Senior HR Generalist

Position Summary

Provide support across the organization in various human resources functions, including employee relations, recruiting, training, and compensation. Serve as lead to the other members of the HR staff. This position reports to the HR Manager.

Job Duties

• Provide daily oversight and direction, to the HR Assistant and HR Generalist.
• Manage the full life-cycle recruitment process, including advising supervisors on the hiring process and best practices, determining correct employment categories, strategizing job advertisement placement, compensation reviews, and negotiating offers.
• Analyze and make compensation recommendations for existing employees and new hires by reviewing market data and internal equity. Communicate potential salary compression issues and identify employees meeting criteria for promotion.
• Oversee all aspects of the performance management process and escalate personnel issues to senior leadership when needed.
• Play integral role in annual merit increase process including communications to employees on important performance evaluation deadlines, training managers on writing performance appraisals, collecting performance evaluations, and reviewing and submitting salary increase recommendations to University Human Resources.
• Manage the performance evaluation process for Tenure Track Faculty, including processing evaluation paperwork, understanding and advising on the 3/9th rule, and understanding and explaining tenure track appointments, funding, buyouts, and sabbaticals.
• Develop and implement new HR processes across the lab, including new hiring tools and policies and processes regarding visitors (affiliates).
• Key representative to University HR service center. Represent LASP in the development of all policies and programs developed across campus.
• Lead special projects as needed.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources or related field
• 3-5 years progressive Human Resources experience
• Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
• Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships with co-workers and peers
• Ability to influence and problem solve in the areas of compensation, performance management, recruitment and hiring, and employee relations
• Knowledge of state/federal laws/regulations, including but not limited to FMLA, ADA, Title VII, and EEO
• Outstanding communication skills with particular ability to communicate information in a clear, concise, diplomatic and professional manner. The ability to decide what method of communication is best for the many different groups that exist at LASP is imperative.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a rapidly changing environment. Attention-to-detail and ability to meet deadlines.

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Qualifications

HR experience in a higher education setting.


Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 – Cover Letter.

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