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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The Human Resources Specialist has a comprehensive understanding of all Human Resources-related processes and serves as an advisor to the Human Resource Director on a variety of Human Resource functions including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, policy and procedure administration, equity reviews, job audits, and salary recommendations.  The Human Resource Specialist consults in conjunction with the Director, Human Resources on all employment related functions, and serves as a point of contact within the School of Public Health Human Resources  resolving day-to-day issues and triaging employee and labor relations issues to the Director as needed.   The Human Resource Specialist provides information on Brown University Human Resources protocols to supervisors and managers, provides Human Resource policy guidance and interpretation, and is a key point of contact for employment inquiries.  Serves as the Workday liaison for the Department, providing guidance to hiring managers for all Workday processes, and provides and/or coordinates initial and refresher training to staff. 

Job Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business orr a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and professional experience. 1-3 years of human resources experience,

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google docs/forms

  • The ability to function effectively and in a busy setting and manage a large volume of data

  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and show discretion when dealing with information of a sensitive nature

  • Accurate and detail-oriented

  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills

  • Excellent customer service skills; effective oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with a HRIS database; prior experience with the Workday system is a plus

  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills

  • Able to communicate with all levels of employees

  • Stays current, continually updates skills

  • High degree of communication, leadership, conflict resolution and training skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, and work independently

  • Possess a willingness to promote an inclusive and diverse campus community

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Human Resources Specialist


School of Public Health Office of Finance and Administration


Grade 9

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Time Type:

Full time

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Position Classification:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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