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Job Req ID:  94458

HR Generalist

Employee and Labor Relations is seeking an HR Generalist  who will report to the Director of Human Resources of University Administration and will serve as the primary point of contact for employees across University Administration. This position provides human resources support and consultation in a range of areas including performance management, employee relations, employee development, and risk management.


Interprets and applies HR and area policies and procedures while also maintaining alignment of programs and services with the strategic and operational needs of the organization. Collaborates routinely with divisional and school HR offices to manage ongoing work. Embraces and advances the university’s HR mission of attracting, developing, retaining, and engaging a high-performing workforce in support of excellence in the university’s mission, while promoting diversity, equity, civility, and respect.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Employee Relations (50%)

  • Serves as a knowledgeable resource to university leaders, managers, and employees in the communication, interpretation, and application of HR programs, policies, and practices. Helps create and sustain a positive work environment by promoting and demonstrating employee relations practices that appropriately balance organizational and individual needs.
  • Effectively triages organizational opportunities and challenges, understands the range of possible responses, and selects appropriate responses.
  • Knows when to escalate things or engage others for help. Works with leaders, managers, and employees to effectively resolve various issues.
  • Provides appropriate consultation and coaching to help address issues promptly.
  • Works with managers and employees to ensure that more formal steps like progressive counseling and performance improvement plans are used appropriately and effectively.
  • Uses working knowledge of employment law and university policy to ensure compliance.
  • Provides appropriate guidance to managers and employees.
  • Ensures appropriate and accurate documentation.
  • Coordinates provisional and annual performance review processes.
  • Provides related training and coaching on process.
  • Monitors time and attendance for employees through the E210 system.
  • Ensures that records accurately capture time used – particularly in cases involving some type of leave.


Talent Management (30%)

  • Promotes and reinforces the organization’s desired culture, core values, and behavioral expectations through modeling, communication, and coaching. 
  • Participates in processes intended to improve the overall effectiveness of departments, and leads key components of engagement activities for UA.
  • Leverages assessment tools with employees and managers in on-boarding, coaching, career planning, dispute resolution, and team-building.
  • Effectively partners with compensation colleagues and consultants on changes in support of the organization’s goals, objectives, and values.
  • Consults on salary adjustments and classification changes.
  • Recruitment – Partners with HR colleagues in administration of the talent acquisition process (sourcing, recruiting, screening, hiring, etc.)


Other HR Programs, Projects and Tasks (20%)

Risk Management and Compliance 

  • Uses knowledge of employment law and university policy to ensure compliance and minimize financial, reputational, and other risk to client area, university, and to the institution.
  • Supports projects focused on one or more facets of HR. This may involve improvement of existing programs or processes or creation of new ones.
  • Collects and analyzes relevant data and uses metrics to evaluate performance and evaluate contributions to the achievement of both UA’s and the university’s goals and objectives.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related field required. Master’s Degree and/or professional HR certification highly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of progressive experience in a professional human resources capacity required.


* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of employment laws and regulations, employee relations practices, positive work environment concepts, issue/dispute resolution techniques, employment practices, talent management practices, compensation administration, communication skills, coaching skills, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and HR systems and applications.


Classified Title: HR Generalist 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Eastern High Campus  
Department name: Employee and Labor Relations  
Personnel area: University Administration 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.


Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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