Human Resources Associate

Human Resources United States Scottsdale, Arizona San Diego, California San Francisco, CA Dallas, TX Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado


Essential Functions

  • Performs supportive and routine tasks to support HRBP and client groups.
  • Partners with HRBPs and leaders to support business goals as necessary.
  • Supports HRBPs and leaders in researching and compiling information and metrics to facilitate HR strategy and support HRBP client groups.
  • Act as the first point of contact for employee queries on policy related topics.
    • Responds in a timely manner and provides updates, as needed, to internal and external customer inquiries.
  • Coordinates employee onboarding in conjunction with Talent Acquisition, the HR Business Partner, and the hiring manager.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources.
  • Ensure employee files and records are stored in appropriate electronic format.
  • Enhance employee satisfaction by resolving issues promptly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, required.
  • Two (2) to four (4) years’ experience as a Human Resources professional.
  • PHR/SHRM-CP preferred.
  • Experience providing service to a remote workforce preferred.

 Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Ability to organize documents and workflow.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to effectively maintain relationships with faculty, staff, and leadership.
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State and local employment laws and human resource principles, practices and processes.
  • Ability to actively listen to clients’ circumstances, issues, expectations and need using patience, attentiveness and positivity, and attention to details.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to appropriately communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Proactive self-starter, taking full ownership of HR initiatives and promptly implementing solutions while continuously updating key business stakeholders on progress.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software related to Human Resources Information Systems.


The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.