Human Resources Coordinator


Bastyr University is seeking a highly organized and detailed self-starter to join our dynamic organization as a half-time Human Resources Coordinator working on-site at the Kenmore Campus. In this role, your previous experience, customer service skills, and ability to learn will be key to your success.


About Bastyr:

Bastyr is a progressive internationally recognized pioneer in Natural Health Arts and Sciences education and research. The university is comprised of a main campus in Kenmore, WA, a health clinic in Seattle, and a branch campus and health clinic in San Diego. 


Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: All new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 

The Human Resources Temp is an HR team member supporting functions in the areas of hiring, compensation, benefits, employee recognition, policies and more. This position ultimately contributes to the organization’s ability to hire, retain and develop staff and faculty in support of Bastyr’s mission.


  • Administers day-to-day activities of University programs, such as benefits, leaves, employee recognition, payroll, policies, data entry, customer service, etc. and is main point-of-contact for general HR inquiries. Inputs employee data into ADP and ensures that new hires have completed all paperwork and compliance pieces.
  • Supports talent acquisition and talent management, primarily by overseeing hiring and onboarding processes.
  • Coordinates leave processes while keeping up-to-date on changing federal and state leave regulations.
  • Supervises maintenance of electronic and physical personnel files.


  • Participates in the annual health insurance plan renewal process.
  • Assists HR team in the design/implementation of benefits policies, procedures, & programs.
  • Assists HR team with specific projects as requested.
  • Provides support/assistance in any general HR areas as requested.
  • Reports to HR & Operations Manager and directly supervises the HR Office Assistant
  • Oversees and maintains confidentiality and integrity of information.


  • 2-3 years of experience in a position providing administrative support that includes attention to detail, public contact, and handling highly confidential information
  • An Associate’s degree in a job-related area or a combination of related education, formal training, and/or experience.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position and also occasionally move about the inside of the office or building.


  • A record of success in maintaining confidential information.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering high quality customer service. Responds to inquires promptly with an appropriate amount of detail.
  • High degree of collaboration and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently as needed.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to meet deadlines. Ability to juggle competing priorities and projects.
  • Knowledge of employment laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Affordable Care Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, WA Paid Family Medical Leave and other applicable state and federal laws.
  • Knowledge of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity issues.
  • Knowledge of benefits and recruitment and selection processes and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and active listening skills.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel to create documents such as correspondence, visual aids, moderately complex spreadsheets, etc.
  • Ability to produce high quality work results that are accurate and error-free.
  • Job-related training and continuing education, such as SPHR or PHR.
  • How to Apply:
  • Please refer to job #22-002 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

    Other Notes:

    Bastyr University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and prescription coverage; generous paid time off; access to Bastyr’s Centers for Natural Health; and a competitive 403(b) retirement plan.

    Bastyr University does not discriminate against any person in matters of employment, application for employment, student or applicant for admission, or participation in our programs or benefits on the basis of the following protected classes: ancestry, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), ethnic or national origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, genetic information, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), veteran or military status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.

    All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or