Cato Institute is seeking an experienced Human Resource Generalist to help develop and manage our growing staff of scholars and administrative support personnel (now about 140 people). This management level position will administrate recruitment, HR policy and procedures, the performance review process, salary administration, maintain and continuously improve the HRIS system, and ensure timely and accurate reporting and compliance with labor law and regulations. A qualified candidate will have at least five years professional work experience as a Human Resource professional, expertise in labor law (particularly with respect to immigration), a strong work ethic, a proactive and collaborative nature, and experience in organization and cultural change management. Bachelors or Associate’s degree in Human Resources management preferred, but equivalent experience may qualify.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
- Define, document, and provide oversight and management of the recruitment, new employee onboarding, and separation processes;
- Drive adoption, compliance, and continuous improvement of the individual performance management process;
- Administrate and continuously improve the salary, title, and raise process;
- Become an expert super-user of the HRIS system (HR Online);
- Drive adoption and use of HR online self-service tools (e.g. HR Online, Benetrac)
- Ensure compliance and on time reporting in accordance with IRS, DOL, and other government regulators;
- Set, communicate, and drive adherence and alignment to the organization’s policies, processes, and procedures
- Support general operations of the organization in a number of other ways, and help maintain a strong organizational culture.
- Oversee contract management for external fellows and consultants
- Handle employee relations and personnel issues, consult with legal counsel as appropriate, and/or as directed by Chief Administrative Officer.
Experience and Skill Requirements:
- BA/BS in Human Resources Administration, Business Administration, or a related field strongly preferred.
- Five years of HR management experience, with excellent references, preferably in non-for-profit organization;
- Deep understanding of core HR processes and labor law;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills;
- High degree of proficiency in MS Office – Work, PowerPoint, Excel
- Experience and proficiency in use of HRIS system(s);
- Proactive, collaborative, team-oriented.
- Thorough knowledge of the general principles and practices of human resources administration;
- Knowledge of and experience with sound techniques in all aspects of human resources management, including a proven track record in hiring judgment;
- Demonstrated ability to develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with management staff, employees, and the general public;
- Ability to communicate effectively with employees and outside contacts at all levels; both in oral and written form; and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
- Excellent planning and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail;
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment;
- SPHR or PHR certification a plus.
Cato offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and an excellent employee benefits package. Cato Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
Send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to recruitment [at] cato [dot] org.