Human Resources Generalist

New Haven, New Haven County
Jan 05, 2014
STARS Requisition number 23757BR

Department Cancer Ctr

University Job Title Human Resources Representative 1

Posting Position Title Human Resources Generalist

Bargaining Unit None

Job Category Managerial & Professional

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Regular

Salary Grade 23

Work Location Medical School Campus

Worksite Address WWW

Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Position Focus: Reporting jointly to the Deputy Director for Clinical Affairs and Administration at the Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and to the Human Resources (HR) Generalist for Yale School of Medicine, function as an advisor to YCC leadership on faculty, fellow, post-doc, and staff HR related matters. This includes support of HR functions related to medical oncology faculty, hematology faculty, and palliative care faculty, as well as coordination with other departmental HR managers on matters as they relate to faculty from a variety of basic science departments at the Institute for Cancer Biology at the West Campus. Functioning in the role of the human resources representative for YCC, the CTO and the Department of Urology, participate in appropriate central HR and YSM training and development sessions, staff meetings and committees, and may also participate in University initiatives, offering perspective as an HR practitioner. Act as liaison to other human resources functions offices and with the YSM's HR services unit as appropriate unit to meet department objectives. Work with supervisor and HR Generalist for guidance and direction on complex issues.

Principal Responsibilities
1. Provides guidance and advice to a small to medium sized client base and human resources partners regarding human resources issues and compliance regulations.
2. Delivers effective human resources services in support of department and University policies.
3. Serves as a skilled HR resource to clients and human resources partners on department and University policies associated with assigned functional areas of responsibility.
4. Maintains accurate information on organization structure and administrative policies, guidelines, and systems associated with delivery of human resources services and programs.
5. Conducts research, evaluates, and interprets department and University policies and assists clients and human resources partners in resolving complex issues.
6. As a strategic business partner designs and supports work systems in which people succeed and contribute. Cultivates and fosters collaborative relationships with clients and HR partners. Delivers superior customer service. Consults with business unit management in the strategic planning process and development of human resource strategies that support the unit's business needs. Establishes HR business objectives to support the attainment of the client's overall strategic business plan and objectives.
7. As an employee advocate creates a work environment in which people will choose to be motivated, contributing, and engaged. Analyzes data, develops solutions, and determines courses of action. Provides direction and establishes an organizational culture and climate in which people have the competency, concern and commitment to serve the business well. Fosters effective methods in support of goal setting, communication and empowerment through responsibility, to build peoples ownership of the business.
8. As a change champion links change to the strategic needs of the client to minimize employee dissatisfaction and resistance to change. Assesses the effectiveness of the HR function. Champions the identification of the client's strategic plan: mission, vision, values, goals and action plans. Determines the measures that will tell the organization how well it is succeeding.
9. As an advisor studies, analyzes and provides advice and counsel to clients on HR law, policies, procedures and contractual obligations.
10. Contributes to major HR projects and programs.
11. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree and two years of professional human resources experience or an equivalent education or experience in a closely related field.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Demonstrate highly collaborative and energetic management style.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to build strong collaborative relationships with physicians, research faculty, staff, and administrators. Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines. Strong project management skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Ability to manage under competing priorities in a highly complex environment. Knowledge of staffing, compensation, employment law, labor relations, training and development, benefits, and HRIS

Required Skill/Ability 4: Superior customer service orientation and ability to respond in a constructive and timely manner. Demonstrated success in detailed work requiring accuracy, high level of productivity,organization and
a sense of urgency.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to initiate actions and solve problems using sound judgment. Ability to work effectively with diverse population.

Weekend Hours Required? Yes

Evening Hours Required? Yes

Preferred Licenses or Certifications: Professional certification(PHR,CCP or CBP).

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.