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Payroll and HR Specialist

At New Economics for Women, we believe economic stability and mobility are fundamental human rights. We spark economic mobility through wealth creation, housing, education, entrepreneurship, and advocating for economic equity.

As an employee at NEW, we respect and honor all families, communities, and cultures. We encourage innovation and “thinking outside the box”. We expect all employees to support the organization’s mission and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: respect, innovation, accountability, ownership, collaboration, and a strong commitment to the communities we serve.

Reports to:
Human Resources Manager
$53,000 – $58,000 (100% FTE) ($25.48-$27.88 per hour)
Employees to be supervised:
Work Hours:
Monday – Friday 40 hours week, some evenings and weekends required

Position Summary

New Economics for Women is seeking a detail-oriented professional to fill the role of HR/ Payroll Specialist. This position will coordinate the onboarding of employees, maintain the compliance of personnel files, oversee the Time and Attendance System, and payroll processing for employees. The HR/ Payroll Specialist will work in a team environment, working under tight deadlines, with confidentiality and discretion to be maintained at all times. This position will provide high-level administrative support and enhance the effectiveness of the Human Resources Department, with specific responsibility for administrative functions such as organizational planning, time management, assisting with key projects, preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. In addition, this position will be responsible for coordinating projects that may involve personnel at all levels of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources:

  • Coordinate the recruitment, hiring, and payroll procedures for employees (including I-9 verification and collection of all other Payroll forms).
  • Maintain Employment handbook, and policies
  • Maintain job descriptions
  • Responsible for processing employee status changes
  • Coordinates and manages projects and special assignments for HR by establishing objectives; determining priorities; managing time; gaining the cooperation of others; monitoring progress; problem-solving; and making adjustments to plans.
  • Routinely produces and revises documents by collecting information, transcribing, formatting, editing, or retrieving files, and proofreads copies for distribution. Prepares and edits slide presentations for various meetings.
  • Researches and compiles data and statistical information; prepares reports for special projects as assigned, which may require coordinating the activities of others.
  • Organizes and maintains personnel files; prepares records, provides a historical reference by utilizing filing and ADP systems (paper and electronic).
  • Researching, prioritizing, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; and initiating telecommunications via NEW’s Intranet.
  • Reviews operating practices and procedures in order to determine whether improvements can be made.
  • Counsels with the Manager of HR on unit administrative matters, or on decisions affecting interdepartmental relationships.
  • Ensures smooth operation of the Human Resources Department by providing backup support for all clerical functions in Office
  • Performs clerical duties, such as opening, sorting, and distributing mail; copying, scanning, filing, and shredding
  • Prepares correspondence, including memos, letters, and creating flyers
  • Work collaboratively with the Human Resources/Accounting team.
  • Reconcile Credit card invoices and submit them for signature authorizations.
  • Coordinates the scanning and organization of termed and deceased files, including termed I-9 forms
  • Coordinate and organize the org-wide events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Responsible for the daily Time & Attendance system
  • Responsible for processing payroll in a timely manner
  • Responsible for ensuring payment processing for all benefits and fees
  • Oversee time card processing, including reviewing and editing electronic time cards
  • Develop Time & Attendance system training materials and conduct training for users and supervisors
  • Ensure distribution of payroll checks by collecting acknowledgments for each pay period
  • Ensure Time Clocks are functioning and coordinate maintenance, as directed by ADP
  • Responsible for processing employee status changes
  • Draft written communication materials for payroll and the Director of Human Resources as required.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

Skills, Abilities, and/or Training:

  • Strong Understanding of employment law
  • Strong Understanding of pay and wages compliance
  • Ability to preserve the confidentiality of information
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong initiative and good judgment
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent written communication skills (i.e. business letter writing, grammar, etc.)
  • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others; speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
  • Sense of creativity
  • Ability to use a multi-line phone system
  • Proficient with Microsoft® Office Suite
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet


Bachelor’s degree preferred with three years of office experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous HR/Payroll experience is a must, in a non-profit environment is preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License, Liability Insurance, and an automobile in good working condition
  • Fingerprinting and TB Clearance
  • Flexible with working hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus

New Economics for Women (NEW) is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information you may contact NEW Human Resources:

303 Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 483-2060 Ext-311  | [email protected]

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Contact New Economics for Women by calling at:

 (213) 483-2060

or by visiting us at:

303 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact NEW’s FamilySource Center at:

(818) 887-3872

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center at:

(323) 568-1520

1780 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact NEW Women’s Business Center at:

(818) 650-1168

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

554 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405