Associate, Human Resources | Markle

Associate, Human Resources

The Markle Foundation is seeking an Associate for Human Resources

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and dynamic team player who is passionate about contributing to an energized, inclusive, and high-performing team culture. The Associate will support creation and sustenance of a culture of data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement. Establishing trusting relationships with staff atall levels of the Foundation is critical to this role. In addition, given our vital mission around workforce developmentand opportunity, the Associate HR will support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) into HRoperations.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The Associate, Human Resources will provide broad spectrum of HR support to Markle staff as needed. Reporting to Director Human Resources, this role will primarily focus on onboarding, payroll support, benefits administration, and HR compliance as well as HRIS upkeep. As is true of all Markle team members, applicants to this position should feel comfortable wearing many hats and bearing responsibility to carry out a variety of projects across Markle operations team. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1.  Benefits Administration

  • Be the prime point of contact for any benefits pertinent questions for staff. Conduct benefits
  • Communicate benefits information to employees as needed, process enrollments, claim resolution, audit invoices for payment and support with benefits
  • Calculate retirement plan contributions and work closely with TPA on required
  • Support with open enrollment planning and staff

2.  HRIS upkeep and reporting

  • Maintain accurate staff data and manage change
  • Kick off of on-boarding and off-boarding tasks and track completion. Troubleshoot issues with HRIS
  • Introduce and enhance reporting
  • Configure annual performance review template and process flow in

3.  HR Policy and Compliance

  • Maintain HR filing system and
  • Field employee requests and questions on policies and
  • Support launch and completion of compliance
  • Support ongoing review of HR policies to adopt best practices and stay

4.  On-boarding and off-boarding support

  • Create offer letters, coordinate with candidate on acceptance and lead in-house coordination in preparation of on-boarding. Track completion of I9s and all new hire paperwork.
  • Draft new hire onboarding
  • Coordinate internally with operations team and with benefits carrier and update organization records and

5.  Payroll Support

  • Support planning of payroll cycle and processing of
  • Check for all staff pertinent information – new hires, terminations, promotions etc. Process changes to staff
  • Troubleshoot issues with HRIS vendor and suggest improvement of
  • Work with Accounting and Finance to troubleshoot any issues. Escalate issues as
  • Ensure appropriate back up documentation is

6.  ED&I and Culture

  • Support with identifying and coordinating execution of learning opportunities for
  • Create and administer staff
  • Encourage a culture of feedback in all staff interactions and deploy the feedback rightfully into HR action items. Exercise good judgement and escalate issues and observations as needed.
  • Champion ED&I initiatives at

7.  Other duties as assigned

  • Back up Director Human Resources as needed and take on other duties as assigned. Willingness to learn and take on additional responsibilities as


Required Skills:

  • Degree and Credential Requirements: NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them to
  • System savvy: Demonstrated experience in working with software/system/programs that houses employee
  • Problem Solving Skills: Displays creativity in approach and in the development of solutions; thinks issues through before escalating and reaches sound conclusions; shows good judgement; Weighs pros and cons of multiple options to solve complex problems
  • Communication skills: Good listening, speaking and writing
  • Organizational skills: Demonstrated organizational skills, with strong attention to detail and ability to follow
  • Flexibility & Nimbleness: Capable of working in a fast pace, growing environment, and ability to adapt and lead changes
  • Confidentiality: Ability to use discretion and always maintain
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: Emanates a collaborative demeanor to build rapport and establish credibility with partners. Applies critical interpersonal and judgment skills to affect outcomes. Has complete comfort and confidence in offering helpful advice and counsel to colleagues at all
  • Project Management: Demonstrated track record of managing and delivering against complex scopes and under tight timelines. Possesses strong organization skills, with ability to multitask and manage several work streams, partners / vendors, and projects at any one time
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion: Have an awareness of how racial injustice has created substantial barriers to equitable and diverse employment

Preferred Skills:

  • Benefits Administration: Experience in managing enrollments, claims processing, invoicing and troubleshooting
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: Possesses an instinct to seek out the next challenge andthink outside constraints and get things done. Operates with a clear sense of purpose while being comfortable with ambiguity and
  • Analytics experience: Ability to summarize detailed data, identify trends, and draw insights from the data. Able to make recommendations based on

Job Details:

  • Location: New York/Washington C/Colorado/Indiana
  • Title: Associate, Human Resources
  • Report: Director, Human Resources
  • Term: Full-time, one year term with potential opportunity for extension
  • Salary & Benefits: $65,000-$78,000 base salary (depending on location and skill level), with generous benefits such as healthcare, retirement, and time off including parental
  • Travel: Minimal
  • Applying: Please submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

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About the Markle Foundation:

The Markle Foundation challenges itself and diverse partners to deploy their varied expertise to identify solutionsto critical public problems and achieve systemic change. Today, as millions are unemployed and advanced technology and automation change the very nature of work, Markle’s current priority is advancing solutions thatwill enable workers in America to move into good jobs in the digital economy.

About the Rework America Alliance:

In response to the devastating impact of the pandemic, Markle launched the Rework America Alliance a nationwide collaboration of employers, non-profits, educators, government entities, and public and privateorganizations. The Alliance is working to open opportunities for millions of unemployed and low wage workers to move into good jobs, particularly people of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the currenteconomic crisis. Partners include National Urban League, NAACP, Unidos US, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta,Google, IBM, Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, North America’s Building Trades Unions, Workday and other leading businesses, labor unions, training, and workforce organizations. (The full list of members can be found on our website here.)

The Rework America Alliance builds on Markle’s previous work in this field. In 2013, Markle launched its Rework America initiative to help workers have greater market power and a stronger voice in decisions that impact theirlives. The Rework America Task Force was focused on how to create more good jobs and how to prepare people for them, publishing the Norton press book America’s Moment in 2015.

This work inspired the development of Markle’s Skillful initiative in 2016 in Colorado – which expanded to Indiana in2018. Skillful has now transitioned into Markle’s Rework America Alliance. Skillful is contributing resources to theAlliance as it aims to help unemployed people across the country return to the workforce in better jobs with greater career potential.

Markle Foundation is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, military status, or veteran’s status.