Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: HR Generalist


JOB OVERVIEW: The HR Generalist supports the organization in a wide range of HR activities, such as recruiting, benefits, departmental reporting, internal communication, and professional development. You will be a critical contributor on the HR team, supporting the evolution and improvement of our employee experience; this is a fundamental role and will be central to ensuring HR operational efficiency. This role interfaces openly and effectively with the HR team and all employees to coordinate, implement, and promote people strategies that support NOLS’ strategy, priorities, and vision. You will work with functional subject matter experts, team members, and leaders to complete tasks, and you will also serve as a sounding board and provide advice to employees on the appropriate interpretation and application of HR policies, processes and practices.



  • Proven self-starter with the ability to make decisions, to prioritize assignments and to use independent judgment

  • Work well individually with little to no supervision as well as in a hybrid team environment

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization; skilled at listening, learning, and synthesizing information to form a creative resolution; possess the professionalism and grace to advocate your ideas and opinions

  • Have a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with and influence the decision making of managers and senior leaders

  • Have a basic knowledge of employment laws

  • Have a global mindset; you understand and adapt to differences across regions

  • Have strong critical thinking skills with a methodological approach to problem solving; you understand the underlying issues and components of a problem or opportunity and perceive complex cause-and-effect patterns

  • Have a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as the humility to know there is always more to learn

  • Versatile and detail oriented with an ability to take ambiguous situations and provide clarity

  • Have an eagerness to learn and grow, suggest changes, and challenge the status quo


  • 3+ years of relevant experience in HR

  • Understand HR core concepts such as benefits, career management, performance management, compensation, etc.

  • Experience with project managing resources to ensure successful completion of objectives

  • Preferred: Experience working in an HR Generalist, HR Specialist, People Operations, or HR Manager role

  • Preferred: Experience working with international counterparts within an organization that has offices/locations around the world

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Must be able to prioritize daily job tasks and recognize when additional support is needed.



  • Se a trusted resource and point of contact for employees; you will establish and maintain strong relationships across the school

  • Safeguard confidential information

  • Assess, prioritize, and act on employee requests as needed and communicate needs that require additional support to the appropriate source (e.g., HRD, CPO, HR Global Compensation Specialist)

  • Partner closely with the HR Director to develop and execute deliverables against HR’s and NOLS’ strategic agenda.

  • Closely manage standard HR processes and programs (e.g., recognition, promotions, annual performance management, compensation, etc.); you will continuously review HR processes and suggest changes to improve efficiency and scalability

  • Advocate for and understand elements of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; you will integrate this thinking into the culture & drive thinking and processes that will hold us accountable to these commitments 

  • Oversee our benefit programs and administration, including health insurance, retirement, cultural, and wellness benefits; you will develop new strategies to optimize employee benefit experience

  • Partner with Finance to process payroll and benefits information

  • As directed by the HR Director, you will provide coaching to managers and leaders in addition to providing support and guidance in preparing related documentation (including reviewing performance improvement plans) 

  • Ensure the effective support of our employees, the delivery of global project work, and location-specific process improvements

  • Stay abreast of changes in policy, laws, and trends, determine how they impact our community/organization and make recommendations

  • Support the HR Global Compliance Specialist 



NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.


MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage. 


E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-verify 


COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:  All employees that work at NOLS facilities and who have regular contact with other employees, affiliates, and/or students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of work, unless they meet a medical, disability or religion exemption and a reasonable accommodation is approved. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purpose of this policy. Full vaccination or an approved exemption is a condition of employment for all new employees. Employees that work remotely and do not have contact with other employees and or students are not required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

WORK LOCATION: NOLS world headquarters; Lander, Wyoming. Residents of Colorado, Utah, California, Washington, Idaho, and Montana are encouraged to apply, as remote work is an option (up to 10% travel required). 


The starting pay range for this position is $37,722, dependent on experience. Other benefits include: 403 B, 403 B contribution after one year, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending account, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time off.


TO APPLY - send a cover letter and resume to: 

Name: Kim Adamson

Email: kim@ilgdenver.com

Phone: 720.409.0685


CONTACT Jayme Blackburn (jayme_blackburn@nols.edu) with questions.


STARTING DATE: January 3, 2022



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