HR Generalist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: DOE




307 Westlake Avenue N
Suite 500
United States


Opportunity Overview:

The Center for Infectious Disease Research is seeking a Human Resources Generalist. This person will be an essential component of the Human Resources team in some or all of the following functional areas: benefit administration, HRIS management and general HR reporting, development and implementation of HR policies and procedures, new employee orientation processes, compensation and recruitment. This person will have an external facing role and should relish the opportunity to engage and interact with staff on a daily basis.

If you are someone that loves balancing projects and responsibilities, thrives in a fast-paced work environment, and does well working on a team and managing an independent workload, then this is the team for you! We are looking for someone who is willing to jump in on any and all types of projects. The culture of the Center is creative, collaborative, and selfless – individuals, who embody these values, exhibit these behaviors and express a keen interest in and commitment to the Center’s mission will be the best candidates for the position. 


Essential Position Functions:


  • Responsible for benefits administration including: assistance with third party administrator relationship; claims resolution, change reporting, reconciling invoices for payment, annual open enrollments and communicating benefit information to employees. 
  • Provides support with HIPAA compliance, such as internal training and compliance tracking.
  • Serves as support to Center’s Retirement Plan Committee.
  • Responsible for FMLA tracking and reporting including communication to employees on changes and legal updates.


Payroll and Systems

·        Maintains and updates Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from database as needed. Responsible for overall maintenance of personnel and benefit files.

·        Acts as a resource for Payroll/Finance to ensure compliance with benefit/compensation and HR policies and regulations. Keeps management advised of potential problem areas and recommends/implements solutions as appropriate. Responsible for semi-monthly notice to Payroll of HR changes.



·        Conducts analysis of jobs and salaries to evaluate internal equity, external competitiveness, and legal compliance of the Center's pay practices. Make recommendations regarding salary grades or market rates for specific jobs.

·        Administers Center’s compensation program under guidance of Director and Center leadership.

HR Initiatives

·        Administers various Human Resources plans and procedures for all staff; assists in development and implementation of HR policies and procedures; maintains employee handbook and current policies. Partners with employees and management to communicate various Human Resources policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations.

  • Serves as an employee advocate and resource for employees regarding various inquiries.

·        Assists Director in developing department goals, objectives, and HR metrics systems.

·        Conducts new employee orientation programs and coordinates new hire processes related to new employees joining the Center. Responsible for effective process improvements as related to all departments involved in new hires and terminations.

·        Assists with Affirmative Action program requirements; files EEO-1 report annually; maintains other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.

·        Assists Director on employee relations coaching and investigations. Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment. 

·        Assists with various benefits and compensation related projects including gathering of survey data and participation in several industry/regional surveys.

·        Coordination of effective employee relations/recognition related activities.

·        Identifies compliance risk areas, recommend solutions, and implement plans to resolve compliance issues. Monitors the Center’s compliance programs and recommends revisions in light of changes in the Center’s needs, laws, and policies and procedures.

·        Works independently and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/ regulations and Center procedures and guidelines.

·        Participate in professional development activities to keep current with Human Resources trends, practices and legal requirements.

 Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of Human Resources administration.

·        Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

·        Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is in consistent with CID Research standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation and government law under general supervision.

·        Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population within all levels of the organization, using appropriate cultural sensitivity, diplomacy, confidentiality, and integrity.

·        Ability to establish clear goals and to organize and prioritize work.

Education and Work Experience:

·        Bachelor's degree required

·        Minimum of 2 years of Human Resources Coordinator experience

·        Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred. Prior experience with a HRIS database useful.

·        Interest in working in a non-profit environment



Resume and Cover Letter are required to apply.


Organization Overview:

Over 40 years ago, the Center for Infectious Disease Research was founded as an independent non-profit organization devoted to the research of global infectious disease. The Center holds true to those roots today, having grown to include over 250 staff members who work collaboratively with one common goal: to eliminate the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. To learn more about the Center for Infectious Disease Research and the remarkable individuals you would support, please visit our website at


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In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via e-mail at  Additionally, the affirmative action program/plan is available for review upon formal request by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources office during regular office hours.


The Seattle Biomedical Research Institute dba Center for Infectious Disease Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • Paid sick, vacation, and holidays
  • Personal paid days, including new parent, bereavement, and jury duty
  • Center-sponsored disability and life insurance programs
  • Emergency assistance if unexpected situations arise
  • Subsidized medical, dental, and vision coverage for most employees and their families
  • Employee Assistance Program, including stress management, counseling, and grief support
  • Medical and non-medical leave options
  • Friendly competitions with colleagues
  • Center-sponsored volunteer events
  • Pre-tax retirement savings plan with generous employer contributions
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and daycare expenses
  • Subsidized, pre-tax commuter options
  • Access to legal and financial professionals; child and elder care referrals; budgeting, debt management, and identity theft resolution support through our Employee Assistance Program

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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