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HR Generalist - Hybrid Position in NY only 

About the Organization Fully committed to a long term career in banking, and specifically with Northern Credit Union? If so, we are very interested in discussing a great opportunity with you!

Over the past several years, Northern Credit Union has been honored to be named one of the Best Companies to Work for in NY and Best Credit Unions to Work for in the United States. We are a people-first, member-owned growing financial institution with 10 Relationship Centers. Each of our Relationship Centers are conveniently located in Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga and St. Lawrence counties. Northern provides an opportunity enriched career environment for inspired professionals that consistently demonstrate a selfless and unwavering commitment to our culture and the success of our organization!

As a premier employer, Northern offers a competitive compensation plan; an enthusiastic, team-oriented environment; exciting growth opportunities; a comprehensive training program; and an outstanding benefits package for FT Northern employees including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability, tuition assistance, paid vacations, an incredibly generous 401(K) plan, employee fitness center and much more!


We are seeking a Human Resources Generalist:

Northern’s Human Resources Department is seeking an experienced, dynamic, self-motivated, career minded individual to join a team of professionals that are dedicated to improving the lives of our members, their families, and our communities. Key attributes for success in this position include:

  • An unwavering commitment to a long term career with Northern and to its Core Values, Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan;
  • Humble, hungry and people-smart professional that is a natural team player and self-driven to maximize their full potential;
  • Excitement for the opportunity to improve the lives of our members, their businesses, their families, and our communities through mutual value;
  • The desire to be part of building mutual value relationships and looks to counsel others in a confidential environment with openness and compassion;
  • Dedication and passion to demonstrate that external (or internal) members are a high priority by identifying member needs and expectations and responding to them in a timely and effective manner delivering high-quality services ethically and honestly;
  • The ability to excel in a self-regulated, fast paced, telecommuting work environment;
  • Meticulous identification of the need for new or improved efficiencies; thorough assessment of features, risks and benefits of alternatives, and match alterative solutions to existing organizational practices and initiatives; and
  • Talent for creating an environment that ensures challenging goals that align with organizational needs and objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The ideal individual will be responsible for coordinating, completing, and assisting with various HR functions in a telecommuting environment to support Northern’s growth and direction;
  • Proactively supports the administration of Northern’s employee payroll systems and effectively performs related duties;
  • Collaborates with vendors to find right fit benefits products for Northern’s employees and administers benefits;
  • Assists with the overall onboarding process process for new team members as well as ongoing HR related training for all employees;
  • Assists with a variety of HR related projects including the creation and revision of job descriptions;
  • Develops and/or revises policies, procedures, and processes to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations;
  • Leads, motivates, and participates in employee recognition programs and other organizational activities;
  • Proactively evaluates and recommends improvements in Human Resources practices that will further the objectives of the department and Credit Union; and
  • Positively participates in additional responsibilities as requested and collaborates with various internal owners to facilitate Northern’s objectives.
Position Requirements
  • Associate’s degree in a related field with 6 months to 2 years of directly related experience required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Special consideration given to those with a PHR or related certification;
  • Energetic connection to the goals and challenges of individuals and teams, natural compassion for others, excellent listening, communication, relationship building, and working well in a team environment are required;
  • Must exhibit sound, independent judgment and have a proven track record for multi-tasking and proactively creating improvements while performing duties in a fast paced environment;
  • The ideal candidate will actively consult with other departments and must demonstrate confidence and the ability to work outside of their specific department in a participative management, team based environment;
  • Comprehensive understanding of industry related compliance and regulation matters;
  • Very proactive with a high level of initiative to follow-up as needed;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, enjoys a progressive and fast paced work environment, possesses organization and time management skills, and is self-motivated; and
  • Proficiency with MS Outlook, Work, Excel in addition to HRIS, Talent Management and other cloud based systems is highly preferred;
EOE Statement Northern Credit Union is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  

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