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YWCA – NYC is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We are a multiracial women’s social justice organization dedicated to addressing issues that emerge at the intersection of race, class and gender. This position will report directly into the Director of Human Resources.

Support the Director of HR and Administration by assisting with the human resource functions of the YWCA to include payroll, onboarding, benefits administration, and HRIS maintenance. The ideal candidate will be flexible, responsive, and willing to take on additional tasks or projects as requested by the Director of HR and Administration. Specific experience in payroll administration is preferred. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee payroll, HRIS, and employee records to ensure accuracy
  • Update company organization information such as organizational charts, employee handbook and the employee directory as needed
  • Support the Executive Recruiter in recruitment efforts for exempt and nonexempt personnel
  • Conduct orientation and onboard new employees.
  • Work on updating the Paylocity system to ensure maximum use
  • Liaison with Communications team on new HR news for newsletters
  • Remain current with employment laws and regulations, and complying with all existing governmental and labor legal and government reporting requirements including any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Department of Labor, worker compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Special projects, ad hoc requests


  • Overseeing benefit plan communication, enrollment, and administration, and assisting employees with day-to-day questions about benefit plans
  • First point of contact for employees and liaison to benefit providers to resolve any insurance issues
  • Compiling required non-discrimination reports for benefit plans as needed.
  • Monitoring new hires, status changes, and terminations as they pertain to benefit eligibility
  • Conducting new hire orientations, fulfill onboarding checklist based on company and legal requirements
  • Serving as administrator for the Y retirement fund and the 403b: overseeing enrollment, and providing calculations to the fund per pay cycle and assisting in the preparation of the 5500 for 403B and Health and Welfare Plans
  • Assist with audit and third-party finance teams on issues related to HR, staffing, payroll and benefits
  • Maintaining confidentiality of employee records and information


  • Process payroll cycle bi-weekly for both exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Verify pay for employees and accrual benefits for new hires, terminations, and/or other separation including vacation accrual, bonus payouts, and any other payroll adjustments

Employee Engagement and Operations

  • Ensuring employee handbook is current and updated with policies that meet the needs of the organization while ensuring compliance with state and federal laws, including COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, ERISA, and applicable postings


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred- A Minimum of a Associates Degree is a must and at least 5 years of experience required
  • Knowledge and experience with processing payroll and time and attendance systems
  • Experience with payroll and HRIS system, Paylocity experience is a plus
  • Strong work ethic and professional values, Strong interpersonal skills both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated, able to work well independently and take an initiative
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Fiercely detail oriented with ability to prioritize short-term needs with long-term planning.
  • Desire to learn and grow as part of an expanding organization; team player with a flexible, creative, and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Flexible, organized, and dependable with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Able to manage multiple competing priorities and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to the YWCA – NYC’s social justice mission
  • Knowledge on local, state, and federal laws

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Associate (Required)


  • Payroll management: 3 years (Required)
  • Benefits administration: 5 years (Required)
  • HRIS: 3 years (Required)