The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, energetic, and motivated Human Resources (HR) Coordinator to provide administrative support to the HR team for a full range of HR-related tasks in one of Washington’s most dynamic global policy organizations. The position is an excellent opportunity for a candidate interested in beginning a career within the field of human resources.

The HR Coordinator will assist the Human Resources team with various administrative tasks related to recruiting, onboarding, payroll, benefits, performance management, compensation, professional development, employee relations/engagement, human resources information system management, and employee records management. We are looking for an entry-level candidate passionate about human resources and looking to gain experience in these areas.  

The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively, thrive in a fast-paced environment, be capable of embracing ambiguity, and manage the high-level multitasking challenges of a busy and dynamic HR department. The candidate must be discreet, collegial, reliable, exceptionally organized, and ideally interested in nonprofit, foreign policy, or international affairs.   

Job responsibilities

The HR Coordinator will be responsible for:

Versatile Assistance: Assist with scheduling, approvals, personnel actions, calendar management, correspondence and communication, website updates, and administrative support.

Data Management: Maintain document management system for all HR policies, procedures, personnel records, and HR forms and information; including, but not limited to, employee records and data stored and accessible in the Council’s HRIS, Paycom, and HR documents maintained on the Council’s internet.

Programs and Events: In coordination with HR staff, assist with administering HR programs, events, and initiatives, including intern programming, staff recognition events, and HR training and activities.

Compliance and Contracts: Assist in reviewing, managing, and tracking contractual agreements and documents for legal compliance.

Cross-Functional Support: Coordinate between the talent acquisition and human resource management functions to help move projects forward.

Administration and Schedule Management:  Schedule meetings for the Vice President, Global Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Director, Global HR and Talent Development, and other HR team members as assigned. Prepare agenda, assist with tracking communications, reserve conference rooms, perform set-up for video conference and web-based meetings, organize pre-meeting materials. Track follow-up items for various meetings.

Other Duties as Assigned: Assist recruiting/internal HR team with various research projects and/or special projects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Psychology, International Relations or related field; 
  • 0-2 year of relevant administrative work experience; 
  • Highly organized, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and on multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship management skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization from interns to executives;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail;  
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Superior internet research skills with the ability to take the initiative on projects; 
  • Interest in foreign policy or international affairs desirable but not required.
  • Sharepoint experience is a plus

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. #strongwithallies