Human Resources Generalist

Lutheran Immigration And Refugee Service Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 months ago

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families to apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. As we continue to grow, we search for the best candidates and offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment professional development, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, company 403(b) contributions, and match, all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) will work under the direction of the Vice President for Human Resources (VPHR) to provide generalist support to the human resources function supporting the overall mission of LIRS. The position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: onboarding, recruitment, HRIS/Payroll, benefits administration, compensation, employee relations, and compliance with employment law. In addition, the HRG will partner with members of the HR team on a variety of projects.


  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, work assessments, onboarding, and vaccination requirements. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.

  • Enters changes into the HRIS system and ensures data is accurate and up to date.

  • Conducts new hire orientation and plans and executes employee engagement activities.

  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.

  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

  • Conducts training on appropriate matters for managers and staff and manages online training portal.

  • Conducts routine audit to ensure compliance.

  • Ensures all staff receive timely notification of policy changes and that HR records are up to date and complete.

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Psychology or related field and 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. PHR certification or equivalent qualification in HR preferred.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word, Excel, Power Point and experience using an HRIS and ATS.

  • Attention to detail and follow-through required.

  • Working knowledge of federal and state employment laws, recruitment and benefits.

  • Excellent analytic, oral and written communication skills required, as well as the capacity to handle confidential information with discretion and sensitivity.

  • Ability to innovate and implement new HR initiatives.

  • A deep appreciation and understanding of how a diverse workforce contributes to the vitality and strength of an organization, and how HR can contribute to creating and sustaining a diverse workforce.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients, consultants and applicants. Skilled insight into potential candidates' abilities, motivations and fit.

  • Proven ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously and professionally.

  • Exceptional time management and quality control skills that ensure accurate and timely delivery of work products.

  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to empowering refugees and migrants.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Human Resources Generalist

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