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HR Generalist

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
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Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to "help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance ("Best College Values"), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Marist's 180-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.

Marist College only accepts applications for current position openings through our online employment site. However, if you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site. If you need assistance, you may request an accommodation at any time by calling 845-575-3349, emailing us at Human.Resources@Marist.edu, or by visiting the Office of Human Resources located in Donnelly Hall, Room 120, at the main campus in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Thank you for your interest in Marist College and good luck in your employment search.


The Office of Human Resources at Marist College is seeking a candidate with a strong HR background to provide excellent customer service and guidance to faculty and staff in a fast-paced high volume office. The HR Generalist will assist with data entry, special projects, and a variety of tasks in support of HRIS, benefits, and other functional areas of HR. The ideal candidate must be able to multi-task to manage competing priorities. The primary responsibilities of this position are to support the human resource management system (Banner) and other systems supported by the HR team. This position serves as one of the technical points of contact for the HR office and is responsible for accurate data entry and analysis; reporting, problem solving and auditing of information.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintain benefit deductions, coverage, and beneficiary records within HRIS system.
  • Manage data exchange to and from external vendors.
  • Conduct internal benefit plan audits.
  • Manage retirement plan eligibility calculations, tier level changes, and related notices.
  • Distribute retirement plan QDIA, fee disclosure, and other notices.
  • Run benefit and HR related reports on a scheduled basis and as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance and serve as back up for data entry and report generation.
  • Process monthly benefit & deductions entries for retirement and disability plans.
  • Work with Academic Affairs and Schools on Faculty Load and Compensation as needed.
  • Deliver excellent customer service responding to faculty and staff inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of HR Generalist experience along with a solid understanding of all areas of HR, including benefits, HRIS, employee relations, training/development, compensation, and performance management.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to respond to inquiries and influence others.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills with a proficiency in MS Office Suite a must.
  • Experience working in a higher ed setting managing large datasets strongly preferred.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, References.


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