HR Generalist at Amherst
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
The Human Resources Generalist will work with senior Human Resources professionals to support alignment with the business, develop and deliver sound business solutions for anticipated, existing, and new business challenges. The Generalist possesses an overall understanding of HR policies and practices and works collaboratively with assigned business leaders.
This is a unique opportunity to work alongside HR mentors within a rapidly growing organization and continue growing your own career.
Support HR Business Partners in their day-to-day activities (e.g., employee first point of contact and intake, letters, presentations, tracking, invoice/expense management, file management, updating HR policies, etc.)
Act as a trusted advisor to employees in the interpretation of HR policies and procedures and assist in resolution of issues; interpret, coach, and enforce Company policies and procedures for consistency and compliance
Provide guidance and counsel to employees and managers regarding basic employee relations issues
Assist with employee relations intake, investigative fact-finding and prepare responses
Assist with the management of a diverse set of company-wide HR projects and initiatives as assigned
Collaborate with centers of excellence in recruitment, training, and development, & benefits and compensation to support the employee life cycle
Coordinate and facilitate activities and logistics
Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements and provide recommendations to HR leadership
Conduct supervisory and interpersonal skills training
Compile and manage weekly and monthly reports
Assist with communicating and coordinating processes and HR initiatives
Create employment letters such as promotion, salary increase, bonus, etc. Draft template updates and custom letter requests as needed
Process employee changes in Workday such as promotions, transfers, terminations, etc.
Upload HR documents into personnel files
Assist HR team with credit card expense reporting
Maintain HR folders
Manage year-end process execution (reporting, tracking, promotions etc.).
3-5 years of HR experience in a mid to large size HR organization
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field
Working understanding of human resource principles, practices, and procedures
Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment
Experience with handling basic employee relations issues, with tact, discretion, and confidentiality
Strong project management skills to successfully navigate multiple deadlines, attention to detail, remain organized and track deliverables with ability to work both independently and in a team
Proven ability to prioritize the most impactful work amidst multiple competing priorities
Effective problem solver, resourceful in finding solutions
Tech-savvy with experience in using HRIS systems – preferably Workday
Proficient Microsoft Office skills: MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Outlook,
Solid communication skills - verbal and written, clearly and concisely
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.