Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan
  • 24-Sep-2018 to 23-Nov-2018 (EST)
  • Traverse City, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Medical, dental, vision, paid time off, company holidays, 401(k), employee assistance program and employee discount.


The HR Specialist is responsible for coordinating, overseeing and performing a wide variety of administrative and program support activities for the HR department of Goodwill Northern Michigan. The position also is responsible for some general office support tasks for the GINMI Administrative Office in Traverse City.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain human resources records by recording personnel changes, new hires, transfers, terminations, changes in job classifications, merit increases.
  • Assist in the onboarding of new employees by completing new hire paperwork, providing information packets, reviewing company policies, and explaining and obtaining signatures for benefit programs. Prepares new-employee files.
  • Complete and verify I-9 documentation and maintain I-9 files.
  • Submit new-employee background checks online.
  • Maintain internal and external open position postings.
  • Administer eligibility & enrollment for health and welfare plans, including monitoring eligibility, enrollments, changes and terminations. Process required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions.
  • Administer FMLA by advising employees of eligibility; providing application information; helping with form completion.
  • Assist in the administration of annual open enrollment period. Arrange for distribution of plan summary materials and required notices. Assist in the processing of enrollments and changes within deadlines.
  • Files documents into appropriate employee files.
  • Coordinate and assist with the ACA and ERISA benefits reporting requirements.
  • Assist with preparation of the annual affirmative action plan.
  • Prepares data in support of HR metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position may also:

  • Help with appropriately routing telephone communications as well as assisting office walk-in visitors.
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Degree in human resources or business preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Experience with HRIS software systems preferred
  • Experience administering employee benefits, including health, welfare and 401(k)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with MS Office (esp. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and SharePoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to create, compose and edit written materials.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Solid time-management abilities with the ability to prioritize tasks and perform comfortably with multiple interruptions
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Positive disposition and energetic/passionate approach to work and providing support.
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