ABOUT THE JOB

The Human Resources department of the ACLU’s National Office in New York, NY seeks applications for the full-time position of Human Resources Manager.

People are at the center of our mission and our work. And we are dedicated to cultivating the careers and well-being of a growing employee base of 500+ people who are the heart of our institution. The Human Resources team invests in the welfare and development of our employees by creating a place where people love to work, grow their careers, and contribute to the success of the organization. The Human Resources department oversees the entire employee life-cycle and strives to create a best-in-class employee experience through its outreach efforts, total rewards, onboarding, learning and development initiatives, and ongoing employee engagement. We are responsible for creating, strengthening, and sustaining the programs, processes, and policies that empower people, support and advance the institution, and enable the ACLU to deliver on its mission.

Delivering on our mission requires a solid foundation in human resources best practices to ensure that the ACLU is a model employer and leader in nonprofit human capital management. The Human Resources Manager is a critical part of ensuring that the fundamentals of human resource management are fairly and consistently administered. This position will undertake a range of general and specialized responsibilities including developing and implementing policies and procedures, streamlining systems like records management, conducting audits and trainings, and engaging in employee relations matters.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the development and implementation of general human resources policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Serve as a resource on latest compliance requirements for employment and labor laws, in consultation with labor and employment counsel; serve as HR department lead on required filings and reports; facilitate regular employee compliance training schedule
  • Develop and maintain consistent policy and retention schedule for employee files; perform regular audits to ensure integrity of records management
  • Maintain employee handbook and internal standard operating procedures, including management of regular updates, communication, and interpretation
  • Assist in employee relations matters
  • Provide support for routine HR practices and initiatives
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, and record of arrest or conviction
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts

Minimum Qualifications

  • An undergraduate and/or advanced degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Proven experience in human resources and/or people operations
  • Solid understanding of labor and employment laws and regulations
  • High degree of discretion, integrity, initiative, and judgment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Adaptable team player with the ability to engage various constituencies in a complex environment
  • Dedication to the mission of the ACLU

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP
  • Experience with HRIS and ATS platforms
  • Experience in employee and labor relations
  • Experience working in a union environment

 

ABOUT THE ACLU

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.

The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail benefits.hrdept@aclu.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

 

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