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HR Generalist

Synopsis: This position will join the MCC U.S. HR Team in carrying out an organization-wide recruitment strategy and selection processes to fill vacancies in MCC U.S., and in ensuring that all on-boarding logistical details flow smoothly from lead candidate to start of employment/service with MCC.
This position will be called on to communicate/translate HR information (recruitment, selection, hiring, benefits, compensation, policy interpretation, worker care, exit info, etc) with MCC Team Members. This position will provide back up support to HR colleagues during peak work times such as General Orientations and seasons with a high volume of openings/new placements in Shared International Program.

Qualifications: All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Legal eligibility to be employed in the U.S. is required.
3 years’ experience in one or more of these areas: recruitment/selection, benefits administration, on-boarding, or HR policy work
Minimum education required is High School Diploma, candidates with HR certification, BA degree or equivalent life experience will be preferred.
Proficiency in Office Suite, electronic and social media communication
Excellent English and Spanish communication skills, both written and oral
Intercultural Experience and Competencies
Demonstrated relationship skills
Demonstrated abilities in critical evaluation, ethical practices and attention to details
Ability to keep personnel information in confidence
Invitations to serve with MCC are contingent on the successful outcome of criminal background check(s).

Minimum salary: $43,501
Benefits: Medical, dental & vision, paid vacation, sick time and 9 holidays/year. Life insurance provided, as well as long and short term disability coverage. The retirement plan, with MCC contribution of 7%, begins after six months of employment.

Tasks:

Recruitment & Selection-
1. Recruit and provide HR resourcing to openings within MCC U.S. following MCC Policy and HR best practices to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the organization. Provide high-quality care to candidates by proactively providing information, responding to inquiries with care and promptly.
2. Collaborate closely with hiring managers to create appropriate Job Descriptions and selection processes. Participate as member of selection team for assigned US vacancies. Educate hiring managers to navigate HRIS for access to candidate information.
3. Cultivate and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders as necessary to advance career discovery to diverse student groups. Identify and recommend best practices for MCC in advancing career discovery to diverse stakeholder groups.
4. Work with International Placement Coordinators and Recruiting colleagues to ensure current sourcing information is easily accessible to support the overall Recruiting Strategy.
5. Respond to candidates who contact MCC for guidance on possible service assignments, ensuring their information is entered and kept current in the HRIS for recruiters to access.
6. Collaborate with HR colleagues to implement MCCs recruitment strategy.
7. Conduct/shepherd any required background checking with respective invited candidates.

Onboarding –
1. Walk with candidates during the period between offer letter acceptance and start date with MCC, educating about MCC, ensure access in the HRIS, assisting with logistics and preparing candidates for on-boarding to MCC.
2. Walk with new MCC U.S. staff (and as needed, U.S. citizens going into international service) during initial months of employment/service, ensuring each one receives the HRIS training needed to carry out functions relevant to their role, assist in balancing sufficient on-boarding info while preventing overload of info and giving feedback on these aspects to Managers,
3. Close relevant vacancies in the HRIS and ensure that respective new Team Member setup in the HRIS is completed. Add the respective Assignment Description to the Team Member HRIS info.

General HR –
1. Serve as a subject-matter expert on bias awareness in recruitment, selection and other employment decisions and work collaboratively with the US HR Team to improve MCCs ability to be an inclusive employer and remove barriers that affect staff retention and advancement.
2. Serve as a subject-matter expert on possible US work visas.
3. Assist with training MCC staff on new HRIS features as they are rolled out for implementation. This will initially focus around competencies, recruitment, succession planning, career development and could include initiative such as learning activities, audio-visual materials, process guides and lesson plans.
4. Translate HR information from English into Spanish, such as policies, best practices, communication pieces, forms, etc. Assist with or communicate directly with Spanish speaking Team Members (and candidates) as needed for HR topics, typically including: recruitment, selection, hiring, benefits, compensation, policy interpretation, worker care, exit info, etc. Collaborate with HR colleagues to better formulate policy, best practices, communication pieces, etc based on learning from these interactions to increase the intercultural competencies of the HR Team.
5. Provide back up support to HR colleagues, typically focusing on General and specific Orientations (domestic or international), and times of high volume of openings in International Program or domestically, etc.
6. Other duties as assigned.

Travel Required: 5-10%

Contact/Relationships: This person will respond to or take initiative to reach out to candidates and Team Members across many levels of MCC, communicating about the full spectrum of HR topics, at times assisting HR colleagues and other times functioning independently under the direction of the U.S. HR Director.
Supervision: This position does not supervise anyone.

Complexity/Competencies: This person must have a deep understanding of the HRIS functionalities in order to explain them to new users, whether primary or leadership Team Members. This person must also understand HR best practices, and in particular the policies and best practices utilized at MCC; and be able to explain them to/field questions from team members across the organization, in English and Spanish languages.

Independent Action: This person must be team oriented and able to work independently. This person will collaborate to set selection timelines and then make subsequent decisions to best honor those timelines. This person will need a high degree of integrity and commitment to MCC Policy and HR best practices.

End Result: This position will join the MCC U.S. HR Team in carrying out a recruitment strategy and selection processes to fill vacancies in MCC U.S., and in ensuring that all on-boarding logistical details flow smoothly from lead candidate to start of employment/service with MCC. This position will be called on to communicate/translate HR information (recruitment, selection, hiring, benefits, compensation, policy interpretation, worker care, exit info, etc) with both English and Spanish-speaking Team Members of MCC. This position will provide back up support to HR colleagues during peak work times such as General Orientations and seasons with a high volume of openings/new placements in Shared International Program

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