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Senior Human Resources Associate


PostedFecha de publicación: 06/17/2022

Application DeadlineFecha límite: 07/31/2022

The Center for Economic and Policy Research, a Washington think tank, seeks a Senior Human Resources Associate. This is a full-time position with the possibility of flexible or remote work schedules. 

Our organization consists of forty staff – economists, policy experts, communications and other professionals – who research and educate the public about economic and foreign policy, among other issues. 

Job description: The Senior Human Resources Associate will report to CEPR’s Co-Directors and work with our Director of Finance and Operations to meet the organization’s myriad HR-related needs, including:

  • Recruiting qualified job applicants for open positions and collaborating with CEPR staff to facilitate the hiring process;

  • Developing relationships with academic departments and organizations whose students or interns are likely to have interests that align with CEPR’s and would make good candidates for open positions;

  • Assisting in drawing up and updating job descriptions that are in compliance with CEPR’s Union contract and federal, state and local regulations;

  • Helping conduct job interviews, contacting references and performing background checks on applicants;

  • Conducting on-boarding and orientation for new employees and off-boarding for departing employees;

  • Assisting senior staff in managing CEPR’s internship programs and expanding outreach for the recruitment of interns; 

  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local labor and tax laws;

  • Maintaining confidentiality and sensitivity in all human resources related matters;

  • Supporting the administration of various employee benefit programs; assisting with the coordination of benefit initiatives; and

  • In partnership with management, ensuring that CEPR’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are a part of the greater culture of the entire organization.

Applicants should have exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communications skills. Some knowledge of the policy issues that CEPR focuses on and a passion for economic and social justice are a plus. In addition, applicants should be proactive, good at solving problems and making decisions, and able to operate in a fast-paced work environment. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Resources or a related field, with at least 3 to 5 years of human resource experience. PHR, HRCI, SHRM-CP, or other human resources certifications are a plus as is knowledge of ADP Payroll Service’s “Run” portal.  

CEPR will consider strong candidates whose experience and capabilities are roughly equivalent to the above qualifications. 

Compensation: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The minimum starting salary is $70,000 annually; however, the actual salary can be higher depending on experience and qualifications.  

Closing Date of Position: July 31, 2022.

To Apply: Send the following, in a single PDF file, to apply[at]cepr.net with the subject line “Human Resources”:

  1. a cover letter
  2. a resume

Please do not submit additional information apart from the items listed above. If you have any questions, please email apply[at]cepr.net. Absolutely no calls.

CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world.

Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR’s mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality.

CEPR’s founding scholars include Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot, and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts.

CEPR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or sexual expression and identity. We actively welcome applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ candidates.