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Sr. Human Resources Manager - Location Flexible - WFH flexible

New York, NY

Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land’s 300 employees help communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.

The HR team is looking to add a 4th member to add HR generalist capacity and to support organization wide organizational development activities. This opportunity is ideally suited to an HR professional who enjoys both the day to day tasks of HR like recruitment and employee relations, but also has an interest and passion for process improvement and organizational development efforts.

This position can be located anywhere within a commutable distance of a TPL Office.  East Coast is preferred (New York, Washington DC, Boston) as the rest of the HR team is West Coast based.

Essential Duties:

HR Business Partner Duties – Recruitment & Management Coaching –

  • Leads approximately 5-8 recruitment full cycle recruitment efforts for assigned departments (Administration, National Programs, Marketing, Research & Innovation, Federal Relations). Responsible for a hands on approach to screening and interviewing candidates, interview logistics management, interview question creation, reference checking and job offers. Implements advanced sourcing strategies to identify and outreach to qualified candidates to support TPL’s Diversity Recruitment efforts.
  • Support efforts to build and retain retaining a diverse pipeline of talent. May include piloting innovative recruitment techniques, project managing internship and fellowship programs, mentorship programs, etc.
  • For assigned departments, provides support to staff on questions and concerns they have. Works to resolve or find answers for issues. Advocates on behalf of staff as needed.
  • For assigned departments, provides support to supervisors and staff via coaching and action planning on general management concerns – including performance issues, the annual review process, salary decisions, supervisory changes, etc.


Organizational Development Support

  • Supports departmental process improvement efforts including but not limited to researching best practices, convening and facilitation cross functional work groups, documentation of policies and practices, general project management and implementation.  For example, project management of the re-design and implementation of revised grading and salary structure and associated compensation philosophy.
  • Supports efforts to enhance our employer brand with a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion emphasis. Keeps tabs on best practices in the field and insures that our employer marketing efforts  (tpl.org website, Glassdoor and LinkedIn accounts, job postings etc.) reflect those best practices.
  • Support Internal Communications function. Works with appropriate stakeholders on relevant internal communications efforts (drafting blogs, writing talking points for directors, outreach to staff for stories, editing documents, etc.). Supports efforts to enhance the clarity and effectiveness of TPL’s intranet.
  • Support staff engagement and morale initiatives. May include implementation and management of engagement and pulse surveys, establishment of dashboards or other reports, project management of action plans and follow up as needed.


Traits and Abilities we seek:

  • Results Driven - Works hard, is detail oriented, and has a passion for operational excellence.
  • Equity & Inclusion – Passion for equity and inclusion required. .
  • Flexible and resilient – No two days are alike and HR isn’t always easy.
  • Growth Mindset -  Enjoys and seeks out new challenges that stretch them
  • Facilitative Leadership - motivates and elevates others. Pushes the HR team and the organization to meet its potential.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, HR certificate strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a professional human resources role.
  • Experience supporting or leading projects or efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion required.
  • Recruiting experience required.
  • Experience working with a PEO helpful.
  • Experience with process improvement or project management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work well with others including different functional areas within region as well as national departments.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, promptness and dependability.
  • Able to work with a high degree of self-direction and flexibility, especially with respect to taking initiative, prioritizing multiple tasks, and using excellent judgment to resolve problems.
  • Able to provide information and guidance to other employees in a compassionate, discreet way.
  •  Willingness to travel when offices reopen

As a full-time employee, you will be eligible for The Trust for Public Land’s comprehensive benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, three weeks of vacation annually plus ten holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan, currently with a 5.5% company matching. We offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience; the range for this position is $75,000 to $95,000 annually.

The Trust for Public Land is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged. We are open to the possibility that a great candidate for this job may not precisely meet all of the above criteria; if you believe you’re the right person for this job and can persuasively make that case, we encourage you to apply.

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