The Legal Action Center (LAC) seeks a Manager of Human Resources based in its New York City office to develop and administer LAC’s employment-related policies and procedures, manage all human resource activities, such as employment, conflict resolution, training, and employee services. A key component of this position will be assisting LAC in fostering an office culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity.
About the Organization: LAC is a private, not-for-profit law and policy organization with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and several remote employees in Georgia and elsewhere. LAC is the only organization in the country whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with criminal records, substance use disorders, and/or HIV/AIDS. LAC effectuates its mission through policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, impact litigation, and legal services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage every phase of employment recruiting, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, promotion, offboarding, discipline and termination processes.
- Develop, revise, and implement personnel policies/practices and related documents in collaboration with management and outside legal counsel.
- Compile and maintain data on recruitment activities, applicant flow, interviews, hires, promotions, and retention.
- Develop and implement orientation and training programs for all new and current personnel, working closely with managers.
- Maintain LAC organization charts and the employee directory.
- Evaluate, direct, and implement the performance review process.
- Provide guidance to staff about human resources issues.
- Investigate and address employee concerns, grievances, and incidents in concert with management.
- Assist management in addressing human resource issues as needed.
- Mediate conflicts that may arise in the workplace.
- Work with management, the Racial Justice & Equity Working Group, and other staff to develop and implement strategies incorporating a racial justice and equity lens into all LAC’s human resources practices.
- Coordinate necessary outside training on topics such as supervision, management, cultural competency, sexual harassment, and racial justice and equity in the workplace.
- In conjunction with legal counsel, identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources and ensure policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance for LAC’s offices in NY, DC, and GA.
- Oversee the maintenance of records required by law, funders, or oversight organizations.
- Keep records of benefit plan participation such as medical insurance and pension plan.
- Oversee administration of agency benefit programs, such as health, dental, life, and disability insurances, pension plans, and leaves of absence, including LAC’s contract with a Professional Employer Organization that handles employee benefits and provides HR support and other organizations with which LAC works.
- Perform related duties, special assignments and projects as required and/or needed.
The position will report to the Director/President.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in management, human resources, psychology or related area from a four-year accredited college or university.
Experience and/or Skills Required
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in human resources and operations, including in a non-profit setting.
- Demonstrated experience working with senior management on human resources issues.
- Experience in conflict-resolution.
- Knowledge of trainings/training resources on topics including confidentiality, race equity, trauma informed care, and crisis response.
- Able to interact effectively and cooperatively with colleagues and partners at all levels.
- Ability to advise on human resources issues with outside partners.
- Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
- Proven experience and a demonstrated commitment to helping to maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce and to supporting the development and implementation of policies and procedures that promote a race equity culture.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Office, word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
- Highly organized, self-motivated and able to assume leadership in organizational development and change.
- Professional designation/accreditation, such as Professional in Human Resources awarded by the Society of Human Resources Management
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please email a cover letter and resumé (no calls) to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but please apply as soon as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The Legal Action Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Members of LAC’s stakeholder populations are strongly encouraged to apply.