Human Resources Generalist – Full-time, benefited non-unit professional position

Employer:Greenfield Community College

Position Information

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Human Resources, HR Generalist assists in the daily administration of the human resources functions including but not limited to new employee onboarding and orientation, coordination of GIC benefits, HR data management and reporting, maintains and updates site policies and procedures, and serves as a CORI/SORI Reviewer.

Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains policy and procedure documents for dissemination.
Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
Administers the MCCC classification compensation structure, calculates salary increases, and coordinates retroactive payments with the payroll department as necessary.
Coordinates various benefit programs: Group Insurance Commission plans, dental plans, FSA, FMLA, other related leaves, life and retirement plans in accordance with GIC guidelines, dental administrators, State Retirement Board System and Optional Retirement Program, and state and federal laws. Performs benefits administration, including change reporting and communicating benefits information to employees, such as open enrollment. Serves as the College liaison to applicable agencies.
Responsible for new employee onboarding/orientation for benefitted employees and provide assistance, and provides backup as needed, to the HR Staff Assistant for part-time employees and adjunct faculty.
Conducts recruitment efforts for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, ensuring adherence to hiring practices. Assists with reviewing job descriptions and posts on applicable online sites and places advertisements.
Participates in appropriate staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
Maintains college organization charts, departmental web pages, and the employee directory.
Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of departmental changes in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database. Systems may also include the Commonwealth’s data warehouse, internal access databases, Banner.
Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations. In addition, serves as the contact for applicable faculty as it relates to immunization compliance.
Coordinates staff development event programming and professional development online education availability and functionality (Title IX Compliance training).
Compiles data for multiple constituencies from sources available within the department, using various software programs and applications.
Serves as backup contact person in the absence or lack of availability of the Executive Director of Human Resources.
Maintains and processes all Unemployment Notices of Entitlement in a timely, efficient manner.
Conducts investigations and interviews and makes recommendations to management for resolution of appeals for job reclassification.
Representing the management team, serves as initial respondent to requests for workplace accommodations and continues to collaborate with management throughout the interactive dialog phase, facilitating any equipment purchases deemed reasonable and necessary.
Maintains and processes all Workers’ Compensation notices in a timely, efficient manner.
Conducts the CORI/SORI background checks as needed.
Consults with legal counsel as directed by the Executive Director of Human Resources on personnel matters.
Works collaborative with the payroll department to ensure timely and accurate information is provided as it relates to employee actions.
May serve as a Title IX investigator if needed.

Bachelor's degree and three to five years of HR experience, preferably in higher education, or
Master's degree in HR management and two years of experience in the HR field, or
Seven years of experience in the HR field, or
Any similar combination of education and experience.
Proficiency in computer software, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Experience with Collective bargaining agreements.
Title IX Investigator training
MCAD Training
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), HRCI Professional in Human Resources (PHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential.
Proficiency in WordPress and HR/CMS.

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional evening work may be required as job duties demand. Occasional travel is expected. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online.

Create a Greenfield Community College account at the URL provided. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:

Cover letter
Contact information for 5 professional references

When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.

Successful completion of a CORI check WILL be required as a condition of employment. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Applications accepted up to and including March 27, 2020.

Greenfield Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.

Greenfield Community College’s Annual Security Report is available online at The report contains crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years for certain locations associated with the College as well as other campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention; campus safety authority; crime reporting polices; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications), programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; and other matters of importance related to security on campus.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report, you can stop by the Public Safety Office or Human Resources at One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 413-775-1212 (Public Safety) or 413-775-1314 (Human Resources) or by emailing


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About Employer:Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, academic excellence, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community.
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