Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Posted: 11/14/2021

Position Description
JOB TITLE: Human Resources (HR) Generalist

JOB OVERVIEW: The HR Generalist supports the organization in a wide range of HR activities,
such as recruiting, benefits, departmental reporting, internal communication, and professional
development. You will be a critical contributor on the HR team, supporting the evolution and
improvement of our employee experience; this is a fundamental role and will be central to
ensuring HR operational efficiency. This role interfaces openly and effectively with the HR team
and all employees to coordinate, implement, and promote people strategies that support NOLS’
strategy, priorities, and vision. You will work with functional subject matter experts, team
members, and leaders to complete tasks, and you will also serve as a sounding board and
provide advice to employees on the appropriate interpretation and application of HR policies,
processes and practices.

• Proven self-starter with the ability to make decisions, to prioritize assignments and to
use independent judgment
• Work well individually with little to no supervision as well as in a hybrid team
• Have the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization;
skilled at listening, learning, and synthesizing information to form a creative resolution;
possess the professionalism and grace to advocate your ideas and opinions
• Have a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with and influence the decision making
of managers and senior leaders
• Have a basic knowledge of employment laws
• Have a global mindset; you understand and adapt to differences across regions
• Have strong critical thinking skills with a methodological approach to problem solving;
you understand the underlying issues and components of a problem or opportunity and
perceive complex cause-and-effect patterns
• Have a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as the humility to
know there is always more to learn
• Versatile and detail oriented with an ability to take ambiguous situations and provide
• Have an eagerness to learn and grow, suggest changes, and challenge the status quo

• 3+ years of relevant experience in HR
• Understand HR core concepts such as benefits, career management, performance
management, compensation, etc.
• Experience with project managing resources to ensure successful completion of
• Preferred: Experience working in an HR Generalist, HR Specialist, People Operations,
or HR Manager role
• Preferred: Experience working with international counterparts within an organization that
has offices/locations around the world

Must be able to prioritize daily job tasks and recognize when additional support is needed.

• Be a trusted resource and point of contact for employees; you will establish and maintain
strong relationships across the school
• Safeguard confidential information
• Assess, prioritize, and act on employee requests as needed and communicate needs
that require additional support to the appropriate source (e.g., HRD, CPO, HR Global
Compensation Specialist)
• Partner closely with the HR Director to develop and execute deliverables against HR’s
and NOLS’ strategic agenda.
• Closely manage standard HR processes and programs (e.g., recognition, promotions,
annual performance management, compensation, etc.); you will continuously review HR
processes and suggest changes to improve efficiency and scalability
• Advocate for and understand elements of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; you
will integrate this thinking into the culture & drive thinking and processes that will hold us
accountable to these commitments
• Oversee our benefit programs and administration, including health insurance, retirement,
cultural, and wellness benefits; you will develop new strategies to optimize employee
benefit experience
• Partner with Finance to process payroll and benefits information
• As directed by the HR Director, you will provide coaching to managers and leaders in
addition to providing support and guidance in preparing related documentation (including
reviewing performance improvement plans)
• Ensure the effective support of our employees, the delivery of global project work, and
location-specific process improvements
• Stay abreast of changes in policy, laws, and trends, determine how they impact our
community/organization and make recommendations
• Support the HR Global Compliance Specialist

NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission
requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to
all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other
aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who
pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or
otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS
MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start
date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet
the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.
E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-verify
COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: All employees that work at NOLS facilities and who have regular
contact with other employees, affiliates, and/or students are required to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 by their first day of work, unless they meet a medical, disability or religion
exemption and a reasonable accommodation is approved. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by
the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purpose of this policy.
Full vaccination or an approved exemption is a condition of employment for all new employees.
Employees that work remotely and do not have contact with other employees and or students
are not required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

WORK LOCATION: NOLS world headquarters; Lander, Wyoming. Residents of Colorado,
Utah, California, Washington, Idaho, and Montana are encouraged to apply, as remote work is
an option (up to 10 percent travel required).
The starting pay range for this position is $37,722, dependent on experience. Other benefits
include: 403 B, 403 B contribution after one year, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision
Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off.

TO APPLY - send a cover letter and resume to:
Name: Kim Adamson
Phone: 720.409.0685
CONTACT Jayme Blackburn ( with questions.
STARTING DATE: January 3, 2022