Student Opening: Payroll/HR Assistant


Number of Openings: 2

Pay Rate: $15.50

Location: Coffman Memorial Union

Department: Administration


Payroll/HR Assistant will assist in verifying biweekly payroll and answer Student Life departments' student staff questions related to MyU timesheets and pay information. The employee will assist staff in posting student job openings and completing new hire / end of employment paperwork.

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  • Current U of MN - Twin Cities degree-seeking student. See student employment eligibility
  • Strong computer skills
    • Microsoft Excel skills including filtering, pivot tables, and graphing
    • Google Suite including Sheets and Forms
  • Strong detail orientation and ability to multitask
  • Able to work without direct supervision

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with confidential documents
  • Some knowledge of Office for Student Affairs and/or some involvement experience on campus
  • Previous office support experience: Organizing files, e-mailing, working with databases

Notes for This Posting

The position is a mixture of on-campus and remote work. The position is based in the SUA Administration Office in Coffman Memorial Union.

Applicants must be available to start training in Spring 2023. Applicants must be available to schedule their work weekdays, Monday-Friday, between 9am-3:00pm. Typically staff work three days a week. Work hours vary, typically 6 to 10 hours during the academic year and 6 to 15 hours per week in the summer.

A document to give some sense of your general summer (May 15-Sept 1st) availability is required.

Please note - This position requires strong MS Excel skills. Applicants must be comfortable working with pivot tables, graphs, and large sets of data.

The manager hopes to complete hiring as soon as possible.

A position offer is contingent on passing a background check.

Work study applicants are encouraged to apply!


  1. You must be able to work for the Fall, Spring, Summer.
  2. You must be able to work 3 shifts per week.