HR Generalist

Ewing, New Jersey
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Human Resources at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) seeks an experienced and knowledgeable HR Generalist to join its team. The Office of Human Resources (HR) is dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and development of a highly qualified, committed, and diverse workforce, encouraging and supporting the faculty and staff in their vital role of meeting the College's mission and goals and its commitment to their students. The HR office is committed to employing innovative "best practices", emerging technologies, and operating from a focused customer centric orientation to meet these goals.

Reporting to the Manager of Benefits & Leave Administration, the HR Generalist is a key resource who is responsible for a variety of administrative level support functions.  Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the office of human resources welcome desk

  • Assists with records maintenance and benefits administration
  • Uses the HRIS and EPIC systems to complete data entry 

  • Maintains the highest level of data integrity by following policies and procedures as administered by the Office of Human Resources

  • Performs other duties which may be assigned to ensure the successful function of the Human Resources Department and in compliance with Federal and State laws


  • Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint, and HRIS database systems.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of general human resources experience in a higher education environment.

Contact Information

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position is a New Jersey Civil Service position with the state title Program Assistant. The starting salary for this position is $41,230.15, range 16, step 1. It is aligned with the Communication Workers of America (CWA) bargaining unit. Permanent appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a 4-month probationary period to assess the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Salary for an internal candidate will be determined in accordance with Civil Service rules.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references. Resumes will be considered until a suitable candidate has been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Under a new residency bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, any individual hired on, or after September 1, 2011, will be required to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless their position is exempt. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire. Any new employee who believes that they have a critical need to live outside of New Jersey, or that a move to a permanent residence within the state would constitute a hardship, may request an exemption from the provisions of the law by appealing to a five-member committee to be established by the State for the purpose of hearing such appeals.

TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "most competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


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