Human Resources Generalist
This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of HR activities that support the College’s goals. The HR Generalist creates, maintains, and upholds applicable HR policies, procedures, and regulations throughout the organization. This role supports employees and management with a variety of services such as training, recruiting, employment law compliance, group benefits plans, employee relations, HRIS reporting and is the front line interface in the office.. The largest responsibility of this position pertains to managing on-boarding, off-boarding, recruitment and hiring of new employees.
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Develop and communicate employee benefits procedures, programs, and vendor options.
- Resolve employee questions related to benefits plans and data in a timely manner and consult with vendor partners as needed.
- Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all benefits-related data entered through online data terminals, primarily recording employee life cycles or qualifying events. This includes quarterly benefit audits.
- Oversee and communicate the talent acquisition process for all supervisors, internal candidates, and external candidates, including ad posting, interviews, offers, and onboarding.
- Receive and respond to HR communications received from emails and phone systems in a timely and efficient manner.
- Serves as a representative for college students to: 1) warmly welcome new hires to the organization by completing thorough required documentation and informative onboarding onboarding processes, 2) legally exit employees as necessary through resignation, termination, retirement, layoff, etc.
- Continually research and propose new processes, programs, and ideas to attract, retain, and engage high potential employees at all levels of the organization.
- Work closely with the HR Director to design and implement high quality management development, training, and risk management programs throughout the organization.
- Stay abreast of all new HR trends and applicable legal compliance updates to educate supervisors and leadership teams.
- Serve as internal subject matter expert on HRIS reporting and troubleshooting.
- Facilitate employee tuition exchange program in collaboration with other colleges and universities.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
DESCRIPTION OF NONESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Oversee reconciliation of monthly health plan eligibility reports and invoices. Scan information in Workday for approval routing.
- Prepare special reports and records.
- Assist with retirees, service awards, and other employee recognition programs.
Indirectly supervise a small number of student employees in the occasionally interface in Human Resources projects. Carry out supervisory duties in accordance with college policies and applicable employment laws. Responsibilities include: planning, assigning, and directing work; maintaining personnel records; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Requires education generally equivalent to a related Bachelor’s Degree, such as Business, Management, or Human Resources.
- PHR certification desired.
- Requires a minimum of three years of similar professional Human Resources/Benefits experience.
- Prior Workday system experience is preferred.
- Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with employees, faculty members, leadership team, vendors, and candidates. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
- Requires strong customer service skills to effectively work with students, faculty, and staff with a variety of diverse backgrounds.
- Proven skills in the areas of team building, problem solving, conflict management, and employee relations.
- Ability to work with confidential information.
- Requires knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of standard office equipment such as a telephone, printer, scanner, and computer keyboard.
- Requires ability to travel occasionally to conduct college business.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING REQUIRED: n/a
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives 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. The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more of working time.)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee must regularly sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Work is performed in an office environment at the Carthage Campus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate and typical, depending on the work travel environment.
The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.