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People & Culture Coordinator

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members. Landscape architects lead the planning, design, and stewardship of healthy, equitable, safe, and resilient environments. Landscape architecture includes both iconic and neighborhood places, including commercial developments, streetscapes, green roofs, parks, civic spaces, memorials, and residential communities. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.

ASLA is recruiting for a detail-oriented, high energy People & Culture Coordinator to join our team. You will be responsible for the accurate bi-monthly processing of payroll for our team and effective day-to-day service in the following areas: benefits administration, recruiting, onboarding, record keeping and HRIS administration.

Key Responsibilities:
 
Payroll
  • Ensure timely and error-free processing of bi-monthly payroll.
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and in a timely manner. Audit time cards for completion and accuracy and import time clock data to payroll processing.
  • Review, analyze and verify payroll reports and documents for accuracy; make necessary adjustments or corrections through journal entries or other established procedures.
Benefits Administration
  • Work closely with department director to plan, develop, design, evaluate, implement, communicate and administer employee health and welfare programs.
  • Support ASLA participation in the WELL Building Standard and JUST programs. Organize wellness programs, including biennial wellness fair.  
General
  • Work closely with the department director to develop and administer a competitive compensation program, which supports the attraction and retention of qualified candidates.
  • Assist with recruitment, new employee onboarding, training & development initiatives, performance review, disciplinary, and separation processes.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Provide support to employees with various People & Culture topics such as vacation and sick leave accruals, compensation, etc., and assist in resolving any issues that may arise.
  • Maintain personnel records. Maintain employee benefits, calendar, forms, and handbook folders on the ASLA common network drive. Assist with the daily administration of offices services, telecommunications and building maintenance.
  • Enhance job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly, applying new benefits, and assist in organizing team building events.

Education and Experience:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  SHRM or HRCI certification desired.
  • Minimum of 3 years of payroll and HR generalist experience.
  • Previous association/non-profit experience desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of payroll and human resources administration.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal payroll and related tax regulations, legislation and guidelines including, but not limited to: writs of garnishment, child support, etc.
  • Proficiency in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication. 
  • Ability to balance heavy workload with short- and long-term project deadlines, address changing priorities, and working well under pressure. 
  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office computer applications (esp. Excel) and payroll/benefits systems/software.

How to Apply


Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to HR@asla.org. Please include “People & Culture Coordinator” in the subject line of your e-mail.

ASLA is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture. We value the talents our diverse associates bring to the organization and are wholly committed to provide a culture free of discrimination and harassment.  Employment decisions at ASLA are based on business needs and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by laws or regulations.


About ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 82 student chapters. The Society has a staff of 50 and annual revenues of $12.9 million. Landscape architects plan livable communities that foster active lifestyles, design green streets that manage stormwater runoff, plan cutting-edge transportation corridors that are safe for all users, and help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Landscape architecture includes commercial developments, streetscapes, green roofs, parks, civic spaces, memorials, and residential communities, as well as large-scale land planning and design to protect watersheds, coastlines, and ecosystems. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.

ASLA is committed to hiring a diverse workforce and fostering a vibrant and inclusive workplace culture. ASLA values are dedication, excellence, integrity, leadership, and stewardship. The ASLA culture is collaborative, member-focused, accountable, responsible, and volunteer-supported. The organization embraces the “Baldrige Excellence Framework” – an integrated leadership and performance management system.

A leader in environmental sustainability, ASLA is headquartered in a state-of-the-art facility designed to achieve LEED Platinum and WELL Building Standard Gold. The Center for Landscape Architecture features a green roof, landscaped patio, flexible meeting/event space, collaboration spaces, and advanced lighting, air quality, and A/V systems. The building is located one-and-a-half blocks from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station serving the Red, Yellow, and Green Lines. ASLA has received awards for its employee wellness programs and is recognized as a Best Workplace for Commuters.

 

Contact

ASLA General Inquiries:
info@asla.org  

ASLA Center Event
Space Inquiries: 
Kelli Bland
kbland@asla.org

PR Inquiries:
communications@asla.org  

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion
Lisa Jennings
Manager, Career Discovery
and Diversity
ljennings@asla.org 

Donations to the ASLA Fund: 
DonateToday@asla.org  

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