Human Resources Specialist

Human Resources Specialist


Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-723-0371


Commensurate with experience



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Closes: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

·      Associate degree or higher. Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC

·      A minimum of two (2) years of experience in Human Resources. 

·       Ability to work in a diverse environment

·      High-volume client service and relationship management.

·      Strong consultation and influence management skills

·      Excellent attention to detail with ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment

·       Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace, spreadsheets, presentation and collaboration apps and software

Preferred Qualifications

·      Bachelor’s degree in related area
·      3+ years in Human Resources 

·      Knowledge of full life-cycle recruitment
·      Work experience in a community college 

·       Experience with Colleague by Ellucian 

Position Description

The Human Resources Specialist is a member of a diverse team who serves under a shared services model that supports hiring and benefit functions. Serves as a point of contact for internal and external hires, actively participating in the coordination of the recruitment life-cycle of new candidates from sourcing to onboarding. The specialist also is a primary point of contact for employees and external providers and partners and serves as administrator for health and other benefits, leaves of absence, wellness programs and state service credit.  

·       Actively recruit and hire talent for part-time and full-time job openings for the College

·       Assist Human Resources Department with meeting organizational hiring goals by partnering and consulting with hiring managers to screen, recruit, evaluate and hire top talent

·       Identify effective and creative recruitment strategies; advertise open roles on various channels including job boards, professional social networks and the Forsyth Tech Careers page

·       Create, maintain and audit employee documents for accuracy and compliance. Process employment forms; partner with various departments for proper completion of necessary documentation

·       Maintain recruitment tools, including reviewing and updating interview questions and standard skills assessments; update and develop new recruitment tools as needed

·       Participate on and recommend improve processes as it relates to selection committees 

·       Track key recruiting metrics such as time-to-fill and source of hire

·       Reach out to potential candidates and build relationships for future job opportunities

·       Review applications and compare against job requirements; interview applicants and analyze responses. Review and compare selected candidates with posting qualifications

·       Construct and maintain job descriptions with hiring managers and add them to database. Review job descriptions for necessary updates prior to posting

·       Proactively participate in recruiting events, such as job fairs and promote Forsyth Tech as a premiere employer; seek opportunities for Forsyth Tech to gain positive visibility in the community

·       Seek ways to improve processes and ways in which to conduct business; make recommendations with the goal to enhance the candidate and hiring manager experience

·       Participate in special projects, including projects outside the scope of recruiting but within the Human Resources functions, as needed

·       Administer the college’s benefits programs (e.g., open retirement plans, leave policies, wellness programs, insurance policies, etc.) 

·       Assist employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes 

·       Process benefit changes, updates and coverage terminations in a timely manner. Also updates address changes in Colleague and with various benefit vendors 

·       Ensure dependent information is loaded for eligible e employees and that benefit coverage is accurately reflected for 1095 ACA reporting 

·       Distribute all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility 

·       Assist with enrolling employees with carriers and processes life status changes 

·       Monitor government regulations, legislation, and benefits trends; ensures compliance with all government regulations 

·       Organize the enrollment, renewal, and distribution processes, initiating all necessary job-related communications to both internal and external customers and partners 

·       Compile and maintain records for use in employee benefits administration 

·       Provide assistance to HR Technician for all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLA. Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges 

·       Review invoices to ensure proper billing from providers 

·       Research & coordinate options for enhanced wellness activities and programming for employees 

·       Manage all necessary job-related communications to both internal and external customers and partners 

·       Provide a high level of service to customers by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships 

·       Assist with special projects as requested including, but not limited to, audit of personnel records, enrollment tracking, length of service reporting benefits and retirement statements

·       Attend specialized training activities that enhance job performance and foster diversity, equity and inclusion

·       Foster diversity, equity and inclusion with colleagues and students

·       Maintain confidentiality and security of sensitive information

How to Apply

Interested candidates please apply on the Forsyth Tech applicant portal at

Job Post Contact

Forsyth Technical Community College
Main Campus - Allman Building
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Phone: 336-734-7302
Fax: 336-761-2309