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Human Resources Associate

POSTING DATE: April 22, 2023

CLOSING DATE: May 12, 2023


Overview of The Role

MindOpen Learning Strategies, a growing social justice consulting firm located in New York City with a U.S. national scope, is seeking a Human Resources Associate who is committed to and passionate about creating truly engaging, accessible equitable practices, policies and systems. 

This is a part-time hourly independent contractor role that is scoped for approximately 10 hours per week for an hourly payment of $25-$30 depending on experience. The HR Associate will be an independent contractor who will collaborate closely with MindOpen’s Operations and Strategy Lead and be part of a small core team and our extended network of dynamic consultants. As we are a growing firm, there is potential for business development leading to opportunity for expanded hours if desired by the contractor.

As an independent contractor, the HR Associate will have the autonomy to create their own schedule for completing milestones and goals under the terms of the contract. At present, all internal and external meetings and events are planned for remote (virtual) delivery. MindOpen Learning Strategies engages in-person programming according to agreements with clients, but is committed to maintaining flexibility to accommodate the selected contractor’s ability to be present in-person. For these reasons, the selected contractor does not need to be located in the New York City area, but does need to be prepared to be available for meetings during Eastern Daylight Time business hours.


About the Organization

Launched in 2017, MindOpen Learning Strategies works with organizations, teams, and individuals to achieve social change goals through customized training, coaching, and organizational development services. We specialize in helping people and groups make the behavioral and cultural shifts that build equitable, healthy, and high-impact organizations and companies. Founded in 2017 by Elizabeth Speck, a Registered Drama Therapist and Ph.D. in Organizational Development, MindOpen has grown into a small and mighty core team with a dynamic array of skills and strengths who shared a commitment to a sustainable, reflective, growth-oriented working culture. MindOpen’s team also includes dynamic subject matter experts who are innovators in their respective fields, including criminal legal systems reform, workforce and community development, education, and mental health. 

MindOpen Learning Strategies values and actively cultivates diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and our internal operations. We intentionally  prioritize the expertise of people directly impacted by the systems we are working to change. Please review our website at for a greater understanding of our work.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible schedules

  • Opportunities to engage in professional learning and growth within the team

  • Virtual work environment

  • Co-creating deliverables and goals

Contractor Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Operations and Strategy Lead to manage and successfully implement the Full Life Cycle Recruitment and Hiring Process (i.e. recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding) for positions at MindOpen and client organizations.

  • Collaborate with the Operations and Strategy Lead to conduct research related to present-day and projected Human Resources trends (i.e. benchmarks, best practices, state and city laws, compliance).

  • Proofread and edit client-facing documents to check for errors, formatting consistencies.

  • Provide recommendations and thought partnership in the development of HR-related handbooks and guides, onboarding, recruitment and hiring practices, and payroll and benefits.

  • Manage email communication with clients and escalate requests and questions in a timely manner.


Desired Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of work experience (can be a combination of employment and internship experience) in operations management or human resources

  • Technical skills: Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), Email Platforms (Gmail, Outlook)

  • Organizational skills: Detail-oriented; Ability to identify gaps in processes and create organized systems to support workflows, efficiency, and productivity


How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “HR Associate.”

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