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Reports To:   Director of People & Culture

Exemption Status:   Full-time, exempt   

Compensation: $43,000/year  

SUMMARY: The HR Assistant plays a crucial role in providing comprehensive administrative support to the Human Resources department. This position is responsible for managing various HR activities, coordinating employee engagement initiatives, and ensuring the smooth execution of pre-employment processes and documentation. The HR Coordinator should possess strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, HRIS and recruiting systems. The ideal candidate will be comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization, including senior leadership. This position will have a flexible work environment with the option to work remotely or in the office, as the schedule allows.  


  • Post job vacancies across multiple platforms  
  • Conduct initial phone screenings on all qualified candidates 
  • Coordinate onsite interviews with candidates and hiring managers 
  • Onboard all new employees 
  • Responsible for new hire employment verifications 
  • Maintain, organize and audit physical and electronic personnel files  
  • Attend career fairs and networking events to promote available positions at the APA  
  • Assist with various human resources related projects  
  • Other duties as assigned  


Exemplifies the APA’s Core Values:   

  • Communicates and interacts with others in a way that is polite and professional.  
  • Is respectful and courteous to others. Assumes best intentions and offers to help when needed. Is receptive to feedback and has direct conversations with teammates when necessary.  
  • Finds joy and happiness in the work being done at the APA.  
  • Demonstrates support to others and values the strengths of each team member.  
  • Shows compassion and empathy for people and animals.  
  • Is trustworthy and reliable. Can be counted on to perform work with integrity.  


Participates in creating a thriving Culture of Philanthropy at the APA by:  

  • Being knowledgeable and supportive of APA programs.  
  • Sharing a passion for service to animals, people, and our community with our guests.  
  • Serving as an inspiration to all guests by providing an exemplary level of animal care and customer service.  
  • Being able to communicate a compelling case for support that demonstrates the impact of philanthropy at the APA.  



  • Work performed in an office setting within an animal shelter  
  • Occasional lifting/moving/carrying of items; must be able to lift/carry up to 25 pounds  
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time when needed  



  • College degree preferred  
  • 2 years of relevant experience  
  • Not for profit experience preferred 
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills as well as excellent phone etiquette  
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills  
  • Must have strong organization skills and a proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment  
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects, and attention to detail  
  • Proficient computer skills and ability to use Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and quickly learn other software, including database systems  
  • Available to work flexible scheduling, including some evenings and weekends, as needed  


The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is an innovative and progressive leader in animal welfare, dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With a 100-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 5,000 pets find safe loving homes each year. Thousands more are helped through wellness, outreach, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them.

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement in all areas of the organization.

The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. We continually invest in the personal and professional growth of our team members and value innovation and new ideas that make it possible for us to meet the needs of the community we serve.

Interested applicants should use the form below to upload their resume for review.