HR Generalist

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  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Full Time
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    Position Summary: Under the direction of the Senior Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources (HR) Generalist provides support to the Human Resources team with all daily administrative duties. The Human Resources Generalist must maintain confidentiality and perform all duties in accordance with University policies and procedures. This position will be assigned human resources related projects of a moderate nature.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Supports the day-to-day administration of systems and programs (e.g., Human Resource Information Systems, unemployment compensation, tuition reimbursement tracking, health and welfare benefits, compensation, performance management, compliance training and EEO/Diversity)
    • Assists with full cycle recruitment processes including but not limited to: recruiting, pre-employment screening, scheduling candidates for interviews, processing background checks, benefit overviews, job offers and employee onboarding
    • Maintains and audits the following items on a regular basis: personnel files, I-9's, new hire/termination files, training records, time and attendance records, worker's compensation and unemployment compensation
    • Enters faculty contracts including yearly agreements, adjuncts, summer hours, and overload contracts
    • Responsible for administration of employee FMLA processing
    • Responsible for administration of workers compensation processes and maintaining employer OSHA logs
    • Reviews (reconcile) invoices for health and life insurance
    • Coordination of new hire adjunct onboarding process
    • Processes motor vehicle record check and maintain the database
    • Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of all HR data transactions related to employment such as new hires, job changes, pay changes, employee personal info changes and separations
    • Creates and maintains a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools. Develops and distributes adhoc and standard reports for management as needed or requested
    • Responsible for administration of the tuition remission process
    • Responsible for completing compensation analysis
    • Responsible for completing employment verifications, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), etc.
    • Maintains the Human Resources documents on the University's website and bulletin boards
    • Assists with the coordination of special events to include but not limited to: recognition lunches, retirement parties, wellness initiatives, new employee orientations, open enrollment meetings etc.
    • Provides customer service and support for internal customers
    • Participates in Human Resources projects and initiatives
    • Performs clerical administration such as: phone calls, processing mail, scheduling and calendaring meetings, maintaining filing systems, and ordering supplies
    • Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned

    Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field required.
    • PHR or SHRM-CP certification STRONGLY desired
    • Three-five (3-5) years of experience in an administrative and customer service based support role or related area is required
    • Three-five (3-5) years of experience in a Human Resources support role is required
    • Prior experience with a human resource information system (HRIS) STRONGLY preferred
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Mail Merge and Outlook
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills
    • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
    • Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision


    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform primary functions.

    Physical Demands:

    • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
    • Must reach, bend, stoop, lift
    • Must sit, walk or stand
    • Some repetitive motion may be required

    Working Conditions:

    • Varying workflow; sometimes stressful with high workload times of the year
    • Complete work required within a limited time

    Mount Mary University encourages applications from all qualified candidates and is vitally committed to all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates and all will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, genetic information or any other groups protected by law. Mount Mary seeks to hire and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its mission, vision and values.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/15/2021
    Application Due: 4/15/2021
    Work Type: Full Time