Dependent on experience and proven cutting edge drive
EWG is seeking a Human Resources Director to facilitate administrative human resource policies and processes and to foster an organizational culture that is equitable, inclusive, and mission-focused. An ideal candidate values curiosity, collaboration, and creativity.
The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Since 1993, EWG’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through EWG’s reports, online databases, mobile apps and advocacy campaigns, EWG is educating and empowering consumers to make safer and more informed decisions about the products they buy and the companies they support. Just as environments change and adapt, EWG is committed to growing and making changes that create a safe and healthy workplace and support inclusivity, equity, and diversity within the organization.
Foster and provide a safe space for employees to seek and for HR to provide confidential advice, guidance, and support across the organization regarding a broad range of employee relations issues, performance issues, manager-employee communications, employee engagement, and conflict resolution.
Provide support, ideas, and collaboration with EWG’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
Oversee, develop, and administer the recruitment, interview, on-boarding and off-boarding processes.
Facilitate annual employee performance evaluation process and prepare documentation for all salary adjustments and rate changes.
Oversee, develop, and execute comprehensive training and development programs for managers and employees.
Administer all benefits enrollment and administration including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) administration, etc.
Administer Family Medical Leave (FMLA), DC FMLA, DC Paid Family Leave, and Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other related leave requests, including, determining eligibility, preparing correspondence, monitoring usage, and completing employee disability forms for processing.
Perform all required human resources-related government reporting.
Process semi-monthly payroll and working with third party payroll vendor to resolve payroll issues and assist employees with Paychex access issues, errors, and related problems.
Manage EWG’s growing Internship programs.
Maintain knowledge and ensuring compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and best practices.
Maintain and conduct various compliance and document requirements that may include detailed employee files, audits of payroll, leaves of absence, benefits, and HR programs with recommendations for corrective action.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Supervisor: General Counsel
Location: Washington, D.C. office. This position does not allow for remote work outside of the Washington metro area.
EWG celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to foster a work environment that supports, inspires and respects all individuals. EWG does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, matriculation or political affiliation, or any other protected class recognized in any of the jurisdictions where EWG has offices or employees working. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and compensation and promotion.
A minimum of five years’ human resources experience, with a SHRM-CP certification a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated exercise of sound judgment, including handling sensitive or confidential matters.
Experience developing, leading and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives across an organization.
Understanding of employment-related laws, including, FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, FCRA, and IRCA.
Familiarity with Paychex or other HRIS system is preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Environmental investigations have been our specialty at the Environmental Working Group since 1993.
Our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pore over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions.
Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. It shames and shakes up polluters and their lobbyists. It rattles politicians and shapes policy. It persuades bureaucracies to rethink science and strengthen regulation. It provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community.