Who We Are:

The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is the only non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area focused exclusively on providing free legal assistance to child and adult immigrants detained by the government in the Capital Region. This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary:

The Human Resources Associate reports to the Operations Manager and Associate Director and is responsible for planning, and implementing human resource programs, services, and policies. The Human Resources Associate interfaces with staff and outside counsel while helping to lead the human resources program.

General Duties and Responsibilities[1]:

Human Resources

  • Administer the recruitment, new-hire orientation, staff exit administration, performance management, and open enrollment for benefits.
  • Manage employee benefits and personnel data.
  • Work with Operations Manager and Associate Director on revising employment policies.
  • Updates and ensures the accuracy of employee information in organizational portals.
  • Maintain employee records (attendance, EEO data, etc.) according to policy and legal requirements.
  • Enrolling employees in or making changes to employee benefits and responding to inquiries relating to benefits.
  • Responding to employee inquiries relating to payroll and policies.
  • Ability to solve employee issues.

What Else You Should Know:

This position will require some travel to the Washington D.C. office for mail purposes. Some travel to the Baltimore office may be required. At the moment, CAIR Coalition staff is working remotely until November 2021.

Competencies Required:

Substantive Proficiency

The employee demonstrates a growing understanding of legal and HR concepts at a level that allows them to function with limited supervision. The employee looks for professional growth opportunities and puts into practice newly learned concepts and techniques. The employee interacts with internal and external stakeholders in a professional and effective manner.

Programmatic Proficiency

The employee properly prioritizes tasks and projects with minimal oversight and carries our tasks and projects effectively and efficiently. The employee shows growing independence for the management of projects.


The employee ensures that all administrative aspects of their position are carried out without managerial intervention, including timekeeping, file upkeep, database upkeep, etc.

Written and oral Spanish fluency is not required but it is a plus.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a salary non-exempt position.

  • Paid PTO:
  • 23 days of personal time off
  • 20 days of sick time
  • 1 day of volunteer time per calendar year.
  • Paid federal holidays.
  • Paid winter break closure.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability.
  • Retirement plan with an employer match after one year of employment.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@caircoalition.org. Your cover letter should describe your interest in this position and how your experience has prepared you for this role.

[1] This list is illustrative and not intended to be a complete classification of all job functions

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