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Sr. HR Manager

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date:

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The Sr. HR Manager will provide HR support, counsel, and project management to the IRC’s Resettlement, Asylum & Integration (RAI) department, with particular focus on driving awareness, understanding, and adoption of key HR practices and human capital strategies within the RAI HQ functional and technical groups.

This position works collaboratively with HR leaders to ensure that select administrative, operational, and project management deliverables are successfully implemented across the network of RAI departments and field offices.This position reports to the RAI HR Director and also works closely with three Regional HR Partners and other members of the HR department.The role provides ongoing input to the HR Director to help shape the HR agenda and improvement strategies to enhance the RAI employee experience.

Major Responsibilities

Provide support and drive progress of key bodies of work within a broad range of people management topics:

•IRC Way:model, promote and uphold a culture of values as reflected in our code of conduct, The IRC Way:Standards for Professional Conduct – Integrity, Service and Accountability.

•HR Knowledge:serve as a reliable source of HR policies, practices and processes in response to employee and/or supervisor requests, ensuring compliance with internal and external standards and applicable labor laws (ie. Benefits, Payroll, Timekeeping, Leaves of Absence, etc.)

•HR Knowledge:monitor, support, facilitate and engage with the Community of Practice of HR Focal Points to build both competency and capability throughout the RAI network.This includes content management for the RAI HR intranet site and shared reference files.

•Talent Acquisition:provide review and adjudication for new position requests, standard job descriptions, compensation decisions, and other related recruiting activities for RAI HQ.

•Talent Acquisition:adjudicate the clearing of background checks as needed across the RAI HQ and Field staff.

•Talent Acquisition:provide back-up support to the field offices for recruitment and onboarding of new staff, with the goal to ensure new hire and orientation practices are implemented in accordance with IRC standards.

•Employee Relations:facilitate resolution for escalated issues related to basic employee welfare needs regarding benefits, payroll, HRIS, Leaves of Absence, and general employee questions (excluding ethics and compliance investigations) for the RAI HQ colleagues.

•Talent Management:participate in core talent activities as relevant for the RAI HQ functions, and become proficient in delivering select training and development seminars in partnership with Learning & Development colleagues.

•Employee Exits:monitor and intervene as necessary to ensure IRC standards are met for separation forms, exit paperwork, and exit surveys.

•HR Technical Functions & HR Operations:participate as needed in the planning and implementation of HR initiatives for RAI, including opportunities for improvement around standard processes.

•HR Data & Information:help to maintain shared RAI HR files, and create a monthly dashboard of HR KPI’s including relevant or appropriate analysis, trends, insights and actions.

•Other duties as assigned, including selective support to HR Partners as requested.

•Occasional domestic business travel if needed.

Job Requirements


•Bachelor's degree, preferably in Human Resources or Business Administration; or equivalent experience

Work Experience:

•1-3 years Human Resources experience in an HR support function or service center.

•Strong working knowledge of at least one human resource discipline including:employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, learning and development, organizational development, etc.

•Experience in a large, matrixed organization a plus

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

•Foundational knowledge of HR concepts, including Federal & State employment laws

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•Highly learning agile:capable to adapt quickly to change and apply new information and skills to work duties.

•Self-motivated to plan, prioritize and problem solve independently.

•Ability to build and foster effective and positive working relationship with colleagues, and maintain confidentiality to the highest degree.

•Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience in Workday and applicant tracking systems a plus

•Facilitation, Change Management and/or Project Management experience a plus.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

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