Human Resource Generalist

Neighborhood House Inc.

Seattle, WA, USA

Full time

US$27.75-30.84 (hourly)

Human Resources

Dec 13

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  • All Neighborhood House employees and volunteers must be fully vaccinated (and submit completed documentation) from COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. New employees must meet this requirement, prior to their start of employment, effective immediately. 
  • Having trouble completing your application? For support, please call (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Closing Date: December 31st, 2021, or Until Filled


  • At Neighborhood House, we have a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice. Our employees' and clients' diverse experiences and backgrounds guide our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity, and inclusion, to join our diverse team.
  • Under the direction of the HR Manager, the HR Generalist will carry out many of the day-to-day HR duties for approximately 300 employees. Duties include but are not limited to overseeing the leave and accommodation process, L & I and Unemployment claims processing, extensive records maintenance, health benefit processing, employee separations, and high-volume staff and supervisor Q & A. This position will also provide backup as needed to other HR staff members and the HR Manager and Director in other HR functional such as employee orientations, credential tracking, employee training, support of employee relations issues, and other duties as needed. Additionally, this position will provide support for the agency’s semi-monthly payroll process, reviewing timesheets for accuracy and compliance and provide additional backup support to the payroll team, as needed.


  • Promote a positive work environment and communications through ongoing and visible employee contact. Provide strong customer service to support employee questions and concerns.
  • Answer employee’s inquiries in regards to benefits, agency policies, procedures, and general HR questions.
  • Maintain current knowledge of HR regulations. Ensure compliance with and enforcement of all legislative requirements.
  • Process all incoming leave requests, determine eligibility, and maintain tracking system.
  • Support on-going accommodation requests, collaborating with staff and program leadership through the accommodation process.
  • Process workers’ compensation claims and maintain OSHA logs.
  • Process unemployment claims. Participate and prepare managers/supervisors for unemployment hearings.
  • Oversee processing of the employee health benefit plans. Provide on-going education and support to staff to increase their understanding of our plan and ensure timely, accurate, and compliant processing of information.
  • Prepare exit paperwork and conduct exit interviews. Explain transition of benefits and discuss and report on employee feedback.
  • Provide support for semi-monthly timesheet review, ensuring accuracy and compliance. Provide additional backup support to the payroll team, as needed.
  • Provide support for agency credit card requests and changes.
  • Complete Verifications of Employment for agency staff, as requested.
  • Oversee on-going background check requirement for agency staff, ensuring compliance and accurate records are maintained.
  • Maintain electronic personnel files and other HR records in accordance with legal requirements and agency policies.
  • Participate in Safety Committee, Workplace Wellness Committee and other various groups that support staff training and development.
  • Provide support and participate in employee relation investigations, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Qualifications
  • AA degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business, Social Work, Psychology, or related field. Combination of HR certificate and related experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of two years of proven track record of Generalist level experience; or equivalent combination of related education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a culturally diverse workplace dedicated to equity and inclusion.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and solution-oriented problem solving skills and exhibit independent judgment while applying consistent discretion to evaluate and resolve issues in the best interest of both the organization and employees.
  • Must demonstrate strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Experience presenting to a variety of audiences would be an advantage.
  • Proven analytical skills including ability to evaluate, visualize, articulate, and solve both complex and uncomplicated problems and concepts, to define a problem, present alternatives, analyze and quantify, relevant factors for decision making.  
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize with relatively limited supervision.
  • Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards, which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation, embracing a team player orientation, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Neighborhood House s on a journey to become a fully inclusive, multicultural, anti-racist organization. Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice. 
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Must pass Neighborhood House Background Check requirement.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination (must be obtained and documentation submitted prior to employment).
  • Current First Aid certification (within 30 days of employment)
  • Current CPR certification (within 30 days of employment)
  • Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of hire.
  • Completion of Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA) Training within 30 days of employment.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
  • Position requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.


  • Click here for more details about our benefits program.
  • Employment Practice
  • Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
  • For more information
  • Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to

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