The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity. We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.refugees.org.
The HR Generalist is responsible for performing a wide range of HR related duties in recruitment, orientation and onboarding, employment, employee relations, training, benefits administration, policy implementation, separation and compliance. This position will work closing with and report to the Director of Human Resources in supporting a large new program with a diverse staff working 24/7.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment and benefits laws and regulations;
- Keep aware of employment related law, changing legal regulations and trends in the field of HR and report findings;
- Manage the recruitment and hiring process; review job templates and job requisition for accuracy and compliance and post current open job vacancies on various recruitment sites; develop interview and other recruitment documentation for hiring managers and participate in interviews as needed or requested; oversee the offer of employment stage and follow-up hiring and onboarding process.
- Serve as site benefits administrator and serve as a liaison with carriers, team members, and other key stakeholders; perform day to day administration including enrollment, changes, and terminations in benefit and insurance systems; reconcile monthly benefits plans through eligibility, enrollment, premium and audit reports; respond to inquiries on benefits and insurance by troubleshooting problems and interfacing with carriers and employees; presenting benefits orientations to staff;
- Lead the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and serve as the internal business partner and consultant regarding equity and diversity matters for staff;
- Respond to staff inquiries regarding compensation, leave, benefits and other HR related topics or issues;
- Maintain and ensure that employee records include personnel and confidential files that are in accordance with legal requirements, ORR requirements, USCRI policies and procedures and HR best practice;
- Coordinate the separation process and conduct exit meetings and be aware of patterns and report potential risk issues to the Associate Director of HR;
- Enter and maintains human resource information system records and review for accuracy;
- Prepare personnel action forms, employee changes, and other documents pertaining to employment and respond to unemployment compensation claims and request for employment and pay information;
- Train new hires, support staff, supervisors, and managers on HR related topics;
- Maintain training documentation and files and enter this information in the appropriate systems;
- Generate correspondence, administrative reports and related documentation as assigned;
- Adhere to all agency and departmental Safety Procedures including reporting and unsafe practices, equipment and environment, and take active role in correcting the unsafe practice, equipment or environment through proper notification; and
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the HR field OR an Associate’s degree and a minimum of 4 years in the related field;
- SHRM and/or HRCI certification is desired;
- Familiarity with ADP or other HRIS system is preferred;
- Knowledge of employment -related laws FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, FCRA, IRCA, etc., and knowledge of benefits administration is strongly preferred;
- Written and verbal fluency in English and Spanish is preferred;
- Ability to practice discretion and maintain strict confidentiality and security of personnel files and information.
- Ability to prioritize workload, multitask and pay close attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to prioritize duties independently, think strategically, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well independently and to lead a team is required;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office required, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
- Exceptional time management and attention to detail;
- Must pass a criminal background, child abuse and neglect registry clearance and other screening requirements including health assessment, Tuberculosis test and drugs test;
- Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make good and independent judgements or decisions; and
- Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.
- Satisfactory Completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training;
- Complete additional training as identified by supervisor, program director or Human Resources
- Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
- Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
- Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying;
- Ability to read, write, and converse in English;
- Ability to remain calm and composed under stress; and
- Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, multiplication, division, standard measurements).
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.
References will be required at time of the final interview.
No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.