Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $70,000

Published

08/28/2018

Application Deadline

09/11/2018

Address

Berkeley
California
United States

Description

Homeless Action Center (HAC) is a community-based legal services program founded in 1990 to provide legal services to homeless people in Alameda County. Over time, HAC’s specialty became public benefits advocacy, with a focus on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The process of qualifying for SSI benefits can be lengthy and difficult. Employing a client-centered focus and harm reduction principles, attorneys and advocates work closely with other legal services programs and social services programs to assist clients in meeting their emergency and longer-term needs during this process. HAC employs more than 60 people, and represents over 1,600 clients at a time. Please refer to www.homelessactioncenter.org.


Position

The HR Manager is responsible for performing personnel-related duties with a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, collaboration and critical thinking. The HR Manager will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day and strategic management of the personnel function. The HR Manager will support HAC’s recruiting and onboarding program, support management in employee relations and administer compensation and benefits, while working in collaboration to improve current systems and processes that advance our mission and sustain our staff.


Primary Responsibilities

·        Respond to personnel questions, issues and requests from employees with an open door, creating an environment of confidence and accountability that ensures staff come to the HR Manager for their workforce needs.

·        Plan, develop and implement strategy for delivery of high-quality personnel services to the organization.

·        Other Responsibilities will include recruitment and hiring; onboarding; compensation and benefits; organizational development; staff relations; compliance and other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience Requirements

·        A minimum of three years of related experience

·        Bachelor's degree in related field

·        Legal knowledge of employment and hiring practices

·        Knowledge of government contracts

 

Position Competencies:

·        A strong passion for HAC’s mission and strong alignment with HAC’s core values.

·        Ability to conduct objective assessments based on data.

·        Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·        Ability to effectively interpret employment laws and policies

·        Proven information gathering skills.

·        Effective employee retention skills.

·        Practice a high level of confidentiality.

·        Attention to detail and accuracy.

·        Shows sound judgment.

·        Team player

·        Ability to adapt to spontaneous situations.


Office Environment:

HAC has three office locations. Attorneys share office space in an open office environment. The office is often chaotic and can be loud, but the open space encourages collaboration. We represent clients who are disabled, both mentally and physically, often homeless or on the verge of homelessness, and experiencing or with a history of severe trauma. Though we have a casual office environment, we expect that all staff will treat our clients with dignity and respect at all times. Finally, please note that we have animals – cats and dogs – in the offices. 

Benefits

Employer paid health, vision, dental. Subsidy for Commuter Check program. 403(b) account available without employer contribution. Generous vacation, holiday and sick time. 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references as a single attachment to the hiring committee, at recruitment@homelessactioncenter.org by September 11th, 2018.


HAC is committed to equity in hiring. We encourage people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and members of other under-represented groups to apply. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted. No phone calls please.


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