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Human Resources Manager [last updated 10/20/21]

DEPARTMENT: Operations
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, non-exempt
SALARY: $42 - $48/hr
EST. START DATE: Nov 1, 2021 or sooner

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Human Resource Manager will execute the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) requirements for AIANY/Center for Architecture, including hiring and interviewing staff, administering benefits and leave, ensuring legal compliance, and enforcing company policies and practices. This is a part-time (approx. 20/hr week) position, with a hybrid in-office/remote option available.
• Recruits, interviews, hires, and manages full on-boarding and orientation process for new staff.
• Maintains confidential employee files, updating annually with promotions, changes to salaries, updated addresses, and any other required updates
• Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
• Administers and oversees employee benefits, including paid-time off tracking and health insurance
• Provides support and guidance to management and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
• Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
• Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
• Oversees annual staff review process
• Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
• Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
• Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
• Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
• Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of 1-2 years of human resource management experience preferred.
• SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP a plus.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line; attach the cover letter and resume as a single PDF. No phone calls, please.

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