Human Resources Generalist

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Position Title:Human Resources Generalist Job Category:Staff Department:Human Resources - 7010310 Division:Business & Finance Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within 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. Serving nearly 13,000 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. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.


The Human Resources Generalist will provide full range generalist support to all areas of the college. Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Human Resources, this role will act as a business partner to provide operational support and influence organizational change on campus. Specifically, the Human Resources Generalist will interface with employees at all levels pertaining to recruiting, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, compensation, policy/legislative compliance, and employee training and development. This position plays 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.


  • Support the Associate Director of Human Resources in the oversight of the on-boarding process for new staff employees including the management of all background clearance, welcome materials, manager consultation, orientation programming and gap assessments; serving as a liaison for new staff employees
  • Assist with the management of a full-cycle campus Performance Management process to include: goal setting, employee feedback and coaching, and performance evaluation; provide guidance to managers on all performance management activity
  • Participate in institution personnel related committees, working groups or focus groups, providing input and recommendations for the administration of personnel on the campus
  • Provide consultation, recommendations, and policy based guidance to employees
  • Conduct exit interviews including trend analysis and provide recommendations to support an environment of continuous improvement based on findings
  • Manage wellness initiatives for faculty and staff including programs and campus wide wellness committee
  • Stay abreast of matters affecting employees to develop and recommend employee recognition programs to foster a culture of positive employee morale
  • In partnership with the Assistant Director of Human Resources, establish and maintain effective working relationships with hiring managers to identify current and future hiring and business needs
  • Coordinate the applicant selection process with hiring managers to drive efficiency
  • Assist with resume reviewing and interview scheduling; with the ability to manage multiple schedules
  • Manage applicant tracking system to include technical maintenance, inquiries, system training, job postings and applicant lifecycle
  • Prepare reports for auditing and compliance purposes; ensuring compliance with all federal, state and employment laws
  • Identify and make recommendations to continuously improve the recruitment process and the tools used to ensure optimal performance
  • Perform other duties; as assigned
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in HR, Business or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of measurable success in a full scope HR generalist role with demonstrable experience in program management, on-boarding, employee relations and talent management
  • Experience serving as a project lead from conception to completion
  • Experience performing with a high level of diplomacy, confidentiality and trust while projecting a professional and positive image
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize objectives and exercise judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and spoken communication skills to include clear, concise, and highly accurate delivery


  • Experience working in higher education and/or government entity
  • Knowledge of a human resources management system (HRMS), and/or other related business software programs and systems
  • PHR preferred
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.


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.

Position Status:Full-Time FLSA:Exempt




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Posted: 6/21/2019
Application Due: 7/15/2019
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