Director of Human Resources

Job Type

Full Time




1663 Mission Street
Suite 602
San Francisco
United States


The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is seeking a full-time Director of Human Resources based in our San Francisco office. This is an exempt position that reports to the Executive Director.

The ILRC is a national nonprofit legal support center located in San Francisco, California and Washington, D.C. The mission of the ILRC is to work with, educate, and enhance the capacity of immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector, in order to build a democratic society that values diversity, dignity, and the rights of all people. Founded in 1979, the ILRC is regarded as one of the foremost experts on engaging immigrants and developing their leadership in the democratic process, providing expertise on complex issues of immigration law, procedure and policy, and engaging in advocacy and educational initiatives on policies that affect immigrants. We are a team-based organization that makes most of its decisions in a collaborative fashion that allows for significant staff input.

The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for ensuring a positive, friendly, and effective human resources function for ILRC. This will involve both the qualitative aspects of understanding, communicating, and building upon the existing positive culture that has developed to support the critical mission of the organization, as well as responsibility for development and oversight of the administrative policies, tools, and systems, which support employees within that culture.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the leadership team, considers and advises relative to the impact of business decisions in the context of employee morale, retention, and attraction.
  • Manages the recruiting process, ensuring requirements are clear and well-communicated, an appropriate pool of candidates is generated, and the organization conveys the best possible image and message to all candidates.
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster an understanding of the organization mission and culture.
  • Manages benefit plans, in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Administration, to ensure the best possible offerings to employees within the constraints of organizational resources, and a thorough understanding and appreciation of the benefits and opportunities offered.
  • Responsible for smooth execution of all employee transactions from initial enrollment in benefits and payroll through the full life cycle of employee activity.
  • Provides coaching to managers to ensure effective practices, strong employee relations, and legal compliance.
  • Serves as a resource to employees on issues of policy or matters of concern.
  • Coordinates management training to ensure managers are confident and competent.
  • Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues and serves as liaison to outside employment counsel.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Administers both salary and performance review programs to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
  • Prepares essential employee documents, such as offer letters, benefit communication, and separation paperwork.
  • Tracks and reports on key indicators of employee effectiveness and satisfaction, including turnover, survey data, and demographic data.
  • Develops and oversees Human Resource Systems ensuring accurate, effective, and responsive systems, which interface smoothly with payroll.
  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance with local, state, and federal law.


  • Minimum six years of experience in human resources as a fully competent generalist—comfortable in all aspects of HR including but not limited to: employee relations, recruiting, administration, benefits, compensation, compliance, and staff development.
  • Knowledge equivalent to 4-year degree from a college or university. Graduate-level knowledge and specific HR training preferred.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit environments.
  • Demonstrates the following attributes:
  • Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethics; upholds and personally embodies organizational values.
  • Strong communication skills, speaking and writing persuasively, and listening attentively.
  • Solution oriented, rooted in the context of the culture and intent of the organization.
  • Able to manage detail through simple systems and processes focused on accessibility and collaboration.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, and inspires respect and trust.
  • Experience with BambooHR or other HR Information Systems is a plus.


The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience. The ILRC offers excellent benefits, health/dental/vision insurance, a flexible spending account for medical and dependent care, vacation, and sick leave. The ILRC also sponsors a retirement plan option upon fulfillment of eligibility.


This position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in the position, a resume, your salary requirements, and the names of three references. Please send your applications to:

Director of Human Resources Hiring Committee


Fax: (415) 255-9792 (no calls, please)

Mail: Immigrant Legal Resource Center, 1663 Mission Street, Suite 602, San Francisco, CA 94103

The ILRC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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