Human Resources Generalist

Deerfield Academy Human Resources is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to join their team. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, and in collaboration with their HR colleagues, the Human Resources Generalist will perform HR-related administrative duties in all areas of Human Resources, including recruiting, employee relations, payroll and benefits, and employee training.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to implement and lead recruiting activities for non-exempt staff positions, and to provide support for exempt-level recruitment as the Academy seeks, identifies, and retains a diverse body of employees.

The HR Generalist will also assist with the development and administration of effective employee onboarding programs; support supervisors and employees with communications, training, and coaching regarding policy interpretation and application; collaborate with the appropriate departments to manage internal and external Human Resources websites; assist the Payroll and Benefits Administrator, including regularly processing non-exempt payroll and serving as backup for exempt payroll processing; manage all workers’ compensation case files and unemployment claims; oversee I-9 recordkeeping and conduct audits to maintain compliance; collaborate with HR leadership to develop and implement training programs; manage training module functionality; and collaborate with HR team members to address organizational needs, as well as initiating and participating in a variety of other HR-related projects.

The successful candidate will possess: a Bachelor’s Degree, 3-5 years’ HR Generalist experience, thorough knowledge of HR best practices and federal and state employment law; demonstrated knowledge of payroll processing and associated reporting; excellent data entry skills; excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks; ability to work independently as well as part of a team; exceptional verbal, and written communication skills; proficiency with MS Office Suite and experience with and/or the ability to learn an HRIS and talent management system, ability to manage, and sensitivity to, highly confidential information.

Deerfield Academy is a vibrant, ethical community that embraces diversity in all its forms. The Human Resources Generalist should also have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, to serving the needs of a diverse community, and enthusiasm for engaging and supporting employees.


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Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.