Human Resources & Operations Associate

Operations · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Operations
Employment Type Full time

As nonprofits across the country react, respond, and adapt to COVID-19, Elevate's work supporting the grant programs of our nonprofit clients is more important than ever. We continue to grow our Operations Team to support Elevate’s work behind the scenes. Learn more about joining our team!


Elevate, a grant writing and nonprofit development strategy firm in Washington, DC, is excited to be hiring a Human Resources & Operations Associate (HROA). This is a full-time position in Elevate’s Operations Team, designed to assist all staff at Elevate and help our firm grow. The HROA leads day-to-day personnel efforts impacting Elevate’s entire 55-person staff and plays a vital role in ensuring all the company’s operations are effective and efficient. This is a junior position but requires previous experience in human resources or a similar space. 


Elevate’s Operations four-person team is comprised of committed, bright, and passionate individuals who work with clients and behind the scenes to advance Elevate’s mission. This collaborative team is Elevate’s creative problem solvers, efficiency enthusiasts, and business builders. We are excited to add the right person to our team.


As a member of the Operations team, the HROA works closely with Elevate’s Management team, as well as Elevate’s President & Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer & Founder. 


As Elevate’s Human Resources & Operations Associate you will:

  • Lead and execute all administrative duties related to human resources and personnel

  • Develop, refine and implement policies and processes related to personnel and performance through a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lense; 

  • Coordinate the Elevate Internship Program. 


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage payroll, leave, and benefit administration;

  • Develop and lead recruitment efforts, post open jobs, review resumes and job applications, schedule job interviews, and assist in the interview process;

  • Lead onboarding and offboarding of all new and departing staff members;

  • Manage semi-annual performance review process;

  • Maintain client staffing data in Salesforce and contribute to  bi-weekly staffing meetings;

  • Coordinate bi-weekly All Staff Meetings, annual retreats, and trainings;

  • Update Elevate’s policy handbook semi-annually;

  • Contribute to Elevate’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives;

  • Facilitate staff professional development and training programs;

  • Maintain up to date understanding of employment law at federal level, states in which staff work; 

  • Serve as back-up on all operations and office related issues.


The ideal candidate will:


  • Be flexible, organized, and have a strong attention to detail;

  • Have business acumen with the ability to prioritize conflicting needs, handle projects proactively, and follow-through effectively;

  • Be solutions oriented, knowing which issues can be resolved independently and which need to be escalated;

  • Have strong interpersonal skills. Able to communicate in a straightforward and professional manner

  • Have experience handling confidential information appropriately;

  • Effectively process and distill complicated or technical information, present numerical data in a comprehensive manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information;

  • Bring positive energy and enthusiasm to the Operations team;

  • Exemplify professionalism, respect, Elevate’s values, and strengthen our organizational culture;

  • Demonstrate experience in human resources, personnel management, and diversity equity & inclusion initiatives. 

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full time