Human Resources Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York
New York
United States


About the Roosevelt Institute

Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st-century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.

Roosevelt is taking on some of the biggest issues facing our economy and society and putting out bold, cutting-edge research and policies. Our work ranges from thinking about how we restructure the world of finance to changing the way colleges and universities invest in their communities. In the past year alone we released a bold agenda to rewrite the rules of the American economy which the Washington Post called a new manifesto for fighting inequality; framed the issues of financialization and corporate short-termism and issued a policy agenda that influenced the presidential race and key lawmakers; and crowd-sourced a blueprint for what young people want from candidates in 2016.


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 reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger.


Roosevelt is equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in 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 of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender-neutral bathroom on site.

Overview of the Position

The Human Resources Manager (HRM) oversees the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource department by managing the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. The HRM has responsibilities in or for the following functional areas: growing the HR department’s capacity, know-how, and reach; Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS); employee relations, training, and development; benefits and compensation; organizational development; and hiring and on-boarding. This is a full-time, non-unionized role.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement HR practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes collegiality, communication, productivity, performance measurement, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
  • Work closely with the General Counsel, senior leadership team, and other managers on all aspects of HR.
  • Facilitate professional development and other training opportunities for all members of staff and management.
  • Oversee all aspects of internal organizational communications, including maintaining employee Intranet. 
  • General knowledge of employment and labor laws and practices.
  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other HR programs.
  • Experience with 360 degree workplace security issues, including cyber-security and workplace safety.
  • Three to five plus years of progressive leadership experience in HR positions.
  • Specialized training in compensation and title setting, organizational planning and development, employee relations, workplace safety, professional development and training, and labor relations, preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, including managing staff.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience working in a unionized workplace is desired.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in HR, Business, or Organization Development or equivalent.
  • Masters degree preferred.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred, not required.


Salaries and Benefits

Salaries at the Roosevelt Institute are competitive and we provide a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. We offer a rewarding, friendly, supportive, and collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and employer pension contributions when eligibility criteria are met.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

When applying, please submit your cover letter and resume as one document Applications without cover letters will not be considered.  No phone calls please. While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to apply by December 7th.  Initial interviews will be conducted over the phone or Skype. We will only contact applicants who are being considered for interviews.

With contingent offer of employment, Roosevelt Institute will conduct a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, employment