National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Human Resources Specialist

Job Description:

The Human Resources Specialist serves as an advisor to BioMed departments on a wide variety of human resource functions including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, policy and procedure administration, equity reviews, job audits, and salary recommendations. Promoting a high-level service culture, the HR Specialist consults throughout the Division on all employment related functions, and serves as a key point of contact, resolving day-to-day issues and triaging issues to the Director as appropriate. The HR Specialist provides law and employment standards to managers, provides HR policy guidance and interpretation, and is a key point of contact for employment inquiries. Serves as a Workday liaison for the Division, providing expert guidance to all hiring managers for all related Workday processes, and provides supplemental and refresher trainings to BioMed staff.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required with 2-4 years’ human resources experience in higher education preferred; experience supporting scientific environment or academic medical environment preferred; or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google docs/forms
  • Experience with a HRIS database; prior experience with the Workday system is a plus

Job Competencies

  • Cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations required
  • Strong commitment to a high-level service culture
  • Exceptional and effective interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Professional demeanor, and business acumen to deal effectively with sensitive issues.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and show discretion when dealing with information of a sensitive nature
  • Attention to detail and possesses excellent problem solving and analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle competing multiple priorities effectively
  • Demonstrated technological skills with MS Office and Google suites required
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Knowledge of employment law as well as best practices in the area of employment, employee relations, and compensation
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community


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Job Posting Title:
Human Resources Specialist

BioMed Human Resources

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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