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HR Specialist

Longwood University
Farmville, VA
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Company Description:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level

Job Description:

Longwood University invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Human Resources Specialist (#00413). The successful candidate will focus on recruitment & selection and classification & compensation activities for approximately 900 faculty and staff positions


  • Process the full cycle recruitment process from job vacancy announcements through the offer: receive and process requests for recruitment; write position vacancy announcements based on position descriptions; post advertisements on various sites; review applications to match experience with specific job-related requirements; provide guidance and assistance to faculty and staff on the recruitment and selection process using effective and efficient communication; ensure appropriate interview and selection process; analyze pay factors to recommend starting salaries; issue offer letters and/or employment contracts
  • Assist with job and compensation analyses, ensuring positions are classified and paid appropriately
  • Assist with compensation surveys and actions
  • Assist with Student Employment as needed
  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations
  • Maintain records and compile reports
  • Provide professional assistance in all human resource functional areas
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Combination of education in human resource management or related field and/or significant experience as a human resource professional
  • Demonstrated expertise in employment and recruitment
  • Working knowledge of the principles and procedures for recruitment and selection
  • Significant experience in human resource procedures, practices, policies and laws
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and EEO/AA laws and immigration principles
  • Ability to work in a very high-paced work environment and have the ability to change work direction at any given time to meet the demands of the office
  • Ability to work within aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written materials
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Working experience with RMS and PMIS preferred
  • Classification/compensation experience preferred
  • Higher education and/or state experience preferred

Additional Information:

Pay Band 4, hiring range $38,000 - $41,500. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu

The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses. The report(s) are provided annually in compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Longwood University's Annual Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at: http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/police/public-site/2018-annual-security-and-fire-report-FINAL A hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA

Application Instructions:

Position will be posted a minimum of five business days, position posted 10/25/19. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online application with the option to attach a resume, cover letter, and/or licenses



Posted: 2019-11-03 Expires: 2019-12-04

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