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SHRM Associate Specialist, Human Resources in Alexandria, Virginia

Associate Specialist, Human Resources

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #287

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Associate Specialist, HR position is tasked with operational responsibilities which support both the Talent Acquisition and Employee Experience Team. The HR Generalist will support business needs, provide learning and development support, help facilitate employment engagement surveys and activities, and support change management initiatives created by the transformation of SHRM globally.

Your Day:

  • Supports the Leads, Employee Experience with employee learning and training needs, employee relation investigations/documentation needs.

  • Supports the TA Team with DEI and Employer Branding initiatives, scheduling interviews, and job postings to external sites.

  • Handles logistics associated with the administration of SHRM’s engagement and training events and activities (including, but not limited to, scheduling rooms, collaborating with SHRM’s Administrative Services Team for room and equipment set-up, etc.)

  • Supports the Executive Office in the implementation of employee engagement events.

  • Supports the Leads, Employee Experience, as needed, with exit interviews/surveys.

  • Manages compliance with federal and state employment law postings (physical and virtual) for SHRM headquarters and in all other states where SHRM has offices and/or employees.

  • Other duties as assigned

Must Haves:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 2 years of experience in HR

  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication (customer service) skills.

  • Ability to think critically, independently, and exercise sound judgment.

  • Ability to interact and work with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy with a commitment to excellence; an outstanding work thic; and professionalism.

  • Ability to conduct online research.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

  • High level of initiative and self-motivation.

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to thrive, at times with ambiguity, in a fast-paced culture.

  • Ability to pivot quickly in the face of competing priorities.

  • Willingness to go “above and beyond” to complete assigned duties within critical deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.

  • Ability to exercise tact and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information.

  • Desire to be challenged and value the opportunity to make a difference.

  • Collaborative team player (willing to share thoughts and ideas).

  • Candidates must have a proven commitment to SHRM's six Guiding Principles:

  • Bold Purpose

  • Excellence & Accountability

  • Flexibility & Agility

  • Smart & Curious

  • Collaborative Openness

  • Push Back to Move Forward


  • SHRM-CP, or ability to obtain certification within two year of employment with SHRM.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment.

  • Travel Required: Occasional 0-10%

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Human Resource

  • Job Function Business Development & Support Functions

  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA