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Job ID: 180909

Specialist, Human Resources
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Mar. 9, 2022
Title Specialist, Human Resources
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Human Resources

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

*Commitment to Equity and Inclusion*_

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:
Specialist, Human Resources

Job Description Summary:
Responsible for managing various candidate stages in the Colleges’ recruiting and hiring processes and serves as a main contact point for hiring managers with open positions and applicants seeking employment with the College.

Job Description:

*Description of Duties and Tasks *

  • Manages multiple job requisitions, post jobs and assists candidates navigating through interview, reference check, background check, and offer and onboarding stages.
  • Responsible for administrative tasks to support office operations.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of employee records to include staff and faculty credentials.
  • Welcomes new employees to the organization by conducting orientation.
  • Assists applicants and managers by providing procedural information and responding to inquiries.
  • Prepares job postings and external advertising.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects operations by keeping human resource information confidential.
  • Maintains quality service by following College standards.
  • Prepares and sends notification letters to applicants and hiring managers.
  • Gathers information, prepares reports and reviews data for accuracy.
  • Assists with facilitating New Employee Orientations.
  • Conducts project research and assists with staff training and implementation of programs and processes.
  • Maintains quality service by following organizational standards.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications.
  • May plan, coordinate, and oversee departmental programs and events.


  • General Human Resource principles, procedures, and practices.
  • Customer service principles and practices.
  • Organizing and planning practices.
  • Processing and verification of new employee information, database maintenance
  • Depending on area of assignment, may require knowledge of event planning.

*Skills *

  • Maintaining an established work schedule.
  • Ability to work independently while working in an office team environment.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Effectively using interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Entering data, maintaining files, and performing other clerical duties with exacting accuracy.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Ability to create and deliver basic presentations.
  • Effective customer-orientation when working with a diverse population.

*Technology Skills *

  • Use Workday HCM system or similar Human Resource ATS.
  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
  • May also use social media, work with desktop publishing, and update webpages.

*Required Work Experience *

  • Two years of related work experience.

*Preferred Work Experience *

  • One year in Human Resources
  • PHR or SHRM-CP Certification

*Required Education *

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Four years of related work experience may substitute for this education requirement. Applicants who substitute work experience to meet the education requirement must use additional related work experience to meet the years of "Required Work Experience" for this position.  Please note that the college reserves the right to amend these terms of substitution at any time.

*Physical Requirements *

  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Salary Range $32,448 – $44,449

*Reports to Manager, Employment and Outreach Services *

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
March 25, 2022

*ACC Benefits Overview*_
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

*EEO Statement*_
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

*Clery Act*_
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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