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Senior HRIS Consultant

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Posting Details


Job Description Summary:

The Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) team within University Human Resources works collaboratively to develop strategies, infrastructure, and processes that provide for the timely collection and dissemination of employee data and information, enhanced capacity for distributed reporting, and support of data-driven decision-making related to human resources.

Reporting to the Director, HRIS, the Senior HRIS Consultant supports the strategic and operations direction of enterprise HR systems. The Senior HRIS Consultant is a self-motivated HR systems administration professional with a passion for implementing, maintaining, and leveraging enterprise-level HR software solutions.

This position will serve as a subject matter expert for its HRIS system as he or she recommends process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy, which must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.

This role serves as a strategic and collaborative partner with Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Academic Affairs and vendors on various business initiatives and change management.
This position also serves as a technical point-of-contact and a hands-on Application Support at a senior level and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing, documentation of processes, and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities.

Responsibilities included but not limited to:
Integrate HR business processes with technology where possible and make recommendations for enhancements and drives their execution;
Administer third party software and liaising with vendors to coordinate upgrades, new features, and general maintenance.

Manage HR software security strategy across all HR systems and supporting software.
Design and maintain integration test cycles for new system enhancements including the creation of detailed test plans, test data sets, and documentation of test case result.
Provide functional HRIS support to the GW and HR community on HR processes and systems, including creating and rolling out trainings to end users. Lead troubleshooting and resolving issues encountered when using a shared enterprise system.

Assist in developing policy and procedures related to systems administration, maintenance and utilization.
Attend project meetings that address HR process issues, technology-related committee meetings on behalf of UHR and serve as a proxy for the Director, HRIS as needed.

Perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, MIS, Computer Science or related degree preferred.

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred.

Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential preferred.

Experience in and strong understanding of HR best practices and procedures
Excellent attention to detail and quality
Excellent oral and written skills, customer service skills, interpersonal skills.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and ability to learn new systems quickly.

Familiarity with Cornerstone OnDemand and HR ERP systems such as Ellucian Banner, Workday, PeopleSoft, etc.


Campus Location: Ashburn, Virginia
College/School/Department: Human Resources
Family Human Resources
Sub-Family HRIS
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S007028
Job Open Date: 02/22/2018
Job Close Date: 03/13/2018
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently employed at George Washington University?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you meet the minimum Qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is your expected salary range?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents