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Human Resources Generalist

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Brooklyn Defender Services
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Kings County, NY
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Published 14 days ago

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) seeks an experienced Human Resources professional to join its team as it seeks to grow, improve, and digitize HR processes and operations.


BDS is a multi-disciplinary defense office representing low-income New Yorkers in criminal, family, immigration, and civil legal matters. Our expertise lies in the intersection of these legal systems that disproportionately impact poor, Black, Latinx, and immigrant communities.


BDS represents thousands of people each year who have diverse, complex, and multi-faceted legal needs. In addition to a zealous legal defense, our interdisciplinary teams of attorneys, social workers and advocates provide a wide range of legal and advocacy services, including housing, public benefits, education, and employment issues. BDS is a public defense office where staff work collaboratively and across disciplines to deliver high-quality legal services that serve the people we represent, their families and communities in Brooklyn.


At Brooklyn Defender Services, Human Resources is a people-focused department, responsible for steering the organization in a direction where policy and programs work together to benefit BDS’ 450 employees. The team strives to ensure all BDS staff have access to the support and resources needed to help the organization pursue its mission.  Our focus is to attract, engage and retain committed and dedicated staff who represent a wide diversity of identity and experience. 


Under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources, the HR Generalist owns one or more processes within the employee lifecycle and supports the Director of Human Resources in organizing the work of the department and helping employees navigate policies and resources. At time of posting, it is envisioned that the HR Generalist will own recruitment, onboarding, offboarding, and at least one other process, however the specific processes may be flexible depending on the expertise of the selected candidate. Recruitment is currently a de-centralized process with HR primarily responsible for managing postings and offers and hiring managers in each practice responsible for the selection process. There is opportunity for this position to shape HR’s role in this and other processes in the future.

Responsibilities

·      Manage the end-to-end onboarding process for new employees and non-employees (e.g. interns).

·      Manage the end-to-end offboarding process for employees and non-employees.

·      Coordinate recruitment activity across the organization.

·      Support the Director of HR in organizing and coordinating the work of the department

·      Support the Director of HR to identify opportunities for improvement and digitization for HR processes.

·      Develop written procedures for HR processes, and draft personnel policies.

·      Develop and maintain an understanding of all core HR processes in order to provide coverage when needed.

·      Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

·      College degree in a HR, business, or related subject, or equivalent work experience.

·      5+ years of work experience in a HR department, responsible for one or more HR policies /processes.

·      Experience in employee onboarding and offboarding strongly preferred.

·      Knowledge of and experience applying federal, NY, and NYC employment laws strongly preferred

·      Experience in recruitment in non-profit and/or legal services organizations preferred.

·      Able to write documents and communications that explain complex policies, procedures, and issues in a way that the reader can understand.

·      Able to communicate with employees on sensitive topics with empathy, judgement, and tact.

·      Able to identify and find solutions to problems.

·      Able to apply discretion and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.

·      Strong empathy and interpersonal skills.

Position Information

This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. The normal schedule is Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, and the position is based at BDS’s offices in Downtown Brooklyn, NY 11201. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most work for this position would initially be conducted remotely, but the job description remains the same. We work with staff to ensure that essential in-person functions are conducted as safely as possible, and will continue to do so as in-person work increases over the coming months.

Salary is determined commensurate with education and experience, starting at $65,000 for a candidate with a college degree and five years relevant experience. BDS also offers comprehensive benefits including health and dental insurance, short-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution, pre-tax commuter benefit, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, and above-average vacation, sick, holiday, family, and medical leave policies.

To Apply:

Click HERE to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume on our online application portal. BDS highly recommends submitting your application no later than September 27, 2021.


Brooklyn Defender Services is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and supports a nondiscrimination policy in all employment practices. We are focused on equity and inclusion and thus strongly encourage candidates of all identities, expressions, orientations, disabilities, experiences, and other characteristics that make us different to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or another reason, you may contact the Director of Human Resources, Christina Wallace, at cwallace @ bds.org

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) seeks an experienced Human Resources professional to join its team as it seeks to grow, improve, and digitize HR processes and operations.


BDS is a multi-disciplinary defense office representing…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    September 27, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least USD 65,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Kings County, NY
Associated Location
177 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

How to Apply

Click HERE to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume on our online application portal. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. BDS highly recommends submitting your application no later than September 27, 2021.

Click HERE to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume on our online application portal. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. BDS highly recommends…

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