Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, located in Bridgeport, CT is seeking a full-time (35 hours/week), benefits-eligible Human Resources Associate to enhance the efficient operations of the Agency’s Human Resource department. The HR Associate is responsible for the day-to-day administrative functions and for organizing, processing and converting data required to fulfill HR deliverables including onboarding, performance management, recruiting and compliance.


  • 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.
  • Daily execution of current HR processes with the goal of achieving a paperless HR program.
  • Provides HR support to programs in the areas payroll and employment policies to ensure prompt, accurate and courteous resolution.
  • Fulfills requests for audits and mandatory government reporting through completion of EEO-1 filings, salary surveys, workers’ comp reports and other compliance reviews.
  • Create and generate reports (ad-hoc and canned) and analyze data.
  • 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 vetted job-search sites.
  • Ensures compliance with employment laws and regulations, and posts updates relating to Agency and Diocesan policies.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or Business Management a plus.
  • Experience with a HRMS/Payroll system a plus; 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 and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of various recruiting platforms a plus.
  • Strong analytical ability and research skills; attention to detail.
  • Proactive and independent thinker with ability to take initiative.
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and HR best practices.
  • Notary Public License a plus.
  • Must possess utmost discretion and tact and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Catholic Charities offers a generous benefits package.

For consideration, please submit cover letter along with resume to: [email protected]

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.