Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources Generalist 150 150 The 5th Avenue Theatre
The 5th Avenue Theatre
May 11, 2023
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Fabrizio Almeida


Position Overview:

Working collaboratively and providing valuable support to the Human Resources Director, the Human Resources Generalist will have responsibilities primarily focused on the execution of day-to-day Human Resources (HR) operations and processes. This includes but is not limited to record management and compliance, recruitment, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, and leave administration.

The 5th Avenue Theatre continues to grow in new and exciting ways, and we are looking for an individual excited about evolving organizational processes and people support systems. Under the guidance of the HR Director, this person will have the opportunity to help shape and develop all facets of the employee experience, helping to ensure The 5th Avenue Theatre continues to be a leader among local and national arts institutions.

Principal Responsibilities:

● Maintain office employee records in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
● Manages job postings and candidates to ensure a compliant and dynamic recruitment process that meets the changing needs of hiring leaders.
● Maintains efficient administrative processes for full employee lifecycle including recruiting, hiring, onboarding and offboarding.
● In collaboration with the HR Director, conducts New Hire orientations to ensure successful integration of new employees into 5th Avenue culture and workforce.
● Serves as first point-of-contact for all benefit-related questions and issues to ensure timely and accurate resolution. Maintains contact with employees to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits for all employees.
● Administers employee benefits including enrollments and terminations with all 3rd-party benefit partners and insurance carriers (including COBRA) within deadlines.
● Assists with annual open enrollment, collaborating with 5th Avenue benefit broker to prepare (or revise) and distribute materials, ensure employee education around benefits, and process changes within deadlines.
● Processes monthly billing from carriers. Reviews billings for accuracy and approves payments in a timely manner. Resolves discrepancies with carriers and payroll.
● Provides administrative support to HR Director with Washington state L&I/Workers’ Compensation claims.
● Works closely with Finance partners to support best practices around administration of timekeeping, unemployment claims, and annual audits (payroll, 401k, etc.). Consults with HR Director on suggestions to improve these processes and flow of information between HR and Finance departments.
● May coordinate and support various activities designed to promote and maintain high levels of employee engagement.
● Assists HR Director with other departmental duties as assigned to ensure administrative compliance with applicable state and federal labor laws.


● 2-3 years of relevant work experience, Bachelor’s, or equivalent education and/or experience
● Professional HR certification desirable, or the willingness/ability to obtain one with company support
● Proficiency with HRIS and Payroll systems
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel and other MS Office applications
● Ability to leverage existing or emerging technologies to help deliver HR services in a timely and efficient manner
● Inspired by, and excited to support, our ongoing DEIA+ mission and commitment to being an enthusiastically inclusive workplace
● Strong organization skills to address and prioritize workload and competing tasks and deadlines
● Strong written and verbal communication skills
● Strong attention to detail and ability to edit and proofread
● Enjoys creating professional and positive relationships across all levels of personnel
● High level of discretion surrounding confidential and sensitive information
● Experience working in the non-profit sector and a love for the transformative power of the arts (and musicals in particular) a plus

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Fabrizio Almeida, HR Director at Please include HR Generalist in the subject line.