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Human Resources Generalist (Benefits and Payroll)

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for assisting with the functions of the Human Resources Department in collaboration with the Human Resources team and under the direction of the Director of Human Resources. This position will have a primary focus on the administration of all benefits programs and payroll.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee the college's benefit programs (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short/long term disability, and 403(b) plan);
  • Act as a resource to employees for information and/or questions related to benefits and payroll;
  • Develop and run reports in relation to benefits and payroll;
  • Maintain current knowledge of state, federal, and local policy and procedures in relation to benefits and payroll (e.g., FMLA, PFMLA, ADA);
  • Ensure eligible employees are educated on benefit opportunities and enroll those interested in benefits accordingly;
  • General data entry and administration of HRIS (Ellucian Colleague);
  • Maintain the Human Resources webpage with current documents and processes, in relation to benefits and payroll (Sharepoint);
  • Management of human resources related projects as assigned;
  • Keep employee records up to date and maintain an organized and efficient employee record keeping system;
  • Serve as an initial point of contact for the Human Resources Department;
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of events driven by the Human Resources Department (e.g., Holiday Party, Service Awards, Welcome Back Gatherings, NSO After Parties, End of Year Celebration);
  • Responsible for maintaining the Human Resources Departmental email;
  • Collaborate with Human Resources team handling general administrative responsibilities to ensure efficient daily functioning of the department;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting at a desk and working at a computer for extended periods of time;
  • Lifting of up to 15 pounds at a time.


  • Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM;
  • Some weekends and evenings.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management or a related field, required;
  • Human Resources Certification (SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.), preferred;
  • Two or more years of benefits and payroll experience, preferred;
  • Experience working in Higher Education, preferred;
  • Experience with Ellucian Colleague or other HRIS, preferred;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, required;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain professional and confidentiality, required;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.), required;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination, required.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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