Human Resources Generalist

Employer
Polaris Project
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 27, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
1946956354
Function
Human Resources
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Position: Human Resources GeneralistDepartment: Human ResourcesFLSA Status: Full-time, ExemptReports to: Human Resources DirectorDirect Reports: NoneLocation: Washington, DC (remote until Polaris returns to in-person operations)Date Issued: November 16, 2020, April 21, 2021Date Revised: N/AAbout PolarisNamed after the North Star, an historical symbol of freedom, Polaris works to reshape the systems that make sex and labor trafficking possible and profitable in North America. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the US National Human Trafficking Hotline and built the largest known US data set on the crime. With the guidance of survivors, and working with public and private-sector partners, we use that data to understand and improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how we can prevent this abuse at the scale of the problem - 25 million people worldwide robbed of the basic right to choose how they live and work.About OpportunityUnder the direction of the Human Resources Director and in close collaboration with the Chief People Officer, the Sr. Human Resources Generalist will support a variety of culture and people related initiatives aimed at creating an environment where our people can do their best work. The primary responsibilities of this role will be to support the culture, talent, benefit, and operational initiatives of the HR team. The individual must be self-motivated and excited about the opportunity to learn multi-faceted HR functions within a growing, fast-paced organization. The successful candidate will be supremely organized and detail-oriented with good proactive instincts for how best to be of help in a fast-moving and rapidly changing environment. They must be flexible, quick to learn, be able to anticipate needs of both individuals and the organization, and improve systems/processes that support the entire organization. Responsibilities Culture Supports the strategy for the effective development and execution of workforce plans that aligns with Polaris' values and culture.Manages various human resource programs to include fellowship programs, federal work study, volunteers, and internship programs. Provide support for employee engagement activities to support a culture of belonging.Proactively develop and implement progressive programs that promote and support development, engagement, and culture.Researches, analyzes data and prepares quarterly reports on HR trends, new HR project suggestions and current program goals and progress. Benefit Administration Assist with benefit administration including but not limited to health and wellness, life, disability, voluntary benefits, and EAP plan administration.Help draft and distribute employee benefit communications to employees, HR personnel and outside vendors.Manage employee benefit enrollments and qualifying event changes in HRIS system.Serve as primary liaison between human resources and payroll teams. Talent Management Assist with job vacancy posts to Polaris website and external websites.Support onboarding and offboarding activities of staff.Partner with the Director of Human Resources to coordinate the performance evaluation process;* Commitment to the National Human Trafficking Hotline mission and Polaris values ; Other duties as assigned by supervisor. This job description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals in this position. Incumbents may be asked to perform other tasks not specifically written in this job. Required Qualifications* Deep passion! Mad skills! Low ego!* Minimum four years of human resources or similar work experience, in a fast-paced environment; * Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the HR function (such as: benefits administration, performance management, and recruitment) * Knowledge of basic human resources laws, policies, processes and programs to include FMLA, ADA, FLSA, HIPAA, OSHA, EEO, etc. * Excellent professional judgment * Speed and efficiency in performing tasks with the ability to absorb new information quickly* Proven ability to act with sound integrity, tact, and discretion as well as excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills; * Superior oral and written communication skills; and * Ability to excel cheerfully in a fast paced and high performing environment with high standards. Preferred Qualifications* Previous experience working in a nonprofit work environment; * Previous experience with and/or exposure to the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery; * Hunger to learn and grow as a professional with interest in organizational development, nonprofit management, or social entrepreneurship. Working Conditions* Typical office settingPhysical Requirements (can change with position)* Prolonged sitting, chiefly at a computer terminal;* Occasional bending, stooping and stretching;* Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment;* Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate in writing, in person and by phone;* Requires occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.Values StatementThe work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values here . Diversity StatementPolaris designs and implements data-driven strategies to prevent and disrupt human trafficking, and restore freedom to survivors. Achieving this ambitious goal requires both trafficking-specific systemic interventions and broader cultural and structural shifts that reduce the inequities that lead to human trafficking. While Polaris alone cannot build a more diverse, just, equitable, and inclusive society, both the success of our work and our organizational values require modeling in the workplace the change we want to see in the world.This means cultivating a workforce, organizational culture, and priorities that respect and celebrate a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team made up of individuals with different identities, lived experiences, and backgrounds. Within both our team and across every part of our work, we strive to integrate and elevate the full range of survivor voices.This is a living commitment. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are values to be manifested daily, in the work we do, the decisions we make, and the way that we treat each other and the people we seek to serve. This means creating space where staff can be included, heard, valued, and set up for success, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, best selves to work. We will not check boxes and consider it done. We will push new innovations and different ways of thinking, and treasure the community built and strengthened by each of our contributions.RequirementsRequired Qualifications* Deep passion! Mad skills! Low ego!* Minimum four years of human resources or similar work experience, in a fast-paced environment; * Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the HR function (such as: benefits administration, performance management, and recruitment) * Knowledge of basic human resources laws, policies, processes and programs to include FMLA, ADA, FLSA, HIPAA, OSHA, EEO, etc. * Excellent professional judgment * Speed and efficiency in performing tasks with the ability to absorb new information quickly* Proven ability to act with sound integrity, tact, and discretion as well as excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills; * Superior oral and written communication skills; and * Ability to excel cheerfully in a fast paced and high performing environment with high standards. Preferred Qualifications* Previous experience working in a nonprofit work environment; * Previous experience with and/or exposure to the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery; * Hunger to learn and grow as a professional with interest in organizational development, nonprofit management, or social entrepreneurship. Working Conditions* Typical office settingPhysical Requirements (can change with position)* Prolonged sitting, chiefly at a computer terminal;* Occasional bending, stooping and stretching;* Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment;* Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate in writing, in person and by phone;* Requires occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.Values StatementThe work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values here. Diversity StatementPolaris designs and implements data-driven strategies to prevent and disrupt human trafficking, and restore freedom to survivors. Achieving this ambitious goal requires both trafficking-specific systemic interventions and broader cultural and structural shifts that reduce the inequities that lead to human trafficking. While Polaris alone cannot build a more diverse, just, equitable, and inclusive society, both the success of our work and our organizational values require modeling in the workplace the change we want to see in the world.This means cultivating a workforce, organizational culture, and priorities that respect and celebrate a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team made up of individuals with different identities, lived experiences, and backgrounds. Within both our team and across every part of our work, we strive to integrate and elevate the full range of survivor voices.This is a living commitment. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are values to be manifested daily, in the work we do, the decisions we make, and the way that we treat each other and the people we seek to serve. This means creating space where staff can be included, heard, valued, and set up for success, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, best selves to work. We will not check boxes and consider it done. We will push new innovations and different ways of thinking, and treasure the community built and strengthened

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