HR Administrator & Benefits Specialist
Project Open Hand - San Francisco, CA

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Project Open Hand provides food and compassion to improve the quality of life for the men, women and children it serves. Project Open Hand programs include: meal, grocery and nutrition counseling for people with symptomatic HIV and AIDS; congregate lunch and nutrition education for people over 60 years of age; meal service for homebound and critically ill people under the age of 60. Services are available to eligible clients living in San Francisco and Alameda counties, regardless of their race, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability or ability to pay.

Project Open Hand was founded in San Francisco in 1985 by Ruth Brinker, a retired meal service manager, who began preparing meals in a church basement for seven people living with AIDS. The first grassroots response to the nutritional needs of people with AIDS in the nation, Project Open Hand continues to be a model for similar organizations around the world. In 1989, Project Open Hand started serving people with AIDS in Alameda County. In 1998, Project Open Hand furthered its reach and began serving congregate lunches to seniors at various sites throughout San Francisco and Alameda County. At the beginning of 2000, Project Open Hand expanded its services to provide 'meals with love' to people who are homebound with any illness.

We are currently hiring for the position below:

TITLE: HR Administrator & Benefits Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Manager of Human Resources
LOCATION: 730 Polk Street, San Francisco
STATUS: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

The HR Administrator and Benefits Specialist serves as the organizational hub of the Human Resources department. The position will be relied on to handle all aspects of administrative support with an emphasis on agency Benefits and HRIS management. The duties will also include some departmental analytics for the Manager and Director of Human Resources as well as HR process and document support to the agency as a whole.


  • Minimum 2 years’ highly successful experience in an administrative position, preferably within a Human Resources Department
  • Benefits administration experience and knowledge
  • Excellent proven and demonstrable organization skills
  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel


  • Experience using ADP products (HRB/WFN/ezLaborManager)
  • Working knowledge of MS SharePoint
  • Working knowledge of MS Access
  • Experience in and/or desire to learn about the Human Resources field


  • Departmental point person for basic HR requests
  • Agency benefits administration including enrollments and changes
  • Departmental file (electronic and physical) and HRIS organization and maintenance
  • On and Off-boarding document administration
  • Independent tracking of and reporting on employee milestones and important dates
  • Assists HR Manager with recruitment administration and outreach
  • Serves as HR liaison for Agency event planning
  • Occasional emergency reception coverage
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Poise: ability to maintain composure during interactions with diverse populations in often challenging situations
  • Positivity: ability to maintain a calm, positive and constructive attitude during challenging situations
  • Sensitivity to the circumstances and needs of the critically ill and seniors, as well as people with mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Teamwork: Proven ability to work as part of a cohesive team in a fast paced and changing environment with a diverse group of staff and volunteers
  • Professional Ethics: Honest, accountable, maintains confidentiality
  • Job Knowledge: Understands facets of job, aware of duties and responsibilities, keeps job knowledge current
  • Organization Skills: Information organized and accessible, maintains efficient work space, manages time well
  • Productivity: Manages workload, works efficiently, meets goals and objectives
  • Communication: strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer Skills: Skilled with computers, proficiency with MS Office applications, learns quickly, uses technology to enhance job performance with an interest and ability to learn new programs

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for long period of times; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Work environment: The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud. The temperature in the work environment will range from cold to warm

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Please include a current resume and cover letter with your application
Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are committed to diversity!

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Project Open Hand provides food and compassion to improve the quality of life for the men, women and children it serves. Project Open Hand...