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Human Resources Associate


Our Organization:

ideas42 is a unique behavioral ideas lab and consulting firm bringing together highly creative practitioners and industry and policy experts with world-renowned economists and psychologists from top-tier universities. Behavioral economics has changed how we think about how we think. Now, ideas42 is moving behavioral economics out of the lecture hall and using it to design new products, services, and policies. Applying research insights from behavioral economics to real problems is very much an emerging science. Focused on exactly this practice, our mission is to apply our expertise in behavioral economics to invent fresh solutions to the world's toughest social problems with the goal of improving tens of millions of lives. We are a social enterprise funded by many of the largest philanthropic foundations.

We believe we will be successful in achieving real change only if we pair real-world, high-energy, entrepreneurial and execution skills with the insights and rigor that academia brings.

Our Work:

We work domestically and internationally in consumer finance, poverty alleviation and economic mobility, health, education, and the environment. Our day-to-day work begins with re-conceptualizing problems, designing new solutions and testing them in the field, then finally scaling them up to reach millions of people. We partner with large companies to create products that will do social good. We collaborate with innovative non-profits to incubate game-changing ideas. We work with governments around the world. We also teach practitioners how to use behavioral economics for innovation.

The Human Resources Associate (HRA) will report to and work closely with the Director of Finance and Administration to build an administrative structure and streamline our HR processes.

Human Resources: This position will assist the Director with the day-to-day management of HR, including payroll, reimbursements, and expense report processing. This position will also help the Director figure out ways to improve our hiring and onboarding processes.

Administrative: Working with the Director, this position will manage organizational deadlines and coordinate with staff to complete funder specific reporting requirements, process effort and vacation reporting, and help create and disseminate HR and Administrative Policies.

Other Administrative Support and Scheduling: This position will also be responsible for providing executive administrative support for our Executive Director. This includes making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, tracking and filing expense reports and effort reports, and other organizational tasks. As our organization continues to grow, you will need to be comfortable taking on a wide variety of assignments as our needs evolve.

Three to seven years of experience in a similar position;

Bachelor's Degree preferred;

Grants Administration or Financial Administration experience is a plus;

Ability to work effectively in teams and in diverse settings, ranging from nonprofits to financial institutions, and interact with field staff as well as senior management;

Strong communication skills (written, oral and graphic);

Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently as well as manage a team;

Self-initiative and resourcefulness in completing projects in a timely manner;

Ability to work under pressure amid tight deadlines;

Strong analytical and computer skills;

Self starter, who takes ownership and responsibility for job functions;

High proficiency with Microsoft office applications, especially Excel.

Location: New York, NY

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: Competitive for the non-profit industry

Work Authorization: Candidates must already be authorized to work in the U.S.

Please send a cover letter and resume to and indicate “Human Resources Associate #504” in the subject line.

ideas42 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such will consider all applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications to perform the responsibilities of the position for which they are being considered, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, citizenship status, age, mental or physical disability, credit history, veteran status, uniform service member status, victims of domestic violence or stalking, political affiliation, or any other legally protected class. ideas42 does not allow, condone, or tolerate discrimination or harassment against any of the above listed classes. This policy covers all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotions, and any opportunities for career advancement.

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