HR Coordinator

Legal E
Alexandria, Virginia
Aug 13, 2018
Sep 17, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time


Mid-sized, boutique intellectual property law firm based in No. Virginia with offices in China, Korea and Japan. Its legacy began more than 50 years ago. The HR Assistant role is a new, temporary role at the firm. The position reports to the Firm Administrator and is responsible for managing the day-to-day human resources activities of all US workers. The position offers an ambitious administrative assistant with a strong interest in human resources the opportunity to be in on the ground floor of building a human capital structure to facilitate the sustainability and growth of an existing firm in a new era.

Duties may include but not limited to:

  • Manages Firm recruiting process: Prepares job postings; Posts jobs to firm website; Screens applications; Phone screens candidates; Schedules interviews;

  • Manages on-boarding process;

  • Performs HRIS data entry and personnel file maintenance;

  • Assists employees and supervisors with basic questions regarding HR policies and


  • Assists with new-hire on-boarding and employee orientations;

  • Maintains confidential personnel files, personnel actions and all HR records;

  • Responds to reference checks and verifications of employment status;

  • Assists with benefits administration;

  • Assists the manager with HR projects;

  • Maintains the administrative calendar and the Firm Administrator’s schedule;

  • Covers for the Firm Office Coordinator as necessary;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum two (2) years working in human resources and minimum three (3) years working in a law firm and working in administrative support. Each type of experience may be independent of the other types of required experience.

Required skills are: Experience in recruiting, employee benefits and working with HRIS systems; Intermediate to advanced experience in using Microsoft Office Suite; Proven strong verbal and written communication skills; as well as an understanding and respect of law firm hierarchy. Experience in using social media tools for recruiting is a plus.

A strong and proven sense of professionalism and commitment to the role is required and critical. An ideal candidate: presents a “can-do” attitude; is a problem-solver with a resilient personality; is a self-starter; and takes ownership of responsibilities and projects.

Due to the nature of HR work, this role requires extreme confidentiality, sharp attention-to-detail and good professional judgment. The ideal candidate must be open to constructive criticism and demonstrate the ability to accept change with a focus on positive outcomes. Strong organizational skills are a must.

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