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Mar 04, 2020

Kazia Lyn Washington

  • Lead Benefits Specialist/Human Resources
  • Colorado, USA
Telecommute Employee Experience Human Resources Recruiting Speaking Talent Acquisition

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Qualified integrity-driven professional with 6+years of experience in Human Relations and Business 

Work Experience

Lead Benefits Specialist/Human Resources
Jan 2018 - Cherry Creek School District

Managed all aspects of leave administration, including employee notifications and vendor management, disability programs and health benefits

Assisted over 9,000 employees by explaining benefits, reviewing qualifying life events for changes, and facilitatinginformation sessions to educate New Hires

Educated staff on HR software functionality with special emphasis in Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, and Retention features

Delivered targeted advice on issues such as applicable employment regulations, compensation strategies and internal
systems to help companies update antiquated or ineffective approaches

Director of HR Operations
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018 Vega Collegiate Academy

Interpreted policies and procedures for directors, managers, and employees to ensure legal compliance applicable to federal, state, and local regulations

Hired, trained, and supervised 12 staff members to serve as information resource, referral agent, enforce policies, and provide guidance

Identified trends and recommend solutions regarding retention and engagement of students

Provided leadership vision, direction, development and maintenance of multiple complex and high priority contracts between company and business partners, vendors and suppliers

Outreach/Career Counselor
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018 Community College of Aurora

Developed, implemented, and managed programs that assist in career progression, trainings, and retention

Maintained detailed record of employer contacts, services utilized, and potential opportunities that benefit the student
population in which the institution serves

Administered tests, including drug, aptitude and personality assessments

Led workshops for job seekers to provide information on job searching, application completion and resume building

Workforce Specialist/Facilitator
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017 Arapahoe/Douglas Works

Researched, assessed, and implemented job analysis, advancement, retention practices, theories and delivery methods for higher education and adult learners

Conducted employee focus group sessions, employee surveys, interviews to obtain employee feedback, and monitor
overall employee satisfaction

Facilitated dialogue between participants, family and program workers to provide best possible program and individualized program

Developed and implemented recruitment strategies, interviewed applicants, and managed hiring process including
executing employment contracts

Human Resources Generalist/HR Coordinator
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015 Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Facilitated investigations regarding employee complaints to guide appropriate action to ensure resolution through HRIS software including ADA, FMLA, and Title VII

Led employee relations process and maintained tracking system which included reviewing and auditing investigations for accuracy

Consulted with hiring managers regarding practices through strategic development

Set, enforced, and explained HR policies to team members to cultivate compliant and satisfied workforce


Master of Science - Human Relations & Business
Amberton University
Bachelor of Art - Sociology-Social Welfare
Adams State University

Hire Me For

Human Resources