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Human Resources Specialist


Job posted by: Homes for the Homeless

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Job description

Homes for the Homeless (HFH) is the largest single provider of transitional housing in New York City. At our five American Family Inns, families receive the education, job training, and support services necessary to maintain permanent housing and become self-sufficient.

HFH seeks a Human Resources Specialist to work in its central location in the East Village. The ideal candidate should exhibit diplomatic interpersonal skills, the ability to exercise discretion and handle sensitive information, excellent written and oral communication skills, creativity and critical thinking. Must be extremely organized and confident in ability to meet or exceed deadlines. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review and develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding employment practices and keep abreast of changes.
  • Implement organizational change to improve upon existing protocols and create solutions to increase productivity.
  • Advises employees and managers on human resources policies and guidelines.
  • Acts in an advisory capacity with managers and supervisors to ensure staffing needs are being met.
  • Assist in the recruitment efforts and new hire process including but not limited to coordination of job openings, development of job descriptions with, interview candidates, job offers and offer letters and announcements.
  • Oversee the administration of all employee compensation and benefits.
  • Ensures up-to-date maintenance of employee records in accordance with legal requirements and company policies.
  • Counsels employee and managers on Employee Relations issues and problems; ensures disciplinary actions and terminations are carried out legally and consistently.
  • Facilitate productive employee relations and act to resolve conflict when necessary.
  • Promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organization.
  • Liaison with Unions representing HFH employees.
  • Report and process all workers compensation claims.


  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of related experience required; HR experience preferred.
  • Understanding of employment law, employee rights, payroll and benefits.
  • Exceptional organizational, time management and decision making skills.
  • Must be a self-starter that can work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and handle multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.


Starting salary is commensurate with experience and history. Benefits include health and dental insurance, employer funded annuity, and generous paid time off.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief business writing sample to Brandi Lewis at Indicate the position's title in the subject line of email. No phone calls will be accepted for this position.


50 Cooper Square, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10003, US


Education requirements
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Job function
Owner's areas of focus