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The Position

The Human Resources (HR) Assistant is an integral part of FCNL’s Human Resources team, responsible for key administrative and operational functions within the department that are critical to overall operations within the organization. The assistant supports a broad range of human resources tasks to ensure a smooth and positive employee experience at FCNL including in the areas of general administration, recruiting and onboarding, benefits administration, DEI, training and development, and payroll support. The Human Resources Assistant is part of a team of two and reports to the Director of Human Resources.

This is a full-time position based on a 37.5-hour workweek. This position is expected to be in the office with the option for regular telework. The employee is eligible to telework up to 2 days per week. There may be occasional travel to attend professional development sessions.

At FCNL, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values, and respects the different perspectives of every individual. We are actively soliciting applicants from all ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and religious backgrounds.

The Organization

FCNL lobbies from a basis of spiritual and ethical purpose and seeks to change government policy and practice for the better, playing a key role in lobbying initiatives on Capitol Hill that focus on racial and economic justice, peace, stewardship of the environment, and election integrity.

FCNL’s lobbyists build extensive connections with congressional offices and conduct focused legislative campaigns on the following current priorities: peacebuilding, human rights, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, curtailing endless war, cutting Pentagon spending, justice reform, immigration reform, gun control, solutions to climate change, economic justice and Native American issues. FCNL approaches each of these priorities by identifying, exposing and working to eliminate institutional racism, sexism, and militarism in order to promote genuine equality of opportunity and communities in which everyone can safely live, learn, work, worship and love.

FCNL’s dedicated grassroots network brings constituent perspectives into congressional offices—both in Washington at two major lobbying events each year, and in local district offices. FCNL informs and educates its network through newsletters and collateral materials and activates its grassroots network through a robust website, email, and social media outreach.

FCNL’s national network includes people from many different faiths and backgrounds who are activists and donors. The organization is dedicated to growing the network with a particular emphasis on building effective relationships with members of Congress as a path to policy change. In the past three years, FCNL increased the number of in-person visits from its constituents to legislators by 50 percent. Headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., FCNL is governed by a General Committee of 190 Quakers from across the country and employs a staff of about 55, including 20 registered lobbyists.

FCNL has brought Quaker testimonies to bear on national policy throughout its 75-year history through Capitol Hill visits, grassroots lobbying, and educational initiatives. Its strategic direction in the coming years is to create a bigger presence for FCNL—through media and marketing, as well as through its growing and vibrant network of activists.

Key Priorities and Responsibilities

  • Provides general administrative and operational support to the HR department
  • Develops and maintains a working understanding of FCNL policies and procedures, federal, state, and local employment laws, employee benefits, and other HR knowledge areas
  • Responds to employee HR questions and requests in a timely and efficient manner
  • Updates and maintains filing system for HR-related documents
  • Assists with recruiting, hiring, and pre-employment activities including posting job announcements, tracking and screening candidates, scheduling interviews, initiating background checks, and drafting/sending candidate communications
  • Assists with employee orientation and onboarding functions; coordinates logistics for new hire orientations and trainings; assists with employee departures
  • Maintains accurate, confidential employee records digitally (or hard copy as required) by entering information into the HRIS, and updating employee information
  • Assists with gathering data and generating reports needed for compliance and other periodic reporting as requested
  • Assists with biweekly payroll process in collaboration with the accounting team
  • Assists with implementation and tracking of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Assists with and conducts employee training and information sessions
  • Assists with coordinating the Young Fellows program including recruitment and hiring activities, onboarding, and ongoing HR support to the fellows
  • Assists with employee benefits management including annual open enrollment; maintains working knowledge of FCNL’s employee benefits to respond to employee inquiries
  • Completes special HR projects and other duties as assigned

Experience and Attributes

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience in the human resources field
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in an office setting; prior nonprofit experience, a plus
  • Commitment to involving, promoting, and respecting individuals from all identities, backgrounds, and perspectives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent customer service skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, and a creative thinker
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively balance competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and handle confidential matters and information
  • Self-starter that can work independently, but knows when to seek additional guidance
  • Consultative approach and able to work collegially with individuals at all levels
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of (or ability to quickly learn) an HRIS and similar computer applications - experience with ADP Workforce Now, a plus
  • Familiarity with and supportive of FCNL values

Compensation and Benefits

Salary starts at $45,000 and is negotiable based on skills and experience, and in relation to other similarly sized non-profits in the Washington, D.C. market. Robust benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, generous retirement plan contribution, paid time off plus holidays, parental leave, and more.

 

FCNL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 


The Position

The Human Resources (HR) Assistant is an integral part of FCNL’s Human Resources team, responsible for key administrative and operational functions within the department that are critical to overall operations within the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

At least $45,000Starts at $45,000 and is negotiable based on experience.

Benefits

Robust benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, generous retirement plan contribution, paid time off plus holidays, parental leave, and more. 

Robust benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, generous retirement plan contribution, paid time off plus holidays, parental leave…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
245 Second St NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States

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