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Human Resources Generalist

Posted: 08/05/2022

Do you enjoy a flexible work environment with the ability to consult, coach, and develop people? The Human Resources Generalist provides Human Resources expertise and compliance support in the area of team member relations.  They support and promote the Y’s mission and operation goals through a partnership with management and staff. They provide support and consultation throughout the employment cycle from onboarding, training, performance management, corrective actions to termination.  The Human Resources Generalist is also involved in diligent investigations with internal concerns including harassment, discrimination, safety violations, wage claims and assists in decision making as needed.  They assist operations implement HR goals and projects including restructuring and interpretation of HR policies, conduct HR training. Come work with a diverse group of HR Generalist where our goal is to deliver excellent HR support and services while enjoying the comradery of a small and close-knit team.

Benefits Include: 

  • Free Family YMCA Membership
  • Paid Time off and Holiday Flex
  • Hybrid remote and flexible schedule
  • Program discounts on various YMCA programs such as child care, personal training, swim lessons, etc. 
  • Full Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • YMCA Retirement Fund with 8% contribution after 2 years of service
  • Training & development opportunities

1.  Job Summary:

The Human Resources Generalist provides HR expertise and compliance support in the area of employee relations by providing services and consult to support the Association’s mission and business plans through a partnership with operational management and staff.

 2.  Essential Functions:

  • Applies Federal, State, Local laws and YMCA of the North policy by providing coaching and consultation in employee relations and compliance matters throughout the employment cycle including team member onboarding, training, performance management, corrective actions, and termination
  • Conducts diligent investigations on key compliance and employee relations concerns including workplace harassment, discrimination, safety violations, and wage/hour claims and consults in decision-making of other HR investigations when necessary.
  • Assists branch, camp and program leadership in the implementation of all HR projects including compensation and performance reviews, interpretation of HR policies and operating procedures, organizational development and restructuring, and other organizational design changes.
  • Advises branch, camp and program leadership regarding compensation matters, including hiring salaries, equity review, writing job descriptions, participating in analysis and market pricing, developing reports and the administration of various compensation procedures and processes.
  • Assists in the development of HR training and provide them to assigned branches, camps and programs regarding HR policies and procedures.
  • Maintains and update Human Resources Standard Operating Procedures manual and Employee Handbook, developing and revising new policies as needed. 
  • Assists in HR cross-functional projects and initiatives in the areas of HRIS, benefits, training and development, and compensation as necessary.

3.  Relationships:

This position reports to the Director of People and Culture who reports to the Executive Vice President of People and Culture.  The incumbent interacts regularly with department, branch and camp leaders and team members

4.  Qualifications:


  • Degree in Human Resources, Business, Industrial Relations or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • One (1) to three (3) years of Human Resources Generalist experience to include employee relations, employment law, policies and procedures, compensation, training, performance management, and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct investigations, deliver difficult messages, and provide objective feedback to leaders and team members.
  • Proven track record in using coaching to develop supervisors, mitigate risks and decrease serious employee relations issues Demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive working relationships at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive working relationships and advisory experience at all levels.
  • Proven reasoning, analytical, problem solving conflict resolution and consultative skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, relatability and approachability to all team members, with a keen focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft office suite, HR systems and reporting.
  • Ability to work independently and be a strong team player.


  • Experience conducting training facilitation
  • PHR Certification
  • Experience with HRIS systems
  • Experience with HR metrics

5.  Work Conditions:

  • Ability to travel locally to branches and camps on a regular basis.
  • Ability to operate computer keyboard and communicate via electronic messaging and telephone.
  • Ability to work on a computer for an extended period of time.

6.  Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from the Executive Vice President of People and Culture or their representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.