19 days old

Human Resources Generalist

Next Door Foundation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Position Overview

The human resource generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior HR management in supporting the department. This position assist and/or carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, and employment law compliance.


  • Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Administers the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Complete salary surveys and recommend range adjustments.
  • Calculate offers for approval by the HR Manager with final approval from the VP or President.
  • Assist in coordinating the development, implementation and review of all compensation programs and policies in coordination with Next Door goals.
  • Assist in coordinating the compensation structure to ensure market competitiveness and internal equity.
  • Assist in coordinating the administration of the job evaluation programs; modify the program as appropriate to ensure effectiveness and positive impact on agency goals.
  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Assists with recruitment tasks as needed (reviews applications, interviews).
  • Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  • Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Maintains employee personnel files.
  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.

Accountability and Performance Requirement

All staff members are accountable for knowing and performing the responsibilities associated with their individual position in an efficient and effective manner, understanding that each of us plays an integral role in the success of our mission. All staff will support the agency mission, vision, standards of conduct/code of ethics and strategic directions and support administrative decisions.  This must demonstrated by maintaining a positive work environment, and by behaving and communicating in an appropriate manner with children, families, coworkers, supervisors and the public while achieving performance expectations.



  • A bachelor's degree and three to five years of HR experience.

  • Must be able to keep confidential information secure.

  • Confidentiality regarding clients and staff is required.
  • Strong MS Office skills including Word and Excel are required. PowerPoint will be useful occasionally.
  • Multi-task oriented.
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.

  • Time management skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population and low-income individuals.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • The incumbent must have access to a personal vehicle to use on a daily basis, maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance with liability limits of $300,000 (bodily injury) and $25,000 (property damage for each occurrence).







Work Requirements

  • Other duties as assigned.


Safety and Health


Next Door is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the well-being and health of its employees. An essential part of each employees’ job is the development of safe working practices and the observance of safety rules, including:

  • Following safety warnings and directions at all times.

  • Using personal safety devices when required.

  • Reporting any unsafe conditions to supervisor.

  • Following process for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.

  • Reporting unsupervised children, after ensuring child’s safety.

Physical Demands   


  • Primarily active work; occasionally lifting up, holding or moving up to 50 lbs.


Physical Activity      


  • Bending, stooping, kneeling, , walking/transporting, fingering, handling, feeling reaching, climbing, balancing, crouching, , talking and speaking clearly, hearing conversation level,       smelling and seeing.


Work Environment


  • Mainly office setting and travel to various sites for meetings.




  • Ability to make frequent, significant decisions to understand and react to the employees and candidates.
  • Ability to respond quickly and competently to an emergency or crisis situation in order to keep children and staff safe.


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Next Door Foundation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210

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