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HR Associate

Apply now Job no: 508591
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus - Eligible for Alternative Work Location
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 HR Manager and will work under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean of Administration and Finance in the Administrative Resource Center, College of Engineering. In partnership with hiring managers and faculty supervisors, the position will provide support in a variety of HR functions. The responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting and coordinating faculty and staff search efforts and the hiring process for all positions including faculty, staff, part-time, temporary, visitor, intern and volunteer. The HR Associate will execute action steps and oversee reappointment scheduling, promotions and terminations, annual performance appraisal process as well as the off-contract compensation program. Responsibilities also include the coordination of immigration sponsorship for employees as needed. The HR Associate serves as the liaison with University HR and Payroll on employee relations matters, troubleshooting system issues, trainings, and policy and procedures communications. The position will maintain accurate personnel file and records and will provide general HR report requests. The HR Associate will serve as back-up for team members during absences.



A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field with three years of experience in a customer focused environment. Proven ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion and sensitivity while exercising good judgment is required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills along with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams). Must be a flexible team player with the ability to operate independently after initial project assignment and with periodic guidance.

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