HR Coordinator

Company Name: 

National Nordic Museum


2655 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107-4140

Contact Name: 

Human Resources


Job Description: 


The HR Coordinator serves as point person for recruiting and onboarding employees and provides support for other HR activities including the annual review process, and staff recognition activities. This position is also responsible for supporting the finance department by ensuring segregation of duties within the department. The position provides direct administrative support to the Director of Finance and HR. 


  • Under the direction of the Director of Finance and HR, oversee employment searches; liaise with management to facilitate appropriate staffing as assigned
  • Source and build an adequate, diverse, and qualified applicant pool to support personnel needs throughout the organization.
  • Guide candidates and hiring managers through interviews, offers, and onboarding activities; provide regular status reports to Director of Finance and HR.
  • Draft job descriptions, develop candidate assessment criteria, manage hiring timelines, maintain job postings, draft interview scripts and develop skill assessment exercises.
  • ​Review application materials and arrange interviews; conduct phone and in-person interviews as required.
  • Maintain consistent, professional and timely communication with applicants.
  • Maintain HR archive and applicant records.
  • Develop and maintain recruitment process and procedural documentation, policies, presentations, forms, training content and other organizational recruitment resources.
  • Oversee new employee onboarding. Coordinate trainings with appropriate personnel and schedule onboarding meetings.
  • Add new employee information to Museum directories, and request support for new hire tasks (voicemail account, user profile, computer station, security badge, business card, etc.). Disseminate contact list and org chart to staff when changes occur.
  • ​Schedule new employee 3-month reviews and document completion of paperwork.
  • Ensure that new employee onboarding material is current and prepared for each new employee. Validate the completion of all new-employee onboarding forms.
  • Support the process for departing employees; schedule exit interviews, ensure completion of handover guides, update directories, and ensure completion of security tasks.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll, maintain accurate payroll records and work with the Director of Finance and HR to ensure compliance with all laws and policies around employee pay.
  • Support Director of Finance and HR with annual review process and Performance Improvement Plans.
  • Administer benefit programs and open enrollments.
  • Organize staff trainings as assigned.
  • Assist with employment recognition and incentive programs; identify opportunities to increase staff esprit de corps by heading up the Fun Committee.
  • Assist with tasks that support the financial duties of the department. Approximately 10 hours a week will be spent on the following administrative tasks for the department; code expense invoices to the GL, reconcile banking and credit card accounts at the start of the month, assist with monthly financial reports for Museum committees and the board.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with high energy and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions; interpret and present information effectively.
  • Excellent communication, effective listening, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to anticipate challenges, take initiative and provide solutions to achieve department and organization objectives.
  • Must be able to quickly and accurately assess priorities.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of extremely sensitive data, records, conversations.
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and editing skills: English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Adaptable to changing business situations and environments.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent + 3 years relevant experience.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Proficient in PC platform. Microsoft Office; Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint. Advanced Web research skills.
  • Basic knowledge of QuickBooks.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift 20lbs.
  • Ability to be seated/standing for extended periods.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. All employees are expected to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.