Human Resources Coordinator

Washington Trails Association Published: June 7, 2023
705 2nd Ave, Suite 300, Seattle, WA
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Admin/ Gen Mgmt / Outreach / Advocacy / Project Management

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Inspiring Hikers to Create Trails for Everyone, Forever

Washington is home to extraordinary hiking destinations, including desert dunes, wild beaches, tranquil mountain tops and raging rivers. Washington is also home to a community of people who are passionate about exploring and protecting these places. This constituency—our members and supporters—is key to the future of trails in Washington.

Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the nation’s largest hiking and trail maintenance nonprofit. We have a 50-year legacy of engaging the hiking community to ensure Washington's trails stand the test of time. With more than 27,000 members and an online community of over 300,000 and growing, we are connecting people to the outdoors — from everyday adventures to backcountry explorations. Each year 4,500 WTA volunteers perform over 160,000 hours of trail maintenance across the state. We mobilize hikers as public lands advocates, trail stewards, and on-the-ground experts sharing knowledge with fellow hikers. WTA's strength is our community and our vision depends on fostering an inclusive organization where everyone feels welcome and represented. Together we can ensure there are trails for everyone, forever.

Position Summary

WTA’s mission-driven staff is at the core of our work. We are seeking a Human Resources Coordinator to support our organization’s staff and culture through the full employment lifecycle. Our ideal candidate will be personable and detail-oriented in maintaining smooth and efficient processes to recruit, train, and retain a highly qualified and diverse community of committed WTA staff. This position is an ideal fit for someone who values relationships and possesses highly developed communication and organization skills.

The Human Resources Coordinator reports to the Senior Human Resources Manager and works closely with managers across the organization and the Business Operations team.

Primary Responsibilities

Hiring and Onboarding

  • Serve as the process owner and main point of contact throughout the recruitment and hiring process for applicants, hiring managers, and HR staff 
  • Oversee the recruitment timeline, including job postings and outreach to attract talented candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Facilitate onboarding for new employees to provide a supportive orientation to WTA’s culture, benefits, programs and technology systems
  • Coordinate employee offboarding processes and ensure seasonal staff departures run smoothly

HR Administration and Record Keeping

  • Maintain accurate process documentation and employee records, track assets/equipment and support payroll and benefits administration
  • Maintain accurate risk management and OSHA records; support employee worker’s compensation claims as needed
  • Support development, implementation and communications of HR policies and procedures
  • Assist with planning and implementation of professional development and team-building activities

Employee Experience

  • Support the full employee experience for WTA employees to foster a welcoming, inclusive and productive environment for all employees
  • Support and promote healthy workplace programs and coordinate and write monthly HR email digest for WTA staff
  • Serve as a partner for WTA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work, ensuring that WTA’s organizational culture is inclusive and welcoming to candidates and employees of all identities
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience, Skills, Knowledge, and Values

Competitive candidates will highlight the following in their application, or express willingness to learn:

  • Demonstrated commitment to WTA’s mission and values on diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Proven track record of administrative experience and excellent time management
  • Familiarity with HR administration, recruitment and employee engagement
  • Ability to establish trust and create an environment of positive employee relations
  • High ethical standards and the ability to exercise judgment and keep confidentiality
  • Excellent documentation preparation, communication and writing skills
  • Cultural competency experience and demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse identities
  • Ability to accept and integrate feedback graciously, and give effective feedback to team members
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Data management skills; familiarity with Salesforce a plus

Location and Schedule

The Human Resources Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position based in WTA’s Seattle office and occasionally requires an in-person presence at our remote locations. WTA has a hybrid work model with at least 2 days of work per week in-person at our Seattle office. Vaccination requirements are in place for WTA staff.


Compensation starts at $24.00 - $28.00 per hour, depending on experience. Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, disability, transportation, and holiday, vacation and sick leave. WTA is committed to supporting professional development, so we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all the qualifications listed. For more information about WTA’s benefits, please visit our website:

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email a resume and a brief cover letter describing professional and personal experience relevant to the position. Please include “HR Coordinator” in the subject line. This position is open until filled, with priority given to applications received by April 24, 2023. Finalists may be asked to submit to a background check. We will create opportunities for candidates to discuss any results prior to hiring decisions being made.

If you have any questions or need accommodation in our recruitment process, please contact We look forward to hearing from you!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

WTA is committed to advancing equity and continually working to become a more inclusive organization. We believe WTA, and Washington’s hiking community, is made better by people with varied backgrounds, identities, abilities and lived experience. People of color and others with identities that are underrepresented in the outdoor industry (including but not limited to: gender identity, class, socioeconomic status, conviction history, sexual orientation, age, ability, and background) are strongly encouraged to apply.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at WTA will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. WTA does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, caste, color, creed, gender identity, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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