Sr. HR Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
This position will support the interdependent human resources and payroll activities of a consolidated service center of various
departments within the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, Institute for Cell Engineering, and Neuroscience department within
Johns Hopkins University.
This position provides a wide range of human resource support and consulting services to these various
departments including matters involving employee relations, counseling, problem resolution, performance management, salary
administration, compensation analysis, benefits administration, management training, organizational development, staffing needs
and employment/hiring issues, diversity awareness, identification of professional development opportunities; and staff, records
management. This position is required to meet the HR needs of multiple departments through various administrators. Works as a
liaison and in consultation with central and divisional HR, Benefits, JHU Legal Counsel, FASAP, TMOD, Office of Institutional
Equity, and the departments. The position will supervise two positions.
Provides a wide range of human resources support and consulting services amongst various departments for this consolidated
service center, staff, supervisors and administration covering the following: recruitment and employment, compensation
administration and analysis, benefits administration, employee relations (including grievance resolution, disciplinary action, layoffs,
termination), training and education, diversity awareness, personnel records management, HR policy interpretation as well as
information dissemination. This is the first and primary point of contact for faculty, management, and staff with regards to human
resource policies, procedures, and practices for JHU. Handles the majority of such issues and concerns by providing information,
advice, guidance and support.
Coordinates employment process by working with faculty, staff, administration and appropriate
University Departments to ensure efficient and smooth processes in accordance with all applicable University policies and
procedures. This includes:
? Providing guidance and making recommendations to administrators on appropriate starting salaries and promotional salaries to
ensure maintaining balance of equity.
? Collaborates with management regarding position upgrades, equity and reclassification issues.
? Manages all requests for promotional and in-range adjustment requests. Assists managers with justification as appropriate.
Facilitates discussion with Human Resources Compensation Consultants.
? Reviews internal job comparisons for equity purposes.
? Advises managers and employees on: recruitment, requisitions, job descriptions, retention, salary issues, disciplinary issues,
employee investigations, and grievances.
? Develops job descriptions for new and revised positions.
? Prepares personnel requisitions for submission to Human Resources on an as needed basis.
? Handles reference checks when requested; and makes offers for employment when requested.
? Coordinates merit review process. Uses SoM guidelines to determine merit increases; communicates changes to staff. HR
? With direction, assists leadership in developing consistent departmental policies and procedures equitably for various Basic
Science Departments that comply with those of JHU SOM.
? Collaborates with management in collecting and evaluating information, and making recommendations in support of current
efforts to comply with new JHU policies and/or federal laws and regulations.
? Ensures compliance with HIPAA personnel guidelines
? Monitors and ensures departmental compliance with time and attendance/ E210 policy.
? Ensures compliance with Introductory Period review (120 days).
? Ensures new hire training requirements are met.
? Will keep current with HR issues, best practices and trends. Will identify areas of concern, recommend and implement
? Provide all HR management to contracted departments.
? Oversees and implements office services such as payroll, personnel records control, JHED administration, and e210 system
administration. Assists and advises employees on sick time, vacation time, holidays, leave of absence, family medical leave,
payroll, tuition reimbursement, flexible fringe benefits, deductions, etc. Acts as a liaison to the School of Medicine’s
employment recruiters and compensation analysts for the department Employee Relations
? Responsible for assisting/counseling faculty and staff on interpretation of HR policy and procedures. Manages investigations
with regards to disciplinary actions and consults with JHU legal when necessary.
? Advises and educate managers regarding the steps in the progressive counseling process. Involves HR central when appropriate.
Handles the majority of such issues and concerns by providing information, advice or guidance and support.
? Works with management and HR Central in managing grievance processes and investigation.
? Gathers sensitive information for management and various Administrators on grievances, disciplinary actions and other
? Responsible for exit interviews.
? Participates in Unemployment Compensation Hearings as needed. Provides additional documentation as needed for the
unemployment claim/hearing. Training
? Responsible for training new staff in payroll, new faculty and staff hires, terminations, reclassifications, vacation/sick leave and
issues related to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
? Coordinate training of new hires, and continued training for existing employees, including HIPAA regulations.
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Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field required. Three years of progressive
experience in human resources, preferably in an academic or medical institution setting. Additional experience may substitute for
education, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel
information systems. Knowledge of human resource laws, employment laws, payroll tax issues and compensation. Knowledge of
business and management principles involved in tactical planning, resource allocation and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required, including experience with payroll systems and ability to
apply administrative HR procedures and practice.
Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis. Ability to work for periods of time without
directions. Ability to prioritize own work and staff’s work as needed. Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks
simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines. Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities
and attention to detail. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to effectively interact with all levels of University employees as well as outside contractors.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute
for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs
where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total
minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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