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About University of Providence


The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1932, the University is sponsored by Providence Ministries. As part of the Providence Health System (PHS) the University continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Guiding all Providence Ministries are the shared values of dignity, compassion, justice, excellence and integrity.


Essential Position Purpose


Under the direction of the HR Director, the HR Generalist supports the HR office by providing human resource generalist services by partnering with internal customers within the University of Providence. The HR Generalist will work closely with departments to provide support on Human Resources issues including, but not limited to recruitment and hiring, employee relations and other HR functional areas. This position also provides assistance to employees for the benefit programs, including but not limited to administering leave programs, family medical leave, short/long term disability, assisting with complex benefit issues; and assisting with eligibility. They will review, research and make appropriate corrections to benefit deductions, collaborate with vendors regarding benefit matters, and conduct benefit orientation. This position interprets and applies University procedures, policies and business processes, plans and carries out work independently and timely, ensures accurate and timely employee data entry into University ERP (Banner HR) and is responsible for coordinating with various internal and external teams/departments to provide HR admin support. This position will help to create cross functional teams in order to create solutions for all University departments. This role is defined as a confidential employee.



  • Answer basic HR questions from calls, emails and walk in customers.
  • Coordinate the recruitment and selection processes for all new-hires.
  • Ensures employment documents are properly collected and maintained to meet regulatory requirements and in response to regulatory audit requests. Conducts employee file research.
  • Prepares for and supports delivery of new employee orientation.
  • Provide project support to include preparation, data collection, report creation and distribution as requested by HR team.
  • Assists in payroll function by ensuring thorough data entry and auditing, and that web time entry is set up correctly with accurate approvals.
  • Process benefits reports, unemployment data response and employment verification requests.
  • Responsible for all human resources related event coordination such as service awards, etc.
  • Supports coordination of open enrollment planning and participation.
  • Responsible for employee changes and electronic employee file maintenance.
  • Supports the annual performance development and employee engagement survey processes.
  • Works closely with the HR Director on key administrative and operational functions. Assist with HR programs, such as training, development, and other HR related processes.
  • Processes data entry for new hires, annual increases, transfers, terminations and budget support changes for faculty and staff.
  • Responsible for data entry into ERP (Banner HR) for new hires, changes, and terminations.
  • Responsible for reviewing divisionally generated faculty human resource/payroll documentation.
  • Maintains HR SharePoint Site, ensuring updated and accurate forms, information, and new employee bios are available to the UP community.
  • Perform all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the University and PSJH mission and philosophy.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Essential Position Competencies and Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • At least three years of experience in Human Resources-related position required.
  • Technical experience, including knowledge of a HRIS required. Experience with Banner HR or Jenzabar preferred.



  • Models a passionate commitment to the Mission, values and work of the University of Providence through self-understanding, authenticity and spiritual grounding and inspires others to bring forth their best.
  • Ability to answer employee and applicant questions or concerns, and knows when to elevate those to the HR Director for resolution.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust and ethical behavior.
  • Is reflective and instills trust through openness, respect, and honesty with others at all times.
  • Is nimble and flexible, and manages competing priorities effectively.
  • Handles conflict effectively.
  • Proven ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels of the organization in a courteous and cooperative manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to conduct training and/or make public presentations.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality.
  • Effectively meets customer needs; builds productive customer relationships; takes responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships
  • Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently
  • Achieves a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas and keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposes standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.


Position Details

Position Type:
FTE: 1.0
FLSA: Exempt
Location: Great Falls, MT



To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, UP application, and three professional references to
hr.up@uprovidence.edu .



Employment Application (PDF)

Summary of Benefits (PDF)

The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.