Human Resources Associate

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cheney, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 20 Jun 2022

Posting Details
Posting Details

Position Title Human Resources Associate
Posting Number 2022043EP

Position Information

Classification Title HR Associate
Working Title HR Associate
Classification Code 1334
RCW Exemption Criteria 19 - Personnel Admin/Labor Relations
EWU Position Number E99750
CUPA Code P-422110 - HR Generalist, Senior
FLSA Exempt - Administrative
Bargaining Unit
% Full Time 100
Salary / Wage Range AE - 110
Salary Information
$64,567 – $71,288
Anticipated Start Date Position is available now
Term of Appointment 12 months per year
Location Cheney, WA
County Spokane
Project Description
Project Duration
Background Check Yes - Both
Responsible HR User Vara Lyn Conrath
Responsible HR User Email address

Posting Text

Job Summary
  • Eastern Washington University seeks candidates for a professional Human Resources Associate. The Associate positions serve as the principal consultant for an assigned client areas which could support faculty, classified, exempt, and temporary employees of the university in such functional areas as classification, compensation, employee relations, human resources information systems, organizational structure, recruitment, performance management, training, contract, rule and policy advice.

Required competencies include:
1. Effective communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive and effective professional relationships throughout the university based on earned trust, respect and reliability and the ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality.
2. Critical/analytical thinking, obtaining and applying information to support decision making, to initiate solutions, resolve problems, and to contribute to strategic planning.
3. Ability to consistently deliver exceptional customer service.
4. Ability to establish credibility based on others recognition of the human resources knowledge and experience offered, based on honesty, transparency and ability to comply with policies and procedures.
5. Ability to keep up-to-date with best practices, policies and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements and the ability to foster greater understanding and acceptance of new perspectives, best practices, procedures, policies, and options available in any given situation.
6. Resilience, flexibility, adaptability – able to adjust priorities and approach in the face of frequent changes impacting the organization, work responsibilities and how work is performed.
7. Knowledgeable about diverse HR functions and processes, and able to develop an in-depth understanding of the operations, culture, and personnel of Eastern Washington University.
8. Ability to provide training and coaching to help others take responsibility for their own personal work performance and professional development.
9. Ability to work independently with little supervision, to consistently and accurately apply acquired knowledge, and at the same time, to function as a collaborative and supportive team member.
10. Self-initiative and consistent high-level performance which demonstrates a strong work ethic and contributes to the value that Human Resources brings to the university.
  • The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, tuition waiver benefit and more.

About Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.
Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.
Diversity Statement
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
Conditions of Employment
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
    • COVID-19 Vaccination and Exemption Information link:
Physical Demands
  • If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at
Pre-Placement Physical No
Hearing Test No
Medical Monitoring Post Hire No
Protective Equipment
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five years of human resource experience beyond entry-level work, in the following functional (or related) areas:
    • Classification, position development, and compensation,
    • Organizational structure and restructure
    • Recruitment
    • Employee relations, including performance management, training and coaching,
    • Human resources information systems, such as PeopleAdmin and/or Banner
    • Contract, rule and policy advising,

Technological Skills:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point; database management (such as Human Resources Information Systems), report generation
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while effectively managing deadlines
  • Be able to work with others at all levels of the organization effectively, with a professional demeanor and ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Posses strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication sills, and emotional intelligence
  • Able to manage conflict, collaborate and work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
  • Be customer service oriented and have a strong commitment to quality customer focused relationships and service
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, or our students, staff, faculty and the public.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Human resources experience in a college or university setting
  • Experience in an environment with collective bargaining
  • Experience serving as the functional administrator of an HRIS or related system
Other Skills and Abilities
Work Schedule Type Other
Work Schedule
  • The positions are are officially located on our Cheney Campus with regular office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Position may occasionally require evening or weekend work to meet the demands of the office.

Posting Date 06/03/2022
Open Until Further Notice No
Closing Date 06/20/2022
Screening to Begin 06/21/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
  • Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
  • Attach a chronological resume including work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position. Please list at least 3 professional references including: names, titles, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and connection to you (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
  • Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Application Types Accepted Profile

    Job Duties

    % of Time 30
    Responsibility / Duty
    • Assist employees (at all levels of the university), managers and departments by providing advice and counsel related to HR functional areas and services; by assisting in problem and conflict resolution, performance development, personnel actions such as layoff and separation; and interpreting and applying the collective bargaining agreements, university policies and procedures, and state and federal laws.
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 35
    Responsibility / Duty
    • Responsible for the applicable position requisition, recruitment, and hiring processes for assigned area;
    • Review position requisitions submitted by departments for quality, accuracy and alignment with university standards; recommend appropriate advertising media and timelines utilizing PeopleAdmin and Job Elephant, or other university systems and processes related to hiring; develop recruitment information, advertisements and supplemental marketing materials as needed; maintain updated information and statuses in PeopleAdmin related to positions and applicants; provide search committee training; monitor recruitments and exercise oversight of applicant evaluation process; screen applications as assigned; facilitate approval of interviews and hires; generate applicant demographic reports; develop offer letters and contracts; maintain recruitment files, applicant records and forms in adherence to university and public records requirements.
    • Conduct sexual misconduct reference checks as assigned
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 20
    Responsibility / Duty
    • Review proposed position descriptions submitted by departments; determine appropriate employment status, overtime eligibility and work with supervisor to identify essential function qualifications/standards and performance expectations.
    • Conduct job audits which includes reviewing completed position questionnaires, interviewing employees and supervisors, making recommendations and discussing with appropriate President/Provost/Vice President; preparing the notices for review and signature; prepare information to support position in grievance and testify as needed; maintain records and reports pertaining to audits; maintain tracking reports.
    • Assist departments in the development of exempt position analysis; review the evaluation for internal alignment; make recommendations for appropriate salary range to Senior Director.
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 15
    Responsibility / Duty
    • Perform additional professional level Human Resources work, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
      • Provide supervisor and employee training and coaching; develop training
      • Serve as the functional administrator of EWU’s HRIS (PeopleAdmin)
      • Perform complex data analysis, generate reports
      • Respond to information requests
      • Facilitate processes unique to assigned area
    Essential Function Indicator Yes

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