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YMCA of Greater Seattle HR Generalist in Seattle, Washington


The Human Resource Generalist, with limited supervision, is responsible for supporting benefits, recruiting, employee relations, HRIS, HR policy implementation, and tactical duties throughout the assigned district. We are looking for a collaborative, communicative, and strategic HR leader who can engage and influence peers while modeling the Y’s core values and supporting the HR department’s core functions.


  1. Ensure proper implementation of HR policies and procedures.

  2. Maintain up-to-date and accurate HR information for all staff.

  3. Facilitate onboarding and orientation sessions for new employees, ensuring an educational and welcoming experience.

  4. Under the direction of the HR Director, conduct limited investigations.

  5. Provide leadership and support to assigned areas/branches.

  6. Develop/implement strategies for staff engagement and retention.

  7. Ensure compliance with applicable local and federal employment laws.

  8. Day-to-day tactical responsibilities (i.e. recruitment, HRIS, employee relations processes)

  9. Other duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.


This is a regional role supporting multiple locations in the Seattle area. Reliable transportation to support frequent travel within King County required.



  • Two years or more of relevant Human Resources experience

  • Knowledge of employment law.

  • Knowledge of HR policies and best practices.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources management, or a related field.

  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a highly dynamic environment

  • HR experience in a childcare, social services, or nonprofit environment.

  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

ID 2019-8904

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 2

Location Association Office

Category Human Resources

Address 909 4th Avenue