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    University of West Georgia

    Job Title:  Benefits Specialist

    Job Salary:  $50,000 a year

    Job Type:  Full-time

    Job Summary:  The benefits specialist is responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits, retirement and wellness programs to include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, 403(b) plan, and other voluntary benefit programs. This position reports to the Director of HRIS & Employee Services.

    Responsibilities:  50% • Provide benefits counseling to active and retired employee, and respond to employee benefit inquiries on life status events, plan provisions, enrollment and other general inquiries. • Ensure accuracy of all benefits enrollments in partnership with the University System of Georgia (USG) benefits vendors with accurate eligibility information. • Manage enrollment activities and conduct benefits overview for new employee orientations • Coordinate employee benefits events in partnership with the USG and vendors. • Assists and refer employees to appropriate service vendor regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes. • Coordinate intra- institutional employee transfers. • Liaison to HR team members regarding employee disability claims and other benefits. • Provide response to retirement plan administrators and make applicable referrals. • Partner with HR Service team for ARFS Community inquiries. • Assist with the open enrollment campus communication, administration and other activities. • Serve as a primary resource in partnership with HR Service team regarding employee or dependent death, and survivor benefits administration. 20% • Coordinate USG tuition assistance program (TAP); form completion and liaison to employees and other colleges/universities. • Coordinate Shared Sick Leave Pool administration. 25% • Serve as member of UWG Integrated Wellness Committee. • Implement and manage UWG Employee Wellness programs and initiatives in partnership with USG and UWG campus partners. 5% • Review necessary plan invoices for reconciliation. • Provides reports for allocation/billing charges.

    Required Qualifications:  Associate's Degree in HR or related field, but experience and/or other training/certification may be substituted for education. Minimum 3 years' experience in HR and/or benefits administration.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field of study. SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR, or CEBS certification credential. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Excellent organizational and time management skills. • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

    Equal Employment Opportunity It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

    Background Check:  Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

     

    University of West Georgia

    Job Title:  Compliance Business Partner

    Job Salary:  $50,000 a year

    Job Type:  Full-time

    Job Summary:  The Compliance Business Partner (CBP) will work with university business units to ensure talent management policies and processes foster diversity, equity and inclusive hiring and recruiting practices. The CBP is actively engaged in monitoring and providing guidance to hiring managers and campus partners, relative to talent acquisition and performance management to support high-performance and successful institutional outcomes. Responsibilities also include conducting research about employment regulations and laws, providing advice about employee performance and discipline procedures, performing audits and creating reports of employee relations processes, and developing and facilitating training sessions across the institution.

    Responsibilities:  40% • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation. • Manage employee accommodation request and leave administration (Parental Leave and Family Medical Leave Act) policy and case management. 20% • Create and maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the company's diversity and inclusion strategic plan. • Manages AA/EEO faculty search pool review, certification and records. Serve as equity advisor in collaboration with Recruiting manager to ensure equal opportunity and equity in recruiting and search pool activities. • Coordinate and review data for affirmative action plan. Translate data into insights through data analysis that drives deliberate action plans and successful outcomes at the appropriate levels. 20% • Participate in the maintenance and execution of performance management administration including current job descriptions, standards of performance and performance evaluation instruments. Coaching managers and employees on performance management systems and resources (i.e. SMART goals, self-evaluation). • Ensure that institution-wide PM initiatives are focused and aligned on improving operational and program efficiencies and effectiveness. 20% • Administer internal immigration practices and process. Assists international employees with expatriate assignments and related HR matters. Manage employee immigration correspondence, documentation and legal consultation by communicating with hiring managers on all aspects of global hiring process. • Conduct presentations and other HR training programs. • Process Clery Act activities. • Conduct EXIT interviews • Serve as back-up to Employee Relations Manager, as needed. • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field or 3+ years of broad HR experience including compliance, employee relations, talent and performance management.

    Preferred Qualifications:  • Experience designing, developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, data analytics and relationship management. • Previous experience in capturing metrics and producing various employment reports. • Experience in working with applicant tracking systems and affirmative action plan requirements. • Current SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP; PHR or SPHR certification. Proposed Salary - $50,000

    Equal Employment Opportunity It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

    Background Check:  Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

     

    City of Newnan, Georgia

    Human Resources Director, City of Newnan, Georgia

     

    The City of Newnan is recruiting for a Human Resources Director to join the City Manager’s Leadership Team.  Located 35 miles south of Atlanta, the City of Newnan is a fast growing, progressive community of more than 40,000 residents who hold a deep love for the city’s rich history and the surrounding Coweta County area.  Since its beginnings in 1828, Newnan has experienced steady and prosperous growth. Today, the city stands as a planned center of growth that blends beautiful residential areas with a solid business community. The community is the ideal environment for living and working, offering state-of-the-art city and public safety services as well as a public school system that is ranked “excellent” by the Georgia Department of Education. The City employs approximately 300 employees and is organized into five (5) functions. 

    The City of Newnan seeks a professional and ethical Human Resources Director who is a dedicated team player and has a proven Human Resources record of success in leadership and management of human resources functions within a public/governmental agency or private sector organizations. The successful candidate should be an experienced, self-confident person who can immediately provide quality HR services to a variety of service departments in a timely manner and is able to address workforce problems with diplomacy and tact.  The ability to identify and implement new and innovative approaches to delivery of HR services is an important qualification expected of the new Director.  Specific experience is expected in compensation/benefits administration, employee relations, risk management, and the ability to offer responsive HR support services to a team-oriented, employee-friendly organization.  The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and have well-developed problem-solving abilities and have the ability to speak directly and objectively about important issues while being engaging and employee focused.   Must be an excellent communicator who has a collaborative, approachable, and informative management style with the ability to tactfully, empathetically and fairly address HR needs and issues with the City Manager, Department Heads and Employees.  

    Find out details about the position by reviewing the recruitment brochure www.mercergroupassociates.com

    Candidate Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in human resources management, organizational development, public administration, business administration or related degree from an accredited university is required. A master’s degree is highly preferred.
    • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible human resources experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities is required.
    • Local government (city, county, state) human resources experience is highly desired.
    • SHRM and/or HRCI certification is highly desired and will be noted during the vetting process as an indication of commitment to continued professional development.
    • Three years supervisory experience is required.

    Compensation & Benefits include:

    The starting salary for this position will be established commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate; starting salary is expected to be in the range of $85,000-$100,000.  A comprehensive benefits package includes:  Health, dental and vision insurance, Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, as well as life insurance and short-term and long-term disability.  Relocation expenses are negotiable.

     

    Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) September 24, 2021 to:  lisaward912@gmail.com, any questions should be directed to Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates at 706-983-9326.  Interviews planned for the first week of  November.

    Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell:  706-614-4961

     

    Administrative Assistant, VP External Relations & VP Finance and Operations - LaGrange College

    Job Summary

    Under the direct supervision of the Vice President for External Relations and the Vice President for Finance and Operations, this position provides administrative support to external relations and finance & operations departments.  The assistant is responsible for organizing and initiating best office practices and procedures to contribute to the efficient and responsive operation of the offices.  

    Job Duties (but not limited to):

    • Serve as liaison for the external relations and finance & operations offices
    • Effective communication with diverse college constituencies including members of the Board of Trustees, Leadership Council, students, parents and vendors
    • Handle sensitive situations with a caring and respectful nature, and execute and respond to requests in a professional manner
    • Manage the operation of the two offices
    • Prepare draft agendas; take minutes; and transcribe minutes for Investment Committee, Finance Committee, External Relations Committee, and Buildings and Grounds Committees of the Board of Trustees
    • Assist President’s Office as need in preparation of Board Committee meetings
    • Maintain calendar system and scheduling of appointments
    • Manage travel arrangements
    • Records and transcribes divisional meeting minutes for both vice presidents
    • Prepare and handle correspondence both confidential and public
    • Investigate subject matter including donor and prospect research as requested
    • Post call reports and other constituent data in Raiser’s Edge database
    • Work with various academic offices to maintain fine arts inventories for insurance purposes, to include location of all pieces
    • Collect insurance renewal information across various campus offices to assist with renewal input
    • Maintain files on all college contracts. Review renewing contracts comparing with previous agreements and prepare for VPFO’s further review. Calendar agreements for advance notice of renewal.
    • Reconcile credit cards and reimbursements for both vice presidents
    • Maintain budget for the vice president for external relations with the ability to pull budget information for all external relations departments
    • Represent the external relations division at fundraising and community events as needed
    • Receive, sort, and distribute mail and packages for both offices
    • Work with Administrative Assistants to President and Vice President for Academic Affairs to maintain office/copier supplies and materials for efficiencies across all offices on the third floor of Banks
    • Assists other individuals performing administrative functions of the college as prioritized by the vice presidents. 
    • Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the college in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of clerical, administrative, secretarial or office management experience; or, the equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.  Prior administrative experience in a college or university setting is preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong computer skills with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Suite
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills with ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students and all key members of the college and local community.
    • Ability to handle sensitive information in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to represent the two vice presidents and their offices in a professional manner
    • Ability to balance and prioritize the work of both offices in an efficient and effective manner  

     

    Assistant Director of the LaGrange College Fund

    Job Duties:

    The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director of the LaGrange College Fund will be to develop and manage a comprehensive, strategic, integrated effort to build the base of individual donors and increase the level of support through annual giving at LaGrange College. Reporting to and in partnership with the Director of Development, the Assistant Director’s primary goal of the position is to build relationships with alumni, individuals and organizations to secure funding to advance the mission of the College. The Assistant Director of the LaGrange College Fund will serve as a member of Development and External Relations team to ensure completion of the dollar and the alumni participation goals each year.

    Other duties will include, but not limited to: 

    • Complete 100 face-to-face visits per year with primary responsibility for soliciting, renewing, and upgrading gifts to the LaGrange College Fund.
    • Manage a prospect portfolio as determined by the Director.
    • Work with the Development Communication Specialist to coordinate Social Media fundraising efforts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LaGrange College Fund e-mail solicitations, etc.). 
    • Develop and execute a solicitation calendar that effectively utilizes all forms of annual giving solicitations including telephone, direct mail, e-mail and crowdfunding appeals.
    • Work with the Director to develop the annual giving program operational plan which may include responsibilities for the Scholarship Donor Appreciation mailings and luncheon, support of the Alumni Executive Council, Peer-to-Peer fundraising initiatives and other short-term, focused campaigns such as Greek Challenges, Phone-A-Thon, Young Alumni activities and/or other fundraising tactics designed to maximize gifts in the under $1,000 category.
    • Select and work with the Senior and Junior student intern to promote philanthropy on campus.
    • Enhance student education of philanthropy and solicit support for the senior class gift.
    • Create, design and facilitate the Philanthropy Celebration Week on campus to promote student giving and good will.
    • Collaborate with gift officers to identify prospects who may be appropriate for major gift cultivation and solicitation.
    • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and thoughtful planning in the use and care of all College resources, including staff and student time; funds budgeted for travel, telephone, events or other activities; property such as vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.
    • Complete documentation requirements for the position including correspondence, contact and call reports, expense reports and reimbursements, accurately and in a timely fashion. 
    • Recruit and support volunteers to maximize alumni giving and participation rates.
    • As required, participate in cultivation and other campus events, including Homecoming. 
    • Participate actively in all required and requested meetings, openly contributing ideas and suggestions to strengthen the College’s development program.
    • Assist colleagues in other duties as assigned to meet the challenges and opportunities of LaGrange College’s development goals.
    • Participate in professional development activities as suggested/needed, including regular participation in campus and community activities that will enhance donor contacts.
    • Work may include evenings and weekends. 

    Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
    • Three years of successful fundraising experiences in higher education.
    • Three years of managing a personal cultivation and solicitation portfolio of annual gift prospects; demonstrated success in soliciting and closing annual gifts.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent planning, organizational, and implementation skills, with demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to manage several development activities and strategies simultaneously while maintaining timeframes and capacity to determine priorities.
    • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Personal demonstrated traits of integrity, discretion, patience, persistence, good judgment and strong sense of self; experience in or capacity to learn and articulate concepts of fundraising strategies and plan annual giving strategies.
    • Must be able to work outside college normal hours and be able to travel with some use of a personal car.
    • Proficient computer skills, to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge software.
    • Proven success in motivating and supervising volunteers and staff in fundraising.
    • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

    The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.

    LaGrange College is an equal opportunity employer. Persons applying to LaGrange College for employment may be required to submit to a national background check.

     

     

     

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