HR Generalist | Temporary

Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


  • Serves as a generalist in support of various aspects of the human resources (HR) operation for a School of Medicine (SOM) Shared Services Center (SSC).
  • Initiates and/or updates departmental position descriptions based on business need and industry benchmarks.
  • Initiates employment requisitions and follows up on job postings and applicant referrals.
  • Facilitates the implementation of new policies and procedures in compliance with established Emory University guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Interprets and counsels departmental and divisional managers and employees on policies and procedures to ensure consistency in application.
  • Leads employee trai
  • ning and education on various HR-related topics deemed relevant by SSC leadership. Supports the SSC’s faculty appointment and reappointment process and the recruitment of staff within the SSC, and its supported departments and divisions.
  • Supports all search and interview committees, and may serve on or lead them as appropriate.
  • Responsible for gathering relevant evidence needed for Employee Relations inquiries, and Workers’ Compensation and FMLA requests.
  • Accountable for the integrity of data found in databases, records, and files and supports in the preparation of ad-hoc and routine reports.
  • May perform established transactional activities within the SSC such as employee onboarding and orientation, and timekeeping.
  • Performs related responsibilities as directed.


  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources or a related field and three years of human resources experience in a support role as a generalist or in one of many human resources fields such as employment employee relations, compensation, and/or benefits administration.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and communication skills required. Experience in an academic healthcare center desired.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department. This role requires residency in the state of GA. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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