Human Resources Associate

Roosevelt Institute New York, NY $52322.40 per year

About the Roosevelt Institute

Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st-century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.

Our Culture

At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all.  We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger.

Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

Purpose of Position and Responsibilities:

We are looking to hire an HR Associate with outstanding administrative and communication skills. The HR Associate is expected to be a conceptual thinker with superb organizational and time management skills. You must be reliable and should accurately follow instructions with the ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Successful candidates will be highly organized, have strong decision-making skills, understand employee relationships, organizational culture, staffing management, payroll and benefits administration, and impeccable discretion. Top candidates will be superb at problem-solving and project management, be efficient in scheduling, and understand basic HR-related tasks.

Reporting to the Director, HR, the HR Associate will be responsible for:

  • Fielding all internal and external HR related inquiries or requests.
  • Maintaining digital and electronic records of employees.
  • Assisting with the recruitment process by identifying and pre-screening candidates and performing reference checks.
  • Assisting with the onboarding process: coordinating New Hire Orientation, creating employee files, updating internal employee records, assisting with IT setup, and coordinating/communicating onboarding schedule with appropriate individuals.
  • Overseeing the completion of compensation and benefit documentation.
  • Assisting with performance management procedures.
  • Update HR sections on the intranet
  • Scheduling HR meetings, interviews, and events, and maintaining agendas.
  • Coordinating training sessions and seminars.
  • Participating in job recruitment fairs
  • Generating HR reports per HR Director’s requests.
  • Completing termination paperwork and scheduling exit interviews.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest HR trends and best practices.
  • Assisting the General Counsel with administrative tasks and special projects.
  • Ordering office supplies and equipment.
  • Assisting in special projects relating to HR, Org Development/Internal Comms, IT, Office Management as needed. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.  


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related (essential).
  • 1-2 years of experience as an HR Assistant or related office environment (essential).
  • Exposure to Labor Law and employment equity regulations preferred
  • Effective people management skills.
  • Basic understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, Google, and related business and communication tools.
  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions.
  • A willingness to learn
  • High ethical standards and the ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Passion for the Roosevelt Institute’s mission.

This position is remote only until the NYC office reopens.


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