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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.
Brookings Human Resources (HR) department actively develops and implements HR best practices aligned with organizational priorities. The HR team delivers high quality HR services and ensures the recruitment, development, recognition, and retention of a diverse, high performing and engaged workforce, and smooth and efficient operations. We are a collaborative HR team of 14, including Staffing, Benefits, Compensation & HR Technology, and Learning & Development, working to provide a supportive and well managed workplace where all employees have a sense of belonging and can contribute in an impactful and meaningful way.
Position Location:This position is hybrid. Hybrid positions combine regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of at least two days of remote work each week.
Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.
Individuals that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The HR Generalist is a member of the Staffing team, which includes two senior HR Business Partners, one Senior HR Generalist, one Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, and the Director of Employment. The HR Generalist is responsible for managing the Brookings internship program, supporting the recruitment process, recruitment outreach and reporting, and performance management and compensation. This position serves as one of the daily contacts for HR-related internal and external questions. The Human Resources Generalist acts as a trusted advisor to candidates, internal stakeholders, and staffing agencies. The Human Resources Generalist reports to the Director of Employment.
Staffing, Recruitment Outreach and Reporting (35%)
Internship Program (35%)
Performance Management and Compensation (20%)
General Human Resources Administration (10%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Minimum bachelor’s degree in business, management, human resource, organization management, or related degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Minimum three years of related work experience required. Basic knowledge of HR practices, procedures, laws, compliance and regulations. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Demonstrated knowledge of general recruiting and staffing practices. Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation and a proactive work style. Ability to produce high quality work with a focus on continual improvement. Excellent organizational, research, project planning, presentation and problem-solving skills with careful attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to express ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and concisely. Must exhibit sound judgment and handle confidential, sensitive information. Must successfully perform in a fast-paced department with multiple assignments, shifting priorities and deadline pressures. Ability to work effectively both independently and on a small, collaborative team. Demonstrated understanding and application of computer technology to efficiently accomplish work, using Microsoft Office programs and HRIS systems required, iCIMS and Workday preferred.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.