Human Resources Operations Coordinator

Organization icon

Natural Resources Defense Council

Location icon

New York City, NY, United States

Clock icon

2 days ago

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC’s HR team strives to be valued as experts who develop leading people solutions, foster a values-driven culture, and serve as strategic partners in furtherance of the organization’s mission. We are seeking a talented and motivated Human Resources Operations Coordinator to join our team to focus on supporting our systems & data management activities within the HR Operations Team. The position can be based in our New York, or DC office.
  • The position of HR Operations Coordinator will have ownership of regular team responsibilities as it relates to HR systems management and administration, provide back up support on critical processes for teammates and pursue special projects as bandwidth allows
  • Review and Entry of data changes into HRIS
  • Provide administrative support to the HR Operations Team
  • Enact lower-level configuration changes and data entry to the various HR systems platforms
  • Support good electronic record-keeping standards for HR data files
  • Schedule meetings, track important meeting minutes, and ensure streamlined updates are shared and followed-up on in a timely manner
  • The running of reports & data tracking efforts to support regular and ad-hoc auditing activities
  • Perform expanded customer service – calls and personal attention to NRDC employees to enhance our strong customer service reputation; the escalation of issues as needed
  • Support in processing of invoices and other ad hoc administrative duties
  • Support/run payroll processes in partnership with Benefits and Finance teams
  • Maintenance and Management of the HR Library Portal
  • Support NRDC’s Onboarding efforts
  • Strong Attention to detail, documentation, and follow-up skills
  • Affinity for/enjoyment for learning new systems & processes
  • Solution-oriented/problem solving orientation
  • Ability to work independently and advance initiatives when required
  • Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Experience using an HRIS or other HR system a must; experience working on the admin side of an HR system highly desirable
  • Experience with process mapping & business analysis concepts
  • Experience handling large amounts of data & producing reports
  • Customer service and people-engagement oriented
  • BA/BS in HR, Business, or STEM related fields, or commensurate work experience Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.
NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $50,000 to $55,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer.

Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be associated with one of our offices, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support NRDCers with remote working arrangements.

As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state, and federal laws.

To apply, visit and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs.

If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422.

For more about NRDC, visit