Human Resources Generalist

RFA is seeking a talented and resourceful Human Resources professional with strong writing skills and attention to detail to join its HR team as a Human Resources Generalist.  This individual will support the timely and efficient delivery of HR services to this mission-driven non-profit international media company by handling a range of tasks in areas that include employee communications, recruitment, internships, performance management, and compliance support.  This position will be based in RFA’s Washington, DC, headquarters.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning, designing, writing/editing, and publishing RFA’s internal employee newsletter
  • Supporting the recruitment process, including tracking vacancies, drafting and placing job ads, distributing applications, scheduling interviews, tracking applicants, and conducting reference checks, as assigned.
  • Providing back-up administration and customer service on benefits and wellness programs as well as personnel records.
  • Supporting company-wide performance management program, including assisting with preparing, tracking, and participating in HR review of draft evaluation forms.
  • Supporting compliance with company policies and HR-related legal, regulatory, and other required reports and activities, including, but not limited to, EEO reporting, I-9 documentation, benefit plan notices, unemployment insurance responses, ADA and religious accommodations, conflict-of-interest disclosures, etc.
  • Helping with the preparation of special staff communications such as total compensation statements, benefit guides, etc.
  • Supporting RFA’s internship program, including working with departments to identify and define internship opportunities, soliciting internship applications, drafting internship agreements, and tracking intern status.
  • As needed, assisting supervisor with employee relations, complaints/grievances, investigations, and disciplinary actions.
  • Tracking, reviewing, and editing probationary period reviews.
  • Providing support to new hire onboarding.
  • Preparing and posting forms, documents, and other items to RFA’s intranet.
  • Maintaining org charts, staffing lists, floor plans, etc.
  • Carrying out various ad hoc HR projects and other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and three or more years of relevant Human Resources experience, including in areas such as recruitment, onboarding, policy/procedure administration, compliance, employee relations, benefits, etc.  Nonprofit experience a plus.
  • HR credential (PHR/SHRM-CP) preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills and good visual design abilities a must; prior experience writing and editing employee communications (e.g., staff newsletter) preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work across departments and interact professionally and tactfully with employees at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with others of varying levels of English proficiency.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR and employment-related laws, programs, and requirements.
  • Ability to think innovatively and to exercise judgment, discretion, and neutrality in employee relations matters.
  • Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of information and materials.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and follow complex instructions and guidelines, and to perform detailed work quickly, accurately, and under deadline.
  • Excellent computer skills with strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with basic HTML coding, proficiency with photo editing a plus.
  • Strong work ethic and “customer” focus along with ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Superior attention to detail, highly organized, positive, responsible, and self-motivated with ability to work well independently and as a member of team.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. as an employee of RFA.  RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the U.S. as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to Apply: Send résumé with cover letter with subject line “Human Resources Generalist” via e-mail to

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