HR Generalist

US-NY-New York
Job ID
Human Resources


As one of three HR Generalists, you will be an important member of a highly collaborative, 6-person HR team that supports 550 employees across 26 offices in 18 US states.  Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Development, you will work in the following functional areas: employee relations, recruiting & retention, talent management, training & development, total rewards, and compliance.


We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to have a rewarding career in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.  Our comprehensive benefits program includes the following: health and Rx, dental and orthodontia, vision, discounted pet insurance, disability insurance, basic and supplemental life insurance, 403(b) and Roth 403(b) retirement plans w/company match, a discounted corporate FitBit program, and generous paid time-off benefits.


  • Administers HR plans and processes for a multi-state employee base; assists in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Partners with employees and management to communicate various HR policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations and acts as a proactive business partner between employees and management to ensure that fair and consistent approach to policies and procedures are being applied; serves as backup to Vice President in the areas of personnel and employee relations.
  • Assists in resolving personnel matters, including conflict resolution; advises managers on employee relations issues, and creates productive relationships with managers and employees.
  • Develops and facilitates employee communication through surveys, newsletters, one-on-one meetings and training meetings or workshops.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems; serves as lead and/or assists on HR projects; participates in staff meetings and attends meetings/seminars, on-site and off-site, as directed.
  • Assists in administering the AAA’s talent management and employee training system (Cornerstone); assists in coordinating and maintaining a content library for curriculum/session management.
  • Maintains current knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting HR functions; assists in ensuring policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance.
  • Assists in administering benefit programs, including records management, enrollment and communications.
  • Creates and posts job advertisements through a variety of sources; recruits, interviews and assists in selecting candidates for open positions; assists in coordinating new hire orientation and on-boarding process.
  • Partners with HR team and hiring managers to write job descriptions for positions; ensures that job descriptions are accurate and appropriately maintained/updated.
  • Maintains HRIS records and compiles reports from database, which typically contain complex and/or confidential information on the organization and its employees; keeps accurate records, files and archives records in a well-organized and secure fashion; maintains confidentiality.


Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in human resources, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology or related discipline; 5 years of progressive HR generalist experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  PHR or SHRM-CP designation required.


Communications Abilities:  (Verbal) Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; tailors speech to the level and experience of the audience; uses appropriate grammar and choice of words; expresses ideas in a concise, organized manner; maintains eye contact when speaking with others; (Written) Expresses oneself clearly and concisely in writing; tailors written communications to effectively reach an audience; uses graphics and other aids to clarify complex or technical information; spells correctly; writes using concrete, specific language; uses punctuation correctly; writes grammatically.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.


Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to understand and interpret statistical reports, data charts and graphs.


Technology Skills:  Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power Point and HRIS applications. Experience in Paychex environment a strong plus.


Other:  Able to travel to regional and national events and meetings (10%).


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed