Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Generalist)

    University Park, PA 16802
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    The Pennsylvania State University is accepting applications for a newly created Human Resources Consultant position to support the Berks, Lehigh Valley and Schuylkill campuses in both a consultative and strategic capacity. This position will directly support approximately 1,250 individuals in full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and technical service appointments.

    The individual will coordinate a wide variety of human resources activities for the campuses across multiple human resource functions including but not limited to:
    • Employee/labor relations
    • Recruitment
    • Position management
    • Equal opportunity
    • Organizational development
    • Talent management and acquisition
    • Diversity initiatives
    • Performance management
    • Compliance monitoring
    In addition, this position will provide guidance and advice to managers, supervisors, and other employees on HR-related issues, policies and procedures; initiate and/or respond to inquiries such as performance concerns; analyze data and prepare reports; coordinate and approve payroll transactions; and work with other Human Resources staff to implement new or continuing legal requirements or initiatives. Additionally, the candidate will work closely with the finance office at each campus in the assigned region concerning a variety of matters including implementation of policies, position management, payroll transactions, and salary increase planning.

    This position, reporting to the Human Resources Strategic Partner/Regional HR Director, operates with a high level of discretion within established guidelines, and regularly travels to all three campuses in the region. The candidate must possess an outstanding customer service orientation; a commitment to fostering diversity and equal opportunity; excellent written and verbal communication skills; aptitude for finding technology-driven approaches to ongoing work processes; the ability to work independently and cooperatively with various levels of administrators and staff; and excellent judgment and organizational skills. Must be able to embrace and champion change as the university undergoes multiple unit transformations/modernizations. Typically requires a Bachelors degree or higher plus 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    This position will maintain their home office at the Schuylkill campus, but will travel weekly to the Berks and Lehigh Valley campuses. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of the job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required, in addition to standard background checks.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

    Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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    Schuylkill Haven, PA

    Penn State Berks, PA

    Center Valley, PA

    Schuylkill Haven, PA
    Posting ID: 588108381Posted: 2020-11-19