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Student Affairs HR Consultant

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Boulder, CO

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Student Affairs HR (SA HR) at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Student Affairs HR Consultant! Working closely with supervisors and unit liaisons, this position manages the employee recruitment and selection process for University Staff exempt positions within the Division of Student Affairs. This position will also provide employee relations support to student affairs constituents as well as provide oversight of performance management while using Cornerstone. This position works collaboratively with student affairs human resource staff to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for customers and to promote a heightened sense of community in student affairs where employees feel valued individually and as team members.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

About the Division of Student Affairs

Our goal is to help students become successful, curious, proficient individuals during their time at CU Boulder. We provide educational opportunities, resources and support services to help students find their community and build lifelong skills. Overall, students will gain self-confidence and the ability to achieve both academic and personal goals.

Student Affairs HR supports all of the departments in the Division to reach their goals by providing HR guidance in the following areas:

  • Payroll and Transactional Support
  • Performance Management
  • Position Management
  • Compensation

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Recruitment & Selection

  • Responsible for management of all recruitment and selection processes for positions within student affairs including temporary appointments.
  • Provide guidance on the selection and recruitment process using CU, state, and departmental guidelines.
  • Provide interpretation of division, university, and state guidelines and policies related to recruitment and selection for hiring supervisors.
  • Design and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Work with hiring supervisors and unit leaders to complete necessary paperwork to initiate a selection process ensuring position number, funding, approving signatures, salary request, and posting information are appropriate and accurate.
  • Using university technology, such as HCM and Avature, work with CUHR recruitment team to post vacant positions in a timely manner.

Position Management

  • Assist HR leadership with maintaining and ensuring position descriptions are accurate, complete, and up to date.
  • Assist managers with completing edits and resolving questions with position descriptions.
  • Responsible for identifying vacant and converted positions for abolishment and make recommendations to supervisors and managers about standard processes for position management.
  • Train managers on standard methodologies and required routing for position descriptions through the Avature system.

Performance Management

  • Assist in advising managers and directors on how to write effective goals to set clear expectations for their employees.
  • Assist managers/supervisors with ensuring performance plans, coaching sessions and evaluations are completed for all employees meeting Division and campus deadlines
  • Train departments on standard processes when working in the Cornerstone platform to complete all required tasks and performance planning creation.

Employee Relations

  • Assist managers and supervisors:
    • With employees grievances/dispute resolutions and progressive discipline processes in the Division by partnering with campus HR employee relations.
    • In dealing with employees who are not meeting performance or behavior expectations.

Other Duties

  • Provide training to supervisors when needed for Division wide initiatives.
  • Participate on committees as appropriate.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • For the present, this position will be working in a hybrid model. We anticipate the position being on campus 2-3 days per week. This is subject to change in the future.

What We Can Offer

  • Starting salary is $50,000 - $52,000.
  • Onboarding assistance is available within Student Affairs guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience.
  • One year experience in human resources.

What You Will Need

  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication.
  • Ability to manage details, work efficiently, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • PHR, SHRM-CP or SPHR certification.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, and to be flexible and proactive with problem solving, as well as proven customer service attributes are essential for this position.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Experience with training and development.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by August 14, 2022 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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