Junior Human Resource Generalist

  • Environmental Incentives
  • Hybrid (Washington D.C., DC, USA)
  • Mar 03, 2023
Full time Sustainability

Job Description


  • Are you interested in joining an exciting team and building functional knowledge in Human Resources?   
  • Do you enjoy learning new software and sharing your knowledge with others? 

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn HR functions in the government contracting sector and develop needed skills and gain experience in the HR profession.  


Our clients have recognized our value and hired us to help them address the world's most important problems related to climate change, biodiversity conservation, and community resilience. Our rapid growth means that we have many new staff with deep expertise in the fields of conservation and development, but we have not had the opportunity to develop a common understanding of EI’s unique brand of quality products and services. Amongst us, we have master facilitators, strategists, and project managers, but we don’t yet have the systems fully in place to spread these skills across the company. 

We need a Jr Generalist to assist with the implementation and management of our performance management platform, including technical support. This individual will be an important member of the People Team to support and counsel managers on our performance management system and perform other administrative HR duties. 

If you have the experience and desire to help our staff become more effective, please apply.  

About Environmental Incentives  

At Environmental Incentives, our purpose is to create the conditions for human and natural communities to thrive. We do this by helping our partners improve the performance of conservation and development programs. Our clients trust us to design and support implementation of programs that (1) use evidence to develop effective strategies within complex systems, (2) center local stakeholder experiences and facilitate collective action, and (3) produce results that support learning about what works. Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation with offices located in Washington, DC, South Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Nairobi, and Lima (pending registration). Our remote staff and consultants are based in multiple states within the United States, and across five continents. 

Objectives and Deliverables  

First 3 months  

  • Demonstrates understanding of People Team’s process and ongoing projects 
  • Coordinate the implementation of Cornerstone Performance Management System 
  • Work with the Cornerstone system implementation team to ensure the system is properly implemented.    

6 months 

  • Ensures a successful implementation through orchestrating activities, facilitating meetings, and integrating technologies. 
  • Support the new performance management system rollout  
  • Assist staff with being able to utilize the Cornerstone system  

12 months 

  • System manages the data to ensure accurate reporting  
  • Provide support to ensure assigned training are executed in a timely manner 
  • Assist with new hire orientations and onboarding  

Other Ongoing Responsibilities: 

  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications. 
  • Support the annual Performance Review process. 
  • Conduct new hire orientation and employee onboarding and help organize training and development initiatives. 
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs, including performance and talent management, productivity, and training and development. 
  • Handles performance management system-related inquiries from employees and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate HR staff. 
  • Support the automation of HR processes where applicable. 
  • Participate in assigned HR projects which may include HR system implementations and more. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualification: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or related field required and 3+ years relevant experience; Master's degree and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Demonstrated administrative experience managing multiple tasks. 

Preferred qualification  

  • SHRM-CP or other related human resources certification is a plus. 
  • Experience with ADP HRIS. 
  • Experience in Cornerstone Performance Management System. 
  • Experience supporting a Human Resources department and working on HR-related roles.  
  • Experience and knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations. 
  • Experience maintaining and improving filing and workflow systems and processes. 
  • Experience providing technical and administrative support to multiple team members and staff. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities   

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player. 
  • Understanding of general human resources policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to learn new computer systems/software. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Good time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. 
  • Proficient with Cornerstone Performance Management Suite and ADP. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization Knowledge of 
  • Monday work management software.   


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions. 
  • Criminal background check required. 


The position will be based in Washington, DC. Environmental Incentives is implementing a hybrid work model in which employees will be required to work in the office approximately two days per week.   

Proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or legally authorized exemption is required for all Environmental Incentives employees working in the United States, regardless of office location or remote work. Selected candidates will be required to provide proof of full vaccination before beginning employment with Environmental Incentives. Full vaccination is defined as 2 weeks after the final dose of the requisite vaccination.  


The starting salary range for this position is $59,000 - $68,000 per year. Environmental Incentives also offers a competitive benefits package that includes:   

  • 100% employer-funded medical, dental, long-term and short-term disability, and life insurance for employees, and the option to enroll in supplemental life insurance.   
  • Highly competitive 401k contributions that start on day one of your employment. Did we mention we offer environmentally responsible investment options?    
  • Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time. You’ll also get paid time off opportunities each year to vote and volunteer at a charity of your choice!    


Please submit your application no later than March 20, 2023. On a rolling basis throughout the application period, we will review applications and contact qualified candidates for additional information.   


We are committed to developing an inclusive work environment for all employees, where diversity of thought, style, culture, and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or and other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This Organization Participates In E-Verify. 

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants with disabilities may contact Environmental Incentives coordinators via telephone, e-mail, and other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Human Resources:

Patrice Gulledge

Human Resources Director

Phone: (202) 525-2450 

E-mail: pgulledge@enviroincentives.com

Job Level



Business Services


 $59,000 - $68,000

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