Human Resources Manager

American Civil Liberties Union
August 6, 2022
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type



Los Angeles, CA. (Note: The ACLU SoCal staff is working from home due to COVID-19 except on a restricted only-as-necessary basis at least through January 1, 2022)

COVID Vaccination and proof of being fully vaccinated (includes booster) is a condition of employment.


Human Resources

Deadline date

Open until filled


Under the general direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), the Human Resources Manager supervises Human Resources Generalists and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department that includes recruitment, benefits, leaves of absences and Workers' Compensation/health and safety, and ensures compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, state, and federal requirements.


Full-time, Exempt


The Human Resources Manager partners with the team to ensure equitable and inclusive processes and procedures and ensures strategies are followed throughout the recruitment process and seeks to strengthen our equity and inclusion efforts by refining the way we recruit, retain and compensate talent. The incumbent will partner in the planning, designing, and execution of the following that help the organization progress as the employer of choice:

  • Staff Supervision and Mentorship: Provides staff with on-going guidance, training and performance feedback to enhance their effectiveness and to provide them with career growth opportunities.
  • Organizational Culture: Models behavior and provides counsel to peers and staff that reflect the organization's values. Leads with integrity and demonstrates a high standard of professional ethics.
  • Reporting: Assists in developing and analyzing reports (such as employee satisfaction surveys, turnover, work-related injuries and exit interviews) and makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Talent Acquisition and Retention: Ensures that open positions are timely filled with qualified candidates, and that the on-boarding process enhances employees' assimilation into the organization. Reviews and updates job descriptions, and prepares interview questions to ensure accuracy, clarity and legal compliance. Conducts exit interviews.
  • Benefits Administration: Provides oversight of the annual open-enrollment and billing. Identifies opportunities to enhance benefit programs.
  • Workers' Compensation: Ensures that policies and practices are in place to ensure a safe work environment; including the timely investigation of injuries, processing and monitoring claims and providing staff the appropriate safety training.
  • Legal Compliance: Ensures that the agency complies with all state and federal labor laws and that Human Resources policies and procedures are applied consistently throughout the organization; changes are documented and communicated on a timely basis, and that the Employee Handbook is updated annually, as necessary.
  • Employee Relations: Develops an atmosphere where employees feel comfortable coming to Human Resources for counsel. Analyze employees' issues and recommends solutions.
  • Assists the CHRO in developing and implementing Human Resources goals and special projects.


  • Understanding and Applying Racial Equity.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to racial equity competencies and addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities and decisions by identifying and implementing changes that can produce more equitable outcomes, not only in terms of race/ethnicity, but also at the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation.


  • Bachelor's Degree (Masters preferred) in Human Resources or business-related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of Human Resources experience that includes in benefits administration, recruitment, Leaves of Absence and a working knowledge of state and federal labor laws.
  • A Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in Human Resources.
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.
  • Experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in HR processes preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify potential issues, research new areas, develop new expertise and tap internal and external resources to identify solutions across a broad array of issues.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to manage and complete a complex workload with minimal supervision.

Knowledge of:

  • Administration of benefits and compensation programs.
  • Reading, analyzing, and interpreting documents to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.


The salary range for this position $80,000-$100,000. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance for staff members and their eligible dependents; life and long- term disability insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; ample vacation and sick leave and fifteen paid holidays.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to our online recruitment portal:

(NO Phone Calls PLEASE)

ACLU of Southern California is committed to developing a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion and to strive to maintain a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve. The ACLU SoCal is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply and value people of all races, genders (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientations, disabilities, citizenships, ages, religions, and national origins and who have different marital statuses, family caregiving responsibilities, lived experiences with the criminal justice systems, and genetic information. ACLU SoCal does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these characteristics.

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