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HR Generalist II (Hybrid in NY) 

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 11 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!


Through Ownership pride, builds relationships of mutual value by identifying needs in members and staff and offering the appropriate financial service solution.

A true member advocate with willingness to grow and learn by collaborating and motivating others in being passionate about being a part of helping Northern become the Standard of Excellence.


The HR Generalist II is responsible for proactively and proficiently coordinating a wide range of functions that encompasses all facets of Human Resources including recruiting, benefits, payroll, performance management, policy/procedure administration and training. The HR Generalist II takes a proactive approach and partners with leaders to create an environment of highly engaged, career focused internal Owners that take pride in consistently meeting and exceeding Northern’s established goals.


  • Proactively promotes Northern’s Mission, Vision and Core Values by;
    • Leading, motivating, and participating in organizational activities and providing outstanding service to internal owners.
    • Encouraging individual and group input, listening to ideas, and recognizing behavior and actions that support Northern’s philosophy.
    • Modeling Northern’s values and Ownership belief for others to see and be inspired by.


  • Assumes responsibility for efficiently and effectively completing assigned human resource functions by;
    • Assists hiring Credit Union personnel and ensures all hiring processes are effective and legally compliant.
    • Assists with counseling managers on supervisory concerns including corrective actions and performance appraisals.
    • Monitoriing, maintaining and training others on how to use Northern’s talent management system.
    • Assists with OnBoarding program and ensures personnel are well informed of human resource policies and programs.
    • Coordinates the updating of job descriptions. Receives and reviews job descriptions from department managers and ensures information is complete and current.
    • Administers benefits programs. Processes claims resolution and changes of reporting. Communicates related information to employees.
    • Participates in salary surveys. Reviews completed documents for accuracy and adherence to guidelines.
    • Assists in developing and implementing human resource operations plans, policies, procedures, and goals. Recommends improvements as appropriate.


  • Assumes responsibility for the accurate, complete, and timely preparation of records, reports, and other documents consistently demonstrating proficiency across all areas.
    • Maintains and updates employee files. Ensures employee files are complete and in compliance with Credit Union policies and legal regulations.
    • Processes payroll weekly, ensuring all payroll records, including time cards, sick leave, annual leave, overtime, insurance deductions, and tax forms are properly maintained and preserved.
    • Ensures employment and enrollment forms, including W-4s, insurance, retirement, and benefits documents are current and complete.
    • Assists in preparing and reviewing employee benefit review statements.
    • Prepares, reviews, and approves federal and state reports including EEO, OSHA, and Workers’ Compensation documents.
    • Ensures all human resource records are maintained in accordance with established Credit Union policies and state and federal regulations.


  • Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective and efficient communication and coordination with area personnel and management.
    • Ensures employees are informed of programs and policies through annual auditing.
    • Resolves employee requests, complaints, and problems courteously and promptly. Counsels employees and managers concerning job-related matters.
    • Assists Department personnel. Provides support on training and benefits programs.
    • Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant concerns. Completes required reports accurately and promptly. Attends meetings as required.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with concentration in Human Resources or other business curriculum and PHR certification required.
  • Two to five years related experience.
  • The job requires solid interpersonal and public relations skills and excellent oral and written communications abilities. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and in group situations is essential.
  • Must be well organized and attentive to detail with an ability to coordinate multiple projects and respond to continually changing priorities.
  • Position requires the regular exercise of sound, independent judgment. Incumbent must exhibit maturity and a demonstrated ability to perform duties in a highly confidential environment.
  • Proficiency in knowledge and ability to utilize a broad range of PC-based software programs, including the following:
    • Microsoft Excel, Word Processing, Spreadsheets


Physical Activities and Requirements of this Position:

Finger Dexterity: Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together. Talking: Especially where one must frequently convey detailed or important Instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly. Average Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information. Repetitive Motions: Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Average Visual Abilities: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products or operate office equipment. Physical Strength: Sedentary work; sitting most of the time (almost all office jobs). Working Conditions: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.

Mental Activities and Requirements of this Position:

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions. Able to interpret a variety of technical instructions and can deal with multiple variables. Mathematics Ability: Ability to compute discount, interest, profit, and loss; commission. Markup and selling price; and ratio, proportion, and percentage. Able to perform very simple algebra. Language Ability: Ability to read periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ability to prepare materials using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Ability to conduct training, communicate at panel discussions, and make professional presentations.


The base pay range for this position is $26.26 - $34.47 per hour. Exact offers will be determined based on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.



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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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