Sr. Human Resources Generalist

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Position Title:
Sr. Human Resources Generalist

Job Category:

Human Resources - 7010310

Business & Finance

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume

The Sr. Human Resources Generalist will provide full range generalist support to the college. Reporting directly to the Director of Human Resources Operations this role will act as a business partner to provide operational support and influence organizational change on campus. Specifically the Sr. Generalist will be the HR point of contact for Faculty as well as interface with staff and students, and campus leadership at all levels pertaining to onboarding, employee relations, performance management, compensation, policy/legislative compliance and employee training and development. This position will also be responsible for data accuracy to ensure the integrity of the data which is utilized by the system to develop multiple system-wide data and reporting for faculty events. They will play a key role in supporting the successful growth and development of the expanding HR service platform including initiatives that help set the foundation for a supportive positive culture. The core of this position requires a highly motivated, positive and proactive person who embraces the opportunity to help grow an institution where innovation, creativity and inspiration meet.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide consultation, recommendations, and policy based guidance to campus leadership and employees.
  • Partner with other HR team members to support and develop efficient, standardized departmental processes and procedures; Recommend new approaches/procedures to effect continual improvement of services performed
  • Collaborate with the Director of HR Operations and team on development and implementation of scalable HR initiatives and solutions in support of GGC's strategic priorities.
  • Stay abreast of matters affecting employees and develop and recommend programs to foster a culture of positive employee morale.
  • Counsel's employees, director's and managers concerning sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related problems and recommends to Director of HR Operations systemic resolutions.
  • Conduct sensitive employee related investigations as directed.
  • Serve as the HR point of contact for Faculty members with general employment questions or concerns.
  • Maintains MFE platform ensuring accuracy and data integrity ensuring credentialing is updated based on SACS compliance
  • Assists with full-time and part-time Faculty hiring and onboarding including offers of employment, contract administration and summer appointments.
  • Serve as dual employment administrator for the institution overseeing the internal approval process and policy adherence for faculty and staff in a shared employment arrangement between GGC and other USG institutions.
  • Provide timely and accurate metrics and data that assist HR and campus leadership with appropriate decision making
  • Monitor policy adherence to ensure appropriate, accurate, and consistent application including proper documentation, and legislative compliance.
  • Conduct exit interviews including trend analysis; Provide recommendations to support an environment of continuous improvement
  • Participate in campus personnel related committees, working groups or focus groups, providing input and recommendations for the administration of personnel on the campus.
  • Attend appropriate off-campus meetings of HR professionals for employee training purposes.
  • Supports efforts to establish HR as a trusted partner and advisor with campus leadership.
  • Encourage open communications and promote a positive work environment embracing the College's vision, mission and operating principles; Serve as champion with initiatives designed to develop and sustain GGC's culture
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

Job Requirements and Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in HR, Business or related discipline required
  • Five (5) - seven (7) years of measurable success in a full scope HR generalist role required
  • Prior experience in a growth environment strongly preferred
  • Ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organization environment is a critical key to success
  • Proven ability to establish ownership and drive assigned initiatives through to completion on time; meeting or exceeding expectations
  • Knowledge of Faculty Administrative Processes
  • Project management and business acumen skills
  • Proven knowledge of federal/state employment laws, including EEO, ADA and FMLA.
  • Must maintain extreme confidentiality of employee and company records
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills; including demonstrated ability to build consensus and establish trust; outgoing personality
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Solid organizational and prioritization skills including proven attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, and eager to learn
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to listen to customers (i.e., staff, faculty and leadership), understand needs and respond positively to their requests
  • Advanced level knowledge of Microsoft Suite and HRIS applications

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:



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