Murmuration: HR Manager

Headquarters: New York, NY

Who We Are

Murmuration is a nonprofit organization that amplifies the power of civic engagement by providing data, digital tools, and research-driven insights to community-focused organizations so that together we can create an America where everyone can lead healthy, free, and dignified lives.

Every day, people are trying to shape our future for the better. Fighting for water that’s safe to drink. Schools that serve students equitably. Gun laws that make sense. And rallying people who care like we do. And yet too often the skillful organizers working to mobilize communities lack access to technology that could supercharge their efforts. Knocking on every door instead of knowing which will open most easily. And going up against outside interests that have half the heart, but twice the tools.

In communities across America, Murmuration’s partners are leveraging our data, tools, and insights to help thousands of organizers orchestrate millions of individual people to do big things together. Demand big things together. To create the world they want. Together.

About the Position

We’re looking for a collaborative, meticulous, and people-centric HR Manager to join our People team. This role will focus on iterating and implementing robust HR practices and processes with accuracy and efficiency. You’ll have the opportunity to manage core HR processes including but not limited to payroll and interstate benefits administration, policies, and immigration. You’ll engage with staff across all levels and functions across the organization, to ensure staff are aware, educated, and feel supported navigating HR-related issues. 

Note: At Murmuration, we are committed to becoming an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. To this end, all staff members are expected to actively participate in DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging) programming.

What You’ll Do:
  • Benefits Administration
    • Manage staff open enrollment;
    • Resolve all benefits-related questions and issues from staff, including managing and providing guidance on implications of address changes and qualifying life events;
    • Assess the benefits landscape to evaluate new offerings and make recommendations that align with our culture of care;
    • Manage making changes, updates, and amendments to offerings;
    • Create educational guides and one pagers as self-serve resources for staff;
    • Provide a benefits overview with newly hired employees as part of their onboarding; and
    • Implement leave administration, including parental and medical leave.
    • Education and support to individual team members, and
    • Administrative documentation, submission, and tracking of leave per federal and state guidelines.
  • Payroll/Compensation
    • Review bi-weekly payroll reports;
    • Answer all inbound staff payroll-related questions and serve as liaison to an expert within TriNet if needed (i.e., payroll taxes) but always act as the first tier of support for staff inquiries;
    • Complete I-9 Employment verification for all new hires;
    • Action all employee changes, ensuring alignment with Finance and maintaining proper documentation for employee files; and
    • Facilitate the change process for end-of-year and mid-year compensation cycles along with any off-cycle changes relating to merit, promotion, equity adjustment, or employee transfers.
  • Compliance/Policies
    • Stay up to date on evolving legal requirements and ensure that policies and procedures are compliant with federal, state, and local laws;
    • Individual state compliance requirements could include changes to minimum wage for exempt employees, changes to paid family leave programs and policies regarding final wages for terminated employees to name a few examples.
    • Collaborate with Legal to resolve any compliance-related issues;
    • Research, draft, and implement clear HR policies to guide and support staff throughout the organization;
      • In partnership with the organization’s PEO, track upcoming and/or net new federal and state compliance requirements impacting the organization from a people perspective; and
    • Complete and submit annual EEOC filing in accordance with federal guidelines and compliance standards for our organization.
  • Immigration Case Management and Facilitation 
    • Manage all current and net new employer sponsored immigration cases in partnership with our immigration law group;
    • Facilitate communication among managers, individual team members, and the law firm to ensure clear expectations and awareness of key dates and organizational cost;
    • Proactively flag upcoming eligibility deadlines (such as the annual H1B lottery);
    • Share forecast updates related to any upcoming expiration dates that would put an employee out of status; and
    • Collaborate closely with the Talent Acquisition team on any immigration cases related to recruitment.
What You Should Have
  • 5+ years of HR management experience, including payroll and benefits administration, policy writing, etc.;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and discernment;
  • Ability to develop and manage strong interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and
  • Familiarity with data management, analysis, and reporting.
What You Could Have
  • Background working in nonprofit organizations;
  • Experience with civic engagement; and/or
  • Background working at technology organizations.

Location and Compensation

The HR Manager is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package (more detail below). It is based anywhere in the U.S. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $100,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Our Culture of Care

We work hard to create a culture of care to ensure that our staff are best equipped to lead happy, healthy, and balanced lives. To that end, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance with 100% of premiums covered for you and qualifying family members;
  • Retirement benefits with a 5% employer match;
  • A flexible unlimited PTO plan;
  • Generous paid parental leave;
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits;
  • A company laptop;
  • A flexible remote work environment;
  • A home office setup stipend for all new employees;
  • Monthly reimbursement for remote work expenses;
  • A yearly professional development fund;
  • Mental health and wellness benefits through Calm and Better Help; and
  • Yearly in-person staff retreats; and
  • A welcoming culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Murmuration is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

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