Human Resources Coordinator

Part-time position – 20 hours (Benefit eligible position)

Our Mission:  The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to all families, especially those with children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.  We are committed to listening to and learning from families, as well as, encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Job Summary:

Assist Director of Human Resources with the coordination of HR functions especially in recruitment. Provides administrative support for the Federation’s human resources department and backup coverage for the Federation’s Office Administrator. This position reports to the Director of Human Resources.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Support Director of HR with internal and external inquiries, employee requests, or those related to the Human Resources department. Regularly review/respond to the HR email (HR and Jobs) and/or other accounts as requested.  Refer complex and/or sensitive matters to the Director of HR.


  • Assist with the Federation’s recruitment activities:
    • Receive approval documentation, create job postings, posts positions to various job boards, and forward resumes to hiring managers.  May provide verbal/written communication to applicants/job candidates.
    • Support Director of HR to improve the pipeline of diverse candidates for job vacancies.  Assist with building relationships with organizations that support those seeking employment.
    • Support Director of HR with onboarding/offboarding activities and coordinate logistics for new employee orientation.
  • Assist Director of HR with HRIS maintenance, employee records, and electronic documentation.  Also assists with coordination of all HR-related activities, training, or workshops.


  • Coordinate HR activities requiring employee notification and/or documentation.  Ensure HR’s receipt of required documentation.   Maintain and assist with updating HR paperwork.
  • Provide backup coverage for the Federation’s Office Administrator during scheduled vacation and/or predictable absences.  Provides coverage of HR department in absence of Director of HR.
  • Continuously learn other facets of human resources and improve HR best practices to improve efficiency in the organization.
  • Meet regularly with supervisor/team and work collaboratively with all staff.  Participates in Federation staff meetings and Visions of Community Conference (VOC).
  • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field is
  • Preferred. Associate degree and related experience can be substituted.
  • Prior experience in HR or recruitment is preferred.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good administrative, coordination, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to meet designated deadlines and the ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.  Able to work remotely or in the office.
  • Proficient in PC-based computer skills, including the use of email, Internet, and Microsoft Office.


Please Note:  This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, and is eligible for employee benefits as outlined in FCSN personnel policies.

To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter by email to FCSN at; or by mail to: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Attn: HR, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129

The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) embraces the diversity of our staff and is committed to increasing the diversity of our organization.  As an EEO employer, FCSN is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status or designation.   Also, we welcome parents of children with special needs or those with a disability to apply!