As a key member of the Human Resources team, the Senior HR Generalist is responsible for serving as an employee advocate, change agent, and diversity, equity, and inclusion champion. The Senior HR Generalist reports directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer and works to build partnerships across the Council while leading our employee engagement efforts.
Serve as the primary point of contact for employees in solving work-related issues by gathering information, analyzing the facts, reviewing HR policies, procedures, and best practices, and making appropriate recommendations.
Serve as the first point of contact for employee relations support such as conflict resolution, performance counseling, crucial conversations, and disciplinary actions.
Support the Chief Human Resources Officer in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, training & development, and related special projects.
Conducts educational training to supervisors and employees on various HR-related topics, including, but not limited to, recruiting, performance and talent management, compensation and benefits, labor and employment laws, and general HR and Council policies and procedures.
Manage the performance management process
Provide employee engagement support by facilitating clear communication, change management initiatives, training and development resources to maximize the retention of high-performing employees.
Serve as the main point of contact for our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Review and process approved personnel actions including compensation changes, leaves of absence, and data updates.
Keep employee files up to date and in compliance with retention guidelines.
Make recommendations to the Chief Human Resources Officer regarding operational efficiencies and HR policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and compliance of all employee data.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all duties and responsibilities.
Serve as a backup for the HR Generalist in full cycle recruitment including recruiting talent, onboarding, employee engagement, and offboarding.
Oversee the HR intern/assistant
BA/ BS in a human-resources-related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
SHRM or HRCI certified
Minimum of 5 years of experience as human resources generalist or relevant human resource’s role.
Experience with employee relations, creating and reviewing HR policies, as well as creating and/or delivering relevant HR trainings.
Recent experience interpreting and applying federal, state, and local labor laws.
Self-starter with ability to research HR policies and best practices and make recommendations based on findings
Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, and prioritize work.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills