Company: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Location: 1 College Drive, Bentonville AR 72712

Job Summary

Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Human Resources Analyst works collaboratively with coworkers, institution managers and executive leadership providing support to the Human Resources Team. The Human Resources Analyst is responsible for conducting special research studies, analyzing data, preparing statistics, making recommendations based on research findings, and monitoring and coordinating project/program activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Detailed Job Description

Monitors, analyzes, and prepares any local, state, and federal reports utilizing Workday, Microsoft products, and/or Argos.
Assists Compensation and Classification Coordinator with academic appointments and instructor eligibility assignments, approvals, and accuracy checks of Faculty Load records, keeping in compliance with the institution’s pay practices and state guidelines. Identifies errors, researches, and resolves issues.
Assists Compensation and Classification Coordinator with Period Activity Pay (PAP) transactions. Determine if workflows are completed correctly, return incorrect workflows to originators, and apply approved workflows for payment. Track workflows to ensure they are processed in a timely matter. Answer various questions relating to PAP.
Fulfills requests for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) forms, employment verifications, HR help email inquiries.
Backup support to all areas of Human Resources, including greeting visitors and guests, answering phones, document management, and fulfilling any other duties assigned in benefits, employment, payroll, and training/development as needed.
Assists with document retention and auditing of personnel records, serve on hiring committees when needed and other employment related projects
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Should be able to work effectively with employees and all levels of leadership within the institution.
Must be proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio) and HRIS systems.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter who takes accountability for performance while requiring minimal supervision.
Must be able to handle highly confidential material efficiently and effectively.
Must possess strong time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
Ability to build relationships with individuals and teams across the institution and campus.
Ability to analyze information and recommend appropriate action.
Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and procedures.
Knowledge of department, operations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to conduct research and perform quantitative quality assurance reviews.
Ability to research, prepare, and present comprehensive written and oral reports.
Ability to organize and conduct meetings and workshops.
Knowledge of state and federal personnel laws, policies, and procedures.
Must be able to report clear, concise, and accurate ad-hoc reports to all levels of leadership.

Physical Demands

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk, or hear; regularly required to reach with hands and arms, taste or smell; occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

About the Company

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas. As the largest community college in Arkansas, it offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training that can lead to careers in business, computer science, art, communications, culinary, nursing, construction and more.
NWACC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, and welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.


The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor's degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field; plus, two years of human resources experience.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.