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Human Resources Generalist 1
at Yale University
Posting Position Title
Human Resources Generalist 1
1. Cultivates and fosters a collaborative partnership with departments in addressing human resource issues that may include performing departmental specific functions and faculty administration. Counsels managers on human resource policies and procedures and contractual obligations, consult with the Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. 2. Understands client organization and mission and provides proactive guidance. Establishes strong relationships with employees and union representatives in the client base. Understands the unit's labor relations environment; provides support for the enhancement of the labor strategy and relationships within the unit. 3. Provides strategic support for organizational change by advising and supporting organizational design efforts. Analyzes the impact of the change(s), explores options and offers recommendations. Consults with Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. 4. Working collaboratively on client issues, builds and maintains positive working relationships with union representatives. Serves as an HR consultant in the investigation of employee relations concerns. Educates, advises and coaches managers and assist staff to resolve issues and grievances. Consults with Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. 5. Participates in departmental planning meetings, provides unit specific support as required. Reviews and updates new and existing department position descriptions. Works with Staffing and Compensation Representatives as needed to support recruitment and compensation requirements. May interview selected candidates at the request of the client. 6. Meets with client base to interpret policy, contract provisions, assists with problem solving, educates on risk factors and advises on career development. Consults with Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. 7. Works with department managers to achieve appropriate staffing levels. Reviews all requests for departmental layoff. Conducts due diligence with regard to departmental restructuring. Ensures compliance with state and federal employment laws and contract provisions. Gathers information and partners with General Counsel in gathering and preparing responses to CHRO, EEOC and FLSA complaints. Partners with Labor Relations and General Counsel in gathering information and preparing for arbitration cases. 8. Works with clients and Classification and Compensation to support compensation proposals such as reclassifications, salary adjustments, supplemental compensation, etc. Consults with Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. Guides managers and employees through the job evaluation/audit process. 9. Consults and communicates to managers the performance management process. This includes goal setting, FOCUS and annual merit process. Reviews recommendations for performance ratings and salary increases and monitors for data integrity and compliance. Assists managers with compensation and performance issues; consults with Director, Senior HRG or HR Specialists as needed. 10. Partners with managers to implement HR programs such as Individual Development Planning, Talent Management and Performance Management. 11. Serves as a resource for the other HR functions; works with the subject matter experts as needed to support employees. This includes areas such as leave of absences, benefits, Equal Opportunity Programs & Accommodations and the Office of Diversity. 12. Partners with Organization Effectiveness (OE) and the Learning Center to address employee and/or departmental training and development needs. Works with clients to identify areas in need of attention and provide information regarding available resources. 13. Contributes to major HR projects and programs.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in any field. At least two years of related experience.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
If Fixed Duration, Period
3 years from date of hire
If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title
Human Resources Generalist 1
221 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Other Fixed Duration Date
Original Posting Date
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Searchable Job Family
Total # of hours to be worked:
Reporting to an HR Director, partners as assigned with other HR Generalists and clients to support all aspects of human resource strategy and management. Delivers superior customer service and support Yale's mission to maximize employee performance and create an environment where employees enhance their personal growth and career development. Acts as liaison to other human resources functions as appropriate and works with supervisor and senior HR Generalists for guidance and direction on complex issues.
Ability to travel between multiple locations.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: email@example.com.
Administration & Operations
Compensation Grade Profile
Manager; Program Leader (23)
None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Human Resources - Employee Relations
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to think strategically, analytically and support change. Strong collaboration and relationship building skills. Demonstrates approachability and openness.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability and understanding of human resources with knowledge of at least two of the following areas: staffing, compensation, employment law, labor relations training and development, benefits, and HRIS applications. Proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel; databases and other/HRIS systems.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Superior customer service orientation and ability to respond constructively and timely. Excellent oral and written communication, influencing and conflict resolution skills. Ability to initiate actions and solve moderate problems using sound judgment.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated success in detailed work requiring accuracy, high level of productivity, organization and a strong sense of urgency. Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Developed organizational and interpersonal business skills and ability to work effectively within a diverse organization.
Yale University is a tobacco-free campus