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Elon University
  • Position Number: 3878037
  • Location: Elon, NC
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Program Assistant - Human Resources

Requisition Number: 20122458
Type of Employment: Full-Time Regular
Number of Months:
Months Employed: June to May
Number of Hours per Day/Week: 32
Daily Hours: 8am-5pm

Summary Position
The Human Resources office is dedicated to supporting the mission and goals of Elon University by delivering a wide array of programs and services to the university's most valuable asset, its employees. This office oversees an array of areas such as Compensation and Recruitment, Benefits, Employee Relations, Learning and Development, and other functional areas to provide the best experience and opportunities for our faculty/staff from onboarding to retirement.

Benefits of Working at Elon University

As an Elon University employee, you'll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon's personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.

Elon University's home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you'll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation's premier travel destinations.
Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon's principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one's identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.

Education Requirements
Bachelors degree preferred, high school diploma or GED required. 3-5 years experience in an office setting or relevant combination of experience and education.

Length of Experience:
Supervisory Experience: No

Supervisory Experience Detail
This position does not have supervisory experience.

Special Skills or Experience
Microsoft office skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Date: 02/06/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No

General Purpose of Position
The Human Resources Program Assistant provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. This role is responsible for receiving and assisting any visitors of the HR office, answering telephone calls, ascertaining caller needs and refer to appropriate personnel with the provision of excellent service to employees, students, and visitors. They are also responsible for ensuring seamless service by supporting HR processes and applying knowledge of departmental and university policies and procedures. This position is for 32 hours per week and is eligible for full benefits provided by Elon.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Front Office Management:
  • Provide in-person, email, and telephone support for a wide variety of inquiries from employees, students, and visitors
  • Support HR student employees while they assist HR visitors
  • Collect, sort, distribute, or prepare mail
  • Manage HR Calendar and Business Services Conference Room (schedule meetings for various groups, arrange rooms, and coordinate schedules for HR staff)

Supplies Acquisition
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment including printers, copiers, fax machine, etc.
  • Complete monthly supply purchases
General HR Assistance:
  • Manage HR email inquiry account.
  • Assist with various processes including student work agreements, employee discounts, verifications of employment (start/end date and title only), AFLAC and much more.
  • Receive and verify new hire paperwork and supporting documentation related to the I-9 and E-Verify process.
  • Assist with student loan forgiveness, tuition remission and tuition exchange programs to ensure seamless experience.
  • Assist with various projects and events related to HR
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of HR/Chief HR Officer and Director of HR Operations

Education and Experience
Bachelors degree preferred, high school diploma or GED required. 3-5 years experience in an office setting or relevant combination of experience and education.

Does this position require driving for the university? No

Additional Information

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Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elons experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years. In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs "Focused on Student Success." Elons more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.

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