Human Resources Generalist

Janus Youth Programs, Inc | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 11/14/2023

Level: Entry

Job Location: Janus Administrative Office - Portland, OR

Remote Type: Hybrid

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Bachelor Degree Preferred

Salary Range: $21.50 - $26.50 Hourly

Travel Percentage: Negligible

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Human Resources

Be part of a dynamic team guided by Janus Youth Programs’ mission to create paths to success for hundreds of children, youth and families in Oregon and Washington! Since originating in 1972 as a Multnomah County demonstration project providing residential care for adolescents struggling with homelessness and drug abuse, Janus Youth Programs has provided a second chance for at-risk youth with few resources and no place to turn to for help. Today, we have grown to become one of the largest nonprofits in the Northwest operating more than 20 programs that change lives and builds futures.

The Human Resources Generalist position will run the daily functions of the Human Resources Department. These functions will include overseeing the new hire and onboarding process; administering pay; assistance with benefits administration; processing changes in employee status, position, and wage; updating background clearances as needed; managing multiple employee databases; personnel file management; and providing guidance with company policies and practices. This position will support the Human Resource function for Janus Youth Programs with supervision from the Human Resources Director.

SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, roughly 8:30 am to 4:30 pm but schedule can be flexible. This position will be hybrid and require 3 days onsite per week. The schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $21.50 - $26.50 per hour DOE. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and 401(k). Janus offers 8 paid holidays, 52 hours of sick time, and Paid Time Off that accrues as hours are worked with a maximum annual accrual of 80 hours in the first year. Voluntary optional coverages are also available.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying.

  • Knowledge of human resource policies and procedures.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; OR minimum of 1+ years of related human resources experience and/or training.
  • SHRM-CP or PHR is a plus.


  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization HRIS and talent management system, as we as multiple software systems including Excel, Word, HRIS (UKG Ready preferred), Relias, and a variety of benefits administration systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Must value working in a multicultural/diverse environment.
  • A commitment to on-going training and a willingness to receive and act upon feedback.
  • Ability to accurately read, record, and interpret information and complete written documentation that meets HR guidelines.
  • Knowledge of office administration procedures with an ability to be detail-oriented, highly organized, and to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to handle high level of sensitive and confidential situations/information.
  • Strong employee relation skills with a focus on timely resolution.
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy on a consistent basis and to track and organize multiple details and/or steps within a process.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-dependent environment and to act on the agenda of the organization.
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.
  • Ability to engage in supervision, follow program, procedural and supervisor directions, and receive feedback in a cooperative and positive manner.
  • Ability to regularly attend scheduled shift, be punctual for scheduled shift and meetings, and be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of position.
  • Manual dexterity allowing performance of routine office tasks such as writing, phone use, filing, copying, and use of computer keyboard.
  • Ability to sit for multiple hours a day and to be able to lift up to 10lbs.


  • Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland metropolitan and SW Washington area is preferred but not required. All employees who drive for work purposes must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for state of residency, have a driving record that permits coverage under the corporate auto liability policy, and complete the agency’s driving approval process before driving for work. If driving a personal vehicle for work purposes drivers must also have personal auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended). Employees are not to drive for work purposes until they have received written authorization to do so.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens training is required on first day of employment and annually thereafter.
  • Must complete Mandatory Abuse Training within the first 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.
  • Must pass DHS criminal history background check.


  • May involve exposure to communicable diseases, including a variety of illnesses and infections such as the common cold, TB, Hepatitis, flu, meningitis, and HIV.
  • May involve time in excess of routine schedule and/or overtime, including evening, weekend, and/or holidays.
  • May involve exposure to information that graphically describes physical, sexual and emotion abuse of children and may experience vicarious trauma.
  • May require working and providing services at locations other than program site (i.e., Golf Tournament, Annual Awards Dinner, etc.,) and may, therefore, be exposed to environments not under agency control (i.e., second-hand smoke, varying hygiene practices, etc.).

This position description is intended to give the reader a general idea of the overall purpose and the main activities and responsibilities that are intrinsic to this position. While this description is intended to be representative, it is not intended to be limiting.



Salary21.50 - 26.50 Hour
Listing Type
Business (General) | Clerical/Administrative | Human Resources | Nonprofit | Office | Operations
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Entry Level | Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
21.50 - 26.50
Salary Type

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