Requisition Number: 2023-05-04302-0171-001
Job Title: Human Resources Assistant
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Human Resources Assistant

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Description/Job Summary

The HR Assistant provides administrative support for the Human Resources department. The HR Assistant will have exposure to all aspects of HR including, Talent Management, Compensation, Benefits & Wellness, Learning & Development, HR Technology & Analytics, HR Operations and Recruiting.


  • Provide administrative support to the HR department / HR leadership team, responsibilities include calendar management, phone coverage, and expense reporting
  • Coordinate HR meeting and events, including calendar coordination, sending out meeting invitations, booking conference rooms, tracking meeting attendees, and registering guests
  • Provide HR hotline / phone and mailbox coverage to ensure quality and timely responses; ensure all confidential information is secured
  • Maintain team intranet and SharePoint sites for optimal user experiences
  • Assist with departmental communication, correspondence, ad hoc reporting and projects
  • Respond to general employee inquiries and escalate to appropriate parties as necessary
  • Maintain organization of HR's shared office space and stock all office materials (e.g. pens, binders, clips printer paper, FedEx envelopes etc.) 
  • Perform other duties, projects and responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms and SharePoint required
  • Strong oral, written and verbal communication skills; excellent follow up skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of collaboration tools: Zoom, Microsoft Team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work independently, prioritize workloads, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to use tact and discretion and maintain utmost confidentiality of personnel information
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service at all times; exercise courtesy and diplomacy with Firm personnel and representatives outside of the company
  • Highly dependable and demonstrated consistent, effective administrative and clerical performance for the accomplishment of responsibilities and defined objectives.
  • Strong administrative and data management skills

Preferred Experience

  • One plus years previous administrative experience
  • Previous relevant experience working in Human Resources

Required Education

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $55k to $65k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is non-exempt meaning that it is overtime pay eligible.

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is committed to a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm prohibits discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. “Gender” includes actual or perceived sex, a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth. This Policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the Firm, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.