Human Resources Specialist

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Thank you for your interest in employment with Friends of the Children. We have a strong commitment to provide a workplace free of alcohol and illegal drugs. It is our intention to provide a healthy and safe workplace for all of our employees as well as maintaining an environment conducive to excellent service to our many constituencies: children, their families, coworkers, community partners, donors and vendors. In keeping with this commitment, we have a policy prohibiting illegal drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

A condition of employment with Friends of the Children is successful completion of drug testing performed on samples of urine provided by the candidate. These samples are tested for the presence of drugs that may be illegal or adversely affect job performance.

Please read and sign the consent section below. Only completed applications, including the signed consent forms, will be considered for employment. Your signature below signifies your consent to provide necessary samples at a designated facility, consent to have such samples tested for the presence of drugs, and authorizes the release of test results to the designated representative for its sole use in evaluating you for employment.

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I certify that all information provided on this application and all attachments is true and complete. I understand that any offer of employment will be contingent upon my submitting to and successfully passing a drug test, reference checks and a criminal background check. I release Friends of the Children and the testing laboratory from any and all liability and claims incident to such sample collection, testing and use of test results associated with my drug test. I consent to and authorize Friends of the Children to request any information concerning my current and/or previous employment and educational history and release all parties and persons connected with any request for information from all claims, liabilities and damages for whatever reason arising out of furnishing such information. If I am employed, I understand that if anything proves contrary to what I have stated or any material information is omitted on this Application for Employment, my employment will be terminated. I understand that if hired, I will be required to produce documents on my first day of employment that verify my identity and legal authorization to work in the United States. I understand that my employment with the organization is not for a specified term, and that my employment or compensation may be terminated at any time be either myself or the organization, with or without cause or notice.

Friends of the Children is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or veteran status.

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Calling all HR pros who want to give back to your community as you exercise your HR chops…

Friends of the Children – Portland has an exciting opportunity for a multi-tasking guru who loves human resources and all the important administrative tasks associated with it. Our current amazing HR Specialist is relocating, so this rare opening is available.

The HR Specialist will partner closely with and report to the Human Resources Manager while enjoying a wide variety of independent responsibilities, including administration of the following:

  • Benefits
  • Payroll
  • FMLA
  • HR & Payroll legal compliance reporting
  • HR files
  • Staffing (recruiting, background checks, onboarding)
  • HR information systems

If you want to contribute to an organization whose sole purpose is to care for our most vulnerable children and you meet the requirements outlined below, please apply today.


  •  Minimum of four years HR/Payroll/Benefits administration and HR compliance experience
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Record of successfully multi-tasking and managing time while staying organized
  • Experience as an equity and inclusion champion
  • Graduation from High School


  • Associates degree
  • Coursework or certification in HR

Friends of the Children supports a work/life balance and offers a rich employer-paid benefits package including subsidized optional coverages, a 401(k) plan with employer contributions, and generous vacation and sick leave. Final job offers are contingent on successful passing of a full background and drug screening. Starting salary range: $44,854 - $50,461 annually

Location: Portland, OR
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