Human Resources Specialist (Part-Time)
Category: Part-time, Hourly, Staff
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a part time Human Resources Specialist responsible for onboarding new employees, administering benefit and retirement programs and processing related invoices, managing the student worker process, providing administrative assistance to the Director of Human Resources, and supporting the Payroll Coordinator in processing the biweekly payroll and responding to payroll questions. This is a 24-29 hour per week position. Days and hours to be determined in conjunction with the selected candidate. Candidates must possess a committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and support the mission and educational philosophy of the College.
New Hire Processing:
- Receives Job Offer Requests for staff positions and prepares and distributes offer letters.
- Conducts meetings with new employees to complete new hire paperwork.
- Enters new hire information into the HRIS.
- Prepares the new employee’s personnel file.
- Ensures the onboarding process is completed.
- Educates new employees in benefit programs for which they are eligible and completes enrollment processing.
- Makes mid-year enrollment changes as requested and authorized.
- Assists with open enrollment.
- Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefit enrollment, status changes and other general inquiries.
- Processes and administers leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork including medical, personal, disability, PFML and FMLA.
- Responds to retirement plan inquiries from employees relating to enrollment, plan changes and contribution amounts.
- Verifies accuracy of retirement deductions and transmits contribution list to TIAA biweekly.
- Administers the tuition reimbursement program.
- Ensures the accuracy of benefit enrollment information in the HRIS in order to provide vendors with accurate eligibility and invoicing information. Performs quality checks of benefits-related data.
- Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges and processes vendor invoices.
- Upon separation from employment discusses benefit implications with employees, terminates employee benefits on vendor sites, and instructs vendor to send COBRA information if applicable.
- Provides information to students interested in on-campus positions on where to locate those opportunities.
- Instructs students on how to use the Student Worker Agreement (SWA) process and form.
- Upon receipt of the SWA, verifies all payroll paperwork is complete and that the student record is complete in the HRIS.
- Informs the student and the manager when the student is eligible to start working.
- After each semester is completed, and as appropriate and instructed, enters termination dates in the students’ payroll record.
- Updates student payroll records with any changes in hourly rate that may occur.
- Maintains employee records ensuring accuracy, compliance, and confidentiality.
- Contributes to the development and implementation of new HR initiatives, processes, and programs
- Assists the Payroll Coordinator with processing the bi-weekly payroll.
- Researches and responds to payroll inquiries and employment verification requests.
- Provides regular office coverage.
- Assists with off-boarding employees who are separating from employment.
- Provides additional HR assistance as requested and needed.
- Associates degree in HR or related field and three or more years’ experience in HR and/or benefits administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws
- High degree of accuracy, detail-oriented and ability to work independently
- Strong organizational and time management skills; able to set priorities
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
- Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to human resources.
- High degree of professionalism to maintain college and employee confidentiality
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; prior experience with HRIS systems a plus
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.
Human Resources Director
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.