About Us

DUST Identity provides security, integrity, and traceability to the world’s supply chains. DUST, or Diamond Unclonable Security Tag, uses diamond particles as unique and unclonable markers on individual items. Think of a barcode, but invisible, unfalsifiable, and made with diamonds! With DUST, customers can ensure that every physical object — whether an airplane part, microprocessor, or priceless work of art — is verified, authenticated, and ultimately, trusted.

DUST Identity is a fast-growing venture-backed startup at the intersection of innovations in materials, hardware, and software. DUST Identity is looking for new team members who are eager to take on the challenge of building the industry standard for physical object identification and security.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Interim HR Director, the Human Resources Coordinator assists in the delivery of responsive and effective HR services and programs, by providing administrative, operational, and coordination support of HR services to support the achievement of HR organization objectives.

Position Description

The Human Resources Coordinator duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Act as a primary contact for staff with HR needs, answer/triage inquiries, and provide accurate information on related questions with a customer service focus, escalate issues to appropriate channels, including team members.

Advise managers and staff on new and existing HR and administrative policies and procedures; this includes learning, communicating, and enforcing policies and practices, and escalating more complex policy questions when necessary.

Supports creation, streamlining, maintenance of internal HR processes, procedures, documents, templates, job descriptions and files on digital sites. Creates and maintains personnel files, digitally and hard copy, ensuring compliance. Responsible for drafting and filing all employee status change letters.

Coordinates contingent labor program (students, interns, LHT’s and Manage Service Provider temps) for clients.

Supports and/or owns projects in the areas of employee development, culture, and engagement on behalf of HR’s goal to champion the attraction, development, and retention of a diverse, talented, and engaged workforce. Examples include; new hire orientation and onboarding, annual salary increase programs, administration of employee recognition programs, and employee off-boarding.

Supports the team with metrics by timely, accurate data entry, researching, gathering, and creating reports/dashboards using a variety of reporting from the HRIS systems. Maintains records and reports related to the staff life cycle process.

Handles highly sensitive information and materials, ensures confidentiality is maintained.

Liaises with the HR Team and Talent Acquisition in support of the Talent Acquisition process, ensures positive candidate experiences. Drafts, reviews and posts accurate and compliant job openings as well as offer letters to finalists. Will provide scheduling support for interviews.

May partner with the Director and Team to aid in HRIS activities such as annual salary increase process, coordinating performance review cadence and HR check-ins.

Assists with coordination of meetings and/or trainings including drafting presentations, scheduling, registration, reminders, tracking participation, arranging AV, material reproduction, distributing surveys and collecting evaluations

Identifies knowledge gaps and processes in need of improvement, researches and implements changes where appropriate, ensures staff have been informed and/or trained on certain policies and practices.

Basic Qualifications

Two or more years of related professional experience required. Education beyond high school may count towards experience.

Additional Qualifications And Skills

Prior experience in human resources required.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision.

Demonstrated experience working in a complex, fast paced, deadline-oriented customer-focused environment with frequent interruptions.

Must demonstrate meticulous attention to detail, initiative and follow-through; must be highly organized and able to perform tasks with high degree of accuracy, efficiency, transparency, timeliness and accountability.

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required.

Ability to handle highly complex and confidential information with discretion and sensitivity required.

Must have aptitude and interest to learn, retain, and communicate about human resources operational, policy, contractual, and systems knowledge.

Advanced proficiency using a variety of software, such as Google Workplace (Sheets, Pages and Slides), Slack, and Applicant Tracking Systems. Ability to generate reports and present data in usable formats. Aptitude to learn new technologies is a must.

Experience with human resources information systems (HRIS) strongly preferred as is familiarity with related federal and state employment laws.

Bachelor's degree and/or coursework in human resources preferred.


Working Conditions:

This position will be based onsite at our Newton, MA location.


Details You Should Know:

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Must have legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Compensation: Market Competitive + Equity
  • Location: Newton, MA
  • Travel: Negligible
  • DUST Identity is an equal opportunity employer

What We Offer:

  • Award-winning startup with a product that matters
  • Equity
  • 401k
  • An abundance of snacks/coffee
  • Medical, dental, vision, LTD, and life insurance
  • Flexible paid time off policy
  • Casual dress