Part-time Human Resources Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-843004
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Student/Internship
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 18, 2023
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Zoo Atlanta lives by the phrase, "a fun place to work and play," and is unique among workplaces in that our heart and soul is the daily care of more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Where else in the city can you go to work alongside giant pandas, gorillas, elephants, and many more? Our mission sets us apart, and every day at Zoo Atlanta is an opportunity for discovery, a chance to contribute to conservation, and a way to make a difference in the lives of the people of our community


Job Perks (Seasonal and Part-Time):

As a part-time team member you will enjoy a fun fast paced environment and great teammates as well as:
  • Flexible part-time schedule
  • Retirement Savings Plan (403b)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • FREE park admission for family and friends
  • Discounted pricing on individual and family education programs, such as Safari CampTwilight TrekNightCrawlerSurvival Safari, and much more!
  • Join the standby list for free behind-the-scenes encounters with elephants, lemurs, giant pandas, aldabra tortoises!
  • 50% off Zoo Atlanta memberships. Gift up to 5 others with 50% off Zoo membership.
  • Park discounts on food, gift shop merchandise, etc.
  • Local discounts and free admission to partnering attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium, Dollywood, and more!


Job Title: Part-Time Human Resources Assistant 

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: VP of Human Resources

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Status: Part-Time

Job Purpose:

The ideal candidate for this position is a current student majoring in business administration, human resources, psychology, or a related field with an interest in an HR career. This position provides the perfect opportunity for a student with little to no experience to gain hands-on, practical knowledge in the field of human resources.

Initially, the Human Resources Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to manage Human Resources files and provide administrative support to the HR team. Additional responsibilities will include support of HRIS administration and maintaining records of training/competencies, licenses, and certifications. The HR Assistant will assume larger responsibilities as he/she accumulates more experience in the role.


Essential Duties and Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for creating and managing the New Hire Files and employee documents
  • File room maintenance and compliance auditing
  • HRIS data entry, record maintenance
  • Tracking annual paperwork in compliance with regulator requirements
  • Support HR team with employee New Hire Orientation and employee events.
  • Assists in Ad Hoc HR projects
  • Management reserves the right to add other responsibilities, as he/she/they deem necessary as long as they are relevant to the department and/or the organization.
  • Support HR related request for records/documentation
  • Support seasonal recruitment efforts.

Experience and Skills:


  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Strong oral and writing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and timely (must have the ability to meet deadlines regularly)
  • Must communicate effectively and positively with employees and all levels of management
  • Ability to work with confidential information and to remain objective at all times
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HRIS knowledge preferred
  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Actively enrolled in college: field of study Business Administration/HR - preferred


Education and/or Experience Requirement

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program in business administration, human resources, psychology or related field


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Routine physical activities that is required to fulfill responsibilities. Ability to stand and bend for short periods of time


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written implied contract of employment.