HR Generalist

Joliet Junior College
MC-Main Campus

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Human Resources & Employee Development
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Job location: MC-Main Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-11
Req: REQ-352

Position Title:

HR Generalist

Job Description:

STATUS:Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
DIVISION: Human Resources
UNION: non-union
REPORTS TO: Senior HR Generalist
PLACEMENT: Support, S07

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.


Under the direction of the Senior HR Generalist, the HR Generalist partners with applicants, hiring departments, and administrators to ensure a streamlined hiring experience that is consistent with applicable college, EEOC and employment policies/guidelines. Understands the technical as well as functional hiring needs and translate those into effective recruitment strategies to find applicants and assist hiring managers with their staffing needs. Establishes and/or assists in establishing, implements, delivers, and evaluates training and professional development needs for college employees. Supports the performance management objectives for the college by coaching managers/employees in conjunction with Labor and Employee Relations to identify developmental needs, planning and implementing appropriately. Performs other HR generalist duties as directed.


1. Proactively partners and collaborates with employees on best approaches, practices, policy and procedure to create and sustain a high performing workforce.

2. Keenly assess systemic and ongoing human resource programing and institutional structures through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice to sustain a culture of belonging.

3. Provide best practice and specialized research to intentionally transform the College’s talent acquisition, labor relations performance management, learning and development and employee engagement strategies.

4. Proficiency in organization and time management; verbal and written communication; interpersonal, and listening skills.

5. Actively partner with managers, staff, and bargaining unit representatives to address a variety of workplace issues and function as a subject matter expert for administrative practices.

6. Drive efforts to optimize Workday functionality including, but not limited to, increased efficiencies, automation, configuration, analytics, training & documentation in the new system.


1. Engage in activities to increase JJC employment brand awareness and maintain presence at community events to increase diversity in applicant pools and ensure the equitable treatment of all applicants and employees.

2. Creates and delivers training and presentations to diverse audiences and backgrounds.

3. Monitor compliance. Ensure all documents are appropriately processed, ensuring confidentiality at all times. Process, complete and analyze reports on various types of employee data (EEO and diversity initiatives including the preparation of reports; analyze headcount, turnover, recruitment trends, and other employment/employee statistics).

4. Coordinate across stakeholders, providing timely and concise communications regarding status of services/projects and pending issues. Educate, mentor and train HR staff on processes and professional practices related to employment, general HR administration and utilizing HR systems.

5. Remain professionally and technically current on all regulatory and compliance related statues, trends, and developments relative to successful execution and performance of the function and position.

6. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

7. Perform related duties as assigned.


1. Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or business-related field; or in lieu of Bachelor's Degree, must have Associate's Degree or equivalent, plus 5 years' experience in at least 1 functional area in Human Resources.

2. Two (2) years of professional experience in HR with a demonstrated proficiency in 2 or more areas of human resources management including but not limited to compensation, benefits, employment, employee relations, rewards & recognition, labor relations, talent acquisition, organizational development, employment law, DEI, HRIS, and learning & development.

3. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to create documents and spreadsheets.

4. Strong verbal and written communication skills to empathetically interact with all constituents.

5. Ability to accurately collect information in order to understand and assess the clients' needs and situation.

6. Ability to consistently exhibit strong attention to details, confidentiality and situational judgement.

7. Knowledge of employment law and HR policies and practices; local and state laws and regulations; financial/business acumen.

8. Direct talent acquisition/recruiting experience required


1. SHRM – PHR or SPHR Certification or similar.

2. Workday experience or training preferred.

3. Experience with change and project management.

4. Demonstrated experience in higher education and administration of bargaining unit policies and procedures.

5. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

6. Demonstrated multicultural competence.


1. Normal office physical demands.

2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.


1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:



Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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