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Human Resources Generalist

Skagit Preschool & Resource Center
Mount Vernon, WA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Summary /Objective:

Join us in helping build the foundation for lifelong success! Skagit Preschool and Resource Center (SPARC) is a non-profit organization who provides individualized services for families and their children with unique developmental needs, from birth through age 5 in Skagit County. We are looking for a committed and approachable individual to help grow this mission.


This position requires a skilled HR officer who will recruit, support and develop talent through developing policies and managing procedures.


Preferred Education, Training and Experience:

·         Must be 18 years or older, with a positive and cooperative attitude

·         BSc/BA in business administration, social studies or relevant field

·         Proven experience as HR officer, administrator or other HR position

·         HR Credentials

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint)

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Knowledge of clerical practices and procedures

·         Understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures

·         Knowledge of HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development etc.)

·         Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude

·         Ability to multi-task, creative thinking, troubleshooting and follow-through

·         Ability to work independently for maintaining files, meeting timelines, etc.

·         A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements


Essential Functions:

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

·         Maintain and assist in development of company Policies and Procedures and emergency response plans

·         Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance

·         Maintain employee records according to policy and legal requirements

·         Maintain, implement, and develop employment forms

·         Responsible for recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads and managing the hiring process

·         Process new employees, changes, and terminations

o    Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals

o    Prepare employee separation notices and related documentation, and conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation

·         Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues

·         Maintain Employee Benefit contracts (Health Insurance, Retirement, etc.)

·         Coordinate all staff training days with Executive Director and Leadership Team

o    Maintain employee training records

·         Coordinate with Bookkeeper and Executive Director to develop and complete annual wage agreements and salary schedule

·         Assist the Leadership Team in development of personnel forecast to project employment needs

·         Identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance

·         Respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs

·         Prepare and maintain performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.

·         Manage and assign SPARC email accounts

·         Update and manage SPARC Staff contact list and other applicable documents


Work Environment:

Work is primarily performed in office environments routinely utilizing standard office equipment, computers and phones.  Some travel between SPARC sites may be necessary.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Sitting for extended periods of time

·         Stooping

·         kneeling

·         Reaching

·         Lifting equipment up to 30 pounds.

·         Ability to climb stairs


Position Type / Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position 32 – 36 hours per week. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Thursdays. This position may occasionally require work during non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends.



Local travel may be necessary at times between SPARC sites.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

·         Maintain confidentiality within SPARC

·         Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks; participating in professional societies

·         Other duties as assigned


Additional Eligibility Requirements:

·         Valid driver’s license

·         Proof of current vehicle insurance

·         Background check

·         Must be willing to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exemption


EEO Statement:

SPARC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, ethnic or national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, military or veteran status, leave status, or the presence of any mental, sensory or physical disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. SPARC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. These policies govern all aspects of employment, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment. We value a diverse workforce and encourage any and all qualified candidates to apply.

Skagit Preschool & Resource Center


320 Pacific Place

Mount Vernon, WA