Human Resources Assistant

Posted: February 2, 2022
Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week
Search #: MC21-011
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Department: Finance and Administration
Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Southern Connecticut State University seeks an energetic Human Resources professional to provide a full range of professional-level services in support of the management of the university’s human resources. Duties include processing paperwork for student workers and other part time employees, entering employee data in the HRIS system; benefits administration; assist in managing the process of hiring classified employees which includes: track working test periods and performance reviews; maintain personnel files; input background checks and work with outside vendors to schedule physicals; serve on various committees throughout the university and other duties as required.


Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field plus three years of human resources experience required or a combination of training and experience in human resources. Experience working with employment and payroll records, recruiting, employee benefits, understanding collective bargaining agreements. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public human resources administration; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; basic knowledge of equal opportunity principles and requirements; ability to apply human resource principles and procedures in the areas of recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, payroll and benefits administration, good interpersonal skills with excellent ability in oral and written communication, self-directed, goal oriented and strong organizational skills. Experience in a university setting is preferred. Experience using CORE-CT (PeopleSoft) is preferred. Some of these qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternative experience.

Substitutions Allowed:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


Application materials must be submitted electronically. Applicants should submit their resume and a letter of application, along with the names, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to Please reference “Human Resources Assistant” in the subject line of all emails. 
A review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be open until filled. 


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.