At the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI), we envision a world powered by sustainable and reliable energy that is affordable and accessible to everyone. As the home of collaborative energy research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we connect and empower researchers to help solve one of the world's greatest challenges: developing sustainable alternatives to meet society's ever-growing need for power, fuels, and chemicals. WEI is home to the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), whose mission is to create biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable.
WEI is looking for a HR Generalist who will be responsible for providing human resources information and resources with a focus on the areas of payroll and benefits. The HR Generalist will also assist with tasks and projects such as, but not limited to, I-9 verifications, visa processing, hiring students, data collection and analysis, life-cycle transactions, etc.
Provides human resources (HR) information and support to a work unit regarding more than one HR functional area to ensure timely and accurate transaction processing. Maintains personnel records and assists with work unit operational policy development.
25% Provides consultation, performs analytics, and/or maintains personnel files, communications, and materials for work unit through various mediums
20% Executes and audits work transactions and changes adhering to established policies and procedures to meet anticipated deadlines
20% Receives, responds to, and resolves employee questions and problems
10% Represents unit/program at institutional workshops, informational meetings, and training sessions
5% Contributes to the development, implementation, interpretation, and revision of work unit Human Resources policies and procedures according to institutional and legal rules and regulations
20% Prepares, organizes, disseminates, and processes payroll and benefit resources, communications, materials, and transactions under general supervision
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required: - Minimum of one year working in an administrative support role
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
- Ability to work independently as well as demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Experience providing excellent customer service
Preferred: - Human Resources (specifically payroll and benefits) experience
Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
The person in this position can expect to work at minimum three days per week at the onsite location, and have the flexibility to work up to two days per week at a remote location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months) Salary is negotiable and will be based on experience and skills. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. To be considered, you will be required to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.