HR Generalist

Salary: $56,000.00 - $65,000.00
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Summit, CO
Publish Date: Posted February 20, 2023
Applications have closed

With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities.

Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science Schools historic campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. Were proud to be Summit Countys #1 Best Non-Profit and #2 Best Place to Work (2019)! Visit to learn more!


Overview and Job Summary

Keystone Science School is hiring an HR Generalist with a “ready-for-anything” attitude and solid knowledge across multiple HR disciplines. Responsibilities will include policy development, record-keeping, workplace safety and risk management, legal compliance, training and development, employee experience, payroll support, benefits, and other HR administration tasks and projects. This position requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, strong detail orientation, effectively communicate to diverse audiences, and the ability to manage confidential data and issues.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Main areas of focus in this position are:

70% HR Administration
10% Workplace Safety and Risk Management
20% Payroll Support
10% Employee Experience and Engagement 

Human Resources Administration

Assist HR and Equity Director with annual Employee Handbook updates, and other formal documents;
Maintain employee records in an electronic format and in accordance with applicable laws;
Assist with external HR audits;
Draft new policies as needed with oversight from the HR and Equity Director;
Provide IT oversight for onboarding and offboarding employees in partnership with the Finance and Administration Director;
Remain informed of HR policies and work in partnership with HR and Equity Director to ensure KSS is in full compliance and is following best practices. 

Workplace Safety and Risk Management

Develop and facilitate trainings related to safety ;
In partnership with the HR and Equity Director, develop ongoing HR trainings for managers and staff and implement on a regular basis to increase awareness and understanding of HR topics;
Manage employee safety programs;
Participate in the KSS Safety Committee to support projects and tasks related to Colorado childcare licensure, ACA, Risk Management, and Safety;
Work with Program Managers to understand risk management, licensure, and ACA guidelines and expectations and are implementing appropriately. 

Payroll Support

Collect and enter employee changes and documentation for entry into HRIS/Payroll/Paycom;
Manage timekeeping system for accurate time tracking and leave time coding;
Manage benefits programs in partnership with Finance and Administration team. 

Employee Experience and Engagement

Develop staff appreciation events and efforts in partnership with the Programs and HR teams;
Support the off-board process when employees separate;
Manage unemployment claims;
Develop and implement regular opportunities to maintain positive morale within the KSS culture.



The minimum requirements in knowledge, skills, and abilities for the candidate of our choice are below. The candidate must possess:

A strong attention to detail and ability to organize data and information in an electronic platform;
A strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;
The motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community;
The ability to build collaborative relationships among staff;
Exceptional and effective verbal and written communication skills;
The ability to effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience;
The ability to be self-directed and complete tasks remotely;
A level of professionalism to maintain the integrity of confidential information included in hiring processes, payroll, and other human resources-related issues or projects;
The ability to manage a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment;
A commitment to continuous learning. 

Our travel expectations:

No travel requirements.



Housing is not offered for this position.


Our required education, experience, and certifications:

Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university;
Current First Aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain within 60 days of employment. 

In addition to the above required talents, our ideal candidate will have these preferred skillsets:

2 years of experience in Human Resources preferred;
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or equivalent certification preferred;
Computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), HRIS systems, and QuickBooks;
Comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form. 


Salary range is $56,137.00 – $65,000.00 per year depending on experience, plus a generous benefits package including: 

75% employer-paid medical and dental premiums for the employee and dependents; 
100% employer-paid short- and long-term disability, $50,000 life insurance policy with matching AD&D benefit; 
Up to 120 paid PTO hours, 96 paid sick hours, and 80 paid holiday hours, pro-rated based on hours worked; 
401K retirement savings plan with a 3% employer match contribution; 
Discounts for family members on KSS programs, plus access to outdoor industry pro deals and a discounted ski pass. 

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement

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