Human Resources Associate

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Position Summary: The Human Resources Associate is responsible for applying business acumen and human resources expertise. The Human Resources Associate will assist in providing a wider range of HR support to the organization. The successful candidate will play a key role in the success of the organization by offering guidance on recruitment, terminations, performance management, employee relations and HR best practices.

Tasks and Responsibilities: This statement of duties is for purpose of identifying this position but it is not limited to:

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Implement and administer employee policies and procedures
  • Identify new programs to help improve the employee’s life cycle
  • Process new hires in the HRIS system, including but limited to: inputting new hires, terms, transfers, direct deposit, tax withholding, vacation payments, garnishments and adjustments
  • Maintain time and attendance including personal time accrual
  • Manage new hire orientation, background screening, payroll audits and other HR duties
  • Manage leave requests, including PFL, Disability and Worker’s Compensation
  • Process employment verification request, maintain personnel files, medical files and other storage


Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in HR
  • Understanding of HR best practices and current Federal & State laws
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite and HRIS systems, specifically Paychex
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage competing demands
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a professional setting
  • Passion for youth and community development
  • Passion for social justice
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

Job Competencies

Attention to Detail

Attitude toward Others

Emotional Control

Empathetic Outlook

Excellent written and verbal communication


Following Directions


Meeting Standards


Personal Accountability

Project/Task and Goals Focus

Respect for Policies

Team Player

Excellent Administrative Duties

Behavioral Competencies


Organized Workplace

Cultural Competency and sensitivity

GEMS Core Values

Development Grounded

Trauma Informed

Culturally Competent

Gender Responsive

Strengths Based

Social Justice Oriented

GEMS Principles

Survivor Leadership

Transformational Relationships

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email on PDF or MS Word format a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at GEMS and how your experience and expertise will help us carry on with our mission; also send resume and salary requirement with Human Resources Associate in the subject line to our Operations Department at All applications must include a cover letter that is relevant to GEMS! WE WILL BE REVIEWING ONLY APPLICATIONS WITH SALARY REQUIREMENT AND A COVER LETTER INCLUDED. No phone calls please!