Human Resources Lead, The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY), New York, NY

About the Position

The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY) is a leading organization promoting the full inclusion of people with disabilities in New York City. Founded in 1978, we now serve more than 50,000 individuals with one-on-one assistance.  We advance the civil rights of people with disabilities, organize for change, and develop new leaders. We educate people with disabilities about their rights and the public about disability literacy to reduce stigma. We help people with disabilities develop their own road map to meet goals they have identified to better their lives. We offer benefits advisement, enrollment, navigational assistance and problem-solving help related to housing, health, food, transportation and other services. We help individuals in transitioning home from institutions and youth transitioning to adult life. We are a disability-led organization, the majority of our Board and staff are people with disabilities.

As HR Lead, you will:

  • Monitor changes in employment law, participate in development and implement of any amendments to HR policies and procedures with emphasis on compliance with applicable laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • Devise and execute a strategy for job postings, screenings, interviews and selection processes with a focus on recruitment of a knowledgeable and skilled workforce of people with disabilities, people who are Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, and LGBTQ;
  • Identify employee education priorities, educate new employees and provide ongoing education of employees as required;
  • Develop employee recognition and development strategies and manage employee relations;
  • Manage complaint process, perform required investigations, disciplinary actions, performance management and terminations;
  • Ensure appropriate record management;
  • Collaborate with directors to develop job descriptions, educate and evaluate staff;
  • Contribute information, analysis and recommendations on employee relations to strategic planning and CIDNY’s human resources objectives;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Executive Director

Number of Employees Directly Supervised: One

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Individual with a disability with a commitment to disability rights, equity, diversity and inclusion. Experience working in a culturally diverse setting helpful;
  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 4 plus years of progressive HR experience; and/or Law Degree with employment law experience preferred;
  • Familiar with local, state, and federal employment law and regulations;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with diverse staff;
  • Experience in identifying HR issues and resolving them in a timely manner;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Suite, payroll platforms and Excel;
  • Ability to travel in New York City

Compensation & Benefits:

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary cap for this position is $105,000 annually.  In addition to generous paid time off, CIDNY provides an excellent benefits package including a 403(B) tax deferred retirement account.

Other Information:

CIDNY conforms to all laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, serious candidates should submit applications, on or before, March 8, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications should contain a resume and thoughtful cover letter that must describe how your skills and experience meet the qualifications and personal characteristics stated above.  Email application and any request for accommodations to Christine Griffin, with CIDNY Human Resource Lead Search in the subject line. Please include how you heard about the search.

CIDNY has retained the executive search firm and certified woman with a disability-owned business enterprise, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. to conduct this search,


The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
New York, NY