Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Chatham University

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Chatham University has an immediate opening for Assistant Director of Human Resources. As a staff member of the Human Resources Department, the Assistant Director of Human Resources will support our campus community by facilitating a work environment that values, strengthens and encourages respect for diverse cultures and backgrounds. This position will be responsible for the employment process for open positions, including assisting with the preparation of vacancy announcements, ensuring position descriptions are updated and accurate, coordinate outreach activities to increase the diversity of the applicant pool, partnering with supervisors on ensuring an efficient employee hiring, orientation and onboarding processes.

This newly created position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the employment process by working with the HR staff and hiring supervisor by preparing vacancy announcements, coordinating the employment process with hiring departments (clarifying minimum qualifications, upon request provide initial applicant screening, coordinating background checks, tracking position request forms and following up with the hiring supervisor on applicant status), assist in implementing strategies through advertising and outreach to attract a diverse applicant pool, and procedures, and documenting reasons for non-selection.
  • Work creatively in posting all positions to include websites, social media and targeted advertisement to attract qualified and diverse candidates.
  • Develop strategies for outreach to increase the applicant pool of qualified and diverse applicants.
  • Effectively communicate the value of the University's benefits to applicants.
  • Upon request from the hiring supervisor, work with the AVP of H/R on screening applicants by providing phone interviews.
  • Audit position descriptions and partner with department supervisors on updating qualifications and job responsibilities by performing job analysis. Partner with the hiring supervisor/search committee and diversity search advocates on developing job placement advertisements to attract an applicant pool with qualified and diverse candidates.
  • Work closely with the HR staff in conducting all full-time employee's orientations and onboarding activities.
  • Assists in maintaining the Office of Human Resources web pages by working closely with the communications and marketing department.


  • Education: A Bachelor's degree with a concentration in human resource management or related degree.
  • Experience: At least three years of professional human resources experience involving the recruitment, selection and onboarding of new employees from a variety of diverse backgrounds. A proven track record in developing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies on attracting and retaining a diverse employee population.

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability and health, the arts and sciences and business and communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News and World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)'is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

For the complete job description and to apply visit:

Assistant Director of Human Resources

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To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter outlining experience and background with an emphasis on strategies with recruiting from a diverse applicant pool. Review of applicants begins July 8th and will continue until filled.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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