Position Description

Human Resources Associate
Location Arcata, CA USA
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The Human Resources Associate is responsible for providing general HR administrative support across a variety of functions, which include recruitment and hiring, benefits administration, data entry, and administrative assistance.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, with other duties upon request:

  • Sets up and maintains electronic personnel files for corporate employees and contractors;
  • Drafts contract, department communications, and HR document updates as requested;
  • Performs benefits entry and vendor support duties as requested;
  • Distributes and tracks documents through electronic signature software;
  • Supports the onboarding of new staff members through the distribution, collection, and filing of onboarding documentation;
  • Supports CV database searches on request;
  • Supports the recruitment of HQ staff as requested including new job creation in ATS and posting to external venues;
  • Performs terrorist screenings for all headquarters employee and personal services contractor staff;
  • Writes employment verification letters upon request;
  • Tracks department expenses, reimbursements, and payment requests;
  • Performs department credit card reconciliation;
  • Assists with maintaining recruitment-related membership accounts;
  • Organizes and updates HR documents on the internal website;
  • Supports annual processes such as appraisals, trainings, and compliance reporting;
  • Running monthly or ad-hoc HRIS reports;
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values;
  • Other duties as requested.



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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • University degree, or equivalent professional work experience
  • 2+ years office administration experience, preferably in Human Resources
  • Proven ability handling confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Prior experience with databases, preferably an HRIS
  • Strong grasp of Microsoft Windows environment including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Explorer
  • Organized, logical, detail-oriented
  • Ability to take direction, yet work independently and complete tasks on time
  • Experience working in collaborative team environment
  • Strong writing and grammar skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Internet savvy
  • Experience with web-authoring, intranet, and/or page layout software, a plus
  • Previous experience working with ATS software, a plus
  • International experience, a plus


This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page. 

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