Council of State Governments
  • 25-May-2021 to 15-Jul-2021 (EST)
  • Justice Center, Human Resources
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Who we are:

The Council of State Governments Justice Center is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that combines the power of a membership association, representing state officials in all three branches of government, with policy and research expertise to develop strategies that increase public safety and strengthen communities. We help achieve those results by:

  • Bringing people together from both sides of the aisle to foster collaboration.
  • Driving the criminal justice field forward with original research.
  • Building momentum for policy change at the state and local levels
  • Providing expert assistance to translate the latest research into policy and practice.

The CSG Justice Center is one of the most robust criminal justice organizations in the country, composed of approximately 120 employees with decades of experience in law enforcement, community corrections, court administration, housing, mental health and addiction services, state prisons, local jails, juvenile justice, education, workforce development, and victim advocacy. Staff here have served governors, state legislators, and members of Congress on both sides of the political spectrum. What bonds us together is a shared commitment to our mission, to a common set of values, and to the national, bipartisan advisory board that guides our work. Learn more about careers at the CSG Justice Center.

How you'll fit in:

As the Human Resources Generalist, you will be a champion of the employee experience and help keep us at the forefront of HR trends and compliance. In this role, you will provide consultative and administrative support to several functional areas of human resources, including employee engagement, HRIS, training, recruitment, employee records, communications, employee relations, compliance, and benefits. Your ability to manage competing demands, dedication, and interest in human resources and organizational development will guide your contribution towards an efficient and organized division. If you possess enthusiasm, a strong commitment to professionalism and quality service, and the maturity to discreetly and respectfully support a variety of employee needs, combined with the ability to multitask and work cross-functionally across the organization, we want you on our team!

What you'll do:

Specific responsibilities of the Human Resources Generalist include, but are not limited to, the following:

Human Resources

  • Support the rollout of HR and Recruiting programs, policies, and initiatives to ensure consistent implementation and application of programs
  • Support human resources research, effectively communicate human resources policies, and explain human resources processes and procedures.
  • Coordinate and/or perform HRIS and personnel data management activities, including running reports for compliance, audit, and metrics purposes and ensure data integrity.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on various projects and initiatives to support the organization's employees and the company's objectives.
  • Resolve basic issues employee relations matters as appropriate, and escalating other issues to the Director of Human Resources or the appropriate manager for resolution.


  • Coordinate our talent acquisition activities from requisition through our Applicant Tracking System to offer stage
  • Work with hiring managers to design and update job descriptions
  • Move candidates quickly and efficiently through the onboarding process and offboarding processes, including new hire setup, benefits enrollments and employee communications.

What you'll bring:

  • A passion for centering diversity, equity and inclusion in every layer of human resources work.
  • A bachelor's degree and 8 years of a combination of human resources, recruiting, organizational development and/or organizational behavior experience or PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification and 5 years of a combination of human resources, recruiting, organizational development and/or organizational behavior experience
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws
  • Hands-on experience with HRIS and ATS systems, and strong computer skills including Microsoft Office 365
  • Excellent, demonstrable organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • The highest degree of trustworthiness, reliability, integrity, confidentiality, diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to think holistically about employee experience

How you apply:

If you're interested in helping us drive change across the country, you should upload the following elements with your application:

  1. Cover letter with salary expectations
  2. Resume
  3. At least three professional references

If you are excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the skills and abilities listed above, we encourage you to apply. If you require assistance or accommodation during the recruitment process due to a disability, please let us know.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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