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HR Generalist  

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Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Capital Area Food Bank - DC  
About the Organization It is an exciting time at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) as we continue to undertake our mission. We know that creating long term solutions to food security requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and collaboration. We are seeking people with strong ideas and a passion to come together to address the complex interrelated issues of food security, poverty, and equity. We are expanding in multiple ways: providing food for today and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs, health care and education. Food has the power to transform lives and move everyone forward. Find out how on our website at Let us discuss how food is at the center of everyone's healthy life!


The Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for the daily functions of the Human Resources (HR) department, including hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. The Human Resources Generalist will build strong relationships with Operations, Programs and Finance staff and will function as liaison between these areas of the business and the HR department. The HR Generalist reports to the Director of HR and works closely with the Head of Talent Management. The HR Generalist also provides support to the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources Administration-30%

Responds in a timely manner to HR requests from the various departments and executives. Ensures requests are complied with accurately and timely and that appropriate follow-up takes place.

Performs routine tasks in a timely manager required to administer and execute human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; and occupational health and safety matters.

Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

Serves as the main liaison with payroll to resolve issues and ensure employees are paid accurately and in a timely manner.

Maintains confidential HR files, ensures documents are properly retained and meet federal recordkeeping guidelines.

Distributes annual compliance notices to employees and ensures annual Motor Vehicle Records are up to date.

Accurately handles routine HRIS data entries to support HR analytics (e.g., earnings and deductions, completed training sessions, etc.) in a timely manner.

Responds in a timely fashion to reference checks, verifications of employment requests, and government requests for data.

Assists with annual open enrollment preparations, staff meetings, and monthly benefits administration.


Answers general inquiries and provides a high level of customer service to employees regarding benefits and LOA procedures, policies, eligibility rules and regulations

Keeps abreast of trends in benefits and suggests improvements for CAFB benefits, including policies, eligibility rules, and general regulations

Assists with the administration of all health and welfare benefit programs, Leave of Absence administration, and other various benefit programs

Conducts audits of benefits files and performs benefits reconciliations

Conducts 401K audits with provider and Finance department

Proactively identifies and implements workable solutions to issues


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. This includes, but is not limited to:

Performs intake meetings with hiring managers to assess needs for the position.

Develops hiring plans for managers.

Prepares job postings to the Applicant Tracking System and helps increase the CAFB's social media presence.

Conducts resume reviews and phones screens with candidates.

Presents top tier candidates to hiring managers.

Sets up interviews with hiring managers and candidates.

Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.

Works with other HR team members and IT to ensure new hire orientation is completed and that the new employee has everything, including workstation and supplies, needed to start employment.

Responds with follow-up notifications at the end of the recruiting process.

Coordinates the onboarding process: new hire set-up, employee file checklist, orientation, lunch with Pres/CEO.

Employee Relations-10%

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.

Answers initial inquiries for the HR department and assists employees with basic interpretation of HR policies and procedures (e.g., employee handbook).

Secures sensitive information and respects the importance of confidentiality.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

Minimum of two years of HR, or related, experience

Associate's degree or higher in human resources, or related field.

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.

Ability to prioritize tasks and to 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 organizations HRIS and talent management systems.


Sitting for 80% of the workday. Occasionally lifts office supplies up to 20 lbs. Some situations may require support at our Lorton, VA location.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal business office, with frequent tight deadlines.

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Competitive compensation and benefits

Free onsite parking and complimentary shuttle to metro

Professional development, growth, and volunteer opportunities

Fun work in a diverse environment

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law

Position Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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