We are seeking a positive, inquisitive HR Generalist, who loves streamlining processes and problem-solving. Someone who will ensure that HR operates efficiently and smoothly as directed. The ideal candidate will be proactive and have experience in handling a wide range of human resources tasks to help Divine Mercy University operate and hire across several states. This person must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, must have excellent attention to detail, is able to work independently with little or no supervision, and enjoys the challenges of supporting the mission of Divine Mercy University. This position will report to the VP of Human Resources.
Job functions include running the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including the hiring process in collaboration with other departments, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.
Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
Conducts or acquires background checks and employment eligibility verifications.
Implements new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
Maintains employee records in the university's HR Information System (Paylocity).
Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
To work closely with the Global Campus HR Liaison
Performs other duties as assigned.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization's HRIS and talent management systems.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
At least one year of human resource management experience is preferred.
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: Divine Mercy University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, actively committed to increasing diversity within its community. As required by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, IPS does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.