Date posted: February 2020

HR Coordinator

Our Story

Our small Canadian-born business was founded in 1978 and has become a global organization that now spans 120 locations across 20 countries. Our expansion has been rapid, but what matters most is the common belief that drives all 5,000 of our people to be a different type of real estate organization. We believe that the places in which we live, work and play have the power to make us happier and healthier, and we are united by a shared sense of purpose, to have a positive impact on people’s lives. In short, we are a global commercial real estate advisory firm with a simple aim: for real estate to play a leading role in creating vibrant buildings, cities and places that deliver long-lasting social value and economic impact.

Why work for us?

We believe our industry is changing and we want our business to be a company of curious minds, passionate hearts and strategic intelligence. At Avison Young, we are committed to hiring people from all walks of life who have a collaborative style and innovations focus; we believe a diverse and embracing workforce makes for a stronger, more capable and competitive company. We will provide you with a place where you can step up and change the game. Collaboration is embedded in the way we work – our people have the autonomy to collaborate on client relationships, engage teams across the business, lead operations, work collectively on projects, participate in strategy and are ultimately responsible for our growth. Our distinctive Principal-led, privately-owned model puts us in the enviable position of being able to offer every employee the opportunity to own a share of our business, and inspires and allows anyone to become a Principal. This role carries voting rights so our people have a very real say in the future direction and operation of our business. This means that we are able to attract, engage and retain the best talent.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain employee files and documentation related to benefit programs. Ensure organization of records electronically and properly store original hard copies where necessary
  • Organize and maintain employee files and documentation related to benefit programs. Ensure organization of records electronically and properly store original hard copies where necessary
  • Ensure all US hires have reviewed benefits training in our Learning Management System within two weeks of start date
  • Assist in analyzing, modifying, and implementing policies and benefit plans to ensure benefit programs are relevant with market and meet legislative requirements
  • Provide new and current employees with an explanation of benefits and instructions on enrollment procedures; investigate discrepancies and provide information on non-routine situations
  • Analyze and reconcile benefits statements
  • Benefits election approvals completed within the HRIS (ADP)
  • Assist with coordination of communication relating to the Mental Health initiative or other HR programs and assist with administration of the wellness programs using the Vitality Health platform
  • Coordinate FMLA, LOA, Worker’s Comp and COBRA processing
  • Liaise with HRIS Analyst and Accounting to ensure monthly enrollment reconciliation, billing accuracy and timely payments
  • 401 K matching contribution remittances
  • Accurately create and maintain employee files
  • Coordinate and provide administrative support to HR team and assist with other projects as may be required from time to time

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree or Associates Degree strongly preferred
  • 2+ years of HR experience
  • Highly motivated, energetic individual with the ability to be self-directed and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both internally (teammates) and with external contacts (carriers, vendors, clients, etc.)
  • Possess the ability to work with a high degree of confidentiality
  • Adaptable to fast-paced and quickly changing environment and work priorities
  • Experience in Real Estate is considered an asset
  • Experience using ADP is considered an asset

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter. 



Avison Young practices as an equal opportunity employer in all services locations around the world.  We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce diverse in experience, skills and knowledge with uniformity in service excellence, commitment and integrity.

The firm maintains a strict policy to ensure employment opportunities are equal and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, protected veteran or military service status, or any other elements protected by law.

For those requiring assistance with disabilities, Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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