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Employment Specialist

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Human Resources

The Employment Specialist serves as a Human Resources ambassador regarding all details involved in the staff employment cycle including recruitment and onboarding, transfers, promotions, and other incremental employment changes. The position also collaborates with Pepperdine's schools to warmly welcome new faculty to Pepperdine. The role provides high touch support to the Pepperdine community, including supervisors, applicants, new and existing employees and reflects the University's mission and values in all interactions.


  • Provide superior customer service to hiring managers engaged in the staff recruitment process, assisting them with position descriptions, job postings, advertisements, applicant communications, offers of employment, etc.
  • Process new staff and faculty hires including sending offer letters and welcome information, coordinating background checks, completion of Federal Form I-9, and other pre-employment requirements, and entering employee data into the University's human resources system.
  • Represent Pepperdine employment by attending job fairs, sending recruiting materials, and engaging with student organizations. Provide superior customer service to applicants, creating goodwill for the University throughout the process.
  • Process incremental staff changes including pay increases, title changes, promotions, transfers and separations.
  • Serve as a welcoming presenter at New Employee Orientation as well as a host for New Employee Orientation lunches.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree. 2-3 years experience in human resources, higher education, or a related field. Strong written and oral communication skills, strong customer service and interpersonal skills, ability to use discretion when handling sensitive and confidential issues; ability to organize and prioritize changing workload, must dress professionally, supportive of the Christian mission; ability to integrate faith with HR practice. Proficient with MS Word and Excel, previous database system experience.

Preferred: Master's degree. 5 years experience in human resources, higher education, or a related field. Knowledge of California wage and hour laws, previous experience in employment processing, previous experience in higher education, previous experience with Pepperdine University. Experience with PeopleSoft HCM, Kronos, HireRight, FormI-9 Compliance; advanced MS Word and MS Excel skills.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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