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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Angola, Indiana

Trine University, C.W. Sponsel Center for AdministrationThe Opportunity

Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Assistant Director serves as a human resource professional with expertise in multiple human resource areas.  This position is primarily responsible for overseeing the daily operations and assisting the Director of Human Resources with interpretation and implementation of policies, and/or programs related to human resources such as: employee relations, staffing and recruitment, compensation, benefits, performance reviews, training and develpment and HRIS. 


Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesStudent Leadershiip






Include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand and apply knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory and procedural requirements. 
  • Administers compensation and time keeping system: process bi-weekly payroll, related tax filings and reports.
  • Serve as HRIS administrator responsible for input and accuracy of database records. 
  • Assists empoyees, students and volunteers with general human resources and benefit-related questions and concerns. 
  • Assist with new hire onboarding for full time, part time and student workers. 
  • Assists the director with classifications and compensation of positions, including reclassification requrests, prepares job descriptions, training and performance plans, etc. 
  • Monitors employee eligibility for benefits plans.  Reviews benefits with employees and processes enrollment, cancellation or changes. Assists in planning, implementation and completion of the annual benefits open enrollment. Verifies benefit billing accuracy. Assists with COBRA for group health plans.  
  • Participation in the development, implementation and evaluation of department goals, objectives and systems; recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvement in efficiency of the department and services provided. 
  • Participates on committees and special projects.
  • Annual Worker's Compenstation audit.
  • The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties associated with the postion may be assigned. 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. Master's degree in Human Resources and/ or SHRM-CP or PHR preferred. 
  • Four to ten years work experience in human resources management including: compensation, benefits, employee relations, employment law, recruiting and human resource development. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be capable of working with sensitive information with complete confidentiality.

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:                     

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match                        
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children                        
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy

See plan documents for benefit details.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.