Human Resources Generalist

Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City, Missouri

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is a non-profit association of local governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region. With approximately 160 employees, MARC promotes and supports cooperation on regional issues, including transportation, the environment, our workforce and economy, aging services, community development, quality early learning, public safety communications and emergency services. MARC has a collaborative work environment and our organizational culture is centered around integrity; innovation; diversity, equity and inclusion; excellence in performance; and service leadership. The Human Resources Generalist works as part of the MARC human resources team by supporting all functions of HR for the agency, with primary responsibility for recruitment, onboarding, benefits and training. The position supports a variety of human resources functions such as performance management, compensation, policy development, EEO and legal compliance. This is a full-time, exempt position with professional development opportunities and potential for growth. Key Responsibilities:

Recruitment and Onboarding
Works with hiring managers/directors to identify key skills needed for positions and to develop recruitment processes that are designed to attract qualified and diverse candidates. Coordinates the recruitment process and ensures fairness and legal compliance. Manages the new employee onboarding experience by ensuring employees feel welcome and providing comprehensive organizational information.

Benefits Management
Manages benefit plans, including periodic evaluation of the overall program and individual plans. Acts as a resource for employees by answering questions and connecting them with vendors for support. Provides leadership on wellness activities for the organization. Participates on the insurance pool Wellness and Benefits Advisory Committee and supports agency wellness programs and activities, including wellness fairs, lunch n learns, etc.

Coordinates agency training for new employees and regular training on topics like harassment, ethics and cybersecurity. Develops and implements new types of training to further staff development. Manages the learning management system for staff training.

Employee Relations
Provides key leadership and support in achieving organizational goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. Participates in MARC's employee council, supports various internal committees and provides support and/or coordination for employee events.

Legal Compliance
Creates various Equal Employment/Affirmative Action reports for annual and bi-annual filings. Verifies I-9 documentation through Verify for new hires. Responsible for human resources records management.

Leads the safety and loss control program.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree with substantial coursework focused in human resources, organizational development, business or public administration. A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible human resources work, experience with employee relations, recruiting and onboarding, benefits, employment laws and HR best practices. Must possess a valid driver's license, the ability to successfully pass a background check, to lift up to 25 lbs. Your resume will stand out if you have: Experience working in a non-profit setting. PHR/SPHR, SHRM-SCP/CP or IPMA SCP/CP certification. Salary Range: $49,500 up to $65,000 per year DOQ.

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