Coordinator, Personnel Affairs

Position Details

Position Information

Title Coordinator, Personnel Affairs
Department Cancer Center Division (0721)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is dedicated to preventing and curing cancer. The UACC is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Arizona and its primary responsibility is to conduct research that will lead to the reduction of cancer morbidity and mortality.

The successful candidate selected for this Coordinator position will provide human resources support to UACC. This position is expected to coordinate the administrative requirements related to hiring, promotion, termination and evaluation of personnel for the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). This includes coordination with other University Departmental Human Resources Alliance members, the UA’s Health Sciences (UAHS) Human Resources Office and other (outside) organizations as needed in order to ensure that personnel and faculty hired for the UACC are of the highest quality in order to support the prevention, research and cure mission of the UACC.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Consult with UAHS HR regarding ABOR and University policies and procedures related to human resource activities such as employment, employment visas, affirmative action, FLSA, FML, retirement, employer and employee relations, salary administration, training, and benefits.
  • Assist to establish UACC HR procedures that comply with the ABOR and University policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate employment activities including recruitment, creation and update of job postings, applicant screening, interviewing, and hiring document processing according to communication with the hiring managers.
  • Process personnel transactions such as hiring, promotion, raise, reclassifications, and termination etc., with input from the responsible managers and approval from Associate Director for Administration.
  • Communicate regularly with Finance Office staff to ensure appropriate funding source identified when setting up new hire position or making related changes.
  • Coordinate faculty letters of offer that include whole or partial efforts supported by UACC.
  • Keep management regularly informed on the status of recruitments and open positions.
  • Maintain faculty recruitment log, including search status, campus visits, candidate disposition, etc.
  • Coordinate new hire onboarding activities: arrange meetings for incoming faculty with scientific leaderships; assign CatCard key-code for entrance to the UACC buildings to new employees; and update employees’ phone numbers in the UA’s Employee System.
  • Coordinate the UACC bi-weekly time reporting, initiate payment requests as necessary, and maintain a listserv for time approvers.
  • Refer UACC employees to UAHS HR in regard to employee relations issues, conflict resolution, employee advising, and management consulting.
  • Assist UACC supervisors and managers with new employee orientation and provide advice on UACC procedures regarding employee time records, paid and unpaid leave, and performance reviews.
  • Advise employees on benefits enrollment procedures and coordinate with UAHS HR.
  • Utilize UAccess Analytics to run personnel related reports and to provide internal compensation information used by management to make informed decisions for new hires, promotions, and career progressions.
  • Serve as UACC’s liaison to Office of International Faculty and Scholars for visa applications. Process visas and visiting scholar applications; apply knowledge of visa guidelines for documentation, justifications, and prevailing wage; monitor completion and input of information when visas are received; monitor visa expiration dates; and file for renewals/extensions to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain employee records: organize scanning, filing, and retention of personnel documents in accordance with federal and institutional guidelines.
  • Coordinate other human resource related activities such as employee appreciation events and retirement receptions.
  • Attend Central and UAHS HR Alliance meetings and disseminate pertinent information.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration or a related field and one year of directly related experience; or five years of professional human resources experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in UA’s human resource policies and procedures is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and to collaborate with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
  • Experience in higher education and/or healthcare industry.
  • Experience or knowledge of the NCI-designated Cancer Centers.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22357
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jennifer Brown

Open Date 02/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/12/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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    • Professional Conference
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    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Upon hire, will you have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration or a related field AND at least one (1) year of directly related experience; OR five (5) years of professional human resources experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents