Senior People & Culture Generalist

Institute for Sustainable Communities
  • Location
    Remote, Vermont
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 18

Position description

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is a growing international climate organization building a team of passionate individuals working on solutions centered in equity. Founded in 1991, ISC’s mission is to unleash the power of communities and local leaders to respond to interconnected environmental, economic and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all. For the past 30 years, ISC has driven innovative and transformative solutions to climate change, from helping factories in Asia reduce greenhouse gas emissions to preparing for rising sea levels in Florida and building community resilience in US cities. ISC’s programs create collaborative solutions that embed equity in the transition to a green, low-emission economy.


Position Summary

The Institute for Sustainable Communities is seeking a Senior People & Culture Generalist  to provide support to the Vice President of People & Culture managing all internal human resources practices. The position will be primarily responsible for the administration of People & Culture systems and procedures related to payroll, benefits, recruiting, onboarding & offboarding, workers compensation management, out-of-state employee compliance & assistance with performance management. 

While ISC is a global organization of approximately 45 employees, the majority of responsibilities will pertain to the U.S. staff of approximately 25 employees. 



  • Maintain Paylocity - HR & Payroll, Recruiting, Time & Labor
  • Administer compensation benchmarking and benefit plan management - including invoice approvals
  • Manage talent acquisition and recruitment processes - including job description creation, job postings, interview scheduling & administration, reference checks and offer letter creation
  • Manage and administer all aspects of employee onboarding and offboarding
  • Assist in organizing training & development initiatives
  • Provide support to employees in various PC-related topics - resolve any issues that may arise
  • Promote PC programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace
  • Assist in development and implementation of people & culture policies
  • Undertake tasks around performance management
  • Gather and analyze data with useful PC metrics, like time to hire and employee turnover rates
  • Maintain employee demographic and EEO data for grant management purposes
  • Organize quarterly and annual employee performance reviews
  • Maintain employee files and records
  • Enhance job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly, applying new perks and benefits and assistance in  team building activities
  • Ensure compliance with labor regulations
  • Additional duties as requested


  • BS/BA in Business administration or a relevant field
  • 4 - 5 years of Human Resources Generalist experience 
  • Thorough understanding of general human resources policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of employment/labor laws
  • Experience with Paylocity - preferred 
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Desire to work as a team with a results driven approach
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion 
  • Ability to perform responsibilities using an equity lens - understanding and working with diverse stakeholders with comfort and ease
  • Attention to detail and data entry skills with high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to manage, process and analyze information with strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously with sound judgment and maintain confidentiality
  • Connection to ISC’s mission 


Salary Range


  • $72,000-$85,000 - based on experience


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