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Temporary HR & Payroll Coordinator

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Boulder, Colorado

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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder is searching for a Temporary HR & Payroll Coordinator! This position will be responsible for knowing and interpreting CU Graduate School policies pertaining to Graduate Research appointments, hiring and onboarding lecturers and monitoring biweekly/monthly payroll.

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

Our mission in the School of Education (SOE) is grounded in a lived dedication to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice. We instruct and conduct research to make a positive impact on schools and communities. Our faculty, researchers, staff, and students lead to evidence-based policy and practice. We strive for our graduates to be engaged and informed educators, researchers, policymakers, and community leaders. We offer ground breaking, engaging teacher preparation, innovative undergraduate programs, and Colorado's top-ranked graduate education in Literacy Studies; STEM Education; Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice; Equity, Bilingualism, and Bi-literacy, Learning Sciences & Human Development; and Research, Evaluation & Methodology.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Serve as a liaison with the HR Service Center (HRSC) for all SOE appointments.
  • Prepare Graduate Faculty Appointments.
  • Draft offer letters for GRA, lecturer and University Supervisor appointments, route for signatures via DocuSign and submit to the HRSC to be entered into HCM.
  • Manage the hiring, onboarding, orientation and reappointment process for new PhD students, adjunct lecturers, and supervisors.
  • Assess and verify employee payroll by running reports, verifying budgets with finance team prior to hiring, and resolving pay and funding issues.
  • Train new employees on MyLeave and assist with any questions.
  • Send out monthly and biweekly timesheet reminders.
  • Enter PETs and funding changes as needed.
  • Prepare and route Additional Pay Forms, send to HRSC for entry and confirm payout date for employee(s).
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the BUENO Center to track main campus, continuing education, and B3 course proposals, confirm main campus adjunct lecturers, draft offer letters and set up appointments.
  • Collect hiring information for Summer 2022 and possibly Fall 2022 GRA appointments. May include collecting information to begin the onboarding process for the new SOE PhD cohort of Fall 2022.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with 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. 
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment. 
  • This position is in a hybrid work situation. In-person training will be required, and it is preferred that the incumbent be in the office 2-3 days a week.
  • This is a full time, temporary position.

What We Can Offer

  • Hourly Compensation: $21.00 - $23.00.


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

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What We Require

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or other related field.
  • At least 1 year of professional level experience in human resources and payroll management in a private sector or university setting.
  • Substitution: Full-time professional experience working in Human Resources and/or payroll management may substitute for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills, particularly in excel. 
  • General knowledge of accepted human resource principles and governmental accounting procedures and policies.
  • Ability to analyze payroll reports, identify errors, investigate potential solutions.
  • Prioritize tasks to meet multiple monthly deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Establish and maintain effective and positive working collaborations with others.
  • Motivated, pro-active, and willing to take initiative.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective organizational skills with a strong attention to accuracy and detail.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Two or more years of experience in payroll management and/or human resources at a professional or university level.
  • Working knowledge and experience with the University of Colorado’s HCM, CU-SIS and PeopleSoft systems.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. OPTIONAL. 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 January 23, 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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