Human Resources Generalist
WFH Flexible Northampton, MA Human Resources
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Clarke Schools for Hearing & Speech seeks an experienced HR Generalist to handle the day-to-day HR operations of a multi-state nonprofit organization. This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefit-eligible position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- First point of contact for staff for HR-related needs or issues

- Assist with recruitment including posting job openings, screening resumes, and scheduling interviews

- Initiate and administer the new hire onboarding process in Paylocity

- Audit Benefit enrollment and benefit invoices monthly to ensure accuracy

- Maintain employee records and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations

- Assist with Director, HR with employee relations issues, including conflict resolution and disciplinary actions

- Assist with HR projects and initiatives as needed by partnering with other Clarke teams such as Finance/Accounting

- Assist with employment contract renewals preparation and annual salary increase letters 

- Support the annual review process

- Support with all audits (workers compensation, 403b retirement account)

- Report employer/employee data to local municipalities and or federal agencies

- Contribute to HR processes improvement


- Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field (or equivalent work experience)

- Minimum of 2+ years of experience in Human Resources operations or administration

- Knowledge of HR laws and regulations

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Strong organizational and time management skills

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team

- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and HRIS systems such as Paylocity

- Comfort with remote work and technology

- Certification in HR is preferred but not required

If you are a motivated, detail-oriented self-starter with a passion for Human Resources and nonprofit organizations, please apply for this exciting opportunity.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, stand or work at a computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to approximately 15 lbs
  • Occasional interstate travel to Clarke school locations may be required

Education and Experience:

  • 3-5 years benefit administration and payroll processing experience
  • 3- 5 years Human Resource Generalist experience
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Professional Human Resources (PHR)
  • College degree in HR or related field of study and/or equivalent work experience in HR
  • Ability to prioritize and be comfortable with multi-tasking
  • Knowledge of multi-state employment law
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience/interest in working for a nonprofit organization
  • Interest/passion in Clarke's mission 
  • Familiarity or experience with Paylocity or other similar HR & Payroll systems

**Please note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination 

Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  The Director, Human Resources, Andrea Harkins, MBA, SHRM-CP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Andrea Harkins or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481. 


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