Administrative Assistant I/HR Assistant (GHS310)

Volunteers of America



Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families including veterans experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth.

VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge , a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work.

Many of VOA-Greater New York s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack is the organization s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter home has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.

Administrative Assistant I/HR Assistant (GHS310)
The Human Resources Assistant supports the division human resources manager in implementing policies and procedures related to recruitment and retention, including placement, orientation, training, and employee relations. In addition the HR assistant provides support in implementing policies and procedures related to payroll and benefits, including worker s compensation, disability, medical leaves, and unemployment insurance.


60 college credits plus two years experience in a related field, or satisfactory combination of education and experience. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, business writing skills, the ability to work well with others, and prioritize and take initiative. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and beginning level of Excel required.


1. Assists in comprehensive employment recruitment program, including staffing, selection, and onboarding.

2. Assists in entering, maintaining, tracking and reporting HRIS data and personnel records

3. Assists in enrolling employees for training, including notifications, calendaring, and reporting through the learning management system (LMS)

4. Coordinates and enters payroll information for processing; monitors paid personal leave program

5. Assists with division employee benefit program, including tuition reimbursement program

6. Assists in preparing and monitoring information related to unemployment claims, worker s compensation, disability and FMLA

7. Assists the human resources manager with employee relations

program Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

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