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Human Resources Associate

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, located in Bridgeport, CT is seeking a full-time (35 hours/week), benefits-eligible Human Resources Associate. The HR Associate is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of staffing activities and associated HR administrative functions and for organizing and processing data required to fulfill HR deliverables relating to onboarding, recruiting and compliance.


    • Provides HR support to programs in the areas of benefits, payroll and employment policies to ensure prompt, accurate and courteous resolution.
    • Ensures compliance with employment laws and regulations, and posts updates relating to Agency and Diocesan policies.
    • Investigates enhancements to HR processes and systems, and assists with the transferring/capturing of files with a goal to achieving a paperless HR program.
    • Fulfills requests for audits and mandatory Government reporting through completion of EEO-1 filings, salary surveys, workers’ comp reports and other compliance reviews.
    • Works with department managers to obtain hiring criteria and acquire pre-hire budget approval.
    • Formats and finalizes job postings in accordance with approved job descriptions and uploads to approved job search sites.
    • Coordinates and monitors the onboarding process, ensuring pre-employment information is received and reviewed in a timely manner and data is accurate and complete. Ensures hiring manager has obtained certified reference checks.
    • Upon approval by hiring manager and HR leadership, identifies start date, approves pre-hire background check and training, prepares offer letter and forwards onboarding details to candidate.
    • Coordinates with vendors to secure supplies, cell phones and technology products.
    • Processes monthly vendor invoices.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Education, Skills and Qualifications:

    • High school diploma and a minimum of three years’ equivalent work experience required.
    • Minimum two years’ experience with a HCM/Payroll system. Paycor preferred.
    • Experience in ad-hoc reporting required.
    • Previous experience working in a non-profit a plus.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Technically proficient (Microsoft Office Suite); particularly Excel.
    • Knowledge of various recruiting platforms a plus.
    • Proactive and independent thinker with ability to take initiative.
    • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and HR best practices.
    • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
    • Notary Public License a plus.
    • Must possess utmost discretion and tact, especially when dealing with confidential information.

Catholic Charities offers a generous benefits package and paid time off.

Please submit cover letter along with resume for consideration to: [email protected]

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.