American Coatings Association & PaintCare

HR Coordinator


The HR Coordinator supports day to day HR operations within the organization. This position works closely with the HR & Administration team to manage payroll, recruitment, onboarding, organizational policies, compliance, benefits, learning & development, and other HR matters. Successful applicants will be able to multi-task with energy, provide excellent customer service, and demonstrate strong organization skills.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing non-profit organization with a fantastic culture. Within this role there is the opportunity to handle a wide variety of HR projects and responsibilities.

About ACA & PaintCare

About American Coatings Association (ACA):

ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, and offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs.

About PaintCare

PaintCare is committed to making it easy and convenient for households, businesses, and institutions to recycle postconsumer (leftover) paint in states with paint stewardship laws. A nonprofit organization created by American Coatings Association, PaintCare sets up drop-off locations for leftover paint, arranges for recycling and proper disposal, and conducts public education. More than 50 million gallons of paint, stain, and varnish have been managed by PaintCare in 9 states and the District of Columbia, with a new program launching in New York in 2022. For additional information, visit, like us on, and follow us on and @WeRecyclePaint.


  • Complete routine HR tasks
  • Management of payroll inputs and approval (including state tax, worker’s compensation, timesheets, etc.)
  • Oversight of HR compliance in accordance with applicable state and federal laws
  • Support recruitment process and staff onboarding (including management of ATS)
  • Respond to HR questions and troubleshooting issues
  • Assist with benefits administration and address general benefits inquiries
  • Support learning & development initiatives to enrich staff experience and organizational culture
  • Organize and maintain HR files
  • Prepare and safeguard confidential documentation
  • Handle HR & Administration project work and support of new initiatives
  • Prepare materials for staff trainings and events
  • Develop and update HR policies
  • Research and plan team-building trainings, activities, and events
  • Work collaboratively with team to create an inclusive, productive, and fun work environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Working understanding of HR principles and procedures
  • Operational knowledge of HR systems and best practices
  • Experience with payroll processing and approval (ADP preferred)
  • Experience working with HRIS and ATS systems
  • Experience and skill using Excel (and entire Office Suite)
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated proficiency as a collaborator, relationship builder and active listener
  • Demonstrated experience with the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and willingness to learn


  • A minimum of 3 years’ of HR Generalist experience
  • SHRM-CP preferred
  • Non-profit experience preferred


This position is located at ACA headquarters in Washington, DC and will operate within a hybrid work environment (working both onsite and remotely).

Employment, Salary and Benefits

This is a full time, regular position. Salary depends on experience; ACA provides generous benefits including 401(k) match, PTO, medical, dental, and life insurance, commuter benefits & wellness reimbursement, and professional development/training opportunities.

Special Requirements

All ACA employees hired after November 3, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start date of their employment or obtain an approved accommodation or exemption, as may be provided for under applicable law. An offer for employment for this position will be conditioned on the selected candidate providing documentation to evidence his/her vaccination status or to evidence his/her eligibility for an approved medical, religious, or other exemption or accommodation.

Diversity & Inclusion

ACA is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Contact Information

To apply for this position please visit Please submit your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and salary requirements through the online position listing.