Job Posting: Human Resources Generalist

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) is seeking an HR Generalist looking to make a difference in their organization, contribute to its vision and enable the success of others.  MHIF’s vision is to create a world without heart and vascular disease; we do this through innovative cardiovascular research and education. With MHIF now in its 41st year, it’s fascinating to be close to the work that has led to MHIF’s global recognition.  A strong 90+ person organization, we collaborate closely with Allina and Minneapolis Heart Institute providers on the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Every day we know our purpose.

The Human Resources Generalist is an integral member of the organization serving as a conduit to the MHIF team and enabling their success.  In this hands-on and versatile role, the Generalist utilizes their understanding of a great employee experience in recruiting and onboarding while utilizing detail skills for benefits, Human Resource Information System (HRIS) administration and payroll interface responsibilities. With a keen sense of urgency and prioritization, the HR Generalist supports MHIF’s award-winning organizational culture, approaching the role in a solutions and service-oriented manner, working closely with managers and staff.  This is an excellent position for someone looking to add value as an involved, respected partner across the spectrum of HR, who likes the variety of a customer-focused plus detail-oriented role with opportunities to learn and grow. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Enables a quality and timely recruitment process by posting positions, reviewing applicants, screening, and interviewing candidates and conducting reference checks. The HR Generalist determines ways to actively and creatively source candidates. 
  • Prepares orientation materials to ensure a positive start for new employees and conducts employee benefits orientation sessions. Works with managers and other staff to foster an excellent new hire experience.
  • Collaborates with HR team members to identify and prepare proactive staff communication to keep others informed and equipped with needed information.  Answers questions from applicants and employees relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes, etc.
  • Assists with various employee engagement programs, helping to coordinate All Staff meetings and the monthly employee recognition program, and actively assisting with the Wellness Committee
  • Maintains the human resources information system (HRIS) for accurate and consistent recordkeeping, personnel transactions, and smooth interface with payroll. 
  • Ensures HR record keeping, maintaining accurate and up to date e-files, records, and documentation.  Contributes to special projects e.g., HR process improvements
  • Responsible for benefits administration (medical insurance, dental insurance, 401(k), LTD/AD&D, life insurance, leaves of absence, tuition reimbursement, PTO) including enrollment with vendors, reviewing invoices, and communicating benefits information to employees
  • Updates organizational reports such as dashboards, headcount reports, organizational charts, and other information and tools. Assists in annual compliance reporting and labor postings.
  • Participates in many other ways to enable the success of MHIF talent including workspace logistics, ergonomics, intern coordination, emergency alert lists, and more.


This position reports to the Sr. HR Generalist with oversight and collaboration with the Chief Talent, Education and Strategy Officer.  The HR Generalist interacts with MHIF team members and managers, international physicians, interns, and physician partners.

As a high-touch, employee experience role, this position works mostly onsite.


  • College degree in related field preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience in HR, with knowledge of employment laws and experience in recruitment, benefits administration, HRIS and payroll interface, with direct employee interaction. 
  • Solid office organizational and technology skills required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Works well in a busy environment with varied tasks and staff interaction, always with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. Highly approachable, with a high EQ. Has demonstrated multi-cultural competence.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Organized and highly detail-oriented, with the ability to prioritize and keep varied tasks and projects moving simultaneously. Excellent, timely follow up with others.  An active problem solver.
  • Evidence of being a continuous learner, interested in improving processes and programs for the betterment of the team/organization.  Creative and open to trying new things


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Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.

Date posted: January 18, 2023