Human Resource Generalist

Vacancy Notice: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Administrative
Hours: Full Time
Department: Human Resource Services
Reports To: Executive Director of Human Resources Services

Job Summary

The responsibilities listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position category. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work as necessary.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs administrative duties for the Executive Director of Human Resources and other HR staff.

  • Serves as key point of contact for incoming phone calls and in person inquiries.

  • Assists HR Coordinator with job descriptions and job vacancies.

  • Assists HR Coordinator with ongoing searches to include but not limited to committee instruction, scheduling interviews.

  • Manages and coordinate the exit interview process.

  • Performs human resource functions in conjunction with other Human Resource staff which includes but not limited to process leave requests, hiring process of recruitment and selection, new hire orientation, etc.

  • Assists with the management of policy and procedural handbook management which includes yearly compliance reviews.

  • Develops a revised onboarding process to include new employee check-ins.

  • Updates and maintains employee data in the Ellucian Colleague information management system.

  • Compliance Management.

  • Assists with development of an employee training and development platform.

  • Serves as a key team member in implementing EAP Wellness program.

  • Serves actively on HCC and external committees to which appointed.

  • Participates in professional development of enhanced training to advance skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to position.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of HR.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Human Resources, Business, Management, Organizational Development or related field and a minimum of 1-year experience in human resources, higher education, or in a business setting OR a combination of education and related experience to equal three years.

  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, GoogleDocs, GoogleDrive, PowerPoint).

  • Demonstrated experience with electronic document imaging and management systems, web-based applicant tracking, position management, and performance management applications.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and team environment.

  • Strong organization skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail.

  • Strong time management and prioritization skills, able to multi-tasks and prioritize competing requirements and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to handle confidential information.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Management, Organizational Development or related field

  • Certification as PHR or SPHR preferred

  • Previous experience with Ellucian Colleague HRIS desired.

  • HRIS/payroll software experience preferred.

  • Previous Human Resources experience.

  • Experience working in higher education.

Employment Status

Full time, hourly position with a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; personal and sick leave; tuition reimbursement and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in a classroom and/or clinical environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is performed in an office setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with student, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, 3 references with a minimum of 1 from a past/current supervisor and a cover letter that briefly addresses:

    • Your work experience with customer service, human resources and/or administrative duties.

    • Software you competently use and the types of professional documents you have produced (e.g., spreadsheets, PowerPoint, database).

    • Your work experience related to handling confidential information

  • Submit online application and all required materials by January 23, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who apply on or before January 23rd. The position will remain open until filled.

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Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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