HR Director

San Jose, CA 95172

Posted: 09/10/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Legal/Law Enforcement/Security Job Number: 637037050725699828_1568135785
Did you enter the HR profession to make a meaningful difference in the organizations you join and in the greater community? Our client is a leading legal aid foundation dedicated to representing the under-represented. Reporting to the CEO, the HR Director will join a dynamic leadership team serving an employee population of 90 in a motivating and collaborative work environment. In this unique opportunity you will build the HR function in an established organization, adding long-needed infrastructure that will drive organizational capabilities to achieve the larger mission.

What you will get to do:

* Build a world-class HR function
* Lead the HR function through the entire employee life cycle - simultaneously creating and executing effective HR programs
* Serve as a thought partner to senior leaders as a member of the senior leadership team
* Act as a coach and development partner to other management
* Develop and implement critical HR programs and capabilities:

* Performance management
* Talent acquisition and retention
* Employee handbooks and policy
* Employee development and training

* Administer all employee benefit programs
* Develop and model effective employee-relations programs and activities that drive a positive culture and meaningful career experiences
* Work with employees passionate about helping others
* Supervise/mentor a team of 2-3

What we are looking for:

* Ability to work effectively at both the strategic and tactical levels
* Commitment to building a great work environment and programs that accomplish the organizations goals
* Demonstrated leadership, change management, project management and HR program development/execution skills
* Solid HR professional with current knowledge of state and federal employment laws, employee benefits, and effective policy
* A perspective that compliance is necessary while maintaining focus on building organizational capabilities
* Experience in a non-profit, specifically in a direct-service or community organization preferred as is experience working in a union environment
* HR certification also preferred
* Commitment to the organization's mission and Race Equity Initiative

What you will receive:

* Competitive nonprofit salary
* Excellent benefits including generous paid time-off, fully-paid employee health insurance, and 401(k).

Want to make a difference in the greater community? Come build out a world-class HR function as HR Director for our San Jose client.
MeritHR has connected organizations and great HR talent since 1989 in contract staffing, consulting and direct hire roles. We believe in HR; it is all we do.

Sally Romero

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