Human Resources Generalist
Company: Heartland Head Start
Posted on: November 26, 2022
This position provides support to the operational needs of the
Human Resources Department. Responsible for staffing of agency
positions, recruitment, hiring/interview processes, follow up and
maintenance of related documentation. Position will develop and
implement orientations (new hire and benefit), as well as
coordinate and develop new hire training materials. Position will
be responsible to procedss payroll. Position will be responsible to
complete and maintain assigned personnel tasks/processes in
accordance with Federal and State laws and Head Start performance
standards. The HR Generalist acts as backup for the Executive
Director in areas of consultation, training, and dissemination of
personnel related information to management, staff, policy council
and other agencies.
_Staff Recruitment, Hiring, Orientation and Training Processes_
o Ensure timely recruitment utilizing a variety of recruitment
tools and processes.
o Process applications to include screenings and final disposition
of all applicants.
o Post all job openings via our web site and other media as
o Ensure that applicants receive appropriate responses and
communication is recorded.
o Responsible for preparation of interview panels, materials, and
schedules, ensuring a parent representative is included, ensuring
all on panel are trained in interview policy and procedures.
o Participate on interview panels as needed.
o Responsible to create & maintain current parent (interview panel)
o Maintain archived files for applicants and (electronic) interview
o Verify that potential new hires have policy council approval, and
Central Background Registry enrollment and maintain record of
o Contacting new hires to extend job offers and arrange new
o Ensure the timely review and follow up on required Central
Background Registry, other certifications as required by law,
agency policy and Federal Performance Standards at time of
o Ensure that schedules, materials etc. for orientations are
o Perform new hire orientations and miscellaneous trainings.
o Perform monthly new hire/re-class benefit orientations,
coordinating with finance/payroll to ensure timely enrollments.
o Maintain benefit administration materials.
_Personnel Records Maintenance_
o Ensure staff personnel files and staff database, performing data
entry and filing in a timely and accurate manner.
o Provide supervisors with requested information including new hire
profiles, drop files for DCFS visits etc.
o Ensure that all confidential information (verbal and written)
remains secure, and that discarded/expired items are shredded.
o Assist with staffing functions which may include allocations,
staffing assignments, change in status, issuing contracts licensing
and processing retirements, resignations and leaves of
o Respond to inquiries and requests for information.
o Correctly interpret and apply employee contracts and employee
_Miscellaneous Administrative Support_
o Basic Process payroll experience.
o Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human
resource programs including but not limited to compensation,
benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and
investigations; performance and talent management; productivity,
recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and
training and development.
o Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees,
and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the
o Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings,
terminations, and investigations.
o Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment
laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews
policies and practices to maintain compliance.
o Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory
changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent
management, and employment law.
o Assist supervisors and staff with HR/personnel data, policy and
o Assist with special assignments to include data collection and
preparation of various documents and grievance resolution
o Perform other duties as requested.
*QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS*
* Associates Degree is Human Resources, Business Administration, or
related field required.
* At least five years of human resource generalist experience
* SHRM-CP a plus. Must be willing to obtain SHRM certification
within two years from date of hire.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
* Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when
* Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and
* Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and
* Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
* Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the
organization's HRIS and talent management systems.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $49,500.00 - $60,000.00 per year
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
Must be fully vaccinated.
Ability to commute/relocate:
* Bloomington, IL 61701: Reliably commute or planning to relocate
before starting work (Required)
* Leadership: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location%58047475%
Keywords: Heartland Head Start, Bloomington , Human Resources Generalist, Other , Bloomington, Illinois
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