Manager, Human Resources

Reports to: COO
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone a remarkable transformation and it has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact. ​

The Manager, Human Resources ​reports directly to the COO and​ is a key player in the foundation with a focus on a wide range of HR tasks. This person will serve as the sole point of contact for all employees’ queries on HR and Benefits related topics to ensure the HR department’s operations run smoothly and effectively to deliver maximum value to the organization as a whole.

The Manager, Human Resources and will be responsible for all HR functions of DLF to include, but not limited to: full-cycle recruiting (job descriptions, sourcing, screening, background checks, offer letters, onboarding/offboarding), employee benefits (open enrollment, process invoices, resolve benefit issues with vendors and employees), HRIS (Namely) administration and payroll (in conjunction with Finance team), and any employee relations issues and investigations. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Comfortable with researching and recommending new approaches, policies, and procedures to continually improve the efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Experience in developing and implementing various HR policies and procedures.
  • Manages employee leave of absence requests, promotions, internal transfers, terminations, contractors agreements, and new hires.
  • Ability to deal with the uncertainties of an evolving, dynamic organization.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G Suite.


  • Three (3) plus years as an HR Manager or Senior Generalist
  • Non-profit experience is a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Flexible and adept at shifting priorities
  • Work autonomously with support from COO and Operations team

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to

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