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The Human Resources Employment unit focuses on the following areas for all University employees:

  • Recruitment,
  • Employment eligibility compliance,
  • Background screening administration and compliance, and
  • Onboarding

The Employment unit provides essential guidance and services to UNF departments and job seekers in the application of Federal and State statutes, University policies and procedures, as well as fair and equitable hiring practices. Our goal is to attract, employ, and retain diverse and dedicated faculty and staff members critical to the University's mission of engaging academically talented students in transformational learning opportunities.


Employment Verifications can be requested via phone call (904-620-2903), email ( or fax (904-620-2742).


Each Employment Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for relevant employment functions for a specific area of the university (please see list below). Employment functions include OASys Postings and Hiring Proposals, USPS interview pool approvals, EPAF approvals (at the Employment Review level), services contracts, onboarding, and any employment related questions.


Employment Staff: Areas of Responsibility
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Laura McCloskey      Human Resources Director *As needed
Christie Ellis Senior Coordinator Employment Academic Affairs*,  Administration & Finance (A&F),  Brooks College of Health (BCH), Coggin College of Business (CCB), Information Technology Services (ITS), President's Office (PO) 
Rainier Baltazar Coordinator Employment College of Arts & Sciences (COAS), College of Computing, Construction & Engineering (CCEC), College of Education & Human Services (COEHS),  Hicks Honors College,  Student Affairs*, University Development & Alumni Engagement (UDAE)  
Lizelle Klopper HR Coordinator in training

*Review the EMP Areas of Responsibility document. for a full list of departments associated with each division/college.

Collection and use of Social Security Numbers   Labor Condition Applications   Conflict of Interest Disclosure