Position Opening: HR Generalist

Reports to: Executive Director
Close date: position will remain open until filled


The Human Resource (HR) Generalist is responsible for coordinating and supporting the human resource activities for the organization. The HR Generalist provides advice, assistance and follow-up on HR-related policies, procedures and documentation, including coordinating the resolution of HR-related problems. Overall, The HR Generalist is responsible for coordinating the HR program in accordance with HR policies, local, state and governmental laws and regulations.   


1.    Responsible for coordinating and supporting the following human resource functional areas:  employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, employment, and the human resource information system.

2.    Maintains accurate records on employees ensuring confidentiality.  Responsible for maintaining all employee documentation as dictated by governing agencies and organizational policies.

3.    Responsible for the recruiting and the hiring process which includes:  

  • posting positions 
  • review applications/resumes
  • developing legal interview questions or reviewing suggested ones for appropriateness and consistency 
  • schedule interviews 
  • conduct screening interviews 
  • evaluate applicant skills and make recommendations regarding applicant’s qualifications
  • make employment offers
  • develops and maintains relationship with employment agencies, colleges, universities, community groups, businesses and other recruitment sources.

4.    Responsible for designing, conducting and ensuring that the orientation process is informative, positive and organized for employees. 

5.    Develops and updates job descriptions to ensure consistency in language and content.

6.    Prepares and maintains the agency’s salary structure, job documentation, and job evaluation systems.

7.    Reviews competitive market data to help establish and recommend position placements, salary grades and ranges.   

8.    Coordinates the annual benefits renewal process.  Schedules renewal meetings and determines the communication process to assist employees in understanding changes.  

9.    Administers and explains benefits to employees and serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers, including handling all claims and claim issues.

10.    Administers the Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Unemployment programs, including handling all claims and claim issues.

11.    Administers and explains the Leave of Absence policies.

12.    Recommends, develops, and schedules training and development courses.  Maintains employees’ training records.

13.    Advises supervisors about the steps in the progressive discipline process and counsels supervisors on employment issues.  Manage and track all employee disciplinary action.

14.    Provides advice, assistance and follow-up on agency policies, procedures, and documentation.  Coordinates the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural problems and inquiries.  Partners with management to communicate HR policies, procedures, programs, and laws. Responsible for maintaining, updating, and accuracy of the Employee Handbook. 

15.    Responsible for the employee separation process to ensure compliance of laws (separation letters, exit interviews, reporting separations, handling unemployment claims, gathering information and participating in unemployment hearings, and sending COBRA Notices).

16.    Assists with the implementation of agency safety and health programs.  Tracks and posts OSHA-required data and files reports.

17.    Conducts investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.




  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business or related field. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification is preferred.   
  • Work Experience: 3+ years of experience in Human Resource positions.  Experience in a non-profit setting is highly desired.
  • Other Requirements: 
    ·        Expertise in youth development, education, criminal justice, and/or behavioral health a plus.
    ·        Experience with restorative justice, conflict resolution, and peer mediation.
    ·        Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, equity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness. 
    ·        General knowledge of federal and state employment and benefit laws and practices
    ·        Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources Program
    ·        Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment, especially proficient in the use of Excel
    ·        Effective verbal and written communication skills
    ·        Strong interpersonal and coaching skills
    ·        Ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality
    ·        Exceptional organizational skills
    ·        Demonstrate ability to work with tight deadlines
    ·        Demonstrated ability to work in a fast pace environment
    ·        Valid Driver’s License, proof of auto insurance and reliable transportation


Direct resumes and cover letters to tasberry@spys.org
or St. Paul Youth Services, 2100 Wilson Avenue, St. Paul, MN  55119

St. Paul Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Candidates representing communities of color and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.