HR Coordinator Job Description & Template

human resources HR coordinator job description template

A Human Resources (HR) Coordinator completes administrative duties for the human resources department of an organization. They assist HR managers with such a wide variety of tasks that larger HR departments often have multiple employees in this role.

HR Coordinator Job Description & Template

When writing an HR Coordinator job description, consider what area of your team this person will support, as well as whether or not you want to hire an experienced coordinator or someone with the administrative experience that can adapt to an HR role.

Job descriptions must contain all the important information about the role and should be optimized with keywords that will drive traffic to the listing on your career site. We’ve put together a basic set of guidelines on how to write an effective job description posting and template.


HR Coordinator Job Duties and Salary

A true administrative position, the HR Coordinator has responsibility for filing, maintaining reports, processing payroll and typically the scheduling of interviews, as well as participating in the interview process. HR Coordinators might plan and organize events, develop email content for newsletters, and other inter-office communication within the department and the company. Their roles are focused on administration providing a valuable service to the organization in maintaining order and a system for everything. They are hourly non-exempt workers.

The average pay for an HR Coordinator is $19.40 per hour. As a salaried position, the average pay for an HR Coordinator is $47,000 per year. Those in the 90th percentile make $62,000 per year and those in the 10th percentile have an income of $37,000.

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The following is an example of a job description that you can use for your job postings. You only need to change the relevant information and exchange it for your company’s information.

HR Coordinator Job Description [Template]

We’re looking for an exceptional HR Coordinator for an internal role in human resources at our corporate headquarters in beautiful Scranton, Pennsylvania. This is an hourly position, full-time, onsite, and responsible for administrative, payroll, and reporting functions as well as recruitment and hiring of our sales talent candidates.

A typical day as HR Coordinator includes:

Answering employee requests and questions

Assisting with new employee hiring processes

Reconciling benefits statements

Conducting audits of payroll, benefits, and other HR programs, and recommending corrective actions

Assisting with the performance review and termination processes

Assisting with the recruitment and interview processes

What you’ll like most about working in Human Resources at Dunder Mifflin:

We take great pride in offering our workforce the best benefits and compensation packages in our industry, and we think you will too.

Everyone at Dunder Mifflin contributes to the development of programs, regardless of role. Your input will not only be heard; it will be encouraged.

As a member of our HR team, you’ll be driving our company culture and what makes us an amazing place to work.

We’re looking for candidates who:

Have 2+ years of experience working in an administrative or office management role.

Possess a natural talent and passion for customer support and service.

Have solid communication skills and compassionate nature.

Have a desire to learn and grow through on-the-job training and development.

Preferred qualifications:

Customer support experience is a plus.

Experience working with automated talent software programs or CMS is not required, but these candidates will be given preference.

What we offer our employees:

A competitive compensation and benefits package, plus performance-based bonus incentives. Our corporate HQ offers on-site concierge services for dry cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping delivery, as well as catered lunches and a stocked snack and drinks pantry. We’re a culture that thrives on training and development and offers several ongoing management training and leadership programs.


With over 20 years in sales and marketing talent recruiting, Dunder Mifflin Paper Company is globally recognized as the top recruiting firm for placing sales talent at companies around the world. Our customers are innovative Fortune 500 organizations who have come to expect the best salespeople, marketing personnel, and revenue analytics talent placement from our company. Not only do we place sales talent, but we’ve also made sales our business and our hiring app has been rated in the Top 10 Tech Recruiting Tools by Fast Company for the past three years.

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Learn more about Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and the host of the Workology Podcast. More of her blogs can be found here.


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