The Human Resources Generalist is a full-time position reporting directly to the Human Resources Manager. The culture of the human resources department is one of customer service and relationship building. This position is an integral part of the human resources team, supporting the day-to-day operations of the department, including areas such as compliance, recruiting, onboarding, benefits, and document management. Serves as a knowledgeable resource to school leaders, managers, and employees in the communication, interpretation, and application of HR programs, policies, and practices. Helps create and sustain a positive work environment by promoting and demonstrating employee relations practices that appropriately balance organizational and individual needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Be available to answer general employee questions and provide assistance as needed.
Actively participates in talent acquisition efforts to include: advertising open positions in the appropriate mediums, screening candidates, interviewing, and monitoring the HR departmental email account.
Drafts correspondence. Plan and coordinate New Hire orientations.
Onboard new employees and ensure all required documents are completed and on file, including but not limited to CJIS background clearance forms, medical screenings, I-9, certifications, and benefits paperwork.
Run background checks on all new hires and every three years for all employees and volunteers as required.
Complete motor vehicle checks for school bus drivers and other employees who drive school owned vehicles.
Manage the coordination and scheduling of First Aid/CPR/AED training for all employees.
Create and maintain employee personnel files and benefit binders.
Complete employment verifications and unemployment requests, as needed.
Participate in benefit administration to include enrollment, claim resolution and monthly payment/reconciliation of invoices.
Assist the insurance broker in the filing of the Form 5500 for health/dental and all ancillary benefits.
Process claims related to short- and long-term disability as well as school offered life
Complete Worker’s Compensation Employer Accident Report Forms, file accident reports with insurance company, work with employees and insurance adjusters until claim comes to completion, and maintain OSHA accident report forms.
Process FMLA and other leave requests.
Aggregate and submit statistics for EEO-1 and other requesting entities throughout the year.
Partner with Payroll and Finance to ensure medical and retirement plan deductions and contributions are correct for payroll.
Complete and submit semi-monthly retirement contributions, distributions, and other reports.
Assist in the annual non-discrimination testing for retirement plans and cafeteria plans.
Administer retirement plan audit from planning stage all the way through completion. Work with the auditor to file Form 5500 and other required retirement plan notices and filings.
Administer the annual QDIA and retirement fee disclosure notices to all eligible employees.
Participate in investment quarterly meetings for retirement plan. Contribute as a member of the school’s retirement committee and plan fiduciary.
Work with the Human Resources Manager on resolving employee relations issues, as needed.
Assist in the maintenance of the HR website, ensuring it is up-to-date.
Send and sort all mail for the HR
Maintain confidentiality and discretion about sensitive school and personnel issues.
Support the Human Resources Manager with administrative duties.
Provide administrative support to the Executive Director to include; filing, scheduling, record keeping, coordination of meetings, obtaining supplies, coordinating direct mailings and working on special projects.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a minimum of three years related work experience.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of constituencies.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable with proven problem-solving skills.
Demonstrates understanding of school’s mission and HR best practices.
Bilingual in French desired.
Strong work ethic and a high level of integrity.
Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail.
Knowledge of human resources and payroll systems, principles and practices. Paycom experience is a plus.
Experience with computer applications including MS Office [expert in Excel] and Gmail.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
Knowledge of school processes and procedures is a plus.
To apply for the HR Generalist position, please click on the hyperlink: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=92cd0fe5-dc90-462e-8ac6-934bd31e61d0&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=388437&source=CC2&lang=en_US
Rochambeau, located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, is an independent non-profit school, accredited by the French Ministry of Education and operating within the convention with the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE). As a member of this unique network of nearly 500 schools in 135 countries worldwide, we offer the best of an education system acclaimed for the breadth of its program and its teaching of skill, providing its students with critical thinking, discipline and rigor. Rochambeau is the only school in Washington DC and its surroundings to provide preschool through 12th grade education based on a unique combination of the French programs and a high quality English program.