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Associate, Human Resources

Rainforest Alliance

New York, New York 10279
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Full Time
  • Administrative
  • Communications
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • HR Generalist
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Job Details

The Human Resources Associate is responsible for providing high touch day-to-day Human Resource (HR) support for his/her assigned employee population, and under the overall direction of the Senior Manager, Talent Strategy. S/he acts as an employee champion and a change agent. S/he will be able to communicate needs to the HR team, suggest solutions, build plans to execute changes, and communicate to the team and appropriate cross-functional stakeholders. The HR Associate forms partnerships across the function and across the organization with his/her dynamic personality and attention to detail. S/he thinks proactively, thinks strategically, and must think big picture.


Recruiting, Hiring & Onboarding
Coordinate the recruitment and selection of employees in your assigned population, ensuring that staffing requirements are satisfied in the most timely and cost-effective manner by:
  • Initial consultation with hiring managers to review their needs and explain the hiring process; work with hiring managers to analyze/ develop/ update job descriptions;
  • Review forms for posting jobs, post jobs on key job sites, screen resumes, schedule/conduct onsite or virtual interviews, maintain electronic recruitment tracking and hardcopy files, prepare and deliver progress communication to candidates and hiring manager, extend offers to and answer questions from candidates;
  • Coordinate onboarding of local hires and provide orientation on HR policies.
Employee Relations
  • Act as primary point of contact for employee relations/performance issues;
  • Monitor and advise the manager when there are employee performance difficulties;
  • Coach employees on effective methods of communicating and working with team members and supervisors;
  • Be sensitive to an international audience; understand working habits, practice, and culture.
Policy & Procedure Administration
  • Respond to and build solutions to inquiries on HR related policy and procedures;
  • Ensure all US employee legal complaint
  • Act as first point of contact for staff change requests (i.e. title, salary, relocation, etc.)
  • Support the HR team and your assigned population in the roll-out and administration of annual HR processes (goal setting, performance evaluations, compensation review, etc.);
  • Hold short trainings and informational webinars to explain HR processes that affect organizational
  • Be forward thinking in identifying faster, better, cheaper processes and tools;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field preferred;
  • Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience in human resources required;
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and HRIS administration experience. You also need to be able to use webinar software;
  • Spanish language skills desired but not required;
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented with strong time management and follow-through skills. Able to plan, organize, manage and/or carry out multiple related activities simultaneously (project management skills a very strong plus);
  • Able to handle sensitive information confidentially.
  • Client Focus: Respond to, and anticipate internal client’s needs in a timely, professional, helpful and courteous manner, regardless of client attitude;
  • Interpersonal Awareness: Notice, interpret, and anticipate others’ concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetically to others;
  • Written Communication: Express oneself clearly in business writing;
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: Develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support;
  • Analytical Thinking: Tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach;
  • Forward Thinking: Anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies;
  • Initiative: Identify what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it;
  • Stress Management: Keep functioning effectively when under pressure and maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation;
  • Flexibility: Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way
    of doing things.
Commensurate with experience.

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