Human Resources Generalist

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Human Resources Generalist | Position Description

Flex Schedule

This position is for the employee who needs flexibility and wants to offer their expertise of skill set and quality performance to an organization that makes an impact for women and in social justice. YWCA Dayton is looking for 10 hours a week to assist in a 47-employee, 24-hour operation. A Human Resources Generalist is responsible for providing practical, consistent and proactive advice to the management team on HR policy, procedure, payroll, benefits & legislation to facilitate achieving best practices for the organization. This person will perform human resource duties related to hiring, recruitment and retention, training, compensation, promotion, termination, career development and retirement. The HR Generalist also completes special projects assigned by the CEO, as well as develops, updates and maintains personnel policies, policy manuals and the employee handbook as required.


  • Responsible for personnel information management – maintains personnel files, I-9 records, drug and alcohol screening and background investigation results, and other employee records. Ensures the organization is in compliance with laws, regulations, and YWCA Dayton policies.
  • Drives the hiring process through recruitment and screening of applicants.
  • Provides orientation to new employees and assists with the termination process for existing employees as needed.
  • Provides coaching to managers on difficult and complex personnel issues; provides pragmatic and consistent guidance and advice to managers on grievance, attendance, disciplinary and performance issues; raises proactive issues with managers, identifies practical solutions to complex and diverse HR issues, while recommending appropriate action plans.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries and verification requests.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of the annual performance appraisal process for all employees (excluding CEO); works with management staff to craft consistent, equitable and competitive compensation and incentives for existing and prospective staff.
  • Receives employee complaints and acts accordingly to resolve them.
  • Utilizes outside resources in order to monitor issues and concerns in employment law, communicating potential changes or issues to senior management and executive team.
  • Reviews and revises HR policies in compliance with changing or new legislation; keeps managers informed on anti-discrimination regulations.
  • Responsible for administering and keeping information on benefits and compensation packages up to date.
  • Conducts trainings for employees regarding benefits, diversity, leadership, employee policies and various other employment topics as needed.
  • Develops, implements and participates in employee recognition programs; also staff morale programs, such as birthday and anniversary recognition, employee holiday party and other events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in human resources preferred.
  • Experience in payroll preferred.
  • High level oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interpret and explain written and statistical data to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to convey with poise difficult and challenging information to employees.
  • High standard of attention to detail.
  • Keen understanding of the YWCA USA and Dayton YWCA mission, vision, history and programs.
  • Comfort and agility in personnel engagement and developed skills in relational savvy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and championing of the organizational mission and vision.
  • Must be able to work independently and be an enthusiastic self-starter, who is intelligent, highly creative and innovative in designing and planning, hard-working, punctual, detail-oriented, and personable, with strong organizational skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, organizational leadership, human resources or related field.
  • 3-5 years related experience.
  • Progressive learner.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.


  • Must be responsive to the needs and request of staff, volunteers, donors and Board of Directors.
  • Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
  • Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill


  • Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and
  • Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
  • Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to
    effective work.
  • Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
  • Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
  • Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and your résumé to:
Human Resource Department
141 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA continues to advocate for the disenfranchised and embolden women, both nationally and locally. With more than 145 years of dedicated service to women, children and communities of color, YWCA Dayton’s culture continues to stand in the gap; being a voice that ensures peace, justice, freedom and dignity will continue to be the foundation in all decisions and programs that are implemented.

Our programs are centered on providing services to meet the needs in our community. These include: domestic violence assistance, shelter assistance, teen and youth services, and clinical supportive care. More importantly, we create communities among women that develop leadership in a supportive environment, foster diversity, and bring about change through advocacy.

YWCA Dayton is part of an organizational structure that leverages the collective strength of local associations and the national organization into a unified national movement; joined through the comprehensive mission of being dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.