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Human Resources Generalist

Position: Human Resources Generalist
Department: Administration
Supervisor: Human Resources Manager
Compensation Range: $39,000-$48,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; Typical Business Hours. Occasional evening or weekend work

The Human Resource Generalist will run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

The Human Resource Generalist will run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
  2. Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  3. Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  4. Implements new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
  5. Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  6. Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  7. Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  8. Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations and investigations.
  9. Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  10. Provide support to the IT Team; responsible for maintaining staff equipment inventory and distribution and collection of company mobile phones and computers.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • YWCA Location.
  • Offsite Locations.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, related field required, or equivalent experience.
  2. At least one year of human resource management experience preferred.
  3. HR certification such as SHRM-CP or HRCI preferred.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  6. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  7. Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  8. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  9. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  10. Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  11. Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  12. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  13. Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.


  1. Orientation to YWCA Personnel Policies, Mission, Purpose and One Imperative.
  2. Racial Justice Training.
  3. Orientation to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting.
  4. Other appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

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