Human Resources Generalist

Bergen Community College, the No. 1 institution in New Jersey for associate degree graduates four years in a row, serving a diverse student body on its suburban campus, has an opportunity for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist to join our team.  At the direction of the Assistant Director of Human Resources, the HR Generalist provides independent, full-service professional HR support for assigned division(s)/department(s) in the areas of employee relations, talent acquisition, talent management, engagement/retention of staff, training, compensation/benefits administration, communications, and payroll.  Assists with the development, prioritization and execution of multiple HR and College initiatives aimed at supporting talent acquisition, performance management, development, and engagement/retention of staff. Adheres to terms of labor contracts by monitoring day-to-day implementation of policies and practices concerning all related personnel matters. Serves as backup to other HR Generalists.


Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree with HR concentration or related field preferred; SHRM-CP or PHR preferred.  Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Human Resources Generalist required; experience in higher education preferred.  Demonstrates understanding of the community college mission and practices an open door policy.  Demonstrated ability to employ a balanced and positive approach to all work activities, especially when dealing with employee and management issues; possesses and applies knowledge of employment law and related federal and state regulations; demonstrated skill to work with a variety of computer software, database management, and other employee management software applications.  Exhibits strong communication, customer and student focus, building relationships, organizational and planning skills.


All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code GENERALIST), curriculum vitae, and three professional references with current contact information.  To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by April 30, 2019.  Send materials by e-mail with the appropriate job code in the subject line to


Bergen Community College
Department of Human Resources
400 Paramus Road, Room A-316
Paramus, New Jersey 07652 

EOE/NJ First Act Employer
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