Human Resources Generalist (PT)

The ReBuilding Center seeks a positive and team-oriented HR Generalist to help us get better each day at providing a fair and safe work environment and public space—a place where everyone is treated with respect. Our vision is “equity and reuse everywhere!” This part-time position is a perfect opportunity for an HR professional looking to share their expertise in a fun, dynamic, team-driven environment. Diverse candidates, and those looking to return to the workforce post retirement or return to work after an extended leave, are encouraged to apply. For the right person, we’re sure we can land on a schedule that works with your life! Title: Human Resources Generalist (Part-Time) Location: 3625 N Mississippi Avenue, Portland, Oregon Hours: 15-20 hours per week (.375-.5FTE) Salary Range: $24-$30 per hour, depending on experience Reports to: Acting Executive Director Expected Tenure: October-December 2018, 90-day temp-to-hire trial period, with opportunity for permanent  position based on fit. Start Date: As soon as possible. Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 19, 5:00PM How to Apply:Please email your resume and cover letter to with the words “HR Generalist” in the subject line. Completed applications may be mailed to: ReBuilding Center ATTN: Hiring Manager, 3625 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227. More information at in 1997, The ReBuilding Center is a Portland-based community organization on a mission to ensure that people and building materials—specifically those perceived as liabilities and cast off by society—are respected as community assets. Part reuse thrift store and part community and education center, we aim to provide a place and space where everyone feels welcome and accepted, from houseless villagers building tiny homes in our lumberyard to makers in our woodshop to bilingual contractors shopping for salvaged lumber in our Store. The HR Generalist will provide part-time, temporary services, with the opportunity for permanent hire, as the ReBuilding Center redesigns its administrative organizational structures of support.  PurposeIn the first 90-days: to provide stability and continuity to the ReBuilding Center’s HR practices, share HR expertise with the ReBuilding Center’s management team, and oversee daily HR-related work flows and situations.  After 90-days: Identify and implement opportunities for HR improvement, while overseeing ongoing HR-related workflows and responsibilities. Job DescriptionThe HR Generalist is familiar with HR best practices and requirements, and is able to work with minimal assistance to ensure the ReBuilding Center’s team is proactively supported. During the first 90 days, the HR Generalist will work closely with the Acting Director and other members of the management team to identify the best near- and long-term organizational structure to support HR excellence at the ReBuilding Center moving forward. Key focus areas will include legal compliance, benefits administration, fair and safe workplace stewardship, and new manager coaching.  The ReBuilding Center is a warm, respectful, hard-working and joyful place; the HR Generalist is invited to model these values and celebrate them when they are modeled by others. Key 90-Day GoalsPerform daily human resources activities as needed, including recruitment, hiring, orientation, benefits administration, compensation, documentation, termination and other HR essential duties as needed.  Take the lead on troubleshooting HR-related situations as they arise. Assist with updates to the Employee Handbook policies and procedures as needed. Participate in the redesign our administrative structures of organizational support. Support diversity, equity, and inclusion training and planning as needed. Primary DutiesHuman Resources Oversight—Tracking and meeting major legal and administrative human resources obligations HR policy & procedure administration Compensation and benefits program administration Affirmative Action program administration Recruitment, hiring, orientation, leave, termination, and unemployment administration Employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing Participation in staff meetings and other meetings as needed Maintains HR records, personnel files and other documentation and databases Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefit laws and regulations Coaches and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions Leadership Competencies & Personal CharacteristicsHR expertise, and the ability to act proactively and responsibility with minimal supervision or coaching A demonstrated passion for our nonprofit mission Deeply committed to a collaborative, rather than hierarchical, management approach (someone who can help the team do what we love and know how to do, and do it better) Willingness to learn from everyone and an appreciation for deep knowledge and existing resources across the entire staff Ability to connect and communicate with a broad spectrum of people, including a diversity of economic, cultural, racial, ethnic, and educational backgrounds, age and abilities, and life experiences A commitment to collaboratively and actively pursue transparency at all levels and maintain honest, respectful, and open communication Demonstrated ability to anticipate / prevent or defuse problems before they escalate Fortitude to help us focus our individual and collective time, talents and other resources during this interim on those activities most central and foundational to our HR work  Experience Required:Demonstrated HR expertise and competency Demonstrated HR experience working with diverse communities and teams in a comparably sized organization Must be computer literate and fully self-sufficient administrativelyBilingual capability (Spanish) highly valued  The ReBuilding Center affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RBC places a high value on diversity with a strong commitment to achieving a diverse workplace. Thank you for your interest in joining the team!