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JOB TITLE:  HR Generalist
DEPARTMENT:  Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Associate VP of Human Resources

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for performing human resources related duties on a professional level and works closely with the AVP-HR and acts as back-up to AVP-HR in a number of areas; supervises two HR Coordinators.  This position is a full-time, exempt, 52 weeks/year position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•    Assists AVP-HR in developing and deploying training programs, on-boarding and new hire orientation, managing worker's compensation claims (beyond filing the claim), & difficult unemployment claims.  May attend Unemployment hearings.
•    Creates &/or reviews job posting advertisement and position descriptions ensuring all are Clery Act and ADA compliant. Ensures consistency. Reviews offer letters ensuring accurate information based on approvals.
•    Ensures and maintains UArts & HR's compliance with federal, state and city employment laws.  Manages ACT153 compliance & ensures new hires and renewals are completed according to law (FLSA, ACT153, ADA)
•    Administers compensation programs, analyzes compensation data, benchmarks positions for external and internal equity, performs FLSA exemption testing to determine eligibility for overtime with assistance from HR Coordinators
•    Manages salary survey purchases
•    Monitors performance management program, tracks completed performance reviews from departments, makes recommendations for change
•    Administers various human resource plans and procedures University wide; recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in department efficiency and services performed
•    Assists AVP-HR in development and implementation of HR policies and procedures and with special projects
•    Assists AVP-HR in developing employee engagement programs, career-pathing programs, periodic HR newsletter and the like
•    Acts as back-up for HRIS Assistant with regard to Unemployment.  Acts as technology backup for HR Coordinator and Payroll Coordinator on a variety of software programs
•    Manages first level employee relations issues
•    Manages first and second tier worker’s compensation claims
•    Makes recommendations to AVP-HR for university-wide policy and procedure changes
•    Participates in interviews and is active in the vetting process of all perspective employees
•    Participates in the planning and implementation of HR initiatives that will impact the University of the Arts as a whole

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

Education & Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources
•    5 years’ experience in a Human Resources function as a generalist
•    2 years’ supervisory experience
•    PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred
•    Project management experience helpful

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•    Working knowledge and well versed in employment laws (federal, state, local)
•    Ability to maintains confidentiality and discretion
•    Exemplary interpersonal skills; high degree of emotional intelligence
•    Proficient in both oral and written communications
•    Understanding of sound ethical conduct both in and out of the workplace
•    Problem analysis and solving
•    Excellent time management, planning & organizational skills; detail oriented
•    Exercises sound independent judgment and thinks strategically
•    Readily adapts to changing priorities
•    Exhibits customer-centric attitude, professional attitude and appearance
•    Proactive and a team player
•    Computer literate in Microsoft Office as well as various HR systems
•    Knowledge of Google platform helpful but not required

The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

TO APPLY: Interested, qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to the Human Resources Department via email to jobs@uarts.edu. Please include salary expectations in your e-mail and ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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