People Operations Manager

New York /
People & Culture /
As the People Operations Manager at Girls Who Code (GWC), you'll have the opportunity to help the People & Culture (P&C) team ensure that our staff can remain focused on advancing Girls Who Code’s mission by delivering a positive, productive, safe, and equitable employee lifecycle experience. Your focus will be to help build, maintain and improve upon a sustainable and efficient infrastructure for the organization’s human resources and people operations work. 

In this role, you will provide project management, administrative and technical support to key aspects of human resources (HR) business functions, including but not limited to managing the company HRIS (Namely) and vendor relationships, onboarding and offboarding employees, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.


    • Manage the day-to-day payroll operations, coordinating with the vendors and the internal team to deliver pay accurately, timely, effectively, within all regulatory, labor and tax guidelines
    • Develop policies and procedures for payroll process and timekeeping
    • Own and execute key aspects of the employee onboarding and offboarding experience in conjunction with People & Culture Team leadership and managers
    • Process new hires, employee changes, terminations and benefit administration (including but not limited to: Voluntary, COBRA, 401(k), Health, etc.)
    • Modernize and streamline Girls Who Code’s employee lifecycle tracking systems by offering ideas, testing and improving current processes
    • Manage our annual benefits open enrollment process with our benefits broker
    • Serve as a point person for employees on benefits and payroll issues and questions.
    • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
    • Ensure the accuracy of data in People Operations systems to provide vendors and employees with accurate information
    • Maintain business controls, and audit trails, for all payroll & benefits transactions, I-9s, garnishments, etc.
    • Maintain control of company payroll files and personnel files with strict confidentiality
    • Maintain and audit employee records to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements
    • Keep track of and analyze top-level HR metrics and build out ad hoc analytical reporting as needed
    • Help with other aspects of human resources administration as needed


    • At least 6 years of experience in Human Resources, with a focus on payroll, benefits, and HR operations more broadly
    • Strong working knowledge of payroll practices and labor & compliance guidelines
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong client-service orientation and the ability to work collaboratively while developing strong relationships with the team, internal stakeholders, and vendors
    • Experience using Namely or a similar HRIS/payroll system
    • Experience with time sheet tracking, FLSA regulations and payroll administration for exempt and non exempt employees required
    • Meticulous with details and accuracy of data
    • Maintain strong relationships with employees across the organization while consistently delivering high-quality service
    • Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction
    • Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic work environment
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
    • CPP certification preferred
    • Commitment to Girls Who Code’s mission and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.
Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.