The Durst Organization

  • Human Resources Manager

    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.


    Primary function of the Human Resource Manager is to coordinate HR policies and programs with emphasis on the employee relations and compensation areas, insuring that the organization is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, the position works closely with the Vice President of Human Resources in developing, implementing and evaluating ongoing HR policies, programs, functions, procedures and activities. This position requires an extremely perceptive person who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization. The individual must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill and the business needs.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
    • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
    • Maintain and develop leading edge HR systems and processes to address the effective management of people in relation to the following in order to maintain competitive advantage for: Performance Management. Reward and Recognition, Staff Retention Management, Development / Career Development, Succession Planning, Competency Building.
    • Apply Employee Relations metrics to gather insights, determine trends and develop proactive strategies to remediate risk within the business
    • Administers performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
    • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures; create and maintain new and existing policies
    • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
    • Assist in implementing and revising a company’s compensation program. Analyzes wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan.
    • Implements and annually updates the compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys and develops merit recommendations (salary budget); analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
    • Developing, revising, and recommending personnel policies and procedures
    • Maintaining and revising the company’s handbook on policies and procedures
    • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
    • Maintaining department records and reports
    • Participates in administrative staff meetings
    • Develop proactive programs to promote and maintain a positive work environment and culture.
    • Develop appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the employee base, included in this area, but not limited to, would be programs for employee relations, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee complaints.
    • Oversee effective, comprehensive and objective investigations in cases of grievances, harassment, employee concerns or EEOC issues. Provide expert advice to leadership and coordinates effectively with legal department as necessary.
    • Maintain current knowledge of HR policies, programs, laws and issues
    • Assist in the design and delivery of training to managers, employees and HR professionals on relevant ER topics and recent employment law updates
    • Ensure a motivational climate in the organization, including adequate opportunities for career growth and development.
    • Manage other ER-related projects as necessary.
    • Cultivate culture, ensuring strategic initiatives support the company’s purpose, vision and core values
    • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws.




    • Business Acumen
    • Communication
    • Consultation
    • Critical Evaluation
    • Ethical Practice
    • Global & Cultural Awareness
    • HR Expertise
    • Relationship Management


    Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Labor Relations or Busines
    • A minimum of 4 years' experience as an all-rounded HR manager for a well- established company and 10 years of HR generalist experience
    • Experience with creating a culture of engagement, collaboration and teamwork
    • Capable of compiling and analyzing employment data to guide strategic planning
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Outstanding speaking and writing skills. Effective communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport with employees at all levels
    • Able to handle multiple priorities and demonstrate an ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
    • Strong logical and analytical problem solving skills and is good with numbers
    • Leadership qualities such as
      • Strong work ethic
      • Trustworthiness
      • Self confidence
      • Ability to delegate responsibilities.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in team settings to craft best in class management policies and procedures while leveraging technology based solutions.
    • Possess high level of attention to detail
    • Implement strategic organizational change to increase productivity and employee satisfaction
    • Use data and analysis to solve real-world HR problems
    • Demonstrate financial management and budgeting acumen
    • Maintains a professional demeanor
    • Experience with 32BJ CBA and related activities associated with conflict resolution and mediation skills a plus
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project


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


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed