Posted: February 11, 2019

HR Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Highlights for Children
Columbus, OH
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Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with excellent, wholesome, and innovative products for more than 70 years, reaches over two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines and books are dedicated to helping children become their best selves—creative, curious, caring, and confident.


HR Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

The HR Coordinator/Administrative Assistant is a key support role for the Human Resources team.  Responsibilities include administrative; recruiting and benefits support; HR reporting; analytics and data management; event planning and communications.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Chief Human Resource Officer that includes travel arrangements, calendar and meeting management, processing expenses, and other projects/tasks as requested.
  • Process and manage the files for employment verifications and unemployment compensation filings.  Maintain employee files. 
  • Coordinate the scheduling of interviews with candidates; administer pre-employment paperwork and conduct background and reference checks on candidates/new hires.
  • Manage job postings on company intranet, internet and other job boards. Assist with new hire orientation and onboarding new employees.
  • Ensure our company is compliant by processing I9 forms and E-verify for new employees.
  • Manage and track the company’s Tuition Reimbursement program and other employee benefit programs.
  • Provide general support to the HR Team as requested.
  • Coordinate companywide and office events (blood drive, United Way Campaign, etc.)
  • Maintain and update the company Intranet with all HR related materials.
  • Manage the inventory of office supplies and order supplies as needed for the department.
  • Maintain records according to established retention policies and procedures.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • Two or more years of experience in an administrative assistant role or experience in Human Resources.
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  • Excellent listening and customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with extremely confidential information.
  • Ability to deal with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Acute sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrates a focus to detail.
  • Mastery in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Ability to work with independently with minimum supervision.
  • Experience with HRIS and Payroll Systems a plus.
  • Knowledge of office and administrative procedures, concepts, principles and practices.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a cohesive team

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