The Human Resources Generalist reports to the Executive Director of Human Resources and is responsible for overseeing the day-to day operations of the Human Resources office. The HR generalist performs HR-related duties in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, professional development, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, and employment law compliance. Responsible for the supervision of the Human Resources Specialist and part time Human Resources Assistant.
Oversees the daily operations of the human resources office including but not limited to bi-weekly payroll process, benefit administration, and professional development.
Conducts recruitment efforts for exempt and non-exempt personnel, students and part-time employees including coordinating, screening applicants, training committee members, participating in interviews, checking references and preparing recommendations for hiring manager;
Reconcile and validate data entry to ensure data integrity and support routine reporting requests; point of contact with HRIS and payroll related inquiries.
Assists Executive Director in addressing and resolving employee relations issues with the highest integrity and confidentiality; minimizes risk to the college
Provides guidance and coaching to managers on performance management issues
Assists the Executive Director in the preparation of compensation adjustments for each fiscal year; assists with the annual compensation study/review; assists the Executive Director in conducting job evaluations/re-evaluations
Assists in the preparation and management of the Human Resources budget
Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment
Responsible for handling workers’ compensation for multiple locations; this includes notifying the carrier of injuries/illnesses and completing the OSHA log
Serves as tab administrator for MyCecil for the HR department
Serves on College committees as requested by the Executive Director.
Responsible for maintaining the human resources information on the College’s website
Conducts exit interviews with employees; explains termination of benefits and solicits feedback on their employment experience
Serves as Retirement Coordinator for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System; assists employees with the retirement process.
Coordinates and tracks the Family and Medical Leave benefit and leaves of absences including long-term disability, short term disability and reasonable accommodations.
Coordinates and conducts open enrollment for benefits with the assistance of the HR Specialist. Presents benefit information to employees as needed.
Responsible for the administration of employee benefits, retirement plans, Group Life and AD&D plans, worker’s compensation, FMLA, and ADA
Responsible for the approving tuition and textbook reimbursement requests, degree completion stipends and affinity group officer’s stipends
Assists the Executive Director with professional development activities
Coordinates College responses to inquiries about employment-related information including authorized employment verification and requests for separation information, and other reports, surveys, and studies as requested by Federal, State and County agencies and other private or non-profit employers
Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Master’s degree in human resources or related field required.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience in human resources. Experience with automated payroll system preferred.
Proficiencies: Excellent Microsoft Office Software skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; capability to generate reports from a human resource information system and other spreadsheets as required
Skills/Training: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Able to multi-task, work independently, has attention to detail, able to think critically, problem solving ability, the ability to analyze data and able to adapt to changing priorities
Physical Demands: Work is sedentary. May be some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items. No physical demands are required to perform the work.
About Cecil College
Cecil College, which was founded in 1968, is located in North East, Md. It is governed by a Board of Trustees that is appointed by the governor. The College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Cecil also has articulation agreements with more than 30 universities and colleges, both in Maryland and outside the state. This College is moving with ardor and diligence to a higher level of service for students individually and to the region in general. We are in a stronger and stronger position to be part of your program to reach your learning goals. We invite you to join us.