Human Resources Generalist

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

College Overview

Bergen Community College is an award-winning, comprehensive community college. More students graduate with associate degrees and certificates from Bergen than any other college in New Jersey. Located in northeastern New Jersey just minutes from New York City, Bergen’s main campus in Paramus features vast physical resources including the Technology Education Center (opened 2003), the region’s only Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center (opened 2016) and the cutting-edge STEM Student Research Center (opened 2019). With two additional locations, one in Hackensack (Ciarco Learning Center) and the other in Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands), Bergen provides high quality educational services and programs throughout the county to more than 19,000 credit and non-credit students.

Since its founding in 1965, more than 740,000 students have taken classes at Bergen, with countless others visiting for community and cultural events. The College boasts an accomplished faculty, cutting-edge facilities and opportunities for cultural awareness, civic-engagement and service-learning. Initiatives in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields have uniquely prepared Bergen students as the next generation of STEM innovators.

Graduating students use Bergen’s reputation as a top community college to propel them to institutions nationwide - including all eight Ivy League colleges. Students in career programs enter the workforce in a wide variety of fields, from healthcare to information technology and culinary arts. Bergen graduates earn the highest salaries among the state’s two-year institutions, even out-earning peers from some four-year colleges.

Bergen is a leader among its peer institutions. In 2019, Bergen was awarded the $12 million NJ Health Works grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to lead a consortium of partners to expand and enhance apprenticeship programs for more than 5,000 New Jersey residents. Partners include 14 New Jersey community colleges and healthcare partners such as CVS Health and the RWJBarnabas Health system.

Bergen Community College remains proud of its ethic of care for its students, faculty and staff and invites applications from those wishing to join a community of professionals dedicated to student success.

Bergen Community College is looking for a Human Resources Generalist.

Our position serves as a Human Resources Generalist, providing specialized support to College staff and Faculty on a variety of Human Resources issues including, but not limited to, policies, procedures, related laws and regulations. The Generalist provides support services related to disciplinary issues, the performance appraisal process and other areas as needed.  Performs general recruiting duties, support regarding compensation, performs new employee orientation and exit interviews. Serves as a subject matter expert on various recruiting initiatives, coordinates processes and forms related to recruitment and implements appropriate technology to continuously improve upon existing services.


  1. Provides professional level support for assigned division(s)/department(s) in the areas of employee relations, talent acquisition, training and development and communication.
  2. Participates in the evaluation of assigned unit(s) goals and objectives, recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continuous improvements in the efficiency and level of excellence of the assigned unit(s).
  3. Works with College leaders to assess staffing needs and assist with creating requisite position descriptions and job postings, and works to place positions in the appropriate publications and websites to attract qualified applicants.
  4. Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies for all levels of employees; establishes recruiting processes and protocols including job posting, ad placement and search process and compliance, completes reference checks, and operates within the parameters of exiting collective bargaining agreements.
  5. Conducts new hire orientation and assists with website maintenance for job postings and the employment mailbox.
  6. Assists with the recruitment of temporary and part-time employees.
  7. Prepares, maintains and disseminates weekly recruiting report.    
  8. Participates in the development, prioritization and execution of selected HR and College initiatives, goals and objectives aimed at supporting talent acquisition, performance management, development, engagement/retention of staff and/or other areas of focus. Actively assesses progress towards goal attainment.
  9. Conducts exit interviews; identifies and reports on turnover trends and makes recommendations to address areas of challenge.
  10. Manages the organizational structure changes with updating, posting and dissemination of organizational charts per revisions approved by the Board of Trustees.
  11. Serves as backup to other Human Resource Generalists.
  12. Performs additional tasks or duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Administration preferred, will consider Business Administration, or closely related field.  SHRM-CP or PHP certification preferred.  (2) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (a) Ability to work independently while performing data analysis from multiple information sources. Must have demonstrated ability to employ a balanced and positive approach to all work activities, especially when dealing with sensitive employee and management issues. Possesses and applies knowledge of employment law and related federal and state regulations. Has experience working with a variety of computer software, database management, and other employee management software applications. Possesses proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office suite software, and is familiar with cloud based computing and collaborative platforms and software. Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills, relationship building, and organizing and planning. (b) must be able to work collaboratively across various constituencies of the College and with vendors and external constituencies; (c) Proficient in common office desktop software and familiar with cloud based computing and collaborative platforms and software; (3) Experience: (a) Minimum of three (3) years HR experience as an HR Generalist or similar, including recruiting experience, required.  Experience in education or higher education preferred. 

All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code HRG), resume, salary requirements and three professional references with current contact information.  To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by March 5, 2021.  Send materials by email with the appropriate job code in the subject line to


Bergen Community College
Department of Human Resources
400 Paramus Road, Room A-316
Paramus, New Jersey 07652 


EOE/NJ First Act Employer/Smoke-Free and Drug-Free Workplace


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