Dattner Architects – HR Generalist

Dattner Architects is an award winning architecture firm based in New York City. We have a passion for the city, and for designing socially impactful spaces. We maintain a vibrant working environment – one that nurtures learning and professional growth through mentorship and daily collaboration. Our firm fosters diversity, community engagement, and live-work balance.

We are seeking an HR Generalist to join our practice. The selected candidate will play an integral role in our 125-person firm which is focused on designing architecture that serves communities and enlivens the urban environment. The HR Generalist will manage day-to-day HR functions and reporting directly to the Managing Principal. We are looking for a thoughtful, effective, responsive professional. The position is an opportunity for an individual who cares about design, is committed to EDI, and believes in the importance of life-long learning to grow and evolve along with our firm.


  • Day-to-day functions of our HR department including recruiting, on boarding, benefits administration, and payroll

  • Represent firm’s values and culture to prospective and current employees

  • Manage our Quarterly Employee Engagement Cycle, including annual reviews and mid-year check ins

  • Compliance and Reporting, Record Keeping, Policy development

  • Serve as member of EDI Committee

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Certificate in HR

  • 5 years of applicable experience, preferably in architectural industry

  • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Organized and detail oriented, able to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Experience with FMLA and PFL, EEO Compliance, and Reporting

  • A strong understanding of analytics and ability to think strategically

  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently

  • Experience running Payroll

  • Experience with Deltek Vision preferred

  • Experience with MS Office Suite

  • Notary Public a plus

  • Authorization to work in the United States

About Dattner Architects

Dattner Architects foundation is civic architecture. We have a passion for the city and for designing inspired, socially impactful spaces. This defines our work and has led to numerous awards. Our practice is organized around three studios, each of which focuses on a specific typology: housing; education, cultural and healthcare; infrastructure and transportation. With over 100 people in our Manhattan office, we maintain a vibrant working environment. Learning and professional growth are nurtured through mentorship and daily collaboration, as well as socialization. We regularly host continuing education seminars, “happy hour” presentations, and employee art exhibits. Our firm fosters diversity, community engagement, and live-work balance.

Application Instructions

To apply: HR Generalist

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio. Portfolios should include examples of personal/academic and professional work and be limited to 10 MB.

Dattner Architects is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website to learn more about our firm culture and employment practices: Careers at Dattner

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