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4 May 2022

Full-Time Human Relations Associate

Triangle Land Conservancy – Posted by LauraSmith122078 Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Position Summary

The Human Resources Associate (HRA) serves as an integral part of the Finance & Administration Department and provides support for talent acquisition, onboarding and offboarding, benefits administration, employee engagement and relations, and is a resource to staff. This is an entry-level position.

Essential Duties Include

Employee Relations

  • Provide support for activities related to federal and state laws and regulations governing human resources practices with the DFA and HR Consulting firm
  • Primary administrator of HRIS system, maintaining employee data
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the Employee Handbook
  • Facilitate performance management reviews tri-annually
  • Manage the organization’s paid and unpaid leave programs
  • Perform periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that all required documents are collected and filed appropriately, ensure out-of-date records are destroyed
  • Convert existing paper files to digital format
  • Perform employment verifications and support HR compliance reporting
  • Process employee-related complaints; assist with investigations
  • Track Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives/metrics with regards to vendors, board, staff, and members

Benefits Administration

  • Liaison between TLC and health and disability providers/brokers
  • Assist with planning and execution of special events such as open enrollment, assist with questions or technical issues as they arise
  • Work with DFA to continually improve employee benefits
  • Maintain updated benefits information in HRIS system, ensure coverage for active employees

Employee Engagement

  • Plan and execute virtual and in-person team building events, create organization-wide training and development opportunities
  • Monitor employee morale and company culture, alert management to unfavorable trends and recommend solutions
  • Draft and coordinate annual employee engagement surveys with Operations Assistant

Recruiting / Talent Acquisition / Retention

  • Make improvements to the recruitment program to deliver the best-in-class candidate experience
  • Collaborate with DFA and hiring managers to write and update job descriptions as needed
  • Advertise vacancies, monitor and track applicant submissions
  • Facilitate hiring process, including creating interview questions, assembling and scheduling interview teams
  • Communicate with applicants, review resumes and forward qualified applicants to hiring managers for selection
  • Conduct background checks
  • Compile and report recruiting and hiring metrics
  • Support internship program
  • Develop employee retention strategies with metrics and reporting mechanisms
  • Develop and implement an employee supervisory and leadership training program

Onboarding / Offboarding

  • Facilitate New Employee Orientation and the 30-60-90 Day Onboard Plan with DFA, hiring managers, and other staff
  • Assist with employee progressive disciplinary procedures
  • Schedule and facilitate offboarding activities including exit interviews, retrieving company property, terminating employees from fringe/medical benefit plans, etc.

Essential Experience, Technical Skills and Competencies

  • PHR or SPHR certification desired but not required; entry level
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree or a minimum of one (1) year of human resources experience
  • Ability to handle classified and proprietary company documents and information with the utmost discretion and confidentiality
  • Exceptional critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills; the ability to focus on solutions
  • Tech-savvy, experience with multiple software systems
  • Experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training and work and a commitment to seeing how our work can be more equitable and support those efforts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as collaboratively in an environment that stresses teamwork
  • Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks, work with different personalities and manage tight timelines with accuracy
  • Project management skills with strong attention to detail
  • A service-oriented mindset with the desire to help others succeed

How to Apply

How to apply Applications should be submitted via email as a single pdf to with the subject line “HR Associate Application.” The following documents should be included: 1) letter of interest/cover letter, 2) maximum two-page resume, and 3) three professional references. References will not be contacted without notifying you first. All applicants will receive a confirmation email. If you are selected to move forward, HR will contact you. We do not accept online application submissions from Indeed, LinkedIn, or Simply Hired. Please no phone calls, drop-ins, paper submissions or status updates. Benefits This is a full-time permanent and exempt position. In addition to salary, employees receive 100% employer-paid group medical and dental insurance with a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account, short-term and long-term disability insurance, term life insurance and an Employee Assistance Program. TLC also offers a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan and an employer-paid Simplified Employee Plan. Beyond standard benefits, employees enjoy funding to continually participate in anti-racism work, training and learning, and to pursue opportunities for individual professional development. Annually, employees receive 11 paid holidays off as well as every other Friday off during the summer.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: fulltimejobs, landconservation, and nonprofit. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 31 days.

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