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Human Resource Specialist

Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City, Michigan 49686
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Position Title:                                      Human Resources Specialist

Department:                                         Human Resources

Reports To:                                          Executive Director of HR

Expected Starting Salary:                   $42,810              


Excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vacation, paid sick leave, and tuition benefit. For more details about benefits, go to and click on Salaries and Benefits, or request a copy from the Office of Human Resources.



The position is primarily responsible for working with the human resource information system (HRIS) - Banner, and human resource information, including: new hire and pay documentation, position control, pay rates, and benefits-related data, ensuring all relevant data is current and accurate. This position works with college-wide personnel budget data and assists with budget manager training. The position also manages FMLA, workers compensation, and unemployment claims.




  • Bachelor's degree         
  • Strong MS Excel skills 
  • Two or more years of experience in human resources


  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or other HR cetification
  • Experience compiling, entering, and reporting data
  • Experience working with and interpreting policies and legal guidelines.
  • Two or more years of experience with payroll/position control or processing employee and human resources data
  • Two or more years of experience tracking FMLA, short-term disability and other employee leaves

 Soft Skills: 

  • Team player
  • Relationship builder & ability to develop a rapport with employees
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail



FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES: Essential for all NMC employees

  • Ethical behavior and integrity
  • Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
  • Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
  • Accountability/personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Collaboration/Team work
  • Value all people






This is a full-time, 40+ hour per week position.



Open until filled. Applications submitted by 4:30 pm on 07/21/2017 will receive first consideration. Join NMC for a career where you will be part of an organization with history, a legacy, and possibility! Applications must be submitted online. For more information, visit NMC on the web at   For assistance call 231-995-1377 or 1-800-748-0566 x51377 or email .


Non-Discrimination Policy Notice

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions.

Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.

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