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Freelance Human Resources Assistant

Human Resources | New York, NY | Temporary

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Freelance Human Resources Assistant.  The Human Resources Assistant will perform general administrative duties for the department and will assist the HR Coordinator and HR Managers with activities related to on boarding, benefits administration, employee activities and systems & records maintenance.



  • Maintains personnel files, HR records, and HR systems
  • Gathers information and prepares employee rosters, as needed
  • Assists with paperwork and processing for onboarding, orientation and terminations for staff and Variable Hour Employees (VHE)
  • Completes reference checks, employment verification requests and background checks using E-Verify and outside vendors
  • Assists with department vendor contracts and invoice processing and tracking as needed
  • Assists with processing staff benefits and audits employee records
  • Supports HR team with delivering employee events
  • Fields general employee inquiries in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Supports annual HR processes
  • Supports department administrative duties and ad hoc projects



  • 1-2 years of HR or administrative experience preferred
  • Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other HR-related majors preferred
  • Expected regular work schedule of 5 days (35 hours) per week with overtime eligibility


Other Desired Skills

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Well organized and excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work well and exercise good judgment under pressure
  • Self-motivated with the ability to problem-solve
  • Takes ownership and accountability of assigned projects and tasks with strong follow-through
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and works well on a team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy and proven proficiency in Microsoft Suite programs (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to handle sensitive information appropriately with a high degree of confidentiality


Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity