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2024 Summer Associate - Human Resources - St. Petersburg, FL

2024 Summer Associate - Human Resources - St. Petersburg, FL-2400952



Raymond James Overview 

One of the largest independent financial services firms in the country could be the place you build a career beyond your expectations. 

Our focus is on providing trusted advice and tailored, sophisticated strategies for individuals and institutions. Raymond James Financial is a diversified holding company, headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL. Raymond James provides financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to capital markets and asset management. 

At Raymond James, we are putting the power of perspectives into action and building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects our commitment to associates, and clients of the future. Our company values associate development and growth, offering opportunities through developmental programs, mentorships, and continuing education options. 

We strive to ensure everyone feels welcomed, valued, respected and heard so that you can fully contribute your unique talents for the benefit of clients, your career, our firm and our communities. Raymond James is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.

Department Overview 

The Human Resources Department enhances organizational performance by offering our business and associates a platform of services to attract, develop, reward and retain talent. The Raymond James Human Resources team is looking for dynamic and motivated self-starters currently studying HR or other related disciplines. 


Job Summary 

If you have a knack for problem solving and you enjoy brainstorming creative ideas and consulting, the Human Resources (HR) summer associate position is a great opportunity for you. As an HR summer associate, you should be a strong team player, who can build strong cross-functional relationships. You will be responsible for working with leadership teams to manage process improvement projects, including communication and change management. You will be assigned to varying projects and initiatives for both business clients and the internal Human Resources team. 

We are looking for curious and creative mindsets with an enthusiasm to learn about the wide range of roles within HR. A strong candidate for the HR internship will have good communication, critical thinking, and organization and customer service skills. Additionally, we are looking for summer associates who want to learn how to help others to leverage workforce-based information to enable better decision-making, and who demonstrate curiosity about information and data. 

Potential areas of placement: 

HR Business Partner 
HR Business Partners are the liaisons between the business and the HR function and support the business in the development, management and implementation of HR strategy and solutions.  

Talent Acquisition 
Talent Advisors manage, evaluate, and recommend improvements to the entire recruitment function and process with a focus on improving the timeliness and qualify customer service while also translating business strategy into work programs and processes. 

Organization, Talent & Development 
This team is responsible for developing processes to support the firm’s education administration, providing recommendations to drive greater logistical efficiency and program coordination effectiveness. 

Product Management 
This team focuses on delivering data-driven insights, which enable leaders to proactively plan their talent needs, evaluate the effectiveness of their workforce attraction, development, and engagement initiatives, identify past and future trends, and make informed human capital decisions that will drive ongoing success of the business.  

Total Rewards 
This team is responsible for the overall design, implementation, and communication of compensation and benefit programs, policies and procedures that support the company’s business objectives. Associates collaborate by developing and implementing compensation programs and practices, inclusive of long-term incentive and stock option/RSU programs, rewards and recognition programs, sales incentive programs and the ongoing evaluation and continual improvement of existing programs. 

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, up to 40 hours per week 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assists team with specific projects and participates in functional and cross-functional initiatives 
  • Creates reports utilizing HR metrics and conducts analytics on human capital data for trend identification 
  • Maintains and compiles reports from databases as needed 
  • Participates in all department staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars 
  • Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Company’s working structure, policies, mission, and strategies 
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of human resources administration associated with employment; compensation and classification; and employee development 
  • Broad knowledge of all functions that reside under the HR umbrella 
  • Fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a professional office environment 
  • Basic concepts, principles, and practices of an assigned business unit


Skill in:

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills 
  • Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, formulas, charts, filters) 
  • Strong organization & timeline management skills 
  • Delivering clear and effective presentations 
  • Organize, manage, and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced work environment 
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles and communicate effectively, both orally and writing, with all organizational levels 
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team 
  • Fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a professional office environment 
  • Operating standard office equipment’s and using, or have the ability to learn, required software applications 
  • Beneficial, but not required: SQL 


Ability to:

  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information with tact, discretion, and integrity 
  • Ability to think globally, creatively, and to be innovative 
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment. 
  • Provide a high level of customer service. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships 


Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Current college student studying human resources, organizational psychology, business, or related field 
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources 


  • None Required.


Hybrid position – St. Petersburg office 

  • No travel required. 

Raymond James Guiding Behaviors 

At Raymond James our associates use five guiding behaviors (Develop, Collaborate, Decide, Deliver, Improve) to deliver on the firm's core values of client-first, integrity, independence and a conservative, long-term view. 
We expect our associates at all levels to:
•  Grow professionally and inspire others to do the same
•  Work with and through others to achieve desired outcomes
•  Make prompt, pragmatic choices and act with the client in mind
•  Take ownership and hold themselves and others accountable for delivering results that matter
•  Contribute to the continuous evolution of the firm

 At Raymond James – as part of our people-first culture, we honor, value, and respect the uniqueness, experiences, and backgrounds of all of our Associates.  When associates bring their best authentic selves, our organization, clients, and communities thrive. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. 


 Human Resources

Primary Location

 US-FL-St. Petersburg-Saint Petersburg


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