Job Details

Bucknell University
  • Position Number: 2723183
  • Location: Lewisburg, PA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Human Resources Generalist

Job No: 496913
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Human Resources

If you are creative, collaborative, confident, a critical thinker, and have a passion for helping both employees and the organization to thrive, consider joining Bucknell University's Human Resources team as a Human Resources Generalist. This position touches a number of key HR functions, including employee relations, training and development, performance management, policy development and more. The Human Resources team has a weekly "huddle", where we share information, troubleshoot issues, and celebrate achievements, so there are lots of opportunities to connect and collaborate with other team members. Bucknell provides a work environment that is fun and relaxed, but serious; challenging, while also enriching and rewarding. Come join a place where your work influences today's scholars and tomorrow's leaders.

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for meeting a variety of the HR and learning/organizational development needs of the Bucknell community. Working primarily with staff, this position also supports faculty as appropriate. This role will deliver HR solutions in a number of broad areas including employee relations; policy development; complicated leaves of absence; learning and organizational development; performance management; training design, development, delivery and evaluation; orientation; leadership development; recognition; and may assist in other functions as requested to fully support the human resources division at Bucknell. As a member of a cross-functional team, reporting to the Executive Director, Human Resources Services, the Generalist will partner with other members of the HR team and work collaboratively with all levels of management and staff to implement HR policies, practices, and procedures. The Generalist will also actively contribute to Bucknell's efforts to foster an inclusive, diverse campus community. Human Resources supports the University's strategic plan to further distinguish itself among its peers and aspirant institutions and ensure a sustainable, vibrant future.

Are you qualified?
In order to be considered for this position, you must meet all the following requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree and at least four (4) years of directly related HR generalist experience (e.g. training and organizational development, instructional design, employee relations, performance management, leave administration etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and HR generalist experience (totalling at least eight (8) years)
  • Previous experience assisting with employee relations investigations, action, and follow-up
  • Knowledge of FMLA/ADA compliance
  • Experience writing, communicating, and administering policies and procedures
  • Training and/or organizational development experience
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups and facilitate discussion
  • Technical proficiency in relevant applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HRIS, or other systems to effectively gather, interpret, organize, and present data and information
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and critical thinking skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and administer a broad range of tasks including resolving complaints, coaching, and counseling managers and employees on policies and procedures
  • Ability to collaborate, influence, and command the respect and confidence of campus partners and have the capacity to deal with a wide range of relationships and situations
  • Strong organizational skills; evidence of self-motivation; demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and work both independently and in teams within a service-oriented organization
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and competing priorities while balancing the need for quality with meeting deadlines

    Preferred qualifications include experience in higher education or a service-oriented organization and an HR certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP).

    If you have any questions, or if you would like to see a full position description, please contact the Bucknell HR office at or 570-577-1631. Applications require a cover letter, resume, and references and will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site (


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