Human Resources Generalist

Employer
The SEED Foundation
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 14, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Human Resources
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Human Resources Generalist About SEEDAs the first public, college-preparatory boarding schools in the US, SEED's mission and approach to education are unique. SEED schools are tuition-free and, by design, serve traditionally underserved students. Our schools and graduates are supported by The SEED Foundation. The SEED Foundation provides programmatic and operating support to SEED schools in Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Miami. The SEED Foundation's College Transition & Success (CTS) team provides intensive, individualized support to each SEED graduate from their junior year of high school through their college graduation. The success of the SEED model has been showcased in media outlets and publications such as 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and in the documentary film Waiting for "Superman." President Barack Obama hailed SEED as "a true success story." For more information, please visit www.seedfoundation.com.Position OverviewAs our Human Resources Generalist, you will promote and build upon a culture that fosters our first priority: our people. The SEED Foundation consists of a dedicated and passionate staff of 25 who work in support of the SEED network (the Foundation and three SEED schools) to fulfill our mission. In this role, you will serve as the go-to person for all things HR at the Foundation while also working in close partnership with your HR counterparts and operational leaders at the three schools. This is an opportunity to come in and grow our HR processes and systems, suggest and implement improvements, and continually develop this function. You will report to the chief college success officer (who has oversight of our college success programs as well as supporting human resources for the Foundation), and you will work in partnership with the Foundation leadership to assess how our HR policies and procedures meet the current and future needs of both the Foundation and the network. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and to advance your HR career. You will manage key aspects of HR - recruiting, onboarding, retention, maintaining employee files, administering benefits, compliance, employee relations, updating employee handbooks, managing our performance management process, and having a hand in ensuring the proper use and management of the newly implemented Human Resources Information System (HRIS). You will participate in our HR working groups as we think through the HRIS modules and work to develop and streamline best practices for the system. As you get to know SEED and the SEED culture, we will look to you to be an HR resource for the Foundation and a strong partner to your colleagues across the SEED network. Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Human Resources Generalist Maintain all personnel files; ensure records are up to date and complete. Record personnel transactions (such as new hires, promotions, terminations, salary changes, benefits updates, etc.) in web-based HRIS system (Paylocity). Liaise with payroll accountant on semi-monthly payroll and other payroll matters. Provide timely and responsive service to staff seeking assistance on HR or employment-related matters. Provide support to employees and leadership team. Attend and contribute to HR planning meetings; act as planning group administrator. Keep up to date on HR laws and changes that can impact the organization. Assist with staff recruitment - draft, maintain, and update job postings on internal and external websites. Review and score resumes. Conduct interviews. Write offer letters. Meet with new employees and provide initial onboarding (ie, process paperwork, create personnel file, provide keys, assign office, request network access, create email address, provide Paylocity access). Conduct exit interviews; analyze and provide recommendations based on exit interviews. Oversee the off-boarding process. Handle employment verifications for current and past employees. Host open enrollment meetings, resolve benefit issues for staff, and provide ongoing support. Manage all employee benefits packages including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, and retirement plans (to include setup, maintenance, and internal and external communications). Explain benefits programs, enroll/terminate employee coverage under medical, dental, and vision plans, and provide coverage information to employees for enrollment, termination, and qualifying events. Process insurance invoices (including allocations by department for health, dental, vision, life, and FSA). Troubleshoot employee issues with insurance/benefits vendors. Review employee handbook; suggest updates/changes. Ensure all new hire employment documents are completed (new hire data form, confidentiality agreement, I9 verification form, etc.). FMLA administration. COBRA administration. Manage employee celebrations/milestones (eg, birthdays, work anniversaries, events). Conduct employee well checks - maintain positive relationships and look for warning signs (morale, burnout, etc.). Create/update standard operating procedures. Conduct HR benefit/compensation research as needed. Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary.Qualifications as the Human Resources Generalist Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field. PHR or SHRM-CP preferred. 3 to 7 years of HR generalist experience. Knowledge of laws and regulations related to HR, including EEO and FLSA. Strong planning, organizing, and project management skills. Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures. Ability to interpret and compose instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to write reports and correspondence in a clear and concise manner. Technical expertise with personal computers in a professional setting, including intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Prior experience serving nonprofit organizations that are similar in size would be beneficial. Familiarity with recruiting, onboarding, employee relations, benefits, and compensation required. The ability to evaluate personnel policies and procedures, redevelop them as appropriate, and lead organization-wide efforts is a necessity. Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Must be fluent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including SharePoint. Comfortable with HRIS systems and their interrelationship to Payroll. Attributes of the Human Resources Human Resources Generalist Generalist Service oriented. You cooperate easily with staff and vendors and work across departments to meet needs as a positive team player. Stakeholders respect you for your knowledge and abilities and find you both approachable and responsive. Great listener. You take the time to learn what's valuable and important to others. You confidently engage with staff at all levels to define needs and expectations. Discreet. You are professional and consistently maintain a high level of confidentiality. Effective communicator. Your communication is clear and direct, both written and oral. Proactive with great follow through. You take full responsibility from start to finish. When you say you'll get back with someone, you do. Process oriented. You can effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks, allocate resources, and manage timelines. You are known for how you "get things done." Curious. You have a curious mind that constantly challenges why things are done in a certain way, follows through with smart and creative solutions, and provides alternatives. Collaborative. You value working in a cohesive team environment where everyone works hard and relies on each other to pull it all together. You give respect and earn yours. Adaptable. You anticipate and respond to change in a fast-paced environment. You are willing to learn new ways of approaching your work to achieve better results.Why SEED? This position is an excellent springboard for your career. With guidance from the chief college success officer, you will take ownership of HR projects and initiatives and make this role your own. You are part of an organization which creates better futures that will profoundly affect the lives of students and their families for generations to come. SEED recognizes that its most important asset is its growing team of smart, creative, collaborative, forward-thinking passionate professionals and that a comprehensive employee benefits package is an important factor for them in choosing where to work. SEED offers competitive compensation along with an extensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage; life and disability programs; tuition assistance; and matching 401(k) contributions. SEED is metro accessible and is centrally located to allow our team to take advantage of professional networking opportunities, cultural offerings, and a thriving social scene in downtown Washington, DC To Apply for the Human Resources Generalist position with SEED:Please go to https://jobs-staffingadvisorsmd.icims.com/jobs/2231/human-resources-generalist manager the-seed-foundation/job and use the "Apply" button to send us your resume.Staffing Advisors is committed to helping our clients create a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 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