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Senior HR Associate - Global HQ IT

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date:


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 27 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Job Overview/Summary

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the HR team as Senior Human Resources Associate, Global HQ for IRC Headquarters. In this role you will independently lead HR administrative activities in support of over 300+ IT team based in IRC HQ and around the world and collaborate with fellow HR team members to improve and streamline HR processes. Bringing a client-service approach, the Senior HR Associate will enhance the overall employee experience and help implement operational efficiencies for the team. The Senior HR Associate reports to the HR Director – Global HQ- IT and also work closely with the HR team.

Do you have a strong work ethic and experience in human resources? Are you passionate about IRC's mission, making a positive impact and seeing an improvement in peoples work lives? Then join us!

Highlights of Your Key Responsibilities:

Provide frontline support including and not limited to:

  • Support HR Director and Global HR team in managing the full employee experience, from on-boarding to exit management, ensuring all processes are performed in a timely, efficient, and client-centered manner
  • Act as a first-line "go-to" for employee inquiries about IRC policies, resources and programs, independently resolving requests and advancing to HR Partners as needed
  • Support all administrative aspects of HR communications and reporting, helping to deliver key data insights for the function
  • Work with the HR team to ensure that all HR-related information including Benefits, Promotions, Annual Performance Reviews, Training & Development, and others are effectively cascaded throughout the organization, ensuring increased transparency for our team
  • Participate in the implementation of global HR initiatives, working with HR colleagues and clients to help identify and create streamlined and scalable process improvements across the function
  • Participate in special HR and administrative projects, including review and analysis of job descriptions, collecting and organizing survey data, conducting research, partnering to develop and scale the IRC Internship Program and other tasks that may arise in response to emergencies.
  • Provide active support in tracking and managing recruitment process in multiple locations and complex operating environments.
  • Ensure that HR data is collected, processed, analyzed and presented through different means for better decision making.  
  • Provide backup support to global HQ HR team when needed.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to: HR Director – Global HQ-IT

Position works in collaboration with: HR Partners and HR colleagues in Recruitment, HRIS, Compensation, Benefits, Talent Management and Operations; Finance; IT; and Legal. Provide HR administrative support to HQ IT team and leadership and coordinate with other regional HR colleagues.  

Development Value:

  • Unparalleled exposure to and collaboration with HR professionals across a highly matrixed, global non-profit organization.
  • Deepened understanding of global humanitarian aid, relief, and development sector.
  • Understanding and experience in organizing and presenting large, complex sets of data that will inform and influence strategic decisions and change efforts in the organization.
  • Application of HR concepts, policy, and processes to solve various real workplace issues and projects.

Our benefits:

·       To help you stay energized, engaged, and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, learning and development opportunities, comprehensive healthcare, and a generous, flexible time off policy so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about

·       Flexible office work environment and/or work from home

Job Requirements

Work Experience & Education:

  • At least 2 years of experience in an HR support function or Client Service role with hands on knowledge of HR practices in US working environment.
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Employee Relations is a plus
  • Experience in a large, matrixed organization and/or within a non-profit setting is a plus

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • In depth knowledge of HR concepts, or the ability to ramp quickly on new topics.
  • Demonstrated ability and fulfillment in operating with a client service approach, and building and fostering positive working relationships; highly resourceful
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to run reports and use basic data outputs to tell a high-level story
  • Sensitive to and have strong understanding of DEI concepts and their impact on HR practices
  • Self-motivated, ability to plan, prioritize and problem solve independently
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resilience in working in a constantly evolving environment
  • Ability and commitment to the highest ethical standards including maintaining confidentiality
  • Working knowledge and understanding of federal and multi-state employment laws; PHR or PHR/CA is a plus
  • Outstanding capabilities in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience in Workday and applicant tracking systems a plus

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, Egalite, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).
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