Human Resources Generalist

Job Locations US-NY-Rochester
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/26/2018 4:27 PM)
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Human Resources


Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in Rochester.

Our mission at PUC Schools and PUC Achieve is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.


Under the direct supervision of the Director of HR and/or designee, the HR Generalist will handle all functions of HR with a focus on employee relations while exemplifying excellent customer service. The team member in this role will have the opportunity to learn the multiple areas of HR. The role is located in Rochester.


Employee Relations

  • Conduct monthly meetings with school Principal and Executive Director to discuss and review HR situations
  • Guide team members and management with the interpretation and correct application of company policies, procedures, programs and practices, while exercising the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Provide assistance and guidance to managers with employee concerns
  • Conduct or assist with investigations 
  • Serve as a neutral party and advocate PUC team members
  • Work with the HR Director and Chief of HR with any HR projects/initiatives 


  • Work with team members to ensure all team members understand and adhere to established policies and procedures
  • Conduct periodic audits of employee files, benefits, time off, etc
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Supports with audits by working with the HR team and Credential Analyst

Hiring/Exiting Process

  • Meet with new hires to collect new hire paperwork
  • Process paperwork for new hires
  • Process exiting employees
  • Provide New Hire Orientation


  • Process payroll changes as needed



  • Collaborate with the Benefits Rep on new enrollments and terminations


  • Support with the recruitment process to include: Review applicants, schedule and conduct interviews, attend job fairs


  • Provide VOE letters and similar correspondence
  • Assist with HR events
  • Gather data and produce reports
  • Manage and enhance employee perks
  • Regular attendance, dependability and punctuality in conformance with the standards is essential to the successful performance of this position. 
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
  • This role requires the candidate to have a background check



  • BA or BS Preferred
  • 4+ years of HR experience 
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Publisher knowledge is a plus


  • Must have excellent management and organizational skills and a positive attitude
  • Great customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent writing skills

Physical Demands


  • Ability to pick up items up  to 20lbs
  • Will need to sit or stand for extended periods of times
  • picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Stooping or bending
  • Typing
  • Some driving needed

Salary & Benefits


  • Salary range 50K to 60K
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Fulltime benefits: medical, dental, vision and 403b
  • Paid Time Off


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