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Human Resources Generalist- Newburyport, MA


  •  Regulatory compliance and reporting
  •   Assist with Performance Management/Employee Relations issues/concerns
  •  Partners closely with the Recruiter and handles overflow recruitment as needed which may entail:
  •    Conduct telephone or in person interviews
  •    Job posting
  •    Reference checking
  •    Attending local job fairs and other recruitment events as needed
  •   Leads and coordinates all aspects of the new hire orientation both remotely as well as on-sight for all new hires and serves as point person for all new employee questions.
  •   Implement/manage employee recognition programs.
  •   Maintains applicant tracking database and other human resource record keeping as required.
  •   Handles status changes, as appropriate, for internal transfers.
  •   Oversees I-9 recordkeeping and conducts audits to ensure compliance.
  •   Facilitates the new hire paperwork process and ensures compliance.
  •   Conducts background checks, including CORI and driving records.
  •   Initiates and oversees the required fingerprinting process.
  •   Ensures timely communication to employees and management regarding available training and certification/recertification courses.  Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. 
  •   Ensures the timely certification/recertification of all residential staff for: CPR/AED, First Aid, and PABC and MAP, as well as the annual re-certification of staff for: Basic Human Rights, Universal Precaution, Fire Safety and Mandated Reporting.
  •   Schedules required trainers both internal and external.
  •   Takes a lead role in managing Providers eAcademy Relias training and works to set up new training paths and packages as needed for certifications and general training requirements.
  •   Assists in the filing and maintenance of personnel files ensuring all employment records and certifications are maintained and in compliance and uploaded into HRIS system.
  •   Backs up Receptionist as needed.
  •   Coordinates and facilitates employee HR events and/or clinics
  •   Ensures confidentiality at all times.
  •   Other duties as required or assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or high school diploma/GED with at least 3-5 year’s work experience in a Human Resources or closely related field.
  • Experience in a nonprofit, human service environment is preferred
  • Good understanding of recruitment process
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic, high energy, positive team player with a natural ability to promote positive work relationships
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid problem-solving and team management abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and must be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and Outlook and/or Google email are necessary
  • Strong technological aptitude to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.