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Human Resources Generalist

About EarthCorps

Mission, Purpose and Programs

EarthCorps is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington that develops leaders to strengthen community and restore the health of our environment. We believe in the power of people – acting through their collective responsibility to one another and our planet – to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our world, and we envision a world in which people and nature thrive together.  

To cultivate this important work, EarthCorps brings together passionate and hardworking aspiring leaders from the US and across the globe for a year-long environmental leadership development program. Participants gain hands-on leadership experience, cross-cultural skills and learn technical environmental restoration while building a close-knit community as they care for our natural world. These emerging environmental leaders “think globally and act locally” in leading community volunteers to complete restoration projects such as native tree planting, invasive plant removal, salmon stream restoration, wetland and shoreline restoration and trail construction.  

At the conclusion of the program, these leaders return to their local communities with the skills and enthusiasm required to tackle the pressing issues of our time – including climate change, pollution and ecological degradation – to help create a better world for all of us. Since its inception in 1993, EarthCorps has trained more than 1,000 environmental leaders from the US and nearly 80 countries around the world.  

Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Racial Equity

EarthCorps strongly believes in the values of diversity and inclusion. We work to ensure that everyone, regardless of who they are or the work they perform for our organization, feels involved and supported in all areas of our operations. In addition to that basic principle, we are striving to become an anti-racist organization. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and are deeply committed to racial equity in our internal and external work.  

People of color are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards, and far too often the organizations that advance environmental work perpetuate similar injustices, excluding people of color from educational and job opportunities in this space. A world in which people and nature thrive together requires leaders who understand that social injustice and environmental issues are intertwined, and we will solve neither as a society if we fail to solve both

Position Summary

The Human Resource Generalist is a new position at EarthCorps with a focus on centralizing our HR functions and recruiting and onboarding the 50+program participants each year.  This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration and is a part of the administration team. EarthCorps is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and this position will need to examine, improve, and create our HR systems and functions using an equity lens.  The Human Resource Generalist has to have the dual skills of both system and process improvement and strong interpersonal skills. We are looking for someone who is excited to build new equitable systems and processes to take Human Resources to the next level at EarthCorps. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Recruitment and Hiring 

  • Work with staff to recruit and interview for 40+ AmeriCorps participants, 15 international participants, and 1-5 Staff members to EarthCorps each year. 

  • Work to improve recruitment, retention and promotion of staff of color and corps members of color 

  • Collaborate with staff to develop an effective recruitment strategy plan and quarterly reporting 

  • Manage and work to improve the recruitment section of the Salesforce Database 

  • Coordinate and implement screening, interviewing and hiring processes for all open positions 

  • Oversee Department of State guidelines and compliance for J-Visa sponsorship, support visa processing, and provide timely reporting as needed.  

  • Administer and assist with onboarding and orientation for all staff and program participants 


Other Human resources: 

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal and state employment law and compliance requirements. 

  • Coordinate open enrollments, changes, and training for employee benefits programs. 

  • Respond to human resources-related inquiries. 

  • Assist with payroll processing. 

  • Participate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees on Recruitment and HR 

  • Develop and maintain talent management processes. 

  • Monitor employee morale and company culture. 

  • Process complaints and assist in any necessary investigations and disciplinary actions 

  • Maintain personnel records. 

Required Qualifications

Staff at EarthCorps strive to embody our organizational values of integrity, inclusivity, service and sustainability each day. In addition we are looking for:  

  • Experience interviewing and hiring  

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and conflict management skills.   

  • Creates welcoming environment for diverse audiences 

  • Demonstrated Knowledge of the human resources field 

  • Ability to examine, innovate, and improve systems using an equitable lens 

  • Ability to work with and coordinate a wide variety of people and schedules 

  • High level of organization  

  • High level of computer competence and ability to learn and innovate. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and manage work priorities 

  • Experience working or living in a cross-cultural/international setting 

  • Experience with administration of J or F Visas. 

  • Demonstrated interest in community service, environment and youth development. 

  • Experience with Salesforce database. 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

  • Highly motivated, organized, creative, self-directed and flexible.  

  • Positive attitude and sense of humor. 

  • Experience with job skills training, career placement, advising with young adults. 


Competitive benefits package includes: employer provided health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, subsidized transit pass and staff training. 


SALARY-- $52,000-57,000 annually dependent on experience

To Apply

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below.  .  In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications including your personal and/or professional experience with issues surrounding racial equity and how you believe this position could contribute to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at EarthCorps. Applications will be reviewed as received.

PRIORITY CLOSING DATE: July 30th, 2021 position will be opened until filled.

EarthCorps is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and members of other underrepresented groups. EarthCorps is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.