Human Resources Generalist (Re-advertisement) - Northern New Mexico College

This is a key position in the department with high visibility and represents the department to a number of constituencies.  This position provides generalist human resources support and counsel to departments and operating units within the college community.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

FLSA:  Exempt

Department:   Human Resources


  • Assist in the planning, development and modification of human resources programs to better serve the needs of the college;
  • Organize workflow and maintain order in such a way that meets internal and external expectations. This will require juggling multiple projects and managing numerous deadlines in an environment where business needs may change and priorities may require constant reshuffling;
  • Provides a range of generalist support and problem resolution to employees, managers, directors, deans, etc. including, but not limited to, compliance with federal and state regulations (e.g. FMLA, ADA, FLSA), internal policies and collective bargaining agreements;
  • Conduct research, analysis, and studies to address issues and problems related to human resources; recommends programs or actions to resolve problems and enhance services;
  • Consults and advises hiring officials in the planning, approval and implementation of the recruitment process (i.e. develop job descriptions and advertisements; post/advertise positions; accept and track application materials, and conduct final review of search materials);
  • Counsel managers in the use of performance management, corrective action plans and disciplinary actions;
  • Assist with coordination of open enrollment;
  • Monitors and verifies routine personnel actions and requests pertaining to existing employees and new hires in accordance with policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Process all documents and employee information in the HRIS;
  • Provides advice and problem resolution to employees on benefit issues; process benefit paperwork;
  • Assist in the development, implementation and/or delivery of training on personnel policies, procedures and practices;
  • Process initial unemployment responses and represent the college in unemployment hearings;
  • Conduct investigations as required;
  • Manage workmen’s compensation claims and accident reports; year-end reporting;
  • Maintain regular attendance;
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.  Four (4) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities listed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and experience with Ellucian BANNER Human Resources module; experience working for a Human Resources Department in a higher education environment.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Ability to proactively use discretion and sound judgment when guiding supervisors and employees;
  • Ability to protect confidential information and communicate with impeccable discretion in all matters related to employees and internal processes;
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities;
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals;
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of human resources principles, practices and processes;
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues;
  • Knowledge of current federal and state employment law and regulations;
  • Ability to prepare and present training programs and materials;
  • Knowledge of compensation administration principles and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze complex information, and to define and solve problems;
  • Ability to maintain composure under stress;
  • Ability to respond to emotional employee situations in a calming and resilient manner;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and SharePoint).


  • Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer;
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.


  • Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment;
  • Frequently work with unscheduled interruptions.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include:  1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.

References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to:


Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.
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