HR Assistant

Full Time

AlgiKnit is creating eco-conscious, renewable yarns for the circular economy. We’re developing durable yet rapidly degradable yarns from kelp, one of the most regenerative organisms on the planet. Our material is built for everyone: a functional and accessible resource without environmental harm. We’re envisioning a future where the textile industry operates in a closed-loop product lifecycle, utilizing materials with a significantly lower footprint than conventional textiles.

AlgiKnit is looking for an HR Assistant with strong administrative and organizational skills. This individual will assist with handling standard HR procedures, such as recruiting, hiring, reviews, and training, and will also support general administrative work. At AlgiKnit, our employees gain unique and fulfilling experiences through developing and executing innovative solutions in a dynamic start-up environment. Our team members benefit from a small, close-knit working environment as all facets of our business are done collaboratively in our shared facilities.


  • Provide clerical and administrative support to Human Resources team by assisting with maintaining employee records, maintaining schedules for employee time off,  sorting emails for the HR department, etc

  • Assist with policy formulation, hiring and general HR company administration 

  • Assist with the recruitment process by creating job postings, identifying and sorting candidates, coordinating communication with candidates, and scheduling interviews and conducting reference checks

  • Welcome new employees to the organization by assisting with orientation and coordinating trainings

  • Maintain company documents and employee resources

  • Liaison with operations team to organize internal company events

  • Assist with establishing and implementing SOPs where needed

Required Skills:

  • Exposure to Labor Law and employment equity regulations

  • Base understanding of HR functions, administration, and best practices

  • Team player with a positive attitude

  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

  • Self-starter with strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to handle confidential business information

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite and related business and communication tools


  • Experience with PEO systems 

  • General business knowledge/background in start up environments

  • A passion for sustainability and circular economies 

Job Details:


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related discipline

  • Experience as an HR Assistant, Staff Assistant or relevant human resources/administrative position

  • Professional in Human Resources certification from HRCI


Employment: Full-time

Location: Morriseville, NC

At AlgiKnit you will be part of a small, highly driven team. We came together in 2016 to create high-performance, low-impact textiles that fit into a circular economy. As part of the team, you will play a key part in achieving these goals. 

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