Human Resources Generalist

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Mass Audubon

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Lincoln, MA, United States

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10 days ago

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at

About This Position
Working closely with the Senior Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Generalist is responsible for the management of the new hire experience including recruiting and onboarding as well as implementing and maintaining the HRIS modules being used in ADP’s Workforce Now. The Human Resources Generalist will also assist with programs and trainings that will enhance professional development offerings. The Human Resources Generalist will assist the HR Benefits Manager and Human Resources Coordinator as needed.


  • Support the HR Department by administering human resource programs including but not limited to hiring and onboarding, compensation, benefits; performance and talent management, culture and recognition; and training and development
  • Manage the implementation and maintenance of ADP Workforce Now modules for recruiting, onboarding, performance management, compensation, manager and employee self-service
  • Assist hiring managers with salary offers to maintain consistency and equity throughout the organization
  • Responsible for posting open positions to applicable internal and external websites
  • Continue to enhance the new hire/onboarding experience for employees
  • Assist with the development of trainings and initiatives across the organization to enhance professional development
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance
  • Assist with benefit plans and reporting, as well as work with benefit vendors and benefits broker to help manage the benefits open enrollment process
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law
  • Project manage various Human Resources programs and projects on an as needed basis to help support the growth of the organization and its employees
  • Assists with employee recognition programs and initiatives
  • Assist other members of the Human Resources team with projects or overflow of work as needed
  • Assume other responsibilities and duties as requested

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field
  • One to three years’ experience working in human resource management
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office suite of products
  • Extensive knowledge of HRIS and various other HR software programs
  • Exceptional communication skills both written as well as verbal
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills

Compensation, Benefits and Perks
This position’s base salary range is $63,000 - $68,000; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 13 paid holidays (holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).

Work Schedule
Full time schedule of 40 hours, Monday through Friday

Other Requirements
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.