Human Resources Generalist

Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA

The Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area YMCA is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to handle employee relations, administer human resources and benefits programs, coordinate recruitment and hiring processes, and assist with the administration of payroll.

Essential Functions:

  • Advises managers/supervisors of YMCA employment and employee relations policies; meets with supervisors and employees in order to resolve employee relations issues; researches and resolves problems that arise pertaining to employment status.
  • Coordinates human resources programs, including Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, unemployment compensation management, and other special projects. Serves as the COBRA Administrator for the YMCA.
  • Administers various human resources plans and procedures for all YMCA personnel; develops and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.
  • Performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, preparing invoices for payment, and communicating benefit information to employees.
  • Conducts annual benefits open enrollment each year.  Arranges for distribution of materials from carriers, communicates changes to employees, conducts employee presentations, and processes changes within deadlines.
  • Maintains Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from database.
  • Coordinates hiring process; schedules new employee orientation program and benefits orientation program for new hires; issues job confirmation letters; creates and maintains electronic/digital employee personnel files.
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations regarding employment.
  • Assists in recruitment process through the design and placement of position announcements, advertising, participation in job fairs, and community outreach programs.
  • Develops and presents training programs; performs administrative duties that support the employment and employee relations functions; completes special projects; performs other duties as assigned.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of human resources procedures, understanding of insurance regulations, and applicable employment policies and laws.
  2. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside of the YMCA.
  3. Strong interpersonal/human relations skills.
  4. Ability to manage various software applications proficiently.
  5. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  6. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in human resources is required.


Job Benefits:

We offer a full range of benefits to include; health, vision, dental, short and long term disability, PTO, and a generous retirement benefit of 12% contribution by the YMCA upon meeting the eligibility requirements.  

Application Instructions:

Submit your application, cover letter and 3 professional references for consideration.

Job ID: 81732

Posted 6 days ago

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