Human Resources Generalist

Finger Lakes Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Employment Type
Full Time

Finger Lakes Community College is affiliated with The State University of New York (SUNY) and is currently recruiting for two (2) Human Resources Generalists.

Finger Lakes Community College offers competitive salaries, rich benefits and retirement options which include New York State Employees Retirement System, Teachers Retirement System and SUNY Optional Retirement Program.


The Human Resources Generalist provides professional support and expertise in the development, implementation, and administration of a broad range of human resources functions or programs. Provides support for the Human Resources Department by managing walk-in, phone, and email inquiries to the human resources department, and sees inquiries through completion. Maintains employee records containing confidential and sensitive information. Maintains employee data in the HRIS database and prepares reports. Provides guidance and assistance to employees regarding benefits plans. Reviews bi-weekly payroll pertaining to new hires, and employee salary and benefits changes. Supports and coordinates recruitment and compliance activities. May be assigned one or more primary focus areas within HR.


General HR Administration
  • Supports a broad range of human resources functions or programs including, but not limited to, recruitment and staffing, employee and/or labor relations, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits administration, employee communication, and organizational development and training. Implements human resources policies and procedures and communicates and interprets them for managers and employees.

  • Assists in training and development services to increase employee engagement, organizational capability, effectiveness and compliance.

  • Serves as customer service liaison to faculty and staff by providing advice and guidance related to human resources transactions, programs, and other inquiries. Provides guidance and assistance to managers and employees on state and federal employment laws, collective bargaining agreements, benefits inquiries and human resources policies and procedures.

  • Analyzes federal and state laws, SUNY regulations, and College policies to ensure that FLCC’s human resources programs are effective and consistent with legal and regulatory requirements. Monitors the effectiveness of human resources policies and recommends revisions or modification to meet the needs of the College.

  • Assists in resolving matters of significance including complex and unusual issues or employee complaints.

  • Creates the employment requisition for approval to fill a position. Posts positions in applicant tracking system and advertises the vacancy. Schedules interviews with candidates selected by search committees. Prepares applicant tracking reports to support the assessment of the applicant pool.

  • Prepares and maintains employment onboarding packets through applicant tracking system and ensures completion of onboarding for all new hires.

  • Prepares hard copy and electronic documents required to place employees on payroll and establishes an employee file, assuring accuracy, compliance and confidentiality. Ensures completion of all required documentation (i.e. I-9, W- 4, retirement election, etc.) Maintains confidential applicant, employment, and benefit records in files and updates databases as necessary. Enrolls new hires in compliance training. Processes professional development requests for professional staff.

  • Works with Ontario County Human Resources regarding civil service vacancies and other employment documentation.

  • Schedules and conducts one-on-one benefits orientations meetings to advise, educate, and enroll staff in

Benefits Administration
  • Administers all employee benefit programs including group life insurance, voluntary life, medical and dental insurance, FSA, AD&D/LTD, retirement plans, tax-sheltered annuity, and direct deposit.
  • Handles benefit inquiries to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.
  • Conducts intake with employees who may need to request a leave of absence, and provide applicable forms and instructions. Administers and records the leave of absence. Leaves of absence may include, but are not limited to: FMLA, short- and long-term disability, workers’ compensation, sabbaticals, and unpaid leaves allowed under collective bargaining agreements or College policies.
  • Calculates the monthly premium statements for all group insurance policies and maintains statistical data relative to premiums, claims, and costs and submits to the Assistant Director for approval. Prepares premium payment vouchers.
  • Resolves administrative issues with the carrier representatives and communicates with service providers concerning routine administration of programs
  • Documents and maintains administrative procedures for assigned benefits processes and maintains enrollment records for all benefit plans.
  • Assists with employee information presentations and open enrollments. Keeps materials and Intranet pages up-to-date with current benefits offerings. Uses various communication tools to enhance understanding of the college’s benefits package. Assists with designing and distributing materials for benefits orientations, open enrollment and summary plan descriptions.
  • Ensures compliance with COBRA guidelines by preparing letters and other paperwork.
  • Maintains files of retirement plan correspondence, reports and forms.
  • Manages Retiree Medical Plan enrollments and premium payments.
  • Helps employees navigate retirement preparation and Medicare enrollment by providing them with contact information for applicable service providers.
  • A bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Human Resources, preferably across more than one HR discipline; or a master's degree in Human Resource Management or related field and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Human Resources, preferably across more than one HR discipline.

  • Advanced computer proficiency and technical aptitude in programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HRIS systems and other applicable database programs. Ellucian Colleague experience preferred. Experience preparing HR data for senior management review.

  • Demonstration of strong customer service skills; a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential situations and documentation; and experience delivering HR services to diverse populations.

  • Ability to review union contract language and apply to administrative procedures. Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations and compliance requirements.

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with co-workers, employees, and outside contacts in a courteous and professional manner, through the lens of inclusion, being aware of diverse cultures and ensuring all people are treated equitably.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.

Application Instructions: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online:
  • CV/Resume

  • Cover letter

Position will be open until filled.

Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions.

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