HR Coordinator


Human Resources Coordinator

About Living Classrooms

Founded in Baltimore in 1985, Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore – Washington, DC nonprofit that disrupts the cycle of poverty and helps our community become safer, stronger, and healthier by building skills for life. Living Classrooms inspires children, youth, and adults to achieve their potential through hands-on education, workforce development, health and wellness, and violence prevention programming. Living Classrooms has developed a distinctive competency in experiential learning – learning by direct experience – or what we call learning by doing. We utilize our environmental campuses, athletic fields, community centers, and historic ships as “living classrooms.” We work with one child, one teen, one adult, and one family at a time to identify existing barriers towards success and provide resources and opportunities to help each person reach their full potential, thus supporting stronger family units and more resilient communities.

While each of our program areas is distinct, in combination they create a powerful synergy. Our maritime heritage sites create opportunities for employment training. Our education programs use our environmental and maritime resources as living learning laboratories. Our employability programs create stronger communities that are better prepared to exercise environmental stewardship.

About the Opportunity

Living Classrooms Foundation is seeking an HR Coordinator. Reporting to the Managing Director of Human Resources, this role is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the HR Department which includes, but is not limited to, benefit administration, data entry, compliance, leave management, and enforcing company policies and practices.

The ideal candidate is a leader with demonstrated ability to produce quality results.  She/He/They will be analytical, highly collaborative, and have a proven track record of strong business acumen, exceptional consultative skills, and a passion for being an effective influencer to achieve desired outcomes. 


·        Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.

·        Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.

·        Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.

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

·        Assists in the administration of benefits and retirement programs. 

·        Administers FMLA and ADA-related requests for accommodations

·        Administers workers’ compensation claims and related matters

·        Establishes and is responsible for the proper maintenance of employee files, I-9’s and other documents as required by local, state and federal statutes.

·        Designs and implements employee engagement initiatives in conjunction with management.

·        Supports diversity and inclusion initiatives and projects

·        All other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field preferred.

·        SHRM or HRCI accreditation preferred.

·        2-4 years of comprehensive Human Resources experience, preferably in the non-profit sector.

·        Demonstrated knowledge and application of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.

·        Superior people skills, including the demonstrated ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

·        Prior experience using HRIS or talent management systems

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presenting to small or large groups

·        Demonstrated ability to maintain compliant Human Resources operations.

·        Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

·        Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

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