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Human Resources Generalist

Atlanta Legal Aid Society works to remove barriers to justice so that everyone can receive quality legal care, regardless of income. Through our 75 attorneys on staff, our self-help tools, and our pro bono program, we help our clients deal with some of life’s most basic needs. For nearly 100 years, we have been helping our clients to secure safe homes, have enough food to eat, get a decent education, be protected against fraud, and get legal protection against domestic violence. Last year alone, our attorneys handled more than 20,000 cases that affected over 45,000 people in metro Atlanta. At Atlanta Legal Aid, we believe in a future where everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of income, and we are working towards that future every day. 


We are currently seeking a Human Resources Generalist to work in our downtown headquarters. The human resources generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and fostering positive relationships with the leadership and staff members at the corporate and satellite offices.  This position will provide a wide range of HR support and advice for our 135 employees to administer HR best practices and carry out responsibilities in the functional areas of recruitment/employment, benefits administration, employee relations, training, onboarding, performance management, policy implementation, payroll, and employment law compliance.   


Qualifications & Skills: 

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of HR experience, or five to seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience:


  • Past success working in a non-profit organization 
  • HR certification, PHR or SHRM-SCP


Additional Eligibility Qualifications and Skills Required 


  • Understanding of HR best practices and current regulations          
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships
  • Customer-focused attitude, with a high level of professionalism and discretion
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite and HRMS (Paylocity)          
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • High level of integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed


Terms: The starting salary for someone with 7 years’ experience is $50,800. The

program provides generous fringe benefits, including educational loan reimbursement up to $7200 per year (after a $65 per month deductible and set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave; health, life, and long and short-term disability insurance; partial payment for dependent health insurance; a salary reduction option for a flexible spending account; and voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match.


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