PT Department Assistant - Human Resources

PT Department Assistant - Human Resources


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Dr, Clyde, NC  28721


$15.00 - $16.50 per hour dependent on experience



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Closes: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M-F; up to 29 hours per week.

Reports to

Director of Human Resources

Employment Type

PT staff; non-exempt

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience working in Human Resources, Office Administration or related office support field.  Ability to work independently, prioritizing work and balancing multiple projects concurrently. Must have excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with our diverse employee and student groups in a positive and pleasant manner.  Willingness and desire to learn and grow with the College.  
Intermediate skill level required with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Visio.


Preferred Qualifications

Associates Degree with 2+ years of experience in Human Resources and experience in Payroll and/or Accounting.  

Position Description




This position’s primary purpose is to assist Human Resources in the day-to-day operations of the department while making a positive contribution toward the mission, vision, values and goals of Haywood Community College in a competent, creative, flexible and pleasant manner.


This position will work up to 29 hours per week; schedule will be comprised of 29 hours during our normal college hours of Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and will be determined before hire, based on selected candidate and college needs and preferences.




  • Serving as a key contact for employees of the College, incumbent must deliver an exceptional level of customer service and support.
  • Support and assist with the recruitment process by assisting with interview scheduling, references and background checks.
  • Has primary responsibility for orientation of new employees, including coordination of New Hire Orientation and coordination of documents.
  • Maintains employee directory by adding new hires and processing transfers and title changes.
  • Completes required NC new hire reporting within 20 days of hire via online portal. Serves as backup administrator for E-Verify.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date human resource files, records and documentation following the guidance of HCC Personnel files policy.
  • Under the direction of the Director of HR, serves as a key team member in the migration to and implementation of electronic filing system.
  • Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and employees relative to standard policies, benefits and payroll.
  • Processes employment verifications on current and previous employees
  • Process documentation and prepare reports relating to human resources activities (payroll, staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, etc.) To include Staff Information Report and IPEDS.
  • Will assist and support payroll function in processing, accurate data entry, answering employee questions, reviewing and tracking timesheets and preparing part-time staff contracts.
  • Responsible for answering and routing calls, greeting visitors, handling inquiries from the public, and coordinating incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Prepare correspondence, agendas and reports for various end-users such as Executive Team, President’s Council and Board of Trustees.
  • General office duties (typing, filing, mail, records, printing, faxing, ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies, etc.) utilizing MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Internet, Email and other information systems programs.
  • Assists with planning and execution of special events such as benefits enrollment, campus-wide meetings, employee events, and other gatherings.
  • May attend internal and/or external events, such as job fairs, to represent the College.
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Human Resources and serves as back-up administrator for HR Specialists.
  • Coordinate and schedule routine, recurring meetings for HR Team and employees. Maintains agendas and minutes from meetings. 
  • May operate college-owned vehicles.
  • Other duties as assigned 

Additional responsibilities

  • Adhere to Haywood Community College’s Core Values
  • Incumbent must be able to work independently and effectively prioritize concurrent projects and deadlines.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail. 
  • Consistently display excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with our diverse employee and student groups in a positive and pleasant manner.
  • Ability to maintain an approachable and appropriate attitude when interacting with all levels of personnel in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Maintain the highest level of integrity and confidentiality; being a trusted partner within the HR Team
  • Contribute to, and actively support the goal of maintaining an employee and student-centered environment.
  • Support and participate in efforts related to process enhancements and have an ever-present desire for continuous improvement.
  • Work cooperatively with faculty, staff, students, and our learning community and the general public.
  • Promote and support HCC’s mission, vision, and values and promote and support coworkers in the most positive manner.
  • Implement a team approach in the performance of tasks; work with others to analyze a situation, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving a problem or accomplishing a task
  • Accept responsibility for job performance and assigned tasks; exhibit individual behaviors that support the official goals and objectives of the college and its members
  • Communicate with students, faculty, staff and the general public in a professional and timely manner
  • Approach problems as a learning opportunity and implement strategies to reduce problems
  • Maximize resources to process information; acquire, evaluate, organize, manage, interpret, and communicate information to coworkers, faculty, staff, and students
  • Exhibit flexibility and receptivity to changing technologies, methods, processes, work environments, and organizational structure and practices.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and desire to learn and grow with the College.

How to Apply



The following is necessary for consideration

  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at our jobs page: Please call Beverly Balliot with any questions or if you are unable to complete the online application for any reason.
  • The application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. A resume is suggested but does not take the place of any questions or details that you need to provide in order to be qualified for the position.  Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment. 
  • References may not be a current HCC employee. Candidates must provide three professional references with email addresses.  At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor.  
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the candidate to HR. Upon completion of the hire process in HR, President approval is required in the hire of a candidate. 
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus


HCC is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status

Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace, and facilitates economic development. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, a productive greenhouse, dahlia gardens, an orchard garden and a rhododendron garden.  








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185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721