Formal Education Requirements
- Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources and prior experience with labor law/legal compliance in New York State or equivalent combination of education/experience required.
- Professional Human Resources (PHR) or Society for Human Resources Manager Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) preferred.
Formal Experience Requirements
- 1-3 years prior experience as a Human Resources Assistant or Generalist with working knowledge of HRIS/Payroll Software (particularly iCIMS/UltiPro) required.
Skills and Abilities
- Comprehensive working knowledge of select Human Resources and Payroll Functions, including: Recruitment, Onboarding/Orientation, Compensation, HRIS/Record Keeping, Legal Compliance with Federal/State Wage & Hour Laws and Unemployment Insurance.
- Expert communication skills to navigate and coach employees/colleagues at all levels on complex, time sensitive and highly confidential HR/Payroll issues requiring consistent ethics and professionalism.
- Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems using independent judgement that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or law.
- Must possess demonstrated ability to handled regular projects simultaneously and prioritize work with competing demands using balanced patience while focusing on accuracy/attention to detail.
- Advanced word processing skills including reading comprehension, research, summarizing, editing/writing and daily utilization of MS Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Share Point) and other web-based software.
Working Conditions, Environmental Hazards and Physical Requirements
- Normal levels of office noise from conversation, computers and systems. Risk of eye strain due to heavy computer usage. Employee should seek to change visual focus every twenty minutes to alleviate potential discomfort.
- Combination of sedentary/standing work, periodic lifting/carrying loads and set up/tear down of equipment up to 25lbs. 85% of work is performed sitting at a desk; 15% of work is spent ‘managing by walking around’ campus (periodically in inclement weather, including: heat, rain, snow and freezing temperatures).
- Reaches for, handles, adjusts, or maneuvers when organizing and filling paperwork at floor, desk, and overhead levels. Finger/hand manipulation approximately 90% of the time.
- Travel required to various events, conferences and/or trainings using personal (or occasionally rental) vehicles. Travel predominately in PA/NY within an approximate 100-miles radius.
- Reports to Human Resources Director with some direction Payroll Manager
- Provides direction/training to and collaborates with Senior Management, Management and Employees Interaction with year-round and seasonal employees of Chautauqua Foundation, Institution and Hotel
- HRIS System Administrators (iCims, UltiPro)
- External auditors, as required
Supervision and Guidance
Training and direction are provided by Human Resources and Payroll Manager.
- Hours of Work
- Human Resources Assistant will be required to average a 37.5-hour week with periodic increase of working hours required in pre-operation and operating seasons, specifically April – September.