Volunteer Opportunity

Director, Human Resources

Published 4 days ago

About the Organization

The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform (The Institute) is the only nonprofit organization in the United States addressing criminal justice reform by focusing on law enforcement education. The Institute uses evidence-based research and advocacy to advance the quality of criminal justice delivery, prevent harm, and produce better outcomes across all communities.

The Opportunity

The Institute is a fully volunteer-run, mission-driven non-profit organization. As volunteers are the organization’s lifeblood, the Institute is seeking a Human Resources leader to help drive the growth, retention, and ongoing development of its global volunteer base. The role reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and will be an integral part of the Institute’s leadership team. As the organization continues its rapid growth, the Director will work closely with the executive leadership team and all people managers to prepare the Institute for success at its future scale. The Director will develop and execute on a human capital and volunteer coordination strategy that supports the Institute’s Enterprise goals, operational plan, and strategic direction. As the Institute’s people leader, the Director will help shape the vision and strategic direction of the organization to instill a culture of equity, empowerment, and excellence.

Key Responsibilities

Talent Acquisition and Retention

  • Develop and implement a process that enables the organization to recruit and retain highly skilled and productive volunteers.
  • Lead efforts to develop partnerships with academic and professional organizations to facilitate direct sourcing of qualified candidates to join the Institute.
  • Design the tools to manage and track applicant and on-boarded volunteers’ data.  
  • Develop a criteria-based evaluation for applicants, such as interview architects and feedback forms, to ensure consistency and fairness in the recruitment process and to identify candidates that meet or exceed the core competencies for their positions.
  • Provide members all volunteers with a seamless and engaging end-to-end experience from recruitment, to on-boarding, to position readiness.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Design and implement the Institute’s DEI initiatives, including by leading a human resources process review, and systematically measuring and reporting on DEI to foster an inclusive culture.

Organizational Excellence, Learning, and Development

  • Create the strategic and tactical initiatives to drive optimal individual and collective capacity for all volunteers, and help build their subject matter expertise, engagement, and retention.
  • Develop materials and measure success of these programs for ongoing quality improvement.
  • Design and lead skills assessments to determine the development and training needs of the Institute’s volunteers, and tailor and deliver curricula and programming to meet those needs.
  • Work with managers to create development plans and integrate these plans into the performance management cycle.

People Operations and Performance Management

  • Design and implement the process and tools necessary to manage the Institute’s volunteers, including candidate profiles, HR analytics such as productivity and skills measurements, and all phases of the performance management cycle.
  • Establish the procedures, documentation, and infrastructure to support aligned goal-setting, delivery of ongoing and formal feedback, such as the quarterly check-ins and annual reviews, necessary to enable all people managers to optimize and track volunteers’ and the Institute’s performance.
  • Ensure that organizational orientation materials, policies and procedures (P&Ps), the Code of Conduct, and other foundational people-management documents are complete, accurate, compliant with all applicable requirements, and timely shared with Institute staff.
  • Build a state-of-the art HR Department and supervise all HR staff and activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state law, as well as background, records, access, and training requirements that may be applicable as the Institute develops relationships with other organizations, or receives funding from grants, contracts, and licensing entities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field from an accredited college or university; or      
  • Equivalent experience in lieu of degree.


Professional in Human Resources certification or Senior Professional in Human Resources preferred.


  • Five or more years of progressive Human Resource Management experience.
  • Proven results in driving organizational excellence, talent acquisition and retention strategies, learning and development programs, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and compliant people operations.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Competence in fostering cultural diversity and creating alignment with organizational values.
  • Leadership, interpersonal, and presentation skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and work to optimize existing processes, and the resourcefulness to innovate and conceptualize opportunities not defined by existing processes.


This is an outstanding volunteer opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization.

About the Organization

The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform (The Institute) is the only nonprofit organization in the United States addressing criminal justice reform by focusing on law enforcement education. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

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