In order to develop an inclusive community for instruction, research and outreach, Otterbein University embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship among our students, faculty and staff. This collegial and vibrant environment promotes and nurtures perspectives that are enabled through differences in culture, experience and values. To achieve this goal, the university emphasizes diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of students, faculty and staff.
The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with the Director of HR in supporting the University. The position must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. This position is responsible for enhancing department functions by planning, implementing and developing training, onboarding, and employee orientation programs, and implementing maintaining the University policy manual. The position will also have responsibilities employee relations, performance management, recruitment/employment, and employment law compliance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Responsible for developing, implementing, and tracking employee training. Training will including online and live training presentations.
Will coordinate with our administrative assistant to develop and ensure our onboarding and employee orientation programs are based in best practices.
Will review, improve and implement our performance management system.
Will implement and track our FML program with the assistance of the Benefits Manager
Will cross-train with our administrative assistant, benefits manager, and others to ensure continuity of operations.
Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all University personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains University policies and procedures manual.
Assists with the compensation program including developing and implementing our employee total compensation statements.
Develops and maintains diversity and inclusion programs;
Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-pathing program and writes and places advertisements.
Assists with employee relations counseling and exit interviewing.
Works with the Director on implementing the University ADA policy.
Conducts employee investigations and writes reports with recommendations.
Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars. Maintains and updates University organization charts.
Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.
Maintains human resource information system (Banner) records and compiles reports from the database.
Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.
Implement and coordinate HR programs supporting organizational strategic objectives for creating and maintaining a model work place, including but not limited to, promotional career advancement programs, employee participation and input vehicles, and management development and training.
Provide staff support on implementing major organization-wide projects, including but not limited to, employee opinion surveys, multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity programs and employee advocacy/conflict resolution procedures.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
General knowledge of employment laws and practices
Ability to prioritize workload, multi-task and work under pressure in a fast paced environment.
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to effectively and tactfully communicate with multiple levels of internal and external customers
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A bachelor’s degree and three to five years’ human resource experience, or a master’s degree in human resource management and two years’ experience in the HR field, or seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience
3-5 years of higher education experience strongly preferred;
Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio.Otterbein University was established in 1847 and named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the United Brethren Church. Shaped by its historic relationship with the Church, a set of deeply rooted... values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,919 traditional undergraduate students, 223 adult students enrolled in evening and weekend classes, and 440 graduate students working in one of several master’s degree programs, and some towards a newly established doctoral degree in Nursing. As they did decades ago, the students of today still come from towns in Ohio but they also come from 35 states and 22 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.