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HR Generalist

Company: JOIN PDX
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

JOIN (joinpdx.org) is a non-profit organization that exists to support the efforts of individuals and families experiencing homelessness to transition off the streets and into permanent housing. We are inspired by the vision of a community where everyone has a place to call home. JOIN has an organizational commitment to equity and inclusion, and to ensure that programs and staff culture are equitable in both access, experience, and outcomes regardless of race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship or immigration status, sexual orientation or family status. JOIN is committed to pursuing effective strategies and devoting dedicated time and resources at every level of the organization to address disparities based on identity and to apply an equity lens to all decisions, programs, and policies in furthering JOIN's commitment to become an anti-racist organization, including dismantling white supremacy culture.Position Overview:This position will have the primary responsibility for performing supportive tasks related to hiring, training, compensation and benefits, employee relations, workplace safety, and legal compliance with fidelity to our organizational commitments to anti-racism.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Help HR department foster a culture of employee appreciation and accountability at an organizational levelOversee employee labor and HR federal laws and regulations to assure complianceReview and select resumes during hiring processes and update databaseWork with Director of Equity and Inclusion to approach all HR practices with an equity lens Coordinate hiring processes by posting open positions, conducting reference checks, supporting/coordinating interview processes, completing new employee packets, and maintaining personnel fileExecute the onboarding process, including coordinating 6-month check-ins to follow up with new employeesCoordinate with Benefits manager to assist with employee benefits enrollment and accessAssist in collecting and organizing data to help conduct quarterly staff satisfaction surveysConduct exit interviews and be responsive to feedback from departing employeesTrack changes to Oregon and Federal employment laws and policies and keep JOIN's policy handbook up-to-dateOccasionally assist JOIN's development team with event preparation and preparing reportsArrange seminars, workshops, additional HR training, and conferences based on each department's needsWork closely with the finance department to ensure that payroll is processed accurately and in a timely manner. Other duties as assigned according to business needsSuccessful candidates will have: Experience as an HR Generalist in a workplace with more than 50 employeesA 4-year degree with a Human Resources specialty, Social Science degree, or any combination of work experience with leadership responsibilities and HR coursework or certificationExcellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skillsExperience centering racial equity in their work and a commitment to JOIN's goal of becoming an anti-racist organizationExperience and/or commitment to balancing the legal compliance issues of HR with the anti-racist organization's goal of interrupting white supremacy workplace cultureCore Competencies Needed/The Ability to:Agree that a commitment to equity and inclusion is fundamental to JOIN's work and workplaceSupport and contribute to JOIN's goal of becoming an anti-racist organizationUnderstanding of anti-racist implications for HR and how to center anti-racism in HR practicesSupport and nurture a diverse and inclusive environment where all people feel welcomedAbility to think critically and creativelyAbility to multitask, meet deadlines, and maintain a sense of humorBe equally comfortable working independently and as a member of a teamCompensation:Salary: $45,000 - $57,000 DOEFull time, non-exempt with employer paid Health Benefits (medical & dental benefits for employee and all dependents), employer paid Long and Short term disability benefit, employer paid $50,000 Life insurance, EAP, Flexible medical and dependent care plans, unmatched 403(b), flex plan, 10 days paid vacation, 160 hours PTO (prorated), 8 hours/month paid community involvement opportunity, 2 weeks paid parental leave, paid bereavement leave, paid trauma leave, and an 8 week paid sabbatical after 7 years of employment.Supplemental QuestionsJOIN is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization and dismantling white supremacy culture internally and externally. Please draw from your professional or lived experience in your understanding of how to apply an anti-racist lens in HR.Please describe your understanding of the causes of homelessness.Please explain your understanding of a trauma-informed approach.

Keywords: JOIN PDX, Portland , HR Generalist, Human Resources , Portland, Oregon

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