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Senior HR Generalist

Quinnipiac University
Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT

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Job no: 495748
Work type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


Quinnipiac University is seeking a dynamic Senior HR Generalist professional looking for an opportunity to help shape a positive and inclusive work culture and play a pivotal role supporting the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. As the Senior HR Generalist, you will partner with the Associate VP for Human Resources to provide support to assigned HR functional areas and help drive HR initiatives and strategies aligned with Quinnipiac's goals.

The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the HR functions, a strategic mindset and exceptional interpersonal skills.

About Quinnipiac:Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women's rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women's basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review's "The Best 388 Colleges." The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.Responsibilities:
  • Assist with all HR compliance as it pertains to University policy, union contracts, state and federal employment regulations. Stay updated on changes in legislation and implement necessary changes to policies and procedures
  • Assist with managing leaves of absence (FMLA, disability, workers compensation) and accommodation requests
  • Oversee performance evaluation processes, provide guidance to managers, and assist HRBPs in developing performance improvement plans when necessary
  • Manage staff/faculty mandatory training compliance
  • Project lead on learning and development, liaison with QU’s Lifelong Learning for training cohorts, assist AVP with logistics for other leadership training
  • Lead or participate in HR projects and initiatives such as process improvements, policy reviews
  • Develop and maintain HR metrics to track key performance indicators. Generate reports and analyze data to identify trends and make data-driven recommendations
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR senior leaders to develop solutions, programs and policies
  • Prepare Power Point presentations for VPHR
  • Other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of progressive human resources experience
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team to foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Demonstrated proficiency in interpreting union contracts, along with experience ensuring compliance with relevant employment regulations is desired
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate HR initiatives into business results
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Organizational skills for prioritizing work
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues in a mature manner while demonstrating high levels of discretion
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:


    Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac' commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

    Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Note to Faculty/Staff Applicants Only:If a final candidate is a current or previous Quinnipiac employee, the hiring manager must obtain a reference check from the candidate’s current or former manager before making an offer of employment. If the candidate's current or most-recent Quinnipiac supervisor is unavailable, the hiring manager should contact Talent Acquisition for assistance in determining the appropriate alternate contact:

    Advertised: April 02, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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