Job No: 497211 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Human Resources, Other
The HR Generalist provides strategic guidance, advice and leadership on all human resource related activities, in support of and in alignment with Bucknell's strategic and operational priorities. The HR Generalist will provide services to the University in the areas of talent management, onboarding, employee relations, retention, performance management, diversity initiatives, learning & development, policy interpretation and human resources information systems (HRIS). The HR Generalist may supervise an HR Coordinator, HR Specialist, and/or student employees. As a member of a cross-functional team, reporting to the HR Manager, the HR Generalist will partner with other members of the HR team and work collaboratively with all levels of management and staff to implement HR policies, practices, and procedures, as well as actively contribute to Bucknell's efforts to foster an inclusive and diverse campus community. The Division of Human Resources supports the University's strategic plan to further distinguish itself among its peers and aspirant institutions and ensure a sustainable, vibrant future.
This HR Generalist role primarily focuses on employee relations, learning and development and policy management. However; the division is nimble and collaborative across human resource functions. The right candidate to add to the team will enjoy engaging with diverse groups of people, utilizing their talent and experience to support the University's mission and being a lifelong learner to make Bucknell the employer of choice in the region
Proactively partners and collaborates with employees on best approaches, practices, policies and procedures to create and sustain a high performing workforce.
Keenly assess systemic and ongoing human resource programing and institutional structures through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice to sustain a culture of belonging.
Provide best practice and specialized research to intentionally transform total rewards, talent acquisition, performance management and employee engagement strategies to positively impact the employee experience.
Contribute to the university strategy by utilizing sound judgment and reporting to inform decision making that supports talent attraction and building of internal talent for succession planning.
Actively partner with managers, and staff to address a variety of workplace issues and function as a subject matter expert for administrative practices.
Provide organizational development consulting to department/division leaders including engaging in conversations to conduct comprehensive staffing reviews to assist with re-org strategies, staffing goals and learning needs.
Drive efforts to optimize system functionalities including, but not limited to, increased efficiencies, automation, configuration, analytics, training & documentation and employee relation investigations.
Assist in the research, development, and writing of new and existing policies, forms, guidelines, and procedures.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or business-related field with a minimum 3 years of HR experience. Or, a combination of an Associate Degree or HRCI/SHRM Certification with a minimum of (5) years of professional experience in Human Resources.
Demonstrated proficiency in two or more areas of human resources management including but not limited to compensation, benefits, employment, employee relations, rewards & recognition, labor relations, etalent acquisition, organizational development, employment law, DEI, HRIS, and learning & development. Technical proficiency in relevant applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HRIS, or other systems to effectively gather, interpret, organize, and present data and information.
Demonstrated ability to contribute in meaningful ways to diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging through policy, procedure, programming and community engagement.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; attention to details skills to interact with HR constituents, cross-functional colleagues and IT.
Ability to accurately collect information in order to understand and assess the clients' needs and situation.
Advanced knowledge of employment law and HR policies and practices; local and state laws and regulations; financial/business acumen. Demonstrated sound judgment and critical thinking skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and administer a broad range of tasks including resolving complaints, coaching, and counseling managers and employees on policies and procedures
HR certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP)
Experience in higher education or a service-oriented organization
Workday ERP experience
Title IX experience
Experience assisting with immigration and foreign national sponsorship and visa processes. Work Type: This is a full time, year round, benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $63,800 - $79,750. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to) -
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.