HR Generalist - Washington State Only

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Job Description



Girl Scouts of Western Washington is seeking an HR Generalist to support our growing organization. The Human Resources

Generalist will run the daily functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, and will partner with payroll to ensure that all HR changes are entered into Paylocity, benefits administration, leave administration, compensation, staff training and development, performance management, and developing and enforcing company policies and practices.

This position requires 60% office time, traveling at a minimum of 8 hours per week to other GSWW locations. Flexibility to travel to other locations as needed and deemed necessary required. Girl Scouts of Western Washington could reclassify this position to an in-person role as needed to meet the business needs. The ideal candidate will have generalist (or equivalent) experience and experience managing, implementing, or developing HR programs with a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position is a Regular, Full-Time position and it is required to be or become a Washington State resident. This is an Exempt Salaried Full-Time position $84,620.02 - $87,581.72 annually.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington offers a great work environment, meaningful mission-driven work and excellent health and leave benefits. Employer-paid medical, dental, life/AD&D and LTD are available for employees. Coverage for dependents includes a significant employer contribution. A 403(b)-retirement plan with match is available as are voluntary benefits that include vision insurance and a flexible spending account. The generous paid leave includes three weeks of vacation to start and sick leave. There are paid holidays, including nearly two weeks of paid leave through the Christmas holidays! The organization also actively supports personal and professional development and volunteerism with paid time off for those opportunities.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we foster a welcoming, inclusive work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, veteran status, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and gender expression of identity), marital status or the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability, or any other protected classification under applicable laws.


Essential Functions: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Implements new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
  • Develops and Manages employee onboarding, ensuring collaboration and coordination with supervisors and teams, and is responsible for a positive employee onboarding experience.
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs Including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Supports finance payroll team in administering accurate employee pay and benefits as required.
  • Creates a positive work culture at Girl Scouts, supporting employee engagement activities that improve employee morale. Collaborate with GSWW Diversity Equity & Inclusion functions to ensure integration into HR best practices and daily functions.
  • Update HR processes to increase efficiency, including integration with IT-related support functions specific to employee onboarding, terminations, policy, and procedure management.
  • Ensures appropriate HR file and access management in accordance with federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Manage HR content on Teams and SharePoint sites, acting as site administrator.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance. Participates and manages required HR compliance and related audit activities.
  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Payroll processes
  • Employee relations experience
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization's HRIS and talent management systems.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field required or 3 years of experience in an HR department
  • At least one year of human resource management experience preferred.
  • Experience providing HR services and support in a remote and hybrid environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with Office 365-specifically SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams.
  • Experience leveraging Excel or other analytics platforms for basic report management and basic data analysis for reporting HR KPIs.
  • Experience working within a non-profit or start-up environment is preferred.
  • SHRM-CP is a plus.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to withstand:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Operate office equipment manually.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds at times.

About Girl Scouts of Western WashingtonIn addition to our headquarters, we operate field offices located in Bremerton, Everett, and Longview as well as seven camp properties: Camp Lyle Mcleod and Camp St. Albans near Belfair, Camp Robbinswold on the Hood Canal, Camp Evergreen near Longview, Camp River Ranch, near Carnation.

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