Human Resources Generalist

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Published 12 days ago

Position Title:  HR GENERALIST

Status:       Full Time

Location:     New York, NY


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $400 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, with a diverse team led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across the spectrum of issue areas. Founded in 2002, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and, as a whole, has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. RPA serves as a fiscal sponsor for more than 80 projects, providing governance, management and operational infrastructure to support their charitable purposes. For more information, please go to


We seek an enthusiastic self-starter who has passion for RPA’s mission and values, and a commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and administering human resources (HR) programs, policies, and procedures supporting staff satisfaction and organizational effectiveness. The individual must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and command a strong attention to detail. This person must be curious, committed to exceptional client service and enjoy problem solving.


The HR Generalist will partner with other members of the HR Team to implement human resources programs that build and support the objectives and policies of RPA. The HR Generalist will also work closely with the Sponsored Projects & Funds Team (SP&F) serving as a partner to ensure efficient HR services, up-to-date knowledge of client operations, staffing, and organizational structure and culture. This position will be involved in all aspects of HR including regulatory compliance, performance management, personnel policies, employee relations, staff development, recruiting, compensation, benefits administration, and HR reporting.

The HR Generalist’s principle responsibilities include:

+  Maintaining knowledge of and ensuring compliance with employment-related laws and regulations

+  Supporting and responding to routine questions regarding human resources policies and procedures

+  Providing guidance in functional HR areas such as employee relations, compensation, training, workforce planning, and recruitment to influence successful solutions

+  Leading assigned recruitment efforts including developing position descriptions, posting, sourcing and screening

+  Supporting the processing of payroll

+  Participation in the preparation of HR reports and HR statistical data

+  Performing exit interviews, and analyzing, tracking, and reporting on related trends


+  Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on HR or related field

+  5 years of progressive experience in HR positions

+  HR Certification preferred

+  Solid knowledge of HR practices, federal and state employment laws, recruitment, compensation, performance management, wage & hour regulations, and employee relations, required.

+  Knowledge of Global HR helpful

+  Must be able to work well as part of a team and independently

+  Proven ability to effectively balance priorities while developing effective working relationships at all levels

+  Ability to exercise excellent judgment and critical thinking skills

+  Ability to build relationships, establish trust, manage conflict, and influence others

+  Ability to conduct research and evaluate information critically

+  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

+  Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment

+  Ability to see big picture but manage small details

+  Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement and access to professional development resources.


Applications will be reviewed as received. To be considered, all applications must include a resume and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. Please Apply Here. Position open until filled.

No telephone calls, please.

RPA is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Title:  HR GENERALIST

Status:       Full Time

Location:     New York, NY


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $400 million in annual giving by individuals…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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