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Job Title : Senior Human Resources Specialist(New Destiny Housing Corporation)
Date Posted : February 5, 2021
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Organization Description

Founded in 1994, New Destiny Housing Corporation is a New York City non-profit with the mission of ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals at risk of homelessness and domestic violence by connecting them to safe, permanent housing and services. To achieve our mission, we build and manage permanent, affordable housing with on-site services; offer innovative programs that empower domestic violence survivors to find and retain affordable housing; and educate and advocate to expand access to permanent housing resources for low-income families.

Position Requirements

A direct report to the CFO, the Senior Human Resource Specialist will support and implement all HR policies and procedures of New Destiny, in coordination with the PEO and New Destiny executive leadership. In this role the Senior HR Specialist will recommend and facilitate trainings and policies that develop and support a diverse and inclusive culture at New Destiny. Experience working with a PEO, Fund EZ financial management software as well as knowledge of preparing grants billing reports or vouchers (AR) is a plus in this role.

Must be well organized, flexible, and detail-oriented, with good verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will be a team player with strong interpersonal skills, able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines while simultaneously working on multiple projects and often with multiple interruptions.


Human Resource and Administration

  • Primary contact with Paychex PEO on all Payroll, Benefits and HR related matters.
  • Maintain department electronic and hardcopy records and reports including employees’ confidential personnel files
  • Stay current and ensure compliance with city, state, and federal labor laws and requirements.
  • Oversee administrative aspects of hiring, onboarding and departure/termination of employees including management of all associated paperwork.
  • Maintain and update records of personnel transactions such as new hires, benefit enrolments, performance reviews, terminations and related statistics for report and ensure records are accurate and current.
  • Track time and leave for employees and ensure accuracy of staff accrual usage and balances.
  • Manage, evaluate and administer benefits packages and work with the PEO to complete annual enrollment.
  • Prepare NDHC payroll worksheet for all its employees and submit to Paychex PEO on time for PR process ensuring all payroll deductions and allocations are correct and updated
  • Develop, analyze, and update New Destiny’s performance evaluation process, and create a user-friendly evaluation process or template.
  • Develop, revise, and recommend personnel policies and procedures
  • Oversee recruitment efforts for all personnel, include writing, and placing job ads, conducting phone screening interviews
  • Interpret and explain HR policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations and distribute critical benefits reports and updates.
  • Confer with the ED, CFO, and other executive staff to develop or implement personnel policies or procedures
  • Review employment applications and job orders to match applicants with job requirements
  • Oversee New Destiny’s recruitment, interviewing, selection, and hiring processes
  • Conduct reference or background checks of job applicants.
  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Conduct exit interviews and ensure that necessary employment termination paperwork is completed.
  • Assist other programs/departments in meeting reporting requirements, preparing and providing documents for funding sources.
  • Prepare information for the annual audit, including schedules, respond and provide related support/documentation requested prior to and during audit period on time as requested.
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with organization policies, standards, and practices.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the CFO such as but not limited to preparing and submitting grants billing reports or vouchers

Other Qualities and Attributes

  • Ability to build and always maintain open and effective line of communication with the supervisor.
  • Ability to organize resources and establish priorities that are consistent with organization’s goals.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Ability to multitask while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to keep confidentiality associated with your HR position.
  • Ability to perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with organization policies and standards.
  • Ability to foster a culture of diversity, inclusivity, collaboration, and teamwork.


  • Bachelor's degree minimum in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field with at least 3-5 years of HR, PR and Benefits administration which includes nonprofit experience, or satisfactory comparable experience and training – required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite- required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills -required
  • Knowledge of a broad range of human resource strategies and practices, including compensation, performance management, safety, hiring and employee relations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Fund EZ financial software a plus

New Destiny is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Email resume and cover letter to New Destiny at including “Senior Human Resource Specialist” in the subject line.

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