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Human Resources Generalist 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 1/25/2018  

The Human Resources Generalist manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office while administering human resources policies, procedures, and programs. The Human Resources Generalist originates and leads HR practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture which emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and advising company managers about HR issues, the Human Resources Generalist is responsible for all or part of the following:

  • performance management and improvement systems;
  • compliance with regulatory requirements and reporting;
  • employee orientation, development, and training;
  • policy development and documentation;
  • employee relations;
  • compensation and benefits administration;
  • employee safety, welfare, wellness and health

Specific areas of focus include but are not limited to the following essential functions:

Human Resource Information Systems

  • Manages the development and maintenance of the Human Resources sections of the intranet.
  • Functions as the in-house expert on the employee-related databases.
  • Prepares and analyzes reports that are necessary to carry out the functions of the department and company.
  • Maintains and updates the employee policy manual.

Training and Development

  • Designs and implements a performance management system that includes goal setting and performance appraisal processes.


  • Works in conjunction with the Staff and Volunteer Manager to develop a superior workforce via recruitment process for exempt and nonexempt employees and interns.

Employee Relations

  • Assists with the development of Human Resources policies related to employee relations and that foster positive relationships, morale/engagement and productivity.
  • Participates in the conduct of investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
  • Advises managers and supervisors about the steps in the progressive discipline system of the company. Counsels managers on employment issues.
  • Assists with the implementation of company safety/health programs including OSHA-required data collection and reporting.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Using competitive market research, prepares pay studies and uniform pay practices which help to recruit and retain superior staff.
  • Provides payroll processing backup support. To achieve segregation of duties, maintains all compensation rates and benefit deductions in the payroll system.
  • Prepares monthly worker’s compensation payroll reporting and manages the annual worker’s comp audit.
  • Provides day-to-day administration of benefits, disability, and worker’s compensation and claims processing.
  • Develops and schedules benefits orientations and benefits training.
  • Administers the 401(k) plan and completes yearly compliance reporting.
  • Recommends changes in benefits offered, especially new benefits aimed at employee satisfaction and retention.

Employment Law

  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.

The Human Resources Generalist assumes other responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years’ experience in senior HR professional role.
  • Three years’ experience in administering benefits, worker’s compensation insurance, compensation programs, and other HR functions.
  • Supervisory experience including coaching as well as proven leadership/management skills.
  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication and listening skills.
  • Flexibility, efficient time management, able to prioritize work, and comfortable working independently and as part of a results-oriented team.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (particularly proficiency in Excel) and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Ability to work well with employees, volunteers, Fellowship, Board members, vendors, and others.
  • Sensitivity to cultural and personal differences in age, ethnicity, and lifestyle.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHR or SPHR certification.
  • Knowledge of HR laws and regulations in Arizona and Wisconsin.
  • Passion for payroll, benefits, safety, and training.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright and appreciation for the mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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