HR Generalist

charity: water

Main areas of focus: HR, HRIS, Onboarding and Offboarding, Benefits & Perks, Expense and Budget Tracking, Employee Engagement, Operations Support, and People Initiatives

Location: Remote – U.S. only.

Eligibility: charity: water is fully remote and hires from all 50 U.S. states. At this time, we are only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the United States without the need of company sponsorship now or in the future.


You’ll support our talented and passionate team through key moments in the employment journey from onboarding, to benefits/perks, and beyond.


As the People Operations Senior Associate, you will have the opportunity to support our people-centric and intentional people programs, processes, and resources for our talented and passionate team. Reporting to the People Operations Senior Manager, you’ll be instrumental during the employee on and offboarding process, support employee engagement and feedback efforts, assist with day-to-day employee support within our HRIS, PEO, and benefits platforms, maintain the team budget and calendar, and assist our People and Culture team. You will work across every team to support individuals at various moments during their employment journey. You will work on a people team that is committed to fostering an engaging, values-driven, and culture-first environment for the organization.


Onboarding new employees, I9 filing, new hire paperwork, onboarding training, People and Culture Slide Deck management and maintaining the organizational chart

Offboarding employees, unemployment, and thoughtful farewells

Assisting with our HRIS (Bamboo HR), record-keeping in our PEO (TriNet), reporting, and people analytics

Providing system administration and facilitation support during Employee Engagement, Pulse, and other Employee Survey processes

Spearheading employee perks, implementing new offerings, and encouraging benefits and perk utilization

Managing the employee change process, ensuring appropriate approvals, documentation, internal communications, as well as system changes

Leading organization-wide trainings such as Anti-Sexual Harassment Training, HRIS systems training, or new perk training, etc.

Managing People and Culture expenses and tracking spending in line with the team budget

Assisting with the development and leading of people initiatives that strengthen each stage of the employment journey

Managing the virtual office, including:

Fulfillment and mail

Ordering and managing People and Culture merchandise inventory

Owning and managing the community calendar

Ad Hoc admin support and general support for the People and Culture Team


BS in Human Resources Management or similar

3 – 4 years of relevant HR experience

Ability to demonstrate a high-level of confidentiality

Strong Excel, reporting, and general HR knowledge, skills, and abilities

Strong administrative skills and abilities

Ability to effectively communicate with teams across the organization


SHRM or HRCI Certification – strongly preferred

Worked with TriNet or a similar PEO, BambooHR or similar HRIS, Benepass, or CultureAmp

Experience working in a fully remote environment

Experience with on and off boarding employees

Experience with employee engagement initiatives and benefits and perks administration


You’re so organized, it’s embarrassing

When something doesn’t have a place, you make one for it and teach others to keep it that way. You can handle and prioritize multiple projects of various origins at once. You can turn any meeting or email thread into actionable items for multiple people.

You value precision

You’re meticulous. You know accuracy is important regardless of whether anyone is watching, and you strive for excellence in every detail.

You get things done

You are a multitasking machine and you do not have a problem getting your hands dirty. You follow through on every task, no matter how big or small, and when duty calls you take matters into your own hands. You live for hitting deadlines and understand the importance of keeping on schedule and on budget. You take initiative on projects from the start and know how to bring people together and get things done.

You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal

Clear, consistent and thoughtful communication is everything to you. You are able to articulate your thoughts both verbally and in writing with poise, professionalism, clarity, and warmth. You have a confident and engaging presence when presenting.

You are a problem solver and strategic systems thinker

You find new and efficient ways to streamline processes and create innovative approaches to difficult problems.

You are a culture-driver

You have integrity, persistence, patience, and a genuine desire to empower and better the professional lives of those you work alongside. You value individuality and are a keen judge of character. You understand the importance of each role and the value it adds to every team and the organization.


The People and Culture team champions an inclusive and values-driven people experience that is intentional at each stage of the employment journey. We partner with every team across the organization to support and equip employees with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. From org-wide gatherings and weekly virtual staff meetings to surprise and delight moments throughout an employee’s journey, we aim to foster a positive, fun, and respectful work environment. The People and Culture team leads with generosity and prioritizes care for everyone in the organization, inviting feedback, and seeking to continually grow and innovate as culture leaders.


Unlimited PTO

Summer Fridays

6-week paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of employment

Annual bonus potential through The Pool

401k plan + employer match

Medical covered at 80% + Dental/Vision contributions

FSA + dependent day care FSA

Employer-paid life insurance, STD, LTD

16-week paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents

Stipends for Home office, Professional Development, TSA Pre-check and a You-do-You Perk

2-4 annual travel opportunities to spend quality in-person time with the team