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Human Resource and Benefits Assistant

Human Resources | Salem, VA | Full Time | Opened 22 days ago

Job Description

Join the dynamic HR team at Roanoke College and play a pivotal role in supporting our vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff! As a member of our team, you'll be instrumental in assisting student employees by managing their employment records and addressing their diverse employment needs. We're seeking a friendly and proactive individual who can cultivate a welcoming atmosphere, especially for students who are embarking on their first professional experience.

In addition to student support, this role extends to assisting retirees with post-retirement benefits, overseeing our applicant tracking system, assisting the benefit coordinator, onboarding temporary staff and volunteers, and coordinating various departmental activities and events. As the frontline representative of our HR department, the position requires the ability to thrive amidst interruptions while maintaining professionalism and efficiency.

Ideal candidates will bring a blend of HR experience, exceptional communication skills, and a passion for delivering outstanding customer service. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is a must, with preference given to those familiar with Colleague HRIS. We offer competitive hourly wages ranging from $18 to $20 per hour (DOQ), along with comprehensive college benefits including generous paid time off, parental leave, and tuition remission for you and your dependents! The standard schedule for this position is Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Join us and be a part of our mission to support and empower the Roanoke College community!

About Roanoke College

Roanoke College is a place where every student who works hard has the opportunity to succeed. We champion potential, providing essential learning and leadership through innovative academic programs and transformative educational experiences, giving students the mettle, mindset, and empathy to pursue lives of purpose, build meaningful careers, and meet society’s most pressing needs. Located in scenic Salem, Virginia, Roanoke College is an intimate, welcoming community that has served the local region and beyond for nearly 200 years. Now, we’re building on momentum and offering a Roanoke experience for today’s students and a legacy that belongs to every Maroon.

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.