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HR Generalist


Human Resource Generalist

Department: Administration
Location: Scottsdale, Hybrid
Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Executive Director
Supervises:  None 

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center 
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned.  Once rehabilitated, they are returned to the wild.  Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild.   

Position Overview

The Human Resource Generalist will perform Human Resource functions utilizing kindness and good judgment to run the daily functions including recruitment, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and ensuring confidentiality and compliance with company policies and practices. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide exceptional customer service regarding day-to-day HR functions and inquiries on policies, procedures, and processes. Maintain a hands-on approach to educating all levels of staff on HR policies and procedures.
  • Perform routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; grievances and investigations; performance and talent management; recognition and morale; diversity, equity and inclusion; worker's compensation; and training and development.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; review policies and practices to maintain compliance; ensure changes are effectively communicated to employees.
  • Coordinate with hiring supervisors to post open positions, understand skills and competencies require4d for open positions and screen applications as needed. Assist with the recruiting and selection process of new hires. Conduct or acquire background checks, employee eligibility verifications and reference checks.
  • Maintain employee information including wage verifications, legal information, wokrer's compensation data and employee benefit information in a confidential, organized and legally compliant manner.
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, conferring about complex and/or sensitive matters with the appropriate staff. 
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law. 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, benefit plan documents and legal documents. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. 
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field required.
  • At least three years of human resource management experience.
  • SHRM-CP a plus.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • The employee must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization's facilities.
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to hold objects and operate office equipment.
  • The employee is required to be able to listen and communicate effectively. 
  • The employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment varies with the activity level of the facility. 

Additional Information:
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check is required.

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