ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA JUSTICE CENTER
The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our organization is comprised of projects that provide in-depth expertise on seven major policy areas. Our staff of researchers, community educators, litigators, public policy advocates, and communications specialists use our unique five-strategy approach to improve the lives of North Carolinians with low to moderate incomes.
The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a full time Deputy Director of Human Resources. This position will have primary responsibility for human resources systems and employee engagement and will support internal management practices and strategic organizational initiatives. S/he will serve as a member of the NC Justice Center’s Coordinating Council and Senior Management Team. This key management role will develop and execute an organizational HR strategy to support our core operations, enhance the effectiveness of a diverse workforce, and ensure continuous improvement/application of best practices in leadership and management within the Center. The individual will supervise one HR Assistant and will report to the Executive Director.
• Establish and maintain a deep understanding of the NC Justice Center’s unique needs, challenges, trends, and opportunities related to human resources, benefits administration, and personnel management.
• Partner with members of core staff and the Directors of our eight projects who form the Coordinating Council, along with the Senior Management Team, to set internal priorities and lead organizational development initiatives to move the organization forward. Identify challenges to implementation and recommend strategies for overcoming them.
• Supervise and lead the development and implementation of new and existing internal policies, processes, and activities, including recruitment and hiring, onboarding, employee engagement, professional development plans, performance review process, supervision, and offboarding, in support of equity across all staff.
• Ensure that organizational practices comply with applicable state, federal, and local laws, and are consistent with our Collective Bargaining Agreement and with program practices in equity and inclusion.
• Foster a positive, collaborative work culture that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff.
• Maintain a high level of contact with employees, communicate organizational and departmental strategies and activities, and support NC Justice Center employees on any human resources issues that arise, including supervision, employee support, and problem solving.
• Partner with the NC Justice Center’s Race Equity Workgroup and EO/AA Committee, to center equity in our recruitment and hiring practices, and to consult with hiring managers to advance processes including all employee hires and internship programs.
• Work collaboratively with staff across all levels of the organization to proactively address workplace conflict.
• Manage all confidential employee leave and reasonable accommodation processes.
• Manage all aspects of the NC Justice Center’s employee benefit programs including vendor selection, program management, and administration.
• Build and maintain a working relationship with NC Justice Center labor union officers, and proactively address and collaboratively resolve issues that arise.
• Ensure that employee engagement, retention, and inclusion are organizational priorities and are informed by employee-volunteered data.
• Design and/or manage relevant training and educational opportunities for staff members.
• This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and others may be assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
2. Formal HR training and certification (e.g., SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) strongly preferred.
3. Minimum five years of mid-level experience in human resources, with at least three years in a management role.
4. Ability to research and interpret federal, state, and local employment laws.
5. Excellent judgment, ability to effectively solve problems, multitask, and effectively manage different initiatives and ongoing projects simultaneously.
6. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with others, and excellent written and verbal communications skills.
7. Comfortable with technology. Excellent working knowledge and application of video conferencing solutions and the Microsoft Office365 Suite, including experience with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams (or similar platforms).
8. Ability to handle sensitive issues with integrity and confidentiality.
9. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians.
10. Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required.
11. Understanding of workplace policies and practices related to COVID-19, especially with respect to leave/benefit administration preferred.
12. Experience working in the nonprofit sector, in a legal services organization, or in a bargaining unit setting a plus.
13. Experience working in a similarly sized, non-profit organization preferred.
ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA JUSTICE CENTER
The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our organization is…
The North Carolina Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary within the non-profit sector ($90,000 - $110,000; commensurate with experience and education) and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid parental leave, twelve holidays, retirement plan contribution and match, flexible spending account, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.
The North Carolina Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary…
The North Carolina Justice Center is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability or genetic information.
The North Carolina Justice Center has retained Elinvar to conduct this search. For confidential consideration, please send your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com. The position will be open until filled and we encourage you to apply promptly.
The North Carolina Justice Center is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice…