Specialist, People and Culture

May 19th, 2023
Specialist, People and Culture

Specialist, People and Culture

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: HR
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture, Community Improvement, Human Services
Salary Range: $26.37 - $29.12 (hourly) (based on an annual salary of $48,000 - $53,000)


Department: Human Resources

Division: Finance and Administration

Location: Hybrid 

Reports To: Manager, People and Culture

Status: Full Time, Regular, Non-Exempt, Non-Union

Salary:  $26.37 – $29.12 (hourly) (based on an annual salary of $48,000 – $53,000)

Application Deadline: Monday, May 29th at 5pm



The Specialist, People and Culture is a vital member of StoryCorps’ dynamic and collaborative HR Department, a 5-person team. This individual reports directly to the Manager, People and Culture. The Specialist, People and Culture will provide analytic, administrative, and operational support within the HR department with a focus on full-cycle recruitment. Additionally, the Specialist, People and Culture will support the StoryCorps internship program. This involves assisting with intern recruitment activities and cultivating partnerships with local colleges, universities, and other nonprofit/public organizations. 


The Specialist will lead StoryCorps’ biannual facilitator recruitment efforts for our interview collection department. Additionally, the Specialist, People and Culture will be expected to work closely with the Specialist, HR and cross-learn to provide additional support to the HR department. The Specialist, People & Culture will ensure that all people operations practices reflect our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). In this role, this individual will also be assisting in employee engagement efforts as a vital Culture Club Committee Leader. 

StoryCorps is a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and the Specialist, People and Culture must be flexible, adaptable, and above all, a team player. The ideal candidate will be a proactive problem-solver and someone who is excited to identify and implement creative solutions to challenging organizational issues. They will bring intellectual curiosity, passion for StoryCorps’ mission, and a desire to understand what we do, where we’re going — and the people, policies, training, and systems we need to get there. 



Recruitment & Talent Acquisition (~50%)

    • Actively support front-end recruiting efforts conducting job postings, scheduling and phone interviews for approved roles to internal and external job boards and other recruitment channels using the applicant tracking system JazzHR.
    • Lead and own StoryCorps’ bi-annual facilitator full-cycle end to end recruitment efforts leveraging between 7-15 requisitions concurrently.
    • Provide regular updates to hiring managers on progress, helping to manage and level set expectations and provide alternate talent strategies for recruitment efforts you oversee.
    • Stay abreast of recruiting trends and attribute to conversations around recruiting strategies to stay competitive via changes in the workforce market contributing to our efforts of succession planning and the overall employee value proposition.
    • Conduct regular trainings/how-to’s for new staff on the use and navigation of JazzHR.
    • Lead data management and serve as a gatekeeper to the Human Resources Department including updating spreadsheets, dispersing and tracking recruitment related surveys and assisting in the retrieving, interpreting and analyzing of annual audits and the quarterly and end of year reports identifying ROI, loss, and areas of improvement specific to recruitment. 


Employee Onboarding, Offboarding & Employee Lifecycle (~20%)

    • Coordinate and assist with staff and intern onboarding, orientation/training, and exit activities – for example, tracking completion of required activities, scheduling orientation/training sessions, preparing new hire packets and training manuals, etc.
    • Draft and send offer details, letters of employment, exit letters, and employment verification forms. 
    • Assist with StoryCorps Internship Program under the guidance of the Manager, People and Culture including researching and identifying internship partners, coordinating intern events, and updating intern materials.
    • Drive employee engagement and retention efforts, continuing to foster a culture of inclusivity and respect by collaborating with staff to develop effective internal communications strategies and tools.


People and Culture Support (~15%)

    • Engage deeply in the organization’s IDEA work, and implement the people-related strategies and tactics in the IDEA strategic plan.
    • Assist with Culture Club events from brainstorming to implementation.
    • Participate in StoryCorps project teams and other interdepartmental efforts.


HR Functions (~15%)

    • Answer HR inquiries related to recruitment, onboarding/offboarding, orientation, people and culture and the internship program, additionally, escalating when necessary.
    • Cross-learn with the Specialist, HR to gain exposure to payroll and benefit practices. 
    • Collaborate with the rest of the HR team for HR projects, processes, workflows and systems where appropriate.
    • Ensures that all functions relating to employee records are processed in a confidential, efficient, accurate and timely manner. 
    • Perform other duties to support the Human Resources department/function as assigned.




    • You have at least one year of full-cycle recruiting experience, or equivalent combination of education and relevant HR experience
    • You have experience working in high volume recruiting owning at least 7-15 requisitions at once
    • You are an intentional relationship builder and actively practice emotional intelligence and cultural competence/humility with an ability to thrive in a diverse working environment
    • You are flexible and adaptable with an ability to pivot and maintain priority management
    • You display and practice sound judgment related to people and talent through solid communication skills (oral, written and interpersonally)
    • You have organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and have great attention to detail and accuracy when managing your workday, tasks and projects
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; must be a team player 
    • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office 



    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Organizational Psychology, or Business 
    • Previous experience working within a non-profit, media, public service, or journalism organization or institution
    • Human Resources Certificate (SHRM, HRCI, or similar)
    • Experience or familiarity utilizing JazzHR, ADP, and LinkedIn Recruiter
    • Experience utilizing Excel, Adobe Reader/Adobe Creative, and Asana
    • Proficiency on Mac Platform  
    • Spanish fluency (oral and written) 


Physical Requirements:

    • Travel Percentage: 20%



Founded in 2003, StoryCorps has given over 600,000 people, in all 50 states, the chance to record interviews about their lives. The award-winning organization preserves the recordings in its archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered, and shares select stories with the public through StoryCorps’ podcast, NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. These powerful human stories reflect the vast range of American experiences, engender empathy and connection, and remind us how much more we have in common than what divides us. StoryCorps is especially committed to capturing and amplifying voices least heard in the media. The StoryCorps MobileBooth, an Airstream trailer that has been transformed into a traveling recording booth, crisscrosses the country year-round gathering the stories of people nationwide. Learn more at storycorps.org. We seek to recruit and develop a staff whose diversity matches the diversity of the communities we serve, and we strongly encourage applications from people of color,  the LGBTQ+ community, from people of all ages, political beliefs, and cultures.

In-Office Work:

Working at the StoryCorps office is optional except in certain circumstances, such as in-person training, if your position requires some in-office presence, or if your manager needs an in-person individual or team meeting, COVID guidelines permitting.

For those who prefer to work in the office, that option remains.


All offers of employment requiring on-site/in-person work will be contingent on the candidate being Fully Vaccinated (at least two-weeks after last dose) prior to starting their new role. Reasonable accommodations can be discussed with HR personnel for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons. Proof of vaccination status is required at the time of extending the offer.

We monitor NYC COVID-19 transmissions rates every week to inform staff of in-office protocols. This status is emailed to all staff every Friday and will include the rules to follow for each color code: Green, Yellow, and Red.  These codes will dictate the masking and gathering guidelines.

StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.



  • 80 Hanson Pl
  • BROOKLYN, NY 11217
  • United States
  • Phone: 6467237020
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