Administrative HR Associate

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Boston, MA


The Administrative HR Associate will help coordinate the day-to-day office operations and support a range of human resources functions. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Operations & HR, this role will effectively provide daily office management and HR administrative support, coordinate various HR initiatives, assist in recruiting and team development, and support the development of policies and programs within the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources: This role will support a variety of HR functions and initiatives including but not limited to:

  • Maintain records and process changes in HRIS systems, employee files, and documents related to employee performance
  • Utilize HR technology platforms and other tools to maintain employee data for regulatory, proposal, recruitment, and reporting purposes
  • Generate monthly and ad hoc employee data reports on an as needed basis
  • Assist in the development and implementation of programs or information related to HR policies and procedures
  • Support new hire onboarding activities, facilitate employee orientation and trainings, as well as employee termination process
  • Proactively manage employee records, contact lists, email groups, etc.
  • Assist in creating and coordinating an ongoing ecosystem of regular education for the team through various professional development and relevant education opportunities such as monthly “lunch & learns”
  • Support recruiting efforts, including writing job descriptions, headhunting, and coordinating interviews
  • Track and report on personal and professional milestones and engage proper team members to communicate internally
  • Regularly survey and maintain records of employee affiliation memberships and activity/engagement
  • Conduct internal surveys to collect feedback on employee experience, potential initiatives, and more
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law
  • Participate in HR projects, such employee engagement, evaluating business unit data and metrics, learning and development, DEI, benchmarking and analyzing industry and competitive practices or other efforts

Operations: This role supports the day-to-day functions and operations of the office, including but not limited to:

  • Coordination, communication, and oversight of internal and client meetings, initiatives, and events
  • Provide administrative support to the leadership team, including calendar management, coordinating meeting space and travel arrangements as needed
  • Print production of client and business development, client, and event materials
  • Oversight, inventory tracking, and maintenance of various office technology and equipment (conference and
    huddle room technology, printers, computers, MiFi device, and more)
  • Open and maintain common areas (reception, café, huddle/conference rooms)
  • General office duties include incoming/outgoing mail distribution, maintaining supplies, coordinating catering orders, and other miscellaneous office activities

Experience, Skills and Attributes

  • 2+ years in human resources or business administration, ideally with a professional services organization
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – with proven PowerPoint, Word, and Excel skills
  • Proven experience managing an HRIS platform and applicant tracking systems (PayCom experience ideal)
  • Smartsheet and Salesforce experience is a plus but not required
  • Tech-savvy with the eagerness to learn and implement new technology and platforms
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations for designated areas including COBRA, Section 125, ERISA, FMLA, Disability and/or Workers Compensation
  • Comfortable working with a fast-paced team with changing priorities
  • Proactively looks for operational inefficiencies within the organization, finds and presents solutions, and then implements
  • Self-starter and solutions-oriented, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills to interact with various levels of management
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and represent ideas clearly and concisely
  • Customer service focused, friendly, with a positive "can-do" attitude


Cresa is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. Cresa strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.

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