The Durst Organization

Administrative Assistant - Human Resources

US-New York
# of Openings
Human Resources

Durst Profile

For over 100 years, The Durst Organization has been a family-run business dedicated to the principles of innovation, integrity, community, and sustainability. We develop, build, own, and manage premier office towers and residential buildings that set new standards in environmental responsibility and user efficiency. Our enduring relationships with our tenants and partners are critical to our success and have made us generations of builders, building for generations.

We build, own, and operate many of the world’s most innovative and efficient buildings. We create value for our tenants and partners by developing sustainable residential and commercial properties in which people live, work, and thrive.


We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to support the work of our Human Resources Team. S/he will be responsible for assisting the VP of Human Resources, and managing ongoing administrative workflow within the team. Ideal candidates will have an interest in long-term growth within the HR field.



  • Administrative support for the VP of Human Resources including calendar management, meeting coordination, conference call facilitation, and travel logistics.
  • Serving as first point-of-contact for the VP of HR and HR team by fielding and responding to all internal and external written, phone and in-person inquiries.
  • Scheduling team meetings, preparing agenda, taking minutes and coordinating needed follow-up.
  • Accurately and efficiently organizing and maintaining department’s digital and paper files.
  • Processing invoices; tracking and monthly reporting on department’s budget and expenses.
  • Assisting with drafting, formatting, finalizing and distributing internal and external communications, presentations, and reports.
  • Streamlining and creating replicable processes wherever possible.
  • Integrating sustainability into processes, standard operating procedures, and adopted business practices as part of conducting core job responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 1 – 3 years administrative experience, preferably in an executive support role
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills for managing relationships with staff and candidates.
  • Working knowledge of HR topics and processes; ability to maintain discretion while handling confidential information.
  • Ability to take direction, think creatively and proactively suggest solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid command of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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