Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • HR Analyst

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/19/2018 7:27 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources [204000]
  • Overview

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


    Position Summary: 


    Our Human Resources team is committed to nurturing a work environment where our people thrive and work together to achieve our mission.  We are looking for a talented and motivated individual to join our team and lead the data analytics function, enabling the process of turning unquantified data and processes into metrics, measurements, and graphics-based reports that support the Human Resources aspects of an organization.  The HR Analyst will develop dashboards and provide data trend analysis driven by descriptive, deductive, and inferential data, supporting HR on projects and on-going activities, as needed. The position reports to the HR Operations Manager.


    • Collaborate with HR team and staff to empower the organization with high quality data and reporting.
    • Architect and develop data and analytics solutions, use creative thinking to build dashboards and develop effective reporting solutions that are scalable, comprehensive, and easy to understand.
    • Use analytical reasoning to identify problems, develop hypotheses and build connections, recommending a data product that addresses the needs of the organization.
    • Recommend process improvements, innovative solutions changes relating to employee life-cycle processing.
    • Prepare monthly or quarterly reports and presentations.
    • Update monthly metrics and report trends and make recommendations to management.
    • Assist with implementation and testing of new reporting and analytical tools.
    • Prioritize work to manage multiple workstreams, high pressure situations, and new information.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Minimum 3+ years in an analytical role, preferably in HR or related fields.
    • Experience using SQL or other data or scripting language desired.
    • Experience building and maintaining a solution to collect, store, and organize data to address client needs.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or Human Resources Management preferred.

    Professional Skill Requirements: 

    • Understanding of HR concepts and processes (HR Ops, Total Rewards or Talent Management, etc.).
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Excellent communications skills and solutions, client service-oriented with an emphasis on creativity and diligence.
    • Experience using quantitative and qualitative analytical strategies and working with multiple data.
    • Experience using data visualization (e.g., tables, charts, graphs); Experience with conducting research using basic statistics.
    • Experience using Tableau, Microstrategy, MS Power BI or similar platform to turn data into stories.
    • Ability to generate insights from analyses, answering questions or creating solutions, and manipulating data to measure the effectiveness of programs, interventions, and efforts for an organization.
    • Ability to self-start and self-direct work in an unstructured environment, and comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
    • Ability to work independently and as member of a team.
    • Ability to multi-task and maintain a high level of accuracy in a rapidly changing work environment.
    • Ability to communicate sensitive information in a professional and confidential manner.
    • Project management concept or experience is a plus.


    NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


    To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.  We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.


    For further information about NRDC, please visit


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