Human Resources Generalist

Association of Persons Affected by Addiction
March 28, 2024
2800 Martin Luther King Jr., Dallas, TX
Job Type
Salary Range
Competitive salary based on experience


The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) is a Recovery Community Organization dedicated to educating the community about the nature of addiction and mental health recovery, while providing recovery support services to individuals, families, and the community. For more than 25 years, APAA, along with its national recovery network, has championed health, wellness, and recovery through peer-to-peer recovery support, impactful advocacy campaigns, outreach programs, and inspiring public events.


The Human Resources Generalist performs a variety of human resources duties on a professional level, partnering closely with APAA management and various managers across the organization in supporting HR processes and department-specific strategies. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: payroll and benefits administration, employee relations, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment, and employment law compliance.

Application Instructions

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Administer various human resource plans and procedures for all organization team members and assist in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Promote human resource process standardization and process improvement while serving as a key partner to the management team in determining employee development needs.
  • Ability to perform at a high-level using tact, discretion, and effective communication skills as it pertains to employee and manager situations.
  • Act as a resource for employee relations issues through the organization and consults with management as necessary.
  • Interpret and administer leave of absence programs in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Make recommendations for new approaches, policies and procedures to improve the efficiency of the HR services.
  • Provide occasional administrative, operational and training support to the program team.
  • Assist in various audits, research projects and or/special projects and confer with management staff on human resource issues and activities.
  • Anticipate and meet staffing demands.
  • Promote APAA as an employer of choice.
  • Decrease the cycle time to hire new employees.
  • Develop a blueprint and a scalable plan for career pathway opportunities.
  • Encourage employees to pursue APAA career pathways.
  • Enhance planning, accountability, and outcome monitoring for employee performance standards.
  • Promote data-driven decision-making for evaluations/considerations for all promotions.
  • Plan and manage the full life cycle recruiting.
  • Plan and coordinates new hire orientation.
  • Identify and manage training and development needs for employees.
  • Develop, implement, and administer human resources policies and procedures.
  • Administer compensation, payroll, and benefits administration.
  • Ensure compensation and benefits are in line with APAA policies and protocols.
  • Recommends programs and approaches to attract qualified candidates and retain current employees.
  • Facilitate employee salary reviews.
  • Implement and monitor performance management system.
  • Investigate informal and formal complaints of harassment, discrimination, and violations of APAA policies and procedures; seek resolution of complaints.
  • Administer employee discipline processes.
  • Conducts exit interviews.
  • Keeps the human resource information system and employee personnel files secure and up-to-date.
  • Ensure employee safety, welfare, and wellness.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with the APAA’s legal obligations regarding FMLA, ADA, EEO/Affirmative Action, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment, and other employment laws.

Education, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree or diploma in human resources management, business administration or equivalent
  • Generalist human resources experience
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of HR management
  • Knowledge of business principles
  • Knowledge of relevant HR legislation and regulations
  • Knowledge of relevant software

 Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Organizing and planning
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Integrity and sound judgment-making skills
  • Critical thinking and ingenuity
  • Communicates persuasively and effectively
  • Presentation skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Influence and persuasion skills
  • Adaptability


Valid State Driver License

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints.
  • Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.).

Working Conditions:

Work is usually performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like, but not limited to the office.

Position is 100% on-site. 


For consideration, please send your resume and letter of interest to

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