Date posted: 05/04/2018

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The Lantern Group (Lantern Community Services and Lantern Organization) is a supportive housing organization that champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Lantern Organization develops and manages permanent affordable and supported housing, which is paired with comprehensive services and programs designed and operated by Lantern Community Services to support clients so they can stay healthy and housed. Our 18 buildings, with almost 1,400 units, house a range of single adults to families, with sites located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Upper Manhattan. Lantern currently has a staff of around 200 full-time employees and services a client base of nearly 1,200 and an additional 800 community residents.

Lantern Community Services’ teams of experienced social workers and program specialists deliver programming directly within each apartment building to these high-need populations, resulting in excellent rates of engagement with our clients. Programs with proven results in health, employment, education, and life skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs.  We provide Lantern clients – many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses – with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence.


  • Responsible for the day-to-day administration and processing of employee benefit plans, including: medical/dental/vision, flex spending, and commuter benefits
  • Conduct phone interviews for potential new hires
  • Conduct reference checks, via telephone, for candidates
  • Conduct background checks for candidates and schedule appointments for fingerprinting
  • Update status on fingerprinted candidates with the New York State Justice Center
  • Post jobs on various employment websites
  • Maintain and update staff directories and organizational charts
  • Create and run ad-hoc reports
  • Ensure a high level of confidentiality with all human resources records; maintain employee records and reviews for accuracy
  • Prepare personnel folders for new hires; file paperwork as needed
  • Serve as a liaison with Payroll Coordinator to ensure that salary adjustments have been made
  • Review timesheets on a bi-weekly basis


  • Office supplies inventoried and re-ordered as needed
  • Create disbursement vouchers for the Fiscal department
  • Maintain organized supply cabinets
  • Act as liaison with the office cleaning service
  • Handle food orders for Main Office meetings and events
  • Assist with some general administrative duties, such as mail and FedEx
  • Additional administrative duties, as assigned


The Human Resources Associate, reporting to the Human Resources Manager, will work at Lantern’s main office, located in midtown Manhattan. This is an exempt, full-time position.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 1-3 years of prior office/administrative experience is required
  • Experience in Human Resources is preferred
  • A highly professional demeanor with the ability to handle confidential information is critical
  • Must have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Must have strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational ability is required
  • The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and be proactive

To Apply: Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Lantern Community Services (Lantern) values the diversity of all our clients, staff, Board of Directors, and partners.  By bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we create more vibrant, healthy and just communities.  Lantern welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, veteran status, class, creed, and mental or physical disability.