Human Resources Generalist

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Human Resources
  • Full Time - Day Shift: Monday - Friday
  • Professional
  • Req #: 14718
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Position Summary    

Serves in a generalist capacity to provide support in the functional areas of Human Resources including, but not limited to: recruitment, on-boarding, employment, retention, employee relations, organization development, training, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and off-boarding in compliance with regulatory and institutional policies.

Essential Duties    

  1. Serves as a first point of contact for assigned client groups.  Provides a consultative approach to all types of employment matters, and when appropriate, determine when situations should escalate to Human Resources leadership.
  2. Advises and assists leadership and staff with interpretation and application of personnel policies, procedures and legal compliance.  Protects the interests of employees and the institution in accordance with institution Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations.  
  3. Conducts recruitment effort for exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; monitors career-pathing program; and writes and places advertisements.
  4. May handle employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.  May recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
  5. Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the department and institution.   
  6. May develop and support with affirmative action program, files required reporting to regulatory agencies and Human Resources leadership, and maintains other required records.
  7. Assists with carrying out of institutional process of organization development that addresses issues such as succession planning, superior workforce development, key employee retention, organization design, and change management.  Helps to monitor the institutions culture to assist in supporting the attainment of the institutions goals while promoting employee satisfaction.
  8. Develops or assists with in-house employee training systems that address institutional training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or onboarding, management development, production cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and the transfer of learning.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  3. Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. The ability to generate support from others to achieve desired business outcomes. It also involves taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
  4. Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  5. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  6. Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  7. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    



Less than 5%

Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  6. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  7. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of three (3) years related Human Resources experience, with knowledge in two (2) or more of the following areas; compensation, benefits, employee relations or employment required.  
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP and/or SHRM-SCP preferred


Salary Range: $65,000 - $85,000



At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
    Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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