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Senior Human Resources Generalist Full-time

at East-West Center Hawaii in Hawaii (Published at 24-11-2021)

ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN, MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY, ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY OR ARE A PROTECTED VETERAN, WE INVITE YOU TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF, ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS, AND TO ASSIST US WITH PLACEMENT AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION.


SUMMARY:

The East-West Center is accepting applications for a two-year, limited position as a Senior Human Resources Generalist (Sr. HR Generalist) in the Human Resources Office. This position provides full cycle HR support by managing and executing the successful delivery of day-to-day activities across HR functional areas and initiatives. The Sr. HR Generalist will collaborate with leaders, managers, and staff across the organization on HR matters while stewarding the East-West Center?s culture and values.


MAJOR DUTIES include, but are not limited to:

Employee Relations, Investigation, and Issue Management:

  • Provides thought partnership in the areas of discipline, adverse actions, grievances, performance management and recognition, employee counseling, and related functions.
  • Provides support and/or leads employee relations investigations by conducting extensive probing and analysis to identify causes of misconduct and/or poor performance; makes recommendations on appropriate courses of action, matching investigation strategy to the complexity, risk, sensitivity, and confidentiality of the investigation.
  • Provides guidance to managers on grievance, performance management, and other specialized and sensitive issues; gives options for resolution that align with organization culture, policies, and appropriate laws.
  • Ensures that issues are handled fairly, consistently, and judiciously.

Talent Management & Recruitment:

  • Supports the Human Resources Director with the development of recruiting and retention plans to meet human resources needs; including career development, succession planning, retention, training, and leadership development.
  • Advises managers on recruitment strategies, sources and special programs that emphasize affirmative action to attract highly qualified candidates.
  • Assists managers with job analysis, writing and developing vacancy announcements, determining qualification requirements, and screening applications to ensure minimum qualifications are met.
  • Reviews position descriptions for accuracy, recommending proper title, series, and grade in accordance with appropriate classification standards and guidelines. Provides employees advice and assistance with their position descriptions as needed.
  • Advises screening committees and hiring officials to facilitate the hiring process.
  • Advises and assists supervisors in the recruitment of student assistants.
  • Coordinates and/or makes offers of employment.
  • Advises on EEO and Affirmative Action matters; responsible for maintaining and training an adequate number of EEO representatives to sit on screening committees.

Training & Onboarding:

  • Implements and arranges training workshops or seminars for employees as needed.
  • Assist managers/supervisors in developing individual training plans for employees with special training requirements.
  • Conducts new employee orientations. Explains and answers questions about benefit options, center-wide personnel procedures, policies, and practices.
  • Provides assistance to staff in areas related to their employment at the Center.

Workers? Compensation Management:

  • Reviews workers? compensation claims involving occupational injuries to ensure mishaps are properly reported.
  • Investigates employees? occupational injuries and non-employee accidents for liability purposes. Determines causative factors and takes action to eliminate, control or correct them.
  • Coordinates occupational injury and illness recordkeeping system.

Safety & Health:

  • Provides safety consultation services, interpretations, and technical direction concerning occupational safety standards. Advice and consultation are based on in-depth, current knowledge of safety standards, and liaison with State or Federal organizations dealing with OSHA functions.
  • Assists with coordinating safety and health inspections of operations, facilities, and areas to facilitate injury and illness prevention measures.
  • Accompanies compliance officers and workers? compensation insurance representatives during compliance and accident investigation visits.
  • Works in conjunction with the Human Resources Director to develop programs that encourage employee health, safety, and self-care.

Benefits Administration:

  • Assists in program aspects of benefits administration such as developing policies, preparing reports and studies etc.
  • Administers the travel insurance for staff traveling outside the U.S. Reviews and renews policies. Provides educational information to staff enrolled in the plan.


Compliance:

  • Keeps abreast of new and amended laws, developments, and innovations in human resources practices.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures and interprets and applies concepts and standards promulgated under various laws applicable to human resources functions.

Project Management:

  • Supports a variety of HR initiatives and projects across multiple HR disciplines (e.g. ? compensation, diversity and inclusion, change management, etc.)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master?s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field plus 3 years of progressive HR experience -OR- Bachelor?s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field plus seven (7) years of progressive HR experience.
  • Working knowledge of HR compensation, organizational analysis and development, talent management, staffing, employee relations, benefits.
  • Strong knowledge of local and federal employment law (including FMLA, ADA, WC, EEO etc.).
  • Conflict management and de-escalation skills and experience advising managers through complex employee issues and solving workforce challenges.
  • Experience in the successful management of employee relations activities.
  • Exceptional listening skills ensures mutual understanding of expectations, concepts, and practices.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and influencing skills; demonstrated ability to develop relationships and influence at multiple levels within the organization.
  • Project management experience and experience driving programs independently.
  • Analytical and data management experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS office with the willingness to deepen skills in analytical tools and the ability to learn and adapt to new HRIS technology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • In depth knowledge of HR trends, best practices and regulatory issues.
  • General functional HR skills, both transactional and strategic.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and identify and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment; must be able to effectively manage both ambiguity and aggressive timelines for projects.
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities, accepting responsibility for results of actions.
  • Ability to multi-task with limited resources and manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Knowledge and application of group facilitation techniques.
  • Strong consultative, problem-solving, critical/analytical thinking abilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now┬« or BambooHR.
  • Basic knowledge and some experience in organizational design principles including diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or training and development.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
As required under Title IX, the East-West Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities it operates, including in admissions and employment.


This is a full-time position



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