Human Resource Generalist

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About Lesley University:

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer substantial paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills.

Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.

Job Description:

Lesley seeks a Human Resource Generalist, who will implement and deliver key HR solutions across all functional areas of HR, supporting the full employee life-cycle.

The selected individual, reporting to the Director of Human Resources, is responsible for supporting a wide range of human resources functions including but not limited to talent acquisition, compensation and benefits administration, HRIS, and compliance; works collaboratively to implement and administer HR policies, practices and procedures and actively contributes to the overall goals and priorities of Lesley University and the Office of Human Resources; completes personnel transactions and maintains associated records; is guided by integrity, discretion and dignity, and shall expect and encourage such conduct by others; collects and analyzes internal and external information in order to compare the University's HR practices to those prevailing in the market; partners with other members of the HR team and employees across the University; and oversees special projects within the HR department, both as an individual contributor and as a member of a team.


The successful candidate will have at least four years of relevant experience; has demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the functional areas of HR; has a strong commitment to confidentiality and professionalism; possess strong organizational skills and able to plan, prioritize and organize project work, at times with competing priorities; have strong analytical, emotional intelligence, and communication skills required; be able to build collaborative relationships within department as well as across the University; and have a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, or other related field.

Additional Information:

At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people -- regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities -- can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.

Application Instructions:

A letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.

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