Austin Jarred

HR Generalist

Austin joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in October of 2020 as the HR Generalist. She works closely with the Sponsored Projects & Funds Team, serving as a partner to ensure efficient HR services, up-to-date knowledge of client operations, staffing, and organizational structure and culture. She is involved in all aspects of HR including regulatory compliance, performance management, personnel policies, employee relations, staff development, recruiting, compensation, benefits administration, and HR reporting.

Prior to RPA, Austin worked in the performing arts industry as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. After wearing many hats at various performing arts organizations, Austin founded her own dance school, Lumina Dance Arts, in West Caldwell, NJ. She enjoyed running all business operations, teaching and mentoring young dancers, providing need and merit-based scholarships and work studies, and directing live productions for the community for three years. Thereafter, she relocated to Raleigh, NC and worked in the business office at Carolina Ballet as the Accounting and Benefits Manager, expanding into an HR Generalist role over three years. She has also worked for Northwell Health as an HR Operations Associate and at NYU’s Office of Global Services in Immigration and Visa Sponsorship advising.

Austin has a Master’s degree in HR Management and Development, concentrating in Organizational Effectiveness from NYU. She has lived in Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina and New York and has a dog named Eleanor Rigby. She loves to travel and her favorite place is a tie between Lisbon and Rome.

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