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Human Resources Consultant

$29 to $33 per hour

Salary:  $60,300 - $68,600

If you have passion for developing, designing, and facilitating effective HR practices, join our team of HR consultants. We are a collegial team dedicated to promoting better work environments and advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

In this position you will use your knowledge of personnel policies, employment laws, coaching, and training to help diverse and dynamic nonprofits thrive. A successful consultant will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be adept ad time and project management.

Job Duties

  • Provide consulting services valued by clients while adhering to the scope of work, meeting timelines and utilization levels, and keeping the client and program manager updated on project status
  • Research and analyze employee/operational data (compensation, turnover, benefit costs, etc.) to identify and respond to areas of concern
  • Ensure your clients' compliance with federal, state, and city employment laws, minimize risk, and identify or develop supportive resources
  • Advance and incorporate inclusion, diversity, equity, and access best practices into HR functions.
  • Coach clients on employee relations and employment best practices and deliver trainings
  • Develop or revise employment policies and handbooks in line with employment laws and best practices
  • Work with the Human Resources program team to ensure consistent HR practices across organizations and to contribute to the the HR program knowledge base
  • Perform other duties as needed to ensure the effective operation of the HR program

Competencies and Qualifications


  • 2 + years Human Resource Business Partner experience or 5 + years Human Resources Generalist or equivalent experience
  • Thorough knowledge of HR functions, laws, and best practices, including workplace health and safety; wage and hour; compensation and benefits; anti-harassment/discrimination/retaliation; and leave laws
  • Experience learning, advancing, and incorporating inclusion, diversity, equity, and access into HR best practices
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Able to work effectively with leaders and staff at all levels and with a diverse clients
  • Conveys information clearly in verbal and written form and demonstrates active listening skills
  • Effective interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to identify the core issue promptly; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; generates a range of solutions and courses of action; and resolves problems


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field of study, or equivalent work experience
  • Volunteer or work experience in the nonprofit sector
  • SHRM certified or willing to achieve SHRM certification within one year (paid for by 501 Commons upon successful completion)
  • Project and process management skills with a demonstrated track record of delivering results and the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Functions well in a team environment
  • Experience initiating and leading Human Resources projects

If your qualifications do not precisely match these requirements, but you think you are a good fit for the position, we still want to hear from you about why you would be a great addition to our team.

Work Conditions and Compensation

  • Work hours are flexible within an M-F, 8 am to 6 pm timeframe.
  • Most work can be done from a home office with high-speed internet access, with occasional travel to client sites. If you prefer to work in our offices, they are located in central Seattle.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Benefits include generous paid time off, holiday pay, and employer-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage, and 401K retirement account.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Put the position title in the subject line.