Princeton University

The Human Resources Communications Assistant provides support to the HR Communications team within Princeton University’s Office of Human Resources. The assistant’s primary role is to support HR communications, meetings and events. Secondarily, the assistant may help the Talent Acquisition team as needed with service responsibilities such as the onboarding process for new employees and as a fill-in for the receptionist desk in the HR Office at Overlook Center. This position reports to the HR Manager of Communications.


Provide support in coordinating communications and events for major HR initiatives throughout the year, including the University’s service recognition program and annual staff luncheon; the President’s Achievement and Griffin ’23 Management Awards; elections for the Council of the Princeton University Community; and other events and campaigns as needed.
Assist in proofreading, writing and editing communications as needed for memos, emails, website and social media; help to coordinate photo and video assets.
Serve as backup to publish website changes and social media posts.
Assist in project management for major HR communication initiatives.
Assist in coordination of mailings when needed.
Process HR Communications’ invoices and other HR communications administrative support, including meeting support.
Oversee the planning and execution of HR Communications’ internal events throughout the year, including scheduling, food and supply purchases, and the monitoring and booking of space, as well as related communications.
On an as-needed basis, serve as a backup to Talent Acquisition by representing the friendly and helpful face of HR to new and existing employees. This may include filling in for a receptionist in greeting and directing visitors to the HR Office; managing HR office supplies and other facility needs; responding to employee phone calls; assisting with onboarding new employees through the employment authorization process, and other onboarding touchpoints needed for newly hired employees

Having an interest in the work of Human Resources and Communications is beneficial to being successful in this position.
Two years of related work experience, or significant college internship experience is required.
A bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or a related course of study is preferred.

The assistant must have strong communication and customer service skills, be able to work independently, and have the ability to juggle multiple tasks that may have critical deadlines while being organized, accurate, and detail-oriented. Also required is the ability to handle confidential information; work collaboratively; and research information to clarify and resolve issues. Proficiency with MS Office and willingness to learn new technologies is required.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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