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Human Resources Specialist
Human Resources
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Open Until filled


The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for the administration of leave; including annual leave, sick leave, and time off for special circumstances. The Human Resources Specialist must provide payroll data entry information to the assist in maintaining the payroll database and employment verifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Process and manage all administrative aspects of various leave programs including Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) according to establish guidelines.

  • Comply with all existing governmental, labor, legal, employment reporting requirements including any related to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), etc.

  • Counsel with employees and supervisors concerning leave benefits and FMLA relating to absences, medical certification requirements, return to work dates, etc.

  • Facilitate and/or provide training (including new employee orientation) to the workforce as it relates to annual and sick leave and FMLA as set forth in the Employee and Procedure handbook.

  • Maintain leave files.

  • Compile and input leave data monthly and prepare reports when needed

  • Answer phones and greet customers in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Assist with Special projects such as Support Staff Luncheon, Christmas Party, and Open Enrollment.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted during the course of work operations.

  • Maintain confidentiality of information.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or required.


Bachelors of Science in Business Administration or related field required; a minimum of one to two years’ experience in Human Resources Management.


  • Exceptional ability to communicate effectively both orally and written with a wide variety of constituencies including faculty, staff, students and the general public is required.
  • Strong customer service orientation required.
  • Proficient and experienced with Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and HRIS systems, preferably BANNER.
  • Knowledge and practice of federal, state and local employment laws.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize, plan, and organize multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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