People & Culture Coordinator |

Full Time
United States
Posted 1 month ago

Reports to: Deputy Director of Operations

Classification: Full Time, Regular, Non-Exempt, At Will

Location: Remote, anywhere within the United States (outside the United States will be considered if feasible for the organization); Interviews for this position will be conducted via Zoom.

Work hours: Monday -Thursday, 32 hours/week. Employee schedules are determined after hire and may include flexible start/end times.

Benefits: Benefits include fully paid employee and dependent coverage for health, vision, and dental, and long-term disability insurance; flexible PTO, 13 holidays, and multiple office break/closures during 2023.

Salary: $73,165.97 – $78,927.07. The salary range is determined by Forward Together’s salary equity structure. Salary offers will only be made within this range.

This is a union position with Forward Together Workers United (FTWU), a bargaining unit represented by CWA Local 9415.

Tentative Start Date: Monday, April 17th, 2023

Deadline to Apply: March 6th, 2023

Who We Are

Forward Together is a national reproductive justice organization that centers peoples, families, and communities who experience reproductive oppression. We prioritize Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and other peoples of color. We utilize a cultural strategy to shift the ways we think about family and to build power and movements, grounded in our lived experiences, histories, theories and struggles for reproductive justice.

Forward Together Action was started in November 2019 to change the way the political game is played. As one the few, 501c4 Reproductive Justice organizations led by women of color, we seek to build power through policy advocacy and the political process so that families can thrive.

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Position Summary

Forward Together is seeking an enthusiastic supporter and lover of all things people and culture related to join the People Resources and Liberated Systems (PRLS) team, supporting the daily operation of Forward Together & Forward Together Action in areas including talent recruitment, onboarding, and organization administration.

The People & Culture Coordinator will be the first point of contact for employee queries, providing information and assistance to employees regarding people & culture (formerly known as human resource) activities, processes, policies, and procedures; help support processes and programs during onboarding; and coordinate organization and department activities, while driving a strong culture of community, belonging, and joy.

The Opportunity

You are perfect for this position if…

  • You prioritize the lives of Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and other peoples of color – and have actively lifted up and centered these voices in your professional work.
  • You like helping others – You enjoy working with others and helping them understand organization processes
  • You enjoy collaboration and teamwork. You appreciate working in a team-oriented environment, where everyone can showcase and develop their skills to reach the organization’s goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Talent Acquisition
    • Supports the hiring, on-boarding, training, and off-boarding processes for the organization, including creating and scheduling onboarding and orientation activities
    • Schedules interviews for job openings, including booking travel and processing reimbursements
    • Acts as liaison between hiring manager and candidates
    • Purchase home office equipment
    • Verifies I-9 documentation
    • Answers limited questions about hiring procedures or directs questions to the People & Culture Manager
    • Ensures compliance with the new hires processes
  • Employee Assistance
    • Act as the first point of contact for employees, to answer questions, resolve issues, or direct them to the appropriate team member for action
    • Coordinates staff trainings on operations and people & culture policies and procedures
    • Coordinate employee satisfaction surveys and give actionable insights to improve employees’ experience
    • Assist with maintaining and fielding employee questions regarding the Employee Handbook
  •  General Administration
    • Generates the operations newsletter
    • Processes mail through virtual mailbox
    • Updates organization staff list and org chart
    • Keeps cloud filing system current and organized
    • Processes resignations and terminations
    • Updates employee handbook and procedures related to personnel
    • Receives inquiries from outside vendors and provides timely responses
  • Benefits
    • Provides primary support for answering questions from employees regarding organization benefits
  • Payroll
    • Serves as a backup for semi-monthly payroll processing
    • Pulls payroll time reports for the finance team
  • HRIS
    • Maintains employee files on HRIS
    • Updates annual salaries and other data on HRIS
    • Ensures employee sabbatical leave plans are received and entered into HRIS
    • Ensures job changes, promotions, and other changes are entered into HRIS
    • Manages employment verification and resolve if issues arise
    • Assists with reporting and metrics
  • Other
    • Participates in voluntary cross-department committees and teams as feasible and desirable


  • Experience working with communities of color.
  • Committed to social and reproductive justice and Forward Together’s mission.
  • Experience working with nonprofit preferred.
  • At least 1 year of exposure to human resource responsibilities, compliance, and compensation and benefits
  • Relationship building skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English.
  • Ability to travel across the United States for trips of up to 4 days up to 2-3 times per year.


Physical Demands

As a reproductive justice organization, we understand the intersection between reproductive and disability justice. With this we want to make candidates aware of the physical demands required of the positions and welcome requests for reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with a disability to perform essential functions. The functions are:

  • constantly operating work equipment, such as a laptop and applications, computer, printer
  • participate in Zoom meetings averaging 60% of the time
  • communicate with staff and be able to exchange accurate information

Remote Work Environment

In addition, we want to make candidates aware of the work environment required of the position and welcome requests for reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Position is remote. Employees may work anywhere in the United States. Permanent locations outside of the United States will be considered if feasible for the organization.
  • Remote employees will be provided with a computer, mouse, keyboard, desk, chair, printer, ergonomic equipment, and other office equipment as necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Technical support and a monthly stipend will be provided for internet and cell phone use.
  • Employees must attend mandatory staff retreats, either in-person or virtually. If in-person, retreat location may be inside or outside, and the noise level may range from quiet to loud.

How to Apply

People of color, people with disabilities, Indigenous, queer, transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming people strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing:

  • Why you are interested in this role with the listed responsibilities;
  • Why you are interested in working for a multi-racial, multi-issue organization made up of people of color, immigrants, indigenous people, queer and transgender and gender-nonconforming people who work to secure rights, recognition and resources for families so that family members have self-determination over their bodies, their sexuality, and their family formation.

You must submit a resume and a cover letter that thoroughly answers the prompts or your application will be deemed incomplete.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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