Organizational Summary:

 The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local level to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception. Using a partnership model, we provide state and local advocates with strategic guidance, hands-on support, and funding to create national change from the ground up. We are a force multiplier – we form strategic partnerships with a wide range of organizations to directly impact the reproductive health and lives of women across the country. Since 2008, NIRH has provided direct grants and hands-on support to nearly 150 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in 39 states and 56 localities across the country. In 2018, NIRH’s partnerships and its work in New York State and City span 23 states, including 13 localities.

The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, with associated PAC’s and IEC, conducts nonpartisan advocacy and electoral engagement to advance reproductive health, rights and justice in states and cities across the country.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the VP for Finance and Administration, the Human Resources Manager is a generalist position with the opportunity to build and expand the HR function at NIRH.  As a new position at NIRH, this role will lead the design and implementation of critical people programs at NIRH including employee relations, performance management, employee engagement and training, new hire onboarding, benefits administration and more.  The HR Manager will partner closely with department managers and serve as a trusted advisor to both the management team and employees at all levels.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to diversity within an organization that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, and prior record of arrest or conviction.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

HR Partnering, Employee Relations & Benefits Administration

  • Provides guidance and coaching to managers and other employees on people management and human resources topics such as conflict resolution and organizational policies
  • Collaborate with Management Team and external consultants to enhance the racial equity competencies of NIRH’s organizational culture, policies, practices, programs and interpersonal communication
  • Identify, develop and/or facilitate training and professional development programs to support employee growth and overall satisfaction
  • Manages the annual performance evaluation process for all employees; recommends changes or improvements as needed
  • Thought partners with managers to address employee performance matters and supports recommended improvement plans
  • Conducts investigations and prepares written reports pursuant to complaints and allegations of employee wrongdoing
  • Conducts new hire onboarding, solicits feedback on organizational culture and performs exit interviews
  • Manages administration of all employee benefits, including health insurance, disability, 401(k) plan, etc. and builds staff awareness/usage of benefits
  • Provide day-to-day support for employees with inquiries regarding benefits, payroll and employment questions
  • Works with external counsel, as needed, to address employee relations and regulatory issues

Talent Acquisition & Onboarding

  • Advises hiring managers to ensure effective onboarding and integration of new hires
  • Supports hiring managers in recruiting for open positions to ensure that hiring processes are consistent and efficient
  • Defines job descriptions and develops and implements recruiting strategies that fit the organization’s needs and budget considerations

Policies & Compliance

  • Regularly update personnel policies, including HR handbook, to protect the organization and ensure compliance with changing laws
  • Oversees and tracks all labor and employment compliance issues (employee files, DOL posters, certifications, etc)


  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least 3-5 years of work experience
  • At least two years of direct Human Resources experience
  • Strong work ethic and highest ethical standards
  • An effective listener with a highly collaborative style
  • Ability to make sound and accurate judgment and timely decisions
  • Project management experience with the ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Excitement about process development and execution of fully developed follow-up strategies
  • Experience implementing change in a dynamic environment
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive benefit package and salary commensurate with experience: salary range $70,000 to $80,000. Benefits include: A comprehensive benefits package including the option of employer-paid health insurance; dental insurance; a 401k retirement plan with employer contribution after 6 months; TransitChek benefits; generous paid time off; and Summer Fridays (half days) from June until September. Application Procedure:

Please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to [email protected]  with “Human Resources Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

EEO statement: NIRH is an equal opportunity employer. NIRH strives to build and support an equitable work community that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. As a member of the reproductive freedom movement, NIRH aims to foster leadership and raise the voices of historically marginalized people, including but not limited to Black people and people of color, indigenous and native people, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, disabled people, immigrants, and low income people. We strongly encourage candidates of these and other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Equity Statement: NIRH and NIRH Action Fund staff and board have committed to racial equity, and as such have been engaged in a multi-year process to adopt a racial equity lens across the organizations. We are a reproductive health and rights organization that incorporates reproductive justice values into our work. We recognize the interconnectivity of identities, such as race, socio-economic status, immigration status, ability, and sex, including sexual orientation, and gender identity, and how they interact with systems of oppressions to shape and impact a person’s freedom and ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives. As a result, this person will join an organization that’s currently engaged in shifting its institutional framework.