Contract HR Specialist

New York, NY
People – HR /
Contract /
At Bowery, we’re making wildly delicious food more accessible to everyone. Driven by our proprietary end-to-end technology, our farms are transforming the entire fresh food supply chain to be simpler, safer, and vastly more sustainable.

We have 5 farms in operation (including state-of-the-art R&D and innovation farms) and we’re just getting started. We’re backed by tech and agriculture industry leaders with $647M in equity and debt capital, and our products are sold in over 1,400 locations.

Working at Bowery is more than just a job. It’s a chance to make a global impact with first-of-its-kind technology and ridiculously good food. We’re always looking for passionate minds to grow (and eat) with us! Ready to make a real difference? Join us. We’d love to have you here.  

P.s. Check out The Roots: Bowery Farming's People Podcast for all things Bowery culture, teams, leadership, and karaoke (yes, karaoke)

About The Role:
We are looking for a Contract HR specialist for a ~4 month contract.  The HR Specialist will work closely with the entire People Team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. In this role, you will work on onboarding, offboarding, benefits administration, HRIS management, and more. You will be an integral part of providing the best experience to our employees!

Contract Details:
Duration: ~ 4 months
Start Date: tentatively March 18th 
Rate: $40/hour

What You'll Do:

    • Coordinate an exceptional new hire experience with ownership of our onboarding process
    • Implement self-service people processes and provide direct support to our employees on HR-related matters, i.e. benefits, employment verifications, etc
    • Coordinate our benefits administration and coordination with our providers
    • Coordinate employee leaves of absence
    • Maintain and update all employee data company-wide in our HRIS (Workday) and other internal systems while conducting internal audits in partnership with HR Systems Manager
    • Responsible for compliance in partnership with HR team members
    • Own the employee offboarding process and assist with coordinating exit interviews 
    • Support immigration and relocation services, coordinating with our providers and employees

Who You Are:

    • You have experience in the field of HR and/or benefits administration 
    • You have advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments and competing priorities
    • You have strong attention to detail, time management, and communication/listening skills
    • You have a willingness to learn new technologies within a fast-paced environment
    • You have sound professional judgment and discretion in handling confidential issues
    • You are self-motivated and proactive
    • You have a working knowledge of HRIS systems and benefits administration

Our commitment to eliminating bias and ensuring pay equity goes beyond pay transparency. Click here ( to learn more about how compensation works at Bowery, how we came up with the salary on this job posting, and what we’re doing to ensure your compensation is internally and externally equitable.

The salary for this role will be $40/hour. If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply no matter what so we can see your profile and background. You can trust us to make a leveling assessment based on your unique skills and experience and communicate that with you. 

Bowery is an equal opportunity employer - a place that celebrates unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that will enrich the workplace. We are attempting to redefine what a sustainable agricultural supply chain can look like. We cannot achieve this mission without a team that reflects the diversity of people who want fresh, locally grown food in regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, national origin, religion, family status, disability, military status, and experience. We strongly encourage people from marginalized communities to apply to join our team.