Job Description

Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

Are you looking for a meaningful career that allows you to utilize and develop your skills in Workday, one of the leading Human Resources systems used by top organizations today?  GCE’s Human Resources (HR) department is seeking an HRIS (Workday) Administrator to maintain, develop and maximize our HR systems, projects and processes.  The ideal candidate will be service oriented, a bridge between internal client groups that have business needs and partnering with them on Workday solutions that are innovative, resourceful, forward thinking and scalable. You should enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced environment that is collaborative and accountable. 

Target Hire: May/June 2024

Schedule: Monday thru Friday business hours

Benefits: Full benefits portfolio including tuition package

Recruitment Process: Recruiter screen, manager interview, team conversation

What You Will Do:

  • Knowledge and Expertise: Serve as a Workday configuration Subject Matter Expert with deep knowledge of current functionality and capabilities including business processes, integrations, and security. Leads highly technical, specialized, and complex projects. Oversees the implementation of system upgrades and enhancements, as well as the design of system test plans and test scenarios. Serve as a subject matter expert on Workday capabilities for the institution, client groups and individuals with a focus on product and service development, delivery and support, and applying key technologies. Stay abreast of trends in information systems training, materials and techniques via Workday Community and other sources to continuously increase both HR knowledge and HRIS application/tools knowledge.
  • Projects/Process Improvement: Recommend and implement process/user experience improvements and innovative solutions. Serve as a key liaison with internal customers (e.g., payroll, recruiting, compensation and other departments). Use project management skills in managing projects.
  • System Maintenance: Assist in the review, testing and implementation of HRMS upgrades or patches. Collaborate with functional and technical staff to coordinate application of upgrade or fix. Maintain HRMS tables. Document process and results. Assists in the maintenance of the HRIS helpdesk tickets and ensures resolution to all tickets in a timely manner. Lead and/or participate in the review, testing and implementation of Workday releases and communicate the potential benefit of these features to stakeholders.
  • Reports/Queries: Write, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools. Assist in development of standard reports for ongoing customer needs. Help maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
  • On Deck for 2024: optimizing modules such as time tracking, benefits, recruitment and talent, and core HCM

What You Will Have:

  • Skills: Must have 3-5 years of experience as a high-level HRIS administrator role, Workday preferred, with demonstrated experience in the design of Workday HCM, Compensation, and Benefits; hands-on configuration required. Experience should include systems implementations, integration and HR systems; project experience in a technical or techno-functional role on one or more HR ERP implementations.
  • Pace and Style: Strong Problem-solving skills with a high level of initiative, service-oriented problem solver that is adept at working with internal client groups, asking why, understanding their business needs and focusing the end user experience. Confident subject matter expert that is personable, professional and works collaborative across departments such as IT, compliance and HR team members. Ability to collaborate and influence while facilitating communication with business and technical teams. Ability to manage multiple, high-priority tasks and adjust to shifting priorities, while meeting deadlines.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as Human Resources, Information Systems or similar, from a regionally accredited institution. An equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be substituted upon the hiring supervisor’s approval.
  • Collaborative Approach: Although there is autonomy, we are seeking those that like to share ideas, work as part of a team, bring knowledge to those that will benefit career wise, and help our internal HR clients understand the WHY of what we do. Saying "I don’t know" is culturally acceptable and encouraged as an opportunity for the team to learn and grow.

Why Work at GCE:  

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan
  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events
  • Free covered parking
  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

Application Instructions

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