DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
JOB TITLE: Human Resources Coordinator
SALARY: Up to $45,000
DIVISION/SITE: Headquarters, Washington, DC
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Director, Human Resources
LAST REVISED: February 2020
The Human Resources Coordinator carries out responsibilities in the following areas: new employee orientation, employee offboarding, HRIS maintenance, policy implementation, performance management administration, training/development administration, and general HR administrative duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Employee onboarding and offboarding, which includes managing orientation schedules, processing new hire information, and conducting benefits orientations and exit interviews;
Primary point of contact for employee benefits-related questions and assistance
Employee file and information management, which includes HRIS maintenance and data accuracy; reviewing all benefits enrollment, change, and termination actions and routing the appropriate information to Finance;
Administer Workers’ Compensation, COBRA, and FMLA processes;
Administer the employee performance appraisal program and salary increase process. Monitor status of employee six-month review, one-year anniversary evaluations, annual performance appraisals, and all salary increases;
Assist with the implementation of an organization-wide training and development program;
Proactively identify and implement HR systems and process improvements;
Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, which includes annual EEOC, OSHA, ACA reporting;
Coordinate employee events, i.e. health fairs, flu vaccine clinics, employee appreciation events, open enrollment meeting(s);
Maintain HR portal of the intranet, ensuring forms and information are up-to-date and relevant;
Manage the department’s invoices
Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion with sensitive information;
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
2-year degree required
PHR or SHRM-CP preferred
· 2 years of human resources experience required;
· Benefits administration experience required;
· Direct experience managing an HRIS required;
· Experience with multi-jurisdictional organizations preferred.
Experience may be substituted for education requirements.
· Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and HRIS required. Experience with ADP Workforce Now strongly preferred;
· Ability to create and maintain efficient systems and processes;
· Strong written and verbal communications, attention to detail, and customer service/interpersonal skills required;
· Working knowledge and understanding of federal and DC employment law (i.e. OSHA, EEO, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA) required;
· Ability to research and become knowledgeable with state and local laws in the national areas in which Defenders operates;
· Ability to effectively and equitably interface with all levels of employees;
· Dependable, detail-oriented, organized, and able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so.
All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
How to Apply:
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Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures. We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places.
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It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.