Senior People Operations Associate

Who We Are:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 240 organizations that promotes and protects civil and human rights in America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit

About the Role:

We are seeking a Sr. People Operations Associate who is passionate about building and optimizing our infrastructure to support an amazing staff experience. The Sr. People Operations Associate will support the full spectrum of the People & Culture (P&C) functions, emphasizing people operations and payroll administration. The incumbent in this position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: payroll, P&C system maintenance, analytics, and data collection for annual reporting. In partnership with the Director, People Operations, the Senior Associate will also contribute to and assist the larger team with special projects related to modernizing and streamlining processes, building capacity, and strengthening stakeholder engagement. The ideal candidate is highly motivated with exceptional prioritization and organizational skills, can effectively communicate at all levels of the organization, and possesses diligent follow-through skills.

This position will report to the Director, People Operations. This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

What you will do:

  • Process bi-weekly payroll and communicate time & attendance deadlines with staff, reconciling and troubleshooting any issues. The Sr. Associate will also organize and administer payroll-related changes informed by Personnel Action Forms (PAFs).
  • Manage the workflow of people processes during the employee lifecycle, including maintaining the data integrity of our HRIS. The Sr. Associate will also maintain and publish the monthly organizational chart.
  • Maintain employee data and functionality of P&C systems to include preparing for new hire compliance training, performance feedback cycles, and program progress reporting.
  • Be responsible for the following People Operations day-to-day functions: P&C Outlook distribution group(s), shared files, wage notices, employment verifications, department mail, payroll calendars, and invoice and credit card reconciliation for the Director.
  • Manage annual compliance and year-end HRIS reporting features and assist the Sr. Benefits Manager with data collection (e.g., W-2, 401(k), EEO-1, VETS 4212).
  • Support the Director in assessing, creating, and implementing analytics and dashboard strategies to help our organization understand people trends.
  • Partner with the Director to engage stakeholders in selecting and configuring a new HRIS system that meets our organization’s needs.
  • Perform other duties as necessary and related.

What you will bring:

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Human Resources Generalist I. Specifically, in the areas of HRIS management and compliance.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in payroll and tax administration for >50 employees.  Experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to trace data errors to the root cause and resolve errors in our systems.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, manage a complex workload, and organize time efficiently. Reliable self-starter with strong initiative and follow-through on requests.
  • A high level of computer literacy to include Microsoft products, HRIS systems, and reporting tools.
  • Positive work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills. Desire and ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work both collaboratively and independently and be able to determine and develop necessary approaches for solutions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a high level of discretion around sensitive matters.
  • Ability to travel to the physical office periodically (1-2 times per month) for physical mailbox maintenance.

What We Offer:

The Leadership Conference offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time. Staff can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.

Salary Range – $73,938 – $79,250, dependent on years of related experience.

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter. Cover letters are required and should be attached.

Office Re-opening Statement

Currently, staff has the option to work from the office or home while we determine our long-term policy on remote and hybrid work. Please note this position is not permanently remote and over time the person filling this role may be required to work on occasion or regularly from the Washington, DC-based office.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

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