Human Resources Generalist
Job Details
FPHNY Corporate - New York, NY
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Human Resources
Human Resources Generalist

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.


The HR Generalist will report to the Director of Human Resources and perform a variety of administrative and analytical duties of moderate difficulty. They include but are not limited to partnering with program hiring managers, responding to employee, and hiring managers inquiries, recruitment, onboarding, managing HRIS system, and assisting with payroll, benefits, leave, and employee related matters, to ensure smooth daily operations of the HR department.


  • Handle all administrative tasks for recruiting, onboarding, new hire orientation, and exit interviews, including entering data into HR information systems and auditing for accuracy and compliance.
  • Manage the recruitment process and meet with hiring managers to ensure clarity of qualifications and screening criteria.
  • Assist in developing and executing personnel procedures and policies, providing guidance and interpretation for business operations.
  • Assist in administering and providing information on employee benefits & leaves, compensation, payroll, time and attendance, and employee performance programs.
  • Organize and manage new employee orientation, on-boarding, training, and performance programs.
  • Act as first point of contact for issues relating to the HRIS; conduct audits, run routine and ad hoc reports, troubleshoot problems, and maintain integrity of the data housed in the system.
  • Partner with HR Payroll and Benefits Manager to ensure accuracy of payroll data, onboarding/offboarding, benefits, leaves, and time & attendance matters.
  • Organizes employee personnel files and other HR related documents.
  • Capacity to apply discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality when handling sensitive information.
  • Represent employer in community and recruiting events.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the Director of People Operations.
  • Attends and participate in employee disciplinary meetings and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; reviews policies and practice to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources.
  • Assist in the communication, interpretation, and upkeep of employee handbook, employee directory, and organizational chart, and contributes to the development of policies.
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • BA/BS degree in Human Resource Management or related field required
  • A minimum of three years working as a Human Resources Generalist required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), and demonstrated skills in accurate database management and record keeping
  • Ability to exercise judgment in building relationships across all organizational levels and with external partners
  • High level of customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent time-management skills and able to meet deadlines
  • Must have a positive demeanor, be a strong team player, very patient, flexible, and able to deal with many employee requests in a professional manner
  • Experience and knowledge of Benefits Administration, leaves, and payroll processing a plus
  • Experience with handling employee grievances a plus
  • HR certification (PHR/SHRM-CP) preferred


  • FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Salary range is $65,000 to $80,000
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance with low or no employee contribution
  • A retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible spending medical and commuter benefits plan
  • Generous and flexible work from home policy with up to three days working at home
  • Fun hybrid office environment and passionate team
  • Fun all staff events all year round
  • Meaningful work at an organization striving to advance health equity and social justice



Hybrid schedule: Three days remote and two days in office.


To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position here. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.