DIRECTOR, PEOPLE AND CULTURE/

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $90,000
Maximum: $125,000
Details: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

Published

07/09/2018

Start Date

09/04/2018

Application Deadline

07/27/2018

Address

110 Lafayette Street
8th Floor
New York
NY
10013
United States

Description

LAWYERS FOR CHILDREN

Director, People and Culture

The Director of People and Culture (Director) will work closely with the Administrative Director

and the Management Team on workforce planning and analysis and on creating an office culture

of equity, inclusion, and diversity that attracts, supports, and retains talent. The Director is

responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of benefits and

compensation, recruitment, performance evaluation, employee relations, and office policy

development.

MAJOR Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide vision, leadership, coordination and strategic oversight regarding equity,

diversity and inclusion initiatives in partnership with leadership.

• Develop, implement and conduct an ongoing organization-wide training program for

diversity, equity and inclusion and EEO compliance.

• Play a key role in leading organizational culture changes necessary to ensure a

consistently high-performing organization including ensuring the systems and processes

are in place to promote cultural understanding and sensitivity and a climate of equity

and inclusion.

• Recommend policy improvements that remove barriers to staff success for marginalized

populations at all organizational levels.

• Proactively identify and mitigate employee relations related risks leveraging quantitative

and qualitative data.

• Provide guidance and support to employees at all levels concerning workplace policies

and procedures.

• Work with managers throughout the organization to help define, establish and

communicate annual goals for team members and ensure that managers are tracking

progress against goals.

• Set high expectations for accountability and delivering candid, targeted feedback to

reports and other key leaders in order to drive execution of objectives.

• Ensure that managers and staff members are regularly engaging in feedback

conversations and that managers are continuously coaching and mentoring team

members.

• Coordinate administration of all benefits (health and welfare, retirement, leaves of

absence); develop benefits strategies and programs that meet staff needs and serve as a

retention tool for attracting talent; oversee benefit-related broker and vendor

relationships; work with finance on budgeting and managing benefits costs

• Conduct periodic due diligence to insure that retirement and other benefit plans are

compliant with Dept. of Labor and other relevant requirements and standards

• Lead the compensation program, ensuring fair and equitable salary administration;

develop processes for annual salary review and maintain consistent approach to all

adjustments

• Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent, streamlined, and targeted toward

attracting the strongest talent; help develop recruitment strategies to produce a diverse

candidate pool; support the effective vetting of candidates including creating interview

scripts and ensuring reference checks are completed; help to negotiate final salary offer

and prepare offer letter; guarantee a supportive onboarding program is in place to help

new employees transition successfully; work with management on annual workforce

planning and hiring needs

• Develop and oversee a new annual performance management process; review job

descriptions for accuracy; serve as an advisor to supervisors dealing with performance

management issues (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions,

etc.); focus on addressing and resolving performance and/or behavior issues fairly,

consistently and expeditiously; design and maintain a system for dealing with employee

complaints or concerns in a confidential and productive manner; conduct investigations

where warranted

• Develop and implement appropriate policies and programs for effective management of

the human resources of the organization and communicate/educate staff on Lawyers

For Children’s policies and procedures; ensure employee handbook is kept up-to-date

and contains policies and procedures that are fully compliant with relevant statutes,

regulations, and other relevant standards and requirements

• Ensure the organization’s compliance with state, local and national employment law and

regulations; establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with

all appropriate legislation and regulations

• Support the Administrative Director in oversight of the office operations, including

management of the receptionist/office support staff, ensuring appropriate internal

processes and procedures are in place;

• Strategize with Management on ways to provide individuals with opportunities for

professional and personal growth

• Other duties as assigned based on organizational needs

REQUIRED KNOLWEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of senior HR experience leading a human

resources operation, preferably in a non-profit setting; Master’s degree and HR

certification preferred

• Significant knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including diversity, equity

and inclusion training and professional development; benefits, compensation, employee

relations; and performance management in compliance with federal and state

employment laws

• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize duties, and work independently while

functioning under pressure and as a member of an executive management team

• Proven effective supervisory/management skills and ability to work effectively with

diverse groups at all levels of the organization

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to make effective

presentations to senior management team, staff, and the board

• Strong conflict management, interpersonal, and negotiation skills

Benefits

GENEROUS VACATION, PENSION, LEAVE, AND HEALTHCARE BENEFITS

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

http://www.lawyersforchildren.org/

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER VIA EMAIL TO APPLY@LAWYERSFORCHILDREN.ORG. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE EXPECTED VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS ONLY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE OFFERED INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED.


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