Human Resources Assistant

Silver Spring, Maryland
May 22, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
Part Time

Position:  Human Resources Assistant         Type of Position: Part-time Perm - 24 hours per week

Employer:  Senior Service America, Inc.       Location:  Silver Spring, Maryland

Posted:  April 7, 2018


Senior Service America Inc. (SSAI) is a non-profit organization that provides civic engagement and employment opportunities for adults over the age of 55 who wish to reenter the workforce. SSAI is a dynamic work environment where its every day efforts help more vulnerable seniors get the help they need.  Visit our website at

Overview of the Position

This position provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience and enhance human resource practitioner competencies in a dynamic and progressive corporate work environment.  The Human Resources Assistant reports directly to the Manager, Human Resources.

Principal Duties

The incumbent’s work encompasses two areas:

Administrative Support (Approximately 75% of Total Work):

The incumbent performs a wide range of administrative work in support of human resources operations.  These administrative duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting standard and specialized memoranda and letters for both internal and external customers
  • Responding to general HR inquiries
  • Maintaining HR hard copy and automated file systems
  • Preparing/assembling recruitment packets
  • Disseminating forms
  • Posting HR notices/bulletins

Human Resources Assistance (Approximately 25% of Total Work):

The incumbent performs or assists the Manager, Human Resources in performing traditional HR duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing job descriptions
  • Preparing job vacancy announcements
  • Reviewing/screening applications
  • Interviewing job candidates
  • Conducting background security investigations
  • Providing information, guidance and assistance to employees on pay, benefits, and other employment matters
  • Advising employees and managers on a wide range of human resource management issues/problems
  • Interacting with Union officials
  • Scheduling training
  • Performing special projects/assignments

Qualification Requirements

Academic Experience –

  • Four-year college degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration, Psychology or related field and
  • Two years of related work experience (non-profit work environment a plus) or
  • Combination of related education and experience 
  • PHR/SHRM Certification desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -

  • Familiarity with human resource management principles, practices and employment laws
  • Ability to balance competing demands and meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively interact with diverse groups
  • Ability to perform research and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Teams  
  • Skill in the use of ADP Workforce Now and applicant tracking systems

Benefits and Compensation

SSAI offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits package, including a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan (three-year vesting period), up to 5.25% employer matching contribution to a 401k plan, vacation and sick leave, subsidized parking or Smartrip. 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward their resume, salary requirements and verifiable references to or mail to: Human Resources, Senior Service America, Inc. 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 200, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. 

*Incomplete packages will not receive further consideration.

Contact Information:

Human Resources, Senior Service America, Inc.

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 200 ¡ Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Senior Service America, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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