Compensation and Payroll Manager

Manhattan, New York Temporary USD40 - USD45 per hour Hybrid working
  • Amazing Temp to Perm opportunity
  • Medical and Dental Benefits from day 1

About Our Client

Our client is an American Art Museums based in Manhattan, looking to add a Compensation and Payroll Manager to their team. The Museum collects, exhibits, preserves, researches, and interprets art of the United States in the broadest global, historical and interdisciplinary contexts.

Job Description

  • Create an institutional compensation philosophy
  • Prepare and maintain job classifications and salary scales
  • With colleagues, review job descriptions for each position in the organization to determine (i) classification as exempt or nonexempt along with (ii) the appropriate internal pay grade and (ii) salary range
  • Help prepare annual budget
  • In collaboration with the Total Rewards Manager, develop a rewards and recognition program
  • Design, document and implement procedures to streamline payroll processes
  • Prepare and analyze all Museum staff hours for the bi-weekly payroll
  • Process payroll activities relating to new hires, annual/merit/union increases, bonuses, promotions, leaves of absences, transfers, and terminations; research and resolve all payroll-related issues
  • Create, manage and troubleshoot the HRIS/Payroll systems with regard to union and employee classifications, pay policies, scheduling rules, user roles, accruals and data relating to the employee life cycle from recruitment through termination
  • Lead involvement in system upgrades and testing, and license and agreement change.
  • Serve as key administrator for HRIS/Payroll system
  • Serve as internal project manager for system implementation, future modules and add-on features
  • Provide support and training for managers and employees; create training for newly launched modules or features

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • 5-8 years of work experience in an HR capacity preferred; minimum of 3-5 years of HRIS systems experience.
  • Experience in working in a non-profit, cultural and/or unionized environment is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with labor and payroll laws
  • Experience with related systems and applications such HRIS/Payroll systems, MS Office, internet, social media, Concur (Accounts Payable), JazzHR (Applicant Tracking), Asana
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment while maintaining accuracy and a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to operate independently and work with limited direction and supervision
  • Strong organizational analytical, communication, writing, and research skills
  • Collegiality and good interpersonal skills; appropriate sense of humor a plus

What's on Offer

  • Medical and dental benefits from day one!
  • Amazing opportunity grow within the Nonprofit industry at a well known and notable Art Museum.
  • Hybrid work schedule model, 3 days in office and 2 days work from home.
  • Easily accessible location from public transportation.
  • Collaborative team and work environment, with the opportunity to grow and network within the HR department.
Elizabeth Knight
Quote job ref

Job summary

Human Resources
Sub Sector
Compensation & Benefits
Not For Profit
Contract Type
Consultant name
Elizabeth Knight
Job Reference
Job Nature
Hybrid working