This role is hybrid (New York, NY).

About the Roosevelt Institute

The Roosevelt Institute is a think tank, a student network, and the nonprofit partner to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum that, together, are learning from the past and working to redefine our collective future. Focusing on corporate and public power, labor and wages, and the economics of race and gender inequality, the Roosevelt Institute unifies experts, invests in young leaders, and advances progressive policies that bring the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt into the 21st century.

The Roosevelt Institute takes on today’s greatest public policy challenges by advancing bold, cutting-edge research and policy ideas. We believe that the future of the American economy and our democracy depends on a new way of thinking about markets and government. Too few people hold too much economic and political power today, and we know that a stronger society is possible if we rectify this imbalance between private actors and the public. With a commitment to transforming corporations, restructuring markets, reviving democratic institutions, and reimagining the role of government, our work moves our nation toward a more resilient, equitable, and green future.

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 rewrite the rules of our social and economic realities stronger. Roosevelt is an equal-opportunity employer. As affirmed in its policies and practices, the organization considers all applications for 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 with diverse work and life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, and diverse cultures to apply.


What You’ll Do

We are looking to hire a Senior HR associate with outstanding administrative and communication skills. The Sr. 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 and impeccable discretion, and understand employee relationships, organizational culture, staffing management, and payroll and benefits administration. Top candidates will be superb at problem-solving, technology/systems, and project management, be efficient in scheduling, and understand basic HR-related tasks.

Reporting to the Director, HR, the Sr. 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 prescreening 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;
  • Updating 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, and Office Management as needed.
  • Managing and processing expenses and contracts for the CPEO.

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 needed.

What You’ll Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related (preferred)
  • 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
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meets tight deadlines
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, Google Drive, 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

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Please apply!

We know talent comes in many forms. Join our team and help envision a new equitable future for all.

The salary range for this role is $62,000-$72,000 annually. The Roosevelt Institute offers excellent benefits that include 100% paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and 80% paid for dependents; life insurance; vacation; personal and sick time; paid parental leave; professional development; healthcare, dependent care, and commuter FSA; and a 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 4% contribution.