HR Generalist

Employer:Tennessee Tech University

Position Information

Position Description:Index 263036, Position 614070

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Three years of related human resource experience. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to multi-task effectively in a varied, high-volume environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and customers. Experience performing with a high level of diplomacy, confidentiality and trust while projecting a professional and positive image. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize objectives and exercise judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. Ability to respond quickly and constructively to changes or unexpected shifts in priorities. Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including software such as Microsoft Office Suite (such as, but not limited to, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher), on-line systems, and Internet. Preferred: Five plus years of human resource experience in positions with increasing levels of responsibility. Demonstrated skills in an institutional/education environment. Experience with software such as Banner, PeopleAdmin, and DocuSign.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Human Resources Department Development: Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the university. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars. Assists to establish departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the department’s strategic goals. Employment: Manages the recruitment (posting) process for exempt and nonexempt employees using the standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a superior workforce. Manages the hiring process for exempt, nonexempt, temporary, and adjunct employees including background checks, transcript review, compensation, and offer letters. Manages the onboarding process for exempt, nonexempt, temporary, and adjunct employees including required employment documentation, benefit selection, and system input. Conducts exit interviews with employees upon termination. Employee Relations: Partner with colleges/departments to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs. Advises managers and supervisors in practices to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation. Assists with employee communication and feedback through such avenues as college/department meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, and one-on-one meetings. Benefits: Provides day-to-day benefits administration services. Assists employees with any issues. Develops and schedules benefits orientations and other benefits training. Provides information about the retirement, 401(k), 457, and 403(b) plans. Conducts retirement planning meetings with employees. Training: Assists managers and supervisors in assessing human resource training needs. Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees to facilitate knowledge and proficiency in human resources procedures and programs. Assists with the development and establishment of in-house employee training program that addresses the department’s training needs, including new employee orientation or onboarding and management development. Other: Complies with all existing government and legal reporting requirements related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Manages the FMLA process for TTU employees from initial notification to closure. Manages unemployment claims for TTU employees including processing, state reporting, and hearings. Manages required license/certification verification and renewal. Performs other responsibilities as assigned.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience; Administrative Pay Grade AD45. The University offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at and electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Initial screening will begin May 27, 2019; open until filled.

Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law.  Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to

Organization Information

About Employer:Tennessee’s technological university creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service.
Employer URL:
Terms and Conditions:
URL to Apply: