Senior HR Generalist

Goodwill of the Heartland

Job Reference #: SENIO003068

Do you enjoy providing guidance to energized leaders who are making a difference in their communities, and do you want to lead recruitment of tomorrow's newest team members? Goodwill of the Heartland is recruiting the newly formed position of Senior HR Generalist!

Most importantly, the Senior HR Generalist will join a group of HR team members who love their work, support a great mission, and want to help others find the right role with Goodwill and experience success and development opportunities in their journey with Goodwill! 

The Senior HR Generalist will provide leadership of the organization's two talent acquisition team members, and will:

  • Build a strategic recruitment plan, ensuring our applicants and hiring managers have a positive experience and move quickly through the process.
  • Oversees the HR department's recruitment, job posting and offer letter administrative procedures, ensuring all steps are completed timely and in accordance with regulatory compliances.
  • Leverages technology to ensure a seamless recruitment process, and coordinates support for applicants who need assistance.
  • Manages content for the careers website and recruitment materials, in conjunction with Goodwill's marketing team.
  • Partners with HR team to ensure all newly hired team members pre-hire needs are met before day one

This position will also provide guidance and consulting to organizational leaders on employee performance support and processes. This includes:

  • Providing guidance and approval of performance appraisals, development and coaching efforts, and performance management processes with an equitable and supportive approach
  • Collaborating with HR and Finance staff to ensure FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, leaves of absence, and disability needs are met and in compliance with all employment regulations
  • Oversees unemployment claims responses and other connected administrative and compliance needs.


  • Three years’ recent experience with employee relations and recruitment. Directly related experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, or additional three years of HR experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, cloud documents, including Excel, Outlook and Word required.
  • One year of direct supervision and experience working with an ATS and HRIS strongly preferred.
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

The Senior HR Generalist position has a starting wage between $53,800 and $60,500. Hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm. The position is primarily in person at our HQ office in Cedar Rapids, with flexibility for working from home 1-2 days per week.  Apply online at Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Goodwill of the Heartland is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, veteran status, political beliefs, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity or other protected categories.

Job Benefits:

Goodwill has great benefits!

  • Competitive PTO
  • Strong team culture
  • Retirement package with 6% employer contribution after one year
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance 
  • Generous store discount

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Job ID: 84143

Posted 18 days ago

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