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ILRC Job Announcement: Director, Human Resources

Job Announcement: Director, Human Resources



Approximately 30 hours week. Benefit Eligible.

About the Opportunity

This individual will be responsible for ensuring a positive, friendly and effective Human Resources function for ILRC. This will involve both the qualitative aspects of understanding, communicating and building upon the existing positive culture that has developed to support the critical mission of the organization, as well as responsibility for development and oversight of the administrative policies, tools and systems which support employees within that culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • As a member of the leadership team, considers and advises relative to the impact of business decisions in the context of employee morale, retention and attraction.
  • Manages the recruiting process, ensuring requirements are clear and well-communicated, an appropriate pool of candidates is generated, and the organization conveys the best possible image and message to all candidates.
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster an understanding of the organization mission and culture.
  • Manages benefit plans, in collaboration with the CFO, to ensure the best possible offerings to employees within the constraints of organizational resources, and a thorough understanding and appreciation of the benefits and opportunities offered.
  • Responsible for smooth execution of all employee transactions from initial enrollment in benefits and payroll through the full life cycle of employee activity.
  • Provides coaching to managers to ensure effective practices, strong employee relations, and legal compliance.
  • Serves as a resource to employees on issues of policy or matters of concern.
  • Coordinates management training to ensure managers are confident and competent.
  • Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues and serves as liaison to outside employment counsel.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Administers both salary and performance review programs to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
  • Prepares essential employee documents, such as offer letters, benefit communication and separation paperwork.
  • Tracks and reports on key indicators of employee effectiveness and satisfaction, including turnover, survey data, and demographic data.
  • Develops and oversees Human Resource Systems ensuring accurate, effective and responsive systems which interface smoothly with payroll.
  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance with local, state and federal law.

Initial Project Activities:

  • Identify an appropriate HR system to replace current paper processes.
  • Update the Employee Handbook to be compliant with applicable law and reflective of the culture and mission of the organization.
  • Recommend approaches and updates to the current performance feedback system to reflect the growth of the organization and the spirit and intent of the original tools.

Required Competencies:

  • Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethics; upholds and personally embodies organizational values.
  • Strong communication skills, speaking and writing persuasively and listening attentively.
  • Solution oriented, rooted in the context of the culture and intent of the organization.
  • Able to manage detail through simple systems and processes focused on accessibility and collaboration.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, and inspires respect and trust.


  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in Human Resources, Fully competent generalist—comfortable in all aspects of human resources, including but not limited to employee relations, recruiting, administration, benefits, compensation, compliance, staff development.
  • Knowledge equivalent to 4 year degree from a college or university. Graduate level knowledge and specific HR training preferred.
  • Familiarity with non-profit environments.


  • CEO
  • Strong collaboration with CFO and staff
  • May co-managed shared resource for administrative tasks

Salary/Benefits: Pay is commensurate with experience. The ILRC provides competitive salaries, excellent benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, a flexible spending account for medical and dependent care, vacation, and sick leave. The ILRC sponsors a retirement plan option upon fulfillment of eligibility.

Applications: This position will remain open until it is filled. We will consider applications on an ongoing basis beginning immediately. To ensure consideration of your application, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, salary requirement, a resume, and the names of three professional references.

Please send your application to:
Human Resource Director Committee
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
1663 Mission Street, Suite 602
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fax: (415)255-9792 (no calls, please)
Email: HRsearch@ilrc.org

IMMIGRANT LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. The ILRC abides by the SF Fair Chance Ordinance.

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