Human Resources Manager
Reports to Executive Director
The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, a nonprofit civil legal services program, is seeking an experienced HR Manager. The position is located in Albany, NY, the state capital. Albany is a lively, family friendly city with a reasonable cost of living, excellent quality of life, and easy access to major metropolitan areas as well as year-round outdoor opportunities. Legal Aid’s mission is to fight for fairness, dignity, and justice for those living in poverty and for a society which is inclusive and equitable for all. We transform lives, build community, and empower people by using the law to address individual and systemic wrongs and inequities. For more information about our work, our staff, and our clients, visit www.lasnny.org.
The Human Resource Manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of all human resource functions including payroll and supporting initiatives, systems, and best practices to recruit, develop, and train a diverse and high-performing workforce. The HR Manager will help build an organizational culture that supports advancement of Legal Aid’s mission and strategic plan.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Assists or leads as needed with HR initiatives including open enrollment, onboarding, performance management, leave records, wellness, off-boarding, etc.
- Plans, organizes, and controls all activities of the department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
- Implements and updates the compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys, analyzes compensation; and monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
- Participates in collective bargaining and labor/management relations.
- Evaluates and updates complete benefits plan; manages and runs a bi-weekly payroll for staff of approximately 100; and serves as the TSA Administrator for all 403(b) Plans.
- Recommends, helps develop, and implements Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and personnel policies and procedures; administers benefits plan including enrollment, termination, claims resolution, change reporting, approves invoices for payment, and performs annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness.
- Works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer/Race Equity Director (CDO/RED) in implementing DEI Program, policies, and initiatives.
- As requested, assists the CDO/RED in ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws.
- As needed, may assist the CDO/RED in investigating complaints under the unlawful harassment and discrimination policy.
- Conducts and coordinates recruitment for all exempt, nonexempt, and temporary workers; writes and places job advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checks; extends job offers; conducts new-employee orientation; monitors professional development and employee relations counseling; and conducts exit interviews.
- Establishes and maintains department records and reports. Participates in Executive Management Team (EMT) and staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars. Makes regular staff-wide HR reports. Maintains organizational charts and employee directory.
- Assists with audits by tracking and maintaining records and spreadsheets as needed. Conducts regular audits of HR files to ensure accuracy and adjusts processes and procedures as needed.
- Fosters and manages strong collaborative relationships with the Union, middle management, Fiscal department, EMT, and other staff.
- Mediates personnel disputes and assists, as requested, in resolution of union grievances.
- Implements and maintains Human Resource Management System (HRIS) to track critical data for recruitment, onboarding, and retention.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- HR expertise and experience
- Excellent communication skills, including excellent listening skills and patience
- Business acumen
- Critical evaluation
- Global, economic, and cultural awareness, understanding, and empathy
- Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace
- Ability to navigate a large organization
- Relationship management
- Commitment to ethical actions
- Coaching skills
- Strong administrative skills, including Office 365
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and software and remote videoconferencing platforms..
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Ability to travel both locally, within the service area in New York, and elsewhere as needed.
- Must have reliable transportation and clean driver’s license.
- Must make a 2-year commitment
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree
- Three to five years of human resource experience
Preferred Education and Experience
- A master's degree in human resource management
- Ability to speak Spanish
- SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential
- Payroll and HR software experience
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Salary and Benefits
Please note that the salary is depending on experience up to $60,000, plus generous benefits.
Closing Date: Until Filled
To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR
1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here
We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. BIPOC, women, LGBTQ persons, applicants and recipients of public assistance, the elderly, protected veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.