New York City preferred / Hybrid Working Arrangement allowed

Senior Associate, Human Resources, Recruitment & Talent, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to the problems that limit economic mobility and trap America’s young people and families in poverty.

We know solutions exist, but even the most promising strategies cannot reach far enough, fast enough without significant, long-term investment. We bring an innovative, investor mindset backed by a decades-long track record to the pursuit of upward economic mobility for individuals and communities. Core to our mission is addressing systemic inequities and the injustices they create. By pooling resources, our Partners can unlock substantial philanthropic capital and invest effectively and efficiently.

Anchored by our carefully tested, performance-based investing approach, Blue Meridian makes strategic, long-term investments across multiple portfolios aimed at boosting economic mobility from cradle to career. We support both nationwide and place-based strategies in order to amplify impact across the country as well as within specific communities. We identify visionary social sector leaders who address key drivers of poverty – including youth unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, and engagement with the criminal justice system – and invest the flexible, upfront capital they need to dream bigger and exponentially expand their reach, influence, and impact.

We are constantly learning, exploring, and seeking out new collaborations in relentless pursuit of creating lasting impact at scale that can change the life trajectories of millions of young people and families in America. Blue Meridian is staffed by an experienced team of results-focused leaders and we welcome other mission-driven champions to join us.

Position Profile

Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Administration Officer (CAO) and hiring managers, the Senior Associate will develop recruiting strategies that attract high quality, diverse talent.  The Senior Associate will work with other colleagues across the organization to develop and organize effective onboarding for new hires.  The Senior Associate will contribute to other talent initiatives including those related to Blue Meridian’s racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) plan.

Position Type



New York City preferred / Hybrid Working Arrangement allowed

Primary Responsibilities[1]

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage the recruitment life cycle:
  • Develop a recruiting strategy to attract high quality, diverse candidates
  • Develop a hiring plan for each hire
  • Source targeted outlets relevant to the role, including job sites, schools and networking channels to ensure a diverse slate of candidates for each position
  • Develop and maintain recruiting process steps, interview guides, and other materials
  • Review resumes and participate in initial phone screens
  • Manage all interview logistics, including scheduling, follow-ups and communication with candidates and relevant staff, reference checking
  • Help organize and conduct onboarding, including process enhancements
  • Maintain data in recruiting/onboarding system, run reports
  • Help identify and manage opportunities for Blue Meridian to build its profile and brand particularly amongst diverse groups (e.g. conferences, networking events)
  • Contribute to and participate in other talent related initiatives including but not limited to REDI, learning and development, employee engagement, and talent reviews.
  • Participate in working groups and culture building initiatives as needed (e.g. REDI working group, presenting new hires at all staff Talks).


  • An undergraduate degree and at least seven years of professional/advanced academic experience in human resources, or at least ten year’s professional experience, with a focus on management of recruitment and talent management with a focus on racial equity.
  • Sound judgment, ability to use discretion, keep matters confidential, listen well, and be objective.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to adapt to the changing needs of a fast-paced organization while remaining focused on a project’s goals and deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • A hands-on performer with a high energy level, collaborative working style, and the aptitude for self-motivated team and independent work.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to work with people with different backgrounds and experiences
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong computer skills, with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint, and the ability to master new software quickly; experience with an HRIS/HCMS is required.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Blue Meridian Partners is committed to equal employment opportunity, without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, prior record of arrest or conviction, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including (but not limited to) recruiting, hiring, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, and termination.

[1]Note: This description is a guide to the primary duties and functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and working conditions.  Position descriptions are reviewed and may be revised to meet the changing needs of Blue Meridian Partners at the sole discretion of management.

How To Apply

For consideration, please submit a thoughtful cover letter discussing what attracts you specifically to Blue Meridian’s mission and resume detailing your relevant experiences.

For consideration, please submit a thoughtful cover letter discussing what attracts you specifically to Blue Meridian’s mission and resume detailing your relevant experiences.

For consideration, please submit a thoughtful cover letter discussing what attracts you specifically to Blue Meridian’s mission and resume detailing your relevant experiences.

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