Human Resources Associate

Jewish National Fund | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/10/2022

About Jewish National Fund-USA:

Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) strategic vision has been and always will be, to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Everything we do -- every project, initiative, and campaign we take on – is integral to our vision of building and connecting to our land. We plant trees, build houses and parks, source water solutions, buy fire trucks, and improve the lives of people with special needs. We boost tourism, support Aliyah, promote Zionist education and engagement, build medical centers and trauma centers, fund agricultural and culinary research, and run an American semester abroad high school in Israel. We do all these things because each project, each program, each partnership, is consistent with our strategic vision – population growth in the north and south, connecting the next generation to Israel, infrastructure development, ecology, forestation, heritage preservation, and more -- all for the land and people of Israel.


Position Overview:

Jewish National Fund-USA seeks to recruit a Human Resources Associate. We are looking for an entry-level professional who is interested in a career path in Human Resources. You will work with and report directly to the Director, Benefits, and will also work closely with the Chief Human Resources Office and Recruitment Manager. This position is office-based and located in Jewish National Fund’s Manhattan office.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all onboarding for new hires
  • Conduct exit interviews with employees leaving the organization and coordinate offboarding needs
  • Assist Recruitment Manager with various recruitment related tasks, included but not limited to keeping track of open positions and applicants, posting positions on various recruitment websites, conducting LinkedIn research, and processing new employee background checks and references
  • Assist employees with inquiries including policy questions, , benefits questions, technological assistance related to HR portals, and more
  • Assist with Open Enrollment set up and employee inquiries
  • Update and maintain employee manuals, organizational charts, and other documents
  • Keep up to date on programs to enhance office culture and employee satisfaction
  • Assist Chief HR Officer with training programs for new and existing employees
  • Work alongside Payroll Department to ensure timely completion of new hire forms and other necessary payroll paperwork
  • Assist HR Department with various research projects and/or special projects, including annual benefits census reports, state and city mandated employment reports, Department of Labor mandated reports, open enrollment, and other projects as assigned
  • Manage all billing for HR Department and other relevant HR bills
  • Any other duties that your supervisor may assign or that the HR department requires


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1-2 years previous work or internship experience
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), including spreadsheets and databases
  • Superb interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication ability
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently



  • Days off for all work-prohibitive Jewish holidays, in addition to the secular US holidays
  • 3pm close-of-business on Fridays
  • Flexible expense account for mileage and donor meetings
  • Top-notch healthcare (including dental and vision)
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid short and long-term disability
  • 403(b) with generous employer contribution
  • Opportunities to travel to Israel

Salary range will depend on experience level, but can fall between $48,000-55,000.

Salary40000.00 - 55000.00 Annual
Full Time
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