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HR Generalist

Denver, Colorado 80205

About us

iDE is an international NGO with over 36 years of experience in designing and delivering market-based solutions to poverty in 11 countries. iDE is headquartered in Denver, Colorado USA and operating in 11 countries around the world. iDE believes that markets can be a powerful force for improving smallholder prosperity by creating income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households.

 We are currently seeking a Human Resource Generalist in our Denver, CO headquarters.


iDE’s Human Resources Generalist is responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks within the human resources department. General tasks can include but are not limited to recruiting candidates for open positions, interviewing potential new hires, following up on resume information and references, and submitting hiring recommendations to department heads and executives. iDE’s HR Generalist is responsible for conducting new employee orientation sessions for new hires and for recent transfers from within iDE. The HR Generalist is responsible for overseeing and administering employee benefits, including 403B, disability coverage, life and health insurance, and parental leave. The HR Generalist also manages all insurance billing, maintains employee database and files, and ensures all paperwork is completed in advance of payroll processing

To be successful in this role, you should be a great communicator with high emotional intelligence,  strong knowledge about employee benefits and the various laws and regulations that apply to them, strong attention to detail, and excellent organizing skills. You must have a calling to serve others. 

Finally, as the HR Generalist, you will frequently have access to sensitive employee information, such as payroll or compensation data, personnel files, performance reviews, background checks, and disciplinary reports and are expected to maintain confidentiality at all times.


  • Ongoing support and performance management of iDE employees including, but not limited to: 

    • Support the hiring manager in the recruitment of new staff (HQ, UK, & CDs)

    • Conduct reference checks as requested by hiring manager

    • Onboard new employees

  • Oversee and administer employee benefits

    • Support planning for and lead annual benefits open enrollment process.

    • Informing employees of any changes to their benefits

    • Act as primary point of contact on benefits for employees at all levels (HQ/UK/ Country Directors, not local staff) and respond to staff on benefits queries

    • Check all employee submitted forms for errors

    • Maintain human resources records 

      • New hires, transfers, terminations, changes in job classifications, merit/annual increases; tracking vacation, sick, and personal time.

    • Headquarters staff & UK staff

      • Employment agreements

      • Health insurance

      • Dental insurance

      • Vision

      • Life insurance

      • Workers compensation

      • STD/LTD

      • 403B

      • Parental Leave

      • Unemployment claims

      • Flex spending and HSA accounts

      • Produce total rewards statements for HQ employees

    • Country Directors

      • Employment agreements

      • Health insurance

      • Dental insurance

      • Vision

      • Life insurance

      • Workers compensation

      • STD/LTD

      • 403B

      • Parental Leave

  • Maintain & update key HR policies under the direction of the HR Department lead

    • International Assignment Policy (IAP)

    • Staff Handbook HQ/UK

  • Maintain & update standard agreement templates

    • HQ employment agreements

    • CD employment agreements

    • Contractor agreements

  • Maintain and update  iDE’s electronic HR records and Zenefits system

    • Employment Agreements (HQ, CDs, HQ-hired expats)

    • Personnel Action Forms (PAF)

  • Coordinate Annual Review Process for HQ & CDs

  • Lead 403B enrollment process, provide support for 403B compliance testing, and audits.

  • Lead process for annual insurance analysis, selections, and open enrollment activities 

  • Update Zenefits records for incoming and outgoing staff

  • Administer COBRA

  • Review and approve benefits and insurance-related invoices from partners

  • Coordinate worker’s compensation claim

  • Produce quarterly staff census

  • Lead all logistics for staff retreats and other duties as assigned

  • Provide logistics support for Senior Leadership team as needed.

  • Produce ad hoc data collection, analysis, and reports as requested.


  • Other duties as assigned


  • No supervisory responsibilities



  • 2 - 4+ years of HR generalist and benefits administration experience

  • Working knowledge of HR compliance both state and federal

  • Effective Writing & Verbal Communication Skills

  • Ability to Maintain Employee Files

  • Experience Onboarding/Offboarding Employees

  • Benefits Administration

  • Professionalism

  • Excellent Organizational Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Team player

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy



  • Associates degree and/or BA in Business, HR, or related field

  • Professional certification (PHR I SPHR I CBA)

  • Familiarity with benefits and payroll software

Work Environment

This job operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds is required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time position with potential to become full-time. Variable work hours are required as job duties demand.


Domestic travel may be required, up to 5% as appropriate to fulfill this role. International travel is not likely but may become an opportunity in the future.

The application closing date is Sept. 26, 2019.

EEO Statement

iDE is an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, iDE  makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, age, ancestry, marriage to a coworker, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation (including transgender status), if applicable, or any other status or characteristic protected by local law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects of recruiting and employment, including compensation, benefits, advancement, transfers, terminations, and reductions in force.


Posted: 2019-09-06 Expires: 2019-10-06

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