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Human Resources Assistant at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as a Human Resources Assistant for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.  This is an exciting learning opportunity for someone interested in working in Human Resources. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Full-cycle recruitment including posting jobs, facilitating resume review, setting up interviews and reference checks.  Work directly with hiring managers on every stage of recruitment and interview process.

  • Prepare new hire materials for new hire orientation. Assist with set up on the day of the orientation as needed.

  • HRIS data entry, including new hire set up, benefit changes, terminations and other employee information changes.

  • Field questions and assist employees with HR related questions or issues.

  • Full knowledge and understanding of SOM’s benefits.

  • Support in preparation of performance review packets and meeting materials.

  • Assist with Human Resources related events such as benefit meetings, summer intern activities, career fairs and other related activities.

  • Generating reports and information requests as requested.

  • Champion use and cultivate HR presence on InsideSOM.

  • Filing all necessary paperwork.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources or related field

  • 1 year of Human Resources experience or professional experience in a related function

  • Excellent customer services skills and the ability to interact with staff of all levels

  • Proven ability to handle confidential human resource related issues in a discreet and professional manner

  • Ability to work on multiple assignments/deadlines while ensuring that staff needs are met

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent MS Office skills

  • Working knowledge of federal and California employment law

  • Experience with Workday is a plus

Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed.  Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.