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Johns Hopkins University
  • Position Number: 2722711
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Position Type: Business - Human Resources

HR Generalist - Centers for Civic Impact

The Center for Government Excellence (GovEx), Centers for Civic Impact (Civic Impact) and the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation empower governments and nonprofits around the world to make transformational change so that residents thrive in their communities. The growing group of centers are collectively seeking a Human Resource Generalist to design, develop, and launch their human resource practice. In partnership with the Centers' Financial Manager, the HR Generalist will manage both administrative and strategic planning tasks across various areas of HR, including hiring and retention, conflict management and mediation, and employee training.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to shape the culture and people centered dynamics of these critical centers that are leading government transformation. The HR Generalist will be responsible for embedding an equity framework into HR processes, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, and promotion processes. In supporting a diverse and rapidly growing team, the HR Generalist will be expected to adapt, share and integrate and teach best practices in inclusive recruitment and employment, as well as support employees throughout their professional tenure.

We seek a creative team member who thrives in a collaborative environment and is committed to advancing principles of racial and social justice. We are seeking a highly skilled visionary and dynamic leader who has proven experience building effective organizations with a workforce that has diverse skills with preferences for public sector, higher education, or technology people management. In addition to real-world experience, the HR Generalist must be a strong leader with excellent management and communication skills.

The position reports to the KSAS/WSE Office of Human Resources, HR Manager and provides independent professional HR generalist support to the faculty, staff and students within the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Centers for Civic Impact and its affiliated Centers and may include the HR functional areas of employee relations, talent acquisition, talent management, training, compensation/benefits administration, HRIS, communications, payroll, and others as needed. This position is located at the Homewood Campus (Baltimore).

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Recruitment and Employment (50%)
  • Develop and implement staff recruitment, selection and promotion policy, protocols and training to be followed in the Krieger School Centers for Civic Impact, and its related Centers', to ensure uniformity across the centers on best recruitment practices for diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Consult with managers to develop promotion guidelines for internal staff.
  • Manage database of the Centers recruitment and employment trajectory, particularly regarding the advancement of historically excluded groups.
  • Consult with managers and supervisors to assess staffing needs and assist them in developing requisitions and job descriptions based on those needs, with explicit attention to linguistic analysis, potential bias and position framing.
  • Partner with managers, supervisors, and JHU Compensation to determine appropriate compensation for prospective employees, merit increases, equity adjustments, etc.
  • Assist the Centersand supervisors with guidance during the introductory period to ensure the identified candidate is successful and is the proper fit for the position.
  • Train departments, administrators, and supervisors on appropriate recruitment protocols in connecting with and supporting a diverse workforce.
  • Train hiring managers on proper interviewing techniques.
  • Consult with managers and supervisors to develop candidate interview questions and exercises that are considerate of potential bias.
  • Advise and assist with the selection of the interview committee.
  • Advise on characteristics and skills for the ideal candidate based off of department needs and skills required for the position.
  • Advise on technical questions related to recruitment software.
  • Provides timely and efficient service to the hiring managers and candidates.

General HR Consultation (30%)
  • Act as consultant/contact/liaison for faculty, staff and management on HR issues including personnel practices and University policy, employee relations, compensation, training, recruitment and benefits. Partners with KSAS/WSE HR Manager or Director as needed.
  • Coordinate and/or implement Supervisory Training courses.
  • Assist managers/supervisors/team members in design and completion of effective on-boarding for new and current team members.
  • Assist managers/supervisors/team members in the development and completion of performance evaluations.
  • Increase employee engagement and maintain positive employee relations by facilitating communication and problem resolution rooted in restorative justice techniques.
  • Under the direction of the KSAS/WSE HR Manager or Director, draft and review disciplinary actions including performance improvement plans.
  • Provide one-to-one counseling to support progressive discipline and actions.
  • Assist departments in writing/updating position descriptions for classification review.
  • Maintains professional, courteous communications with internal and external contacts.
  • Provides client consultation in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Produces position descriptions and other documents in a clear, professional, equitable and timely fashion.
  • Work with consultants to offer HR related training to internal team members

Professional Development (10%)
  • In consultation with supervisors, define and Provide professional development assistance to staff.
  • Assist Centers and staff in career pathing and succession planning.
  • Provide clear and defined career paths to eligible employees as appropriate.
  • Consult with and advise Centers and staff on appropriate professional development to further the goals of employees as well as the goals of departments.
  • Advise management on helping staff create individual development plans

Transactional and Office Administration (5%)
  • Administer JHU's staff policies and processes for the Centers; maintain appropriate records.
  • Initiate and/or approve various HR transactions within SAP to establish positions, hire, change salaries, etc.)
  • Participate in the execution of payroll transactions in SAP as an initiator and/or approver.
  • Generate BW Analysis reports to track information, review salary equity, develop organization charts, etc.
  • Serve as backup to the Sr. Administrative Coordinator, HR Focus for E210 timekeeping system administration and other payroll functions.
  • Perform JHED administration functions as needed for new hires, contractors and current JHED ID holders

Other Duties (5%)
  • Advise employees on human resource programs available within JHU, such as mediation, mySupport (Faculty and Staff Assistance Program), Work/Life, etc.
  • Provide employee consultation in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Support the creation and cultivation of an alumni network for Centers' alumni.
  • Build and maintain knowledge of the human resource best practices in the private and public sector in order to support leadership in continuous improvement of HR programming.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field.
  • Three years of progressive experience in a professional human resources capacity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five years of progressive experience in a professional human resources capacity.
  • Prior JHU experience, or experience in higher education is a plus.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Familiarity with Interfolio or other applicant tracking software is helpful.
  • Experience with SAP or other enterprise resource planning software is a plus.

Classified Title: HR Generalist
Working Title: HR Generalist - Centers for Civic Impact
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate With Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 5/37.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10001346-Dean Office of
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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