, staff, and students. Must have the ability to work with confidential information using good judgment and discretion at all times: - Solid writing skills - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite, and ability to learn new software packages. - Ability to operate independently after initial project assignment and with periodic guidance.

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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