Located in Boston?s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women?s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all. You?re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You?ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience.As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.Position OverviewAs a key member of the customer-oriented Human Resources Department, the Human Resources Generalist (?HR Generalist?) is someone who has a commitment to diversity andinclusion and possesses cultural sensitivity. This role offers a vast diversity of responsibilities in ensuring smooth and efficient business operations. You will play a critical role engaging in all areas of HR including recruitment, total rewards (compensation and benefits), training and development, employee relations, performance management, and communications.Reporting to the Senior Employer Relations Specialist, this role:Provides coaching and counseling to employees and managers on a variety of employee relations issues, as well as HR policies, practices and procedures.Assists management with assessment of performance, improvement needs and the development of associated action plans.Supports the Sr. Employer Relations Specialist in facilitating and conducting confidential conversations to address employee needs, bringing timely resolution to employee matters and conflicts.Manages on-boarding of new employees, New Employee Orientation, employee recognition programs and service awards.Handles ADA accommodation requests, handbook updates and exit interviews.Participates in manager training and serves as a training facilitator as part of the ODLI programming.Participates in activities related to compensation such as job description development, job analysis/FLSA classification, providing council to management on compensation related issues, compensation analysis and development of recommendations.Ensures that salary offers are in alignment with University policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, pay practices, compensation philosophy and market conditions.Conducts workforce data analysis, prepares summary reports, develops and recommends strategies and actions.Collaborate with the HR operations team on HR communications including HR newsletter and internal website.Requirements / Skills / ExperiencesBachelor?s degree or significant relevant experience in the Human Resources industryMinimum 5 years of progressive Human Resources experience required, generalist experience preferredPHR or SPHR certification (or equivalent related professional designation) is a plus but not requiredPrior human resource professional experience working with leaders in a large / matrix organization is a plus; prior experience in higher education is a plus;Prior experience with employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate member of the HR leadership team as needed;Knowledge of current federal, state, and local employments laws, statutes, regulations, policies, and compliance;Excellent time management, decision-making, presentation, organizational and problem-solving skills;Strong acumen of HR processes, systems and best practices, as well as legal compliance with national employment laws and regulations;Well-developed analytical and influencing skills, unquestioned integrity and confident presence;Stays abreast and engaged in emerging human resources industry best practices;Ability to understand business needs and connect those to human resources strategies and plans for assigned business unit;Demonstrates curiosity and desire to continuously learn and grow and contribute to the professional growth of others;Outstanding Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); knowledge of HRIS systems (Workday a plus)Immigration/visa knowledge would be helpful.Campus based position: May be eligible for Partial Remote Work.Required Application Materials:ResumeCover LetterAbout the Simmons University Human Resources Department:The Simmons Human Resources (HR) department supports the University in reaching its strategic goals by providing high-quality Human Resources services to the institutions most valuable resources ? its people. The members of the Simmons HR team strive to create an employee experience that is collaborative, innovative and inclusive. We want Simmons to be a place where employees are passionate about their work and where they value their Simmons experience as a part of their life long pursuit of professional and personal development. Salary GradeS08Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/