Posted: October 8, 2021
Level: Manager 1
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Job Posting: BOR 21-26
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on
November 30, 2021
. Position will remain open until
New Haven, Hartford and Norwich areas (location may vary)
Anticipated Start Date:
The Human Resources Generalist, under the leadership of the
Director of HR Strategy, is accountable for providing on site human
resources services to employees and coordinating with CSCU HR
Shared Services Centers of Excellence (COE) to optimize service
delivery for assigned campuses within a region. This position will
collaborate with other parts of the Human Resources organization to
ensure processes and programs are aligned with CSCU One-College
goals and designed to deliver seamless and efficient service.
The Human Resources Generalist will report to the Regional Human
Resources Manager. The position is required to have extensive
collegial and collaborative relationships with professional Human
Resources staff assigned to various Centers of Excellence,
including Talent and Recruitment, Labor Relations, Equal Employment
Opportunity, and Compensation/Benefits/HR Administration as well as
with administrators, faculty and staff within the Connecticut State
Colleges and Universities System.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Public
Administration or related field and at least three (3) years’
experience in the principles, practices and techniques of Human
Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
- Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management
principles and techniques within a matrixed organization.
- Considerable knowledge of human resources administration, labor
relations, relevant state and federal laws, regulations, policies
and procedures, principles and practices of job classification and
organizational design and human resources information systems.
- Considerable written and oral communications skills,
interpersonal skills, and negotiation and conflict resolution
- Considerable ability to analyze and interpret laws,
regulations, policies and collective bargaining agreements,
strategically plan including, succession planning and aligning
human resources to agency goals and objectives and recommend and
implement agency-wide policy.
- Experience working in a highly unionized environment
- Experience using an HRMS system such as Core-CT
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the
degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
Example of Job Duties:
- Experience in higher education (preferred)
- Partners with and is accountable for successful relationships
with campus leadership teams to ensure alignment of human resources
support services with organizational goals and strategies.
- Advises campus leadership teams on human resources policies,
procedures and mission driven strategies.
- Collaborates with campus leadership to fulfill their
organizational staffing needs by ensuring accurate job
classifications are used and collaborating with HR Administration
to initiate refill requests and position actions.
- Collaborates with Talent and Recruitment COE, to facilitate
search processes, including forming search committees and providing
guidance throughout the duration of search activities.
- Partners with and is accountable for successful relationships
with Talent and Recruitment, Affirmative Action, Labor Relations
and Compensation/Benefits/HR Admin, COE’s to ensure seamless
service for customers.
- Provides guidance to employees on various human resources
matters including employment, career development, salary and
benefits, labor relations, leaves of absence and retirement.
- Implements standardized employee engagement programs that
support the CSCU culture and promote retention of talent and
improved organizational performance.
- Delivers standardized inclusion and diversity initiatives that
are responsive to organizational culture, and in line with
- Executes a standardized talent management program to cultivate
and develop future leaders to position the organization for
sustained leadership effectiveness.
- Implements an onboarding program to ensure seamless transition
for new employees and includes completion of state mandated
- Works with campus leadership to administer the performance
- Assists campus leadership in addressing employee performance
problems, engaging Human Resources Manager and Labor Relations COE
- Assists in ensuring compliance with applicable state and
federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
- May assist, coordinate, and/or provide campus training and/or
staff development programs.
- Performs related duties as required.
$72,845 – $91,056 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT
medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.
To apply you must submit a cover letter, resume and names and
contact information of three professional references.
Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date
will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes
are not acceptable.
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship
or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and
Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background
check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community.
Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal
history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit)
report or driving history check.
Prior to extending an offer of employment, the finalists for state
employment must prove that they (1 )are fully vaccinated against
COVID-19; (2) have received the first dose and has either received
a second dose or has an appointment for the second dose in a
two-dose series vaccination, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
has received a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s
Janssen vaccine; or (3) have applied for an exemption from this
requirement because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced
practice registered nurse has determined that the administration of
COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to their health, or
the finalist objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely
held religious or spiritual belief. Each application for an
exemption will be considered on an individualized, case-by-case
basis, and any applicant for an exemption must provide appropriate
supporting documentation if requested.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious
creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin,
marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental
disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino
Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity, Ndagostino@commnet.edu
CSCU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F