Human Resources Generalist

Catherine Hershey School | Middletown, PA

Posted Date 9/21/2023

Human Resources Generalist

CHS Middletown - Middletown, PA


The Human Resources Generalist will support the development, implementation, and administration of HR policies and procedures of the center to recruit and onboard the best staff for early childhood education. In collaboration with the Central Office HR Manager, the individual will assist in coordinating efforts in recruiting, hiring, and training of staff and will work to retain high quality employees to support the realization of the CHS mission and vision. The HR Generalist will report to the Center Director for updates, progress, risks, and issues. Starting salary is in the range of $50,432 - $67,326 a year, based on expertise.


  • Supporting activities relating to implementation of recruitment within the Center to attract top talent and retain a high performing workforce
  • Overseeing the background clearance and renewal processed for new hires, contractors, and visitors to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff
  • Assisting in coordinating the implementation of employee orientation, training programs, compensation and benefits (including workers compensation and FMLA), and professional development programs
  • Helping to develop and coordinate the performance management process for the Center
  • Aiding in the development of performance improvement plans and corrective action notices and mediate as needed
  • Coordinating with the Central Office Human Resources Department to address and resolve employee concerns in accordance with applicable CHS policies and employment laws
  • Fostering an environment of positive employee-relations and promoting an open-door policy
  • Attending recruitment events at local universities to attract students and new graduates to open positions
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • 3 years-experience in Human Resources
  • HR certification preferred
  • Experience using HRIS and ATS systems (preferred, PeopleSoft experience is a plus)
  • Knowledge of the ECE talent market
  • Responsible, enthusiastic, and working in a mission-focused organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to effectively work with low-income families
  • High degree of organization and ability to independently and proactively prioritize tasks, address concerns, and troubleshoot with a high degree of accuracy and customer service orientation
  • Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback
  • Comfortability with technology including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and/or willingness to learn
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for students
  • U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances

Who We Are and What We’re Looking For

At CHS, we are leaders passionate about early childhood education and community betterment. Our work is driven by the desire to endow children with the resources for educational and physical well-being, while supporting and empowering their families. We listen to the needs of our diverse community and adapt to give everyone a voice. We hold each-other accountable for bringing our best and most authentic selves to school every day, creating an environment of mutual respect.

We strive to build a team of individuals that is passionate about our mission, brings in new creative ideas, and loves their work. If this sounds like you, we look forward to seeing your application.

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Salary50,432.00 - 67,326.00 Annual

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