Human Resources Associate

  • Cascade AIDS Project
  • Portland, OR
  • Aug 25, 2020
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, is committed to preventing HIV infections, supporting and empowering people living with or affected by HIV and eliminating HIV-related stigma and health disparities as well as providing compassionate healthcare to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.  Learn more about us at


CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring a full-time Human Resources Associate.  The Human Resources Associate (HR Associate) handles agency-wide confidential information related to the personnel of the agency.  They provide general clerical duties as well as key support in the Human Resources Department.  The HR Associate also works with the Payroll Specialist to support them, helps maintains payroll records, enters employee data into the payroll system and helps to maintain personnel files, documents, and processes. They will also cross-train on the mail processing at CAP’s Davis Street office to back up the Operations and Finance departments with these duties when needed.


For the Human Resources Department, HR Associate maintains accurate, up-to--date personnel and other employee-related files; researches HR issues and information; documents hires, terminations, promotions etc., compiles data and reports employee statistics and information and supports the HR Department with benefits administration, recruiting, and other duties as assigned.    


This full-time position reports to the Human Resources Administrator and is based out of CAP’s Davis St. office. Occasional travel is required. Occasional evening and weekend work are required.


Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of related professional experience in human resources or related field with increasing responsibilities, 2 -year degree in a relevant field may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to maintain tact and discretion at all times
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships across a multicultural spectrum of organizations and professionals
  • Ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Demonstrated success working with populations across multi-dimensional diversity (race, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran and other protected groups)
  • Proficient in MS office suite, working knowledge of the internet
  • Available to travel and work occasional evening/weekend hours
  • Previous experience with recruitment, training, and other HR areas of service
  • Strong commitment to service leadership and to CAP’s mission.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of increasing responsibility as an assistant, associate, generalist in the HR field OR possession of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management,
  • Previous experience in a labor/management environment, including working with union represented staff
  • Previous experience in a nonprofit setting
  • Previous experience with development and oversight of policies and procedures,
  • Experience facilitating discussion and presenting in small to medium groups


Compensation: $44,045 annually; employer-paid health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution, 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits.


Closing Date:  Application review will be reviewed on a continuing basis. Applications will continue being accepted until the position is filled.


To apply for this position, mail, email, fax, or deliver the following three documents:

1) a complete cover letter (attached as Word or pdf) that serves as an example of your writing and addresses how you meet all of the required qualifications specific to the position you are applying for, 2) your resume, and 3) a completed CAP Employment application (available at to:


Cascade AIDS Project

Human Resources Associate Position

520 NW Davis St. Suite 215

Portland, OR 97209

Fax: 503-223-6437


Or by email to:


Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.



$44,045 annually