Human Resources Associate

Human Resources Associate

Organization: Southern Vision Alliance 

Position: Human Resources Associate

Hours/week: 40 hours per week

Worker Classification: Full-time, non-exempt, at-will, regular employee

Application deadline: February 1, 2024

Desired Start Date: February 19, 2024

Compensation Range:  $52,000 – $57,000

Manager: Human Resources Director  

Benefits: Includes health, dental, vision, health reimbursement account, dependent care reimbursement account, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, 401k retirement plan with a 3% employer match, professional development funds, and more.


Location: A hybrid of work from home and occasionally in the Durham, NC office



The Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is looking for a detail-oriented person with at least two years of nonprofit experience related to human resources and administrative support. This applicant must have a demonstrated commitment to SVA’s mission, vision, and values. 


Required skills

  • Clear and demonstrated commitment to SVA’s core values of social justice, racial justice, and collective liberation in the US South
  • Clear and demonstrated commitment to working with groups that represent marginalized populations
  • Accountable to teammates and work plans, proactive, adaptable, responsive
  • Task-oriented with good customer service skills, including timely email responsiveness. 
  • At least two years of experience in human resources and administrative support 
  • Skilled at creating and managing spreadsheets (Excel, GoogleDocs, etc.)
  • Experience with GSuite, Idealist, LinkedIn
  • Experience with Basecamp, Canva, Slack and/or ability and willingness to learn tools quickly 
  • Great people skills, emotional intelligence, commitment to ethical standards and teamwork
  • Cooperative, honest, healthy ego in service to the work


Responsibilities include

  • Support the HR director’s processes and administrative tasks
  • Participate in HR-related professional development training to help integrate progressive, employee-friendly HR policies and processes that are supportive of BIPOC, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities and differing abilities, chronic illnesses, and other systematically marginalized identities 
  • Organizing some HR documents and maintaining filing protocols
  • Participate in liaising with SVA’s benefits broker and support annual benefits audits
  • Support updates of personnel handbook and HR-related policies and processes
  • Help with scheduling and logistics for HR-related meetings and events
  • Update professional development (PD) opportunities list and maintain records of staff’s PD usage and details 
  • Support staff with timekeeping processes and tracking leave, paid time off, and holidays
  • Support platform management and reporting related to staff benefits
  • Support HR director with implementing annual performance evaluations for all staff
  • Update templates for sample job descriptions and job postings
  • Update SVA’s “Guide to Hiring” as needed
  • Provide HR-related support to Sponsored Projects 
  • Providing administrative support for hiring processes such as note-taking, filing applications, conducting background checks, and reviewing resumes
  • Support compliance with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLC), employment law changes, and other legal requirements
  • Suggest improvements or modifications for standard operating procedures related to HR processes
  • Update the HR section of the Operations Manual as needed
  • Manage SVA’s insurances: Directors and Officers, General Liability, auto, and worker’s compensation insurance policies
  • Maintain accident reports and documentation
  • Maintain staff directory
  • Maintain personal demographic information files
  • Manage administrative details related to onboarding and orientation of new staff
  • Edit and review employment agreements and contracts 
  • Maintain confidentiality of finance and HR matters and documents
  • Participate in weekly check-in meetings with your manager
  • Join in-person at monthly all-staff meetings, the annual all-staff retreat, and the annual All Member Gathering at the SVA offices


To Apply

  • Please apply using this Idealist link:
  • Please attach the following: 
    • resume, 
    • a cover letter, and 
    • three references, including a recent supervisor and colleague (name, phone, email, and describe their relationship to you).

About Southern Vision Alliance

Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is a justice-centered values-based “grassroots intermediary” organized to provide incubation, infrastructure, capacity building, coaching, and technical assistance to frontline organizing projects, leadership programs, and collaborations led by directly-impacted communities in the US South. We anchor frontline groups and leaders to disrupt and transform power for collective liberation.


SVA is headquartered in Durham, NC, and supports a diverse cohort of fiscally sponsored projects and groups across North Carolina.


People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.


SVA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions and treatment against employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, and/or past incarceration.






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