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Case Western Reserve Univesity
OH (on-site)
30+ days ago
Case Western Reserve Univesity
Ohio (on-site)
30+ days ago


Working under moderate supervision, the human resources specialist for events and employment will work in the Professional Development Center and serve as the event coordinator of large university-wide engagement and recognition events hosted by Human Resources. The HR Specialist will work with the committee, coordinate logistics, and manage volunteer support for the successful execution of the events. The individual will also serve as an employment specialist responsible for assisting hiring supervisors with their staffing needs and delivering all facets of employment success for assigned areas.

Engagement and Recognition Duties for the Professional Development Center (50%)
1. Coordinate logistics and manage volunteer support for the successful execution of large university-
wide engagement and recognition events such as the annual Staff Service Awards, Employee
Appreciation Day, and Party on the Quad to support a university culture of employee recognition
and engagement. Partner with the PDC team, HR event committee, and Staff Advisory Council
(SAC) Recognition Committee on planning these events. Provide complete event management
services that includes program management, design, catering, set-up/load-out, staffing,
communications/scripts, background materials, etc. Ensure all events remain within established
budget. (35%)
2. Benchmark recognition and engagement initiatives, monitor trends, and provide feedback to the
committee on suggested design improvements for engagement and recognition initiatives each
September. Draft internal procedures for the events and update annually. (6%)
3. Partner with HR Directors to provide assistance with other HR events and trainings, such as the
Wellness Department providing behind the scenes and day-of assistance at flu shot clinics and
other wellness events and offering, the Employee Relations Office at Employee Assistance
Program (EAP) events, HRA events, and other trainings, the Employment Office for local and virtual
career fairs, and the Benefits Office at the annual Benefits Fair. (5%)
4. Create content and maintain the Professional Development, Employee Recognition and
Engagement website. (2%)
5. Attend the monthly Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Staff Recognition Committee meetings as the HR
liaison and provide summary to the PDC and/or HR leadership. (2%)
Employment Specialist Duties (50%)
6. Provide guidance and advise hiring managers on employment-related matters, including
interpretation of HR policies and procedures, affirmative action, interviewing, and employment laws.
Meet with hiring managers to discuss open positions and follow up regarding their progress.
Participate in and/or conduct interviews when requested. Provide external resources to hiring
managers for department’s recruiting, outreach and advertising, including cost. (15%)
7. Review and analyze candidates’ qualifications against job requirements to ensure candidates meet
the minimum qualifications. Verify that internal applicants are eligible to transfer per university policy
and supervisor has interviewed all qualified, eligible internal applicants. Ensure supervisor has
entered all pertinent applicant dispositions and interview data in the Human Resources Information
System (HRIS) eRecruit. (17%)
8. Perform reference and background checks for potential employees. Negotiate employment offers.
Prepare and deliver offer packages and provide orientation details and paperwork. Ensure a smooth
hiring process for new staff employees and a seamless transition for transferring employees. (18%)

1. Participate in training sessions, monthly staff meetings, HR projects, and team projects. (<1%)
2. Provide feedback and recommendations annually on staff recognition and staff engagement
policies and procedures. (<1%)
3. Perform other duties as assigned. (<1%)

Department: Daily frequent contact with the Professional Development and Employment teams.
Regular contact with Human Resources staff.
University: Daily contact via phone, in-person, virtual, and e-mail with schools, departments, and hiring
managers. Regular contact with university departments on events as needed.
External: Daily contact with external applicants. Regular contact with vendors as needed. Occasional
contact with peer institutions for best practices and industry trends.
Students: Little to no contact with students.

No direct supervisory responsibility.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree required and one or more years of customer service
experience with high volume of customer interactions. Or High School education and five or more years
of customer service experience with high volume of customer interactions. Event
planning/management, HR generalist experience or college coursework in Human Resources

1. Ability to successfully coordinating the logistics and execution of engagement events, with planning
multiple events occurring the same time.
2. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
3. Strong administrative, project management, analytical, and organizational skills.
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting and demanding deadlines and workload.
5. Ability to manage multiple priorities in multiple areas.
6. Ability to promote teamwork and a strong customer service ethic.
7. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with individuals at all levels.
8. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to speak clearly, listen and obtain
9. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. High level of independence and
collaboration necessary.
10. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe, and
Google Docs. Knowledge of webpage maintenance (Drupel) a plus. Knowledge of HR Information
Systems (PeopleSoft HCM) a plus.
11. Ability to enforce and follow university policies and procedures with an understanding for
implications of decisions. Support university’s goals, vision, and values.
12. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
13. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face-to-face.

General office environment. Position is located in Cleveland, Ohio and eligible for hybrid remote work (2
days remote/week) upon completion of an orientation period.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68418807
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
  • Company Name For Job: Case Western Reserve Univesity
  • Position Title: Human Resources Specialist - Events and Employment #11217
  • Job Function: Human Resources
Education / Teaching / Administration
Cleveland , Ohio , United States

Case Western Reserve University is one of the country's leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, we offer a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Our leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 4,200 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students compri...

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