Senior Human Resource Specialist

Position Requirements:

The Senior Human Resource Specialist will support and implement all HR policies and procedures within the organization, in coordination with the PEO and the executive leadership team. In this role the Senior HR Specialist will recommend and facilitate trainings and policies that develop and support a diverse and inclusive culture.

This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and have the following responsibilities:

Human Resource and Administration
  • Primary contact with Paychex PEO on all Payroll, Benefits and HR related matters.
  • Maintain department electronic and hardcopy records and reports including employees’ confidential personnel files.
  • Stay current and ensure compliance with city, state, and federal labor laws and requirements.
  • Oversee administrative aspects of hiring, onboarding and departure/termination of employees including management of all associated paperwork.
  • Maintain and update records of personnel transactions such as new hires, benefit enrolments, performance reviews, terminations and related statistics for report and ensure records are accurate and current.
  • Track time and leave for employees and ensure accuracy of staff accrual usage and balances.
  • Manage, evaluate, and administer benefits packages and work with the PEO to complete annual enrollment.
  • Prepare payroll worksheet for all employees and submit to Paychex PEO on time for PR process ensuring all payroll deductions and allocations are correct and updated.
  • Develop, analyze, and update the performance evaluation process, and create a user-friendly evaluation process or template.
  • Develop, revise, and recommend personnel policies and procedures.
  • Oversee recruitment efforts for all personnel, include writing, placing job ads, and conducting phone screening interviews.
  • Interpret and explain HR policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations and distribute critical benefits reports and updates.
  • Confer with the Executive Director, CFO, and other executive staff to develop or implement personnel policies or procedures.
  • Review employment applications and job orders to match applicants with job requirements.
  • Oversee the recruitment, interviewing, selection, and hiring processes.
  • Conduct reference or background checks of job applicants.
  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Conduct exit interviews and ensure that necessary employment termination paperwork is completed.
  • Assist other programs/departments in meeting reporting requirements, preparing, and providing documents for funding sources.
  • Prepare information for the annual audit, including schedules, respond and provide related support/documentation requested prior to and during audit period on time as requested.
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with organization policies, standards, and practices.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the CFO such as but not limited to preparing and submitting grants billing reports or vouchers.
Other Qualities and Attributes:
  • Ability to build and always maintain open and effective line of communication with the supervisor.
  • Ability to organize resources and establish priorities that are consistent with organization’s goals.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Ability to multitask while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to keep confidentiality associated with your HR position.
  • Ability to perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with organization policies and standards.
  • Ability to foster a culture of diversity, inclusivity, collaboration, and teamwork.
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field with at least 3-5 years of HR, PR and Benefits administration which includes nonprofit experience, or satisfactory comparable experience and training.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of human resource strategies and practices, including compensation, performance management, safety, hiring and employee relations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Fund EZ financial software a plus.

New Destiny is committed to the safety of all employees and clients within our organization and programs. In accordance with New York City’s vaccine mandate for the City workforce and employees of organizations with human services contracts, this position requires candidates to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or evidence of starting the process of becoming fully vaccinated before beginning their employment. This organization will consider accommodation for bona fide medical or a sincerely held religious, moral, or ethical belief.

New Destiny is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, and survivors or people with lived experience are encouraged to apply.

Excellent benefits. A hybrid model allowing for work from home days will be available for this position.

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