WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Human Resources Generalist/Benefits

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
    Target Salary
  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) has an exciting position opportunity for a Human Resources Generalist.  Responsible for performing human resources related duties at the professional level and may carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: benefit strategies and administration, employee relations, performance evaluations, human resources metrics.  Primarily responsible for the communication and administration of employee benefit-related programs for WMed and West Michigan Air Care.


    • Lead on all benefit strategies, communications, and administration.
    • Oversees communication and HR administrative processes pertaining to insurance, non-insurance and retirement plan benefits as well as COBRA.
    • Responsible for the administration of all leaves of absence including the coordination of FMLA, disability and PTO for each employee type.
    • Responsible for annual benefit open enrollment process and annual resident benefit orientation.
    • Functions as liaison between employees and vendors, WMed and vendors, and between employees and their supervisors on certain benefit issues.
    • Utilizes HR metrics to evaluate activities and assist in the achievement of overall organization goals and objectives.
    • Assists with department administration of the HRIS including routine and ad-hoc report generation.
    • May assist with salary and benefit administration, policy and procedures, labor law compliance, internal investigation, and employee relations.
    • May assist with employee relations, climate surveys and workflow studies.
    • May assist with the organization's salary and benefit administration programs.
    • Assists with WMed’s performance management program.
    • Assists with the organization’s affirmative action plan.
    • Provides education and awareness to organization as appropriate.
    • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
    • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
    • All other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related human relations discipline.
    • Three to five years as a human resources generalist, preferably in a health care or education environment required.
    • Minimum three years of experi­ence in employee benefit strategy, communication, and administration.
    • Broad knowledge of human resources functions including salary and benefit administration, policy and procedures, labor law compliance, internal investigation, and employee relations.
    • Experience with statistics and or quantitative methods commonly utilized in HR metrics.
    • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification through the HR Certification Institute highly preferred.
    • CEBS designation preferred.
    • Well-developed knowledge of human resources functions including methodologies, workflows and reporting tools.
    • Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to employment.
    • Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
    • Must be enthusiastic, proactive, innovative and a quick learner.


    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


    As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


    EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.




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