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HR Generalist (Employee Relations)

Irvine, California Job ID: 201457
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Reporting to a Human Resources Business Partner, the HR Generalist performs a variety of Human Resources activities for American Career College, West Coast University, Shared Services and/or Administration in a multi-faceted, multi-location academic setting.  Advises supervisors/managers of various state and federal regulations; provides employee relations support to associates in an effort to resolve workplace issues.  Mediates differences between associates and supervisors in support of a collaborative and inclusive work environment.  Conducts internal investigations working with legal counsel and relevant subject matter experts.  Promotes direct communication and positive rapport among associates, supervisors and senior management.  Takes an active role in performance management and use of corrective actions to address job performance and other behavioral issues.  Answers questions from associates in all areas of Human Resources and directs them as appropriate.


Bachelor’s degree in related field (Business Administration or Human Resources Management) or equivalent experience required.


  • Minimum two years employee relations experience.
  • Experience in fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources including internal investigations.
  • Strong working knowledge of state and federal laws related to Human Resources functions, plus separation, employee relations and investigative procedures with special focus on California law.
  • Must be experienced in data analytics and research techniques to supply the most accurate information, reports and recommendations.
  • Experience with MS Office. 
  • Knowledge of state and federal governmental regulatory standards related to employment law.



For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Irvine, California Campus: Shared Services Function: Professional

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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