HR and Payroll Specialist — Apply Now!

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HR and Payroll Specialist

Salary: $47,480 to $58,600/year plus generous benefits package

Start Date: 6/27/2022 or earlier     End Date: 12/21/2022

Remote in USA, or Chicago HQ

PTP seeks applicants for our HR and Payroll Specialist role. In this position, the right candidate will help PTP’s HR team support the onboarding of paid staff members and up to 6000 contractors for the 2022 election cycle.

Reporting to the Payroll and Benefits Manager, the HR and Payroll Specialist will be a highly organized individual who is able to set-up and execute systems to complete background checks, confirm offers, process onboarding paperwork, maintain records and ensure that new employees have a positive first experience when joining PTP.

This position is eligible for benefits, including employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, 401(k), student loan repayment assistance, paid time off, and paid holidays.

There are no formal education requirements for this position. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



·       Provide support to the Payroll and Benefits Manager and HR Director

·       Complete background checks and confirm employee eligibility or raise potential issues to the HR Director

·       Manage the new employee orientation process

·       Ensure the employee directory and org charts are up-to-date

·       Download and file hiring paperwork from the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

·       Maintain personnel files electronically

·       Upload personnel file documents for active employees into the HRIS

·       Assist with bi-weekly payroll and complete payroll in manager’s absence

·       Assist in investigating employee relations issues as needed

·       Work with managers and employees to complete incident and accident reports, ensure employees are supported and file workers compensation claims if needed

·       Oversee assigned HR projects

·       The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned

Qualifications (You will be a good fit if):

·       You have at least 2 years of payroll, HRIS, and/or HR Generalist experience

·       You have successfully worked in a position that requires excellent organizational skills and you are highly detail oriented

·       You are comfortable learning new technology

·       You are proficient in G Suite Products (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc)

Preferred Qualifications (Not Required):

·       Experience with Oasis or Paychex systems or a similar HRIS/Payroll system

·       Experience working in a political or campaign environment

·       Fluent in Spanish


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About PTP:

Progressive Turnout Project is dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy. Since 2015, Progressive Turnout Project has helped 137 Democrats win races and increased voter turnout in elections by up to 10.4%. Our voter turnout initiatives are solely focused on motivating Democrats to exercise their right to vote. All our work at Progressive Turnout Project is to build power for the long term. Through data-driven research, we design, test, and deploy specialized voter turnout programs. We’re here to share resources, implement strategy and offer our expertise for the advancement of Democrats (and democracy itself), cycle after cycle.

Progressive Turnout Project is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the progressive movement. PTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is PTP’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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