Human Resources Coordinator

Sanford Heisler Sharp, a civil rights law firm with about 55 attorneys and over 40 staff and offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, Maryland, and Georgia, has an immediate opening for a Human Resources Coordinator. Sanford Heisler Sharp is strongly committed to EEO principles and values a diverse workplace. The team is a tight knit community including lawyers and legal assistants, all committed to using the law to help craft and enforce a more just society. We specialize in civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with gender discrimination, labor and wage violations, whistleblower, ERISA, financial fraud, consumer fraud, and many other claims. We have represented thousands of individuals in some of the most significant class action cases before the courts, secured landmark victories through trial and settlements. In addition, we have a number of cases currently before the federal district and appellate courts that raise novel issues of law.

Success in this role requires a high level of initiative, organization, close attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to discreetly handle confidential information on a regular basis. This is a full-time position under the general oversight of the Chief People Officer and can be located in any of our six offices.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible for assisting in key functional areas of human resources to include onboarding, benefits, reporting, performance management, training, time and attendance etc.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Provides general support during the hiring process to include preparing HR communications such as offer letters and providing benefits information.
  • Schedule and conduct new employee orientations.
  • Coordinate with PEO provider/ADP TotalSource to address benefits related questions and assist with open enrollment as needed.
  • Provides support for the annual performance review utilizing the online system, Trakstar.
  • Supports the organization, coordination and logistics associated with office training initiatives.
  • Analyze and audit employment-related data, gather time and attendance records, and prepare required reports including for ADP and e-Billity systems.
  • Works with the Director of Talent Acquisition and Development, as well as legal assistants assigned at each office, to coordinate HR support including scheduling, onboarding, and training as needed.
  • Provides other routine administrative support to include but not limited to typing/data entry, filing, copying, proofing, researching, scheduling, maintaining, and auditing employee records.
  • Prepare employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions.
  • Coordinates HR-sponsored staff events.
  • Performs other administrative duties as requested.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree
  • Two to three years of experience in Human Resources
  • Law firm or other professional services experience preferred.

Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. (ET) to ~6:30 p.m./ 8:30 a.m. CT to ~5:30 p.m. (CT). Remote work is possible up to 2 days per week.

Salary Exempt:
Annualized minimum salary $50,000- maximum $85,000.

Application Procedure:
Applications must include a cover letter, a résumé, and a list of three references. These documents should be sent in Word or PDF to [email protected] with “Prospective Human Resources Coordinator” in the email’s subject line. Please specify in your email the earliest date you are available to start.

Reasonable Accommodations:
Sanford Heisler Sharp welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please send your request to us by email at [email protected] or by mail to the following address:

ATTN: Ricardo Granderson, Chief People Officer
Sanford Heisler Sharp
1350 Avenue of the Americas, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019