Human Resources Consultant

James Madison University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$54,000 - $58,000
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Human Resources Consultant

Position Number 8234 Posting Number S3026 State Role Title Human Resource Analyst II Position Type Classified Position Status Full Time FLSA Status Exempt: Not Eligible for Overtime College/Division Human Resources, Training and Performance Department 100210 - Human Resources Pay Band 5 Pay Rate Pay Range Specify Range or Amount $54,000 - $58,000 Is this a JMU Only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No

Position Summary Information

General Information

Human Resources at James Madison University is accepting applications for an HR Consultant. The successful candidate will participate as a member of the HR Consulting Services Team; partner and consult with employees, supervisors and department leaders on a variety of HR issues including classification and compensation, salary studies, professional development, employee relations, performance evaluation and management, employee recognition, policy development, interpretation, compliance and institutional effectiveness measures.

JMU offers excellent comprehensive benefits which include:

  • Paid vacation, sick, parental, and community service leave.
  • 19 paid holidays a year including one week off for Thanksgiving Break and almost two weeks off for Winter Break.
  • Affordable health insurance; retirement through the Virginia Retirement System.
  • A work-life balance and integration program, Balanced Dukes, that is designed to support and enhance the overall wellbeing of our employees.
  • A Tuition Waiver Program that allows employees to have tuition waived for undergraduate and graduate level courses taken at JMU.
  • Visit our Prospective Employee site to learn more about what makes James Madison University a great place to work!

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Deliver proactive, effective and excellent HR services to internal and external customers by:

  • Providing customers with guidance and coaching in the areas of policy, compliance, compensation, employee relations, and professional development.
  • Researching and analyzing position classification, compensation-related issues, and other workforce management needs.
  • Developing job aids and relevant training materials and lead training events on HR topics to various audiences.
  • Actively participating as a member of the HR Consulting Services Team.
  • Qualifications


  • Demonstrated understanding of leadership, management and related practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of Human Resources legislation and regulations such as FLSA, FMLA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, etc.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources best practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR-related trends.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated customer service knowledge reflecting significant customer service experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups including non-exempt staff and professional-level managers and directors.
  • Preferred:

  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certifications with a bachelor's degree.
  • Condition(s) of Employment

    Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

    E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 01/17/2023

    Beginning Review Date 01/25/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date EEO Statement

    James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

    We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

    Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

    Reasonable Accommodation Request

    If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or [email protected]. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Certificate of Disability
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