Director of Human Resources

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Job location
1550 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Street address: 
1550 West 8th Street
Los Angeles
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Human Resources Administration. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

The Organization: Organization: Founded in 1929, LAFLA has approximately 123 employees. LAFLA has an operating budget of more than $16 million and operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit

• Benefits negotiation and administration;
• Employee relations including disciplinary and performance issues;
• Provides information required by grants;
• Assists with reporting on various grants;
• Ability to work collaboratively with others and to develop strong, professional relationships with staff and outside partners;
• Strategic planner and thinker;
• Energetic and committed to LAFLA’s mission;
• Takes initiative and works independently; and
• Sound judgment.

HR Legal Compliance, including compliance with:

• Communicate with all staff regarding all benefits in their compensation package;
• Maintain, select, implement, and educate staff about LAFLA’s various benefits plans;
• Supply required employment reports and legally requested information;
• Consult with managers regarding supervision of personnel issues and other HR issues such as
• evaluations and benefits;
• Work on specific projects and committees;
• Demonstrate good judgment, ability to handle stress, initiative, and willingness to
work as a team.

Administer all aspects of the Human Resources department

• Work with staff to provide leadership, direction and experience in the areas of federal and state employment laws, implementation and customization of HR programs, products and services;
• Assist in the development, implementation and communication of company policies and procedures and establish and maintain favorable employee relations with employees at all levels;
• Assist managers with the recruitment, interviewing, and selection processes and conducts exit interviews as part of resignations and terminations;
• Conducting investigations and make recommendations regarding disciplinary actions and the disposition of harassment and discrimination complaints; and
• Maintain and administer the benefit plans, disability, worker’s compensation, FMLA and COBRA.


• At least five (5) years demonstrated experience in Human Resources positions, including the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs;
• Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team;
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with coworkers, managers and directors;
• Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Support staff with timely responses and resolution of human resource questions and issues;
• Continually assess and advise on policies and processes, with a focus on maintaining a positive working environment;
• Oversee and participate in hiring including creating and posting job announcements, innovative recruiting, and unsuccessful applicant notifications;
• Onboarding of new staff including pre-hire logistics, new hire orientation and background checks;
• Document and manage staff time off including leaves of absence with payroll coordination;
• Administer staff benefit programs, including enrollment, changes, and problem resolution;
• Administer property, general liability and worker’s compensation insurance policies;
• Staff communication and sharing of Foundation-wide information;
• Records management, including timesheets, personnel files and employee evaluations;
• Maintain employee handbook and other staff documents;
• Excellent interpersonal skills, professional communication, as well as outstanding written and oral communications;
• Detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to manage several projects at once;
• Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks and willingness to handle all levels of administration, including routine duties;
• Strong facilitation skills, with non-profit or public sector experience preferred; and
• Experience with employment law, workers compensation, and benefits and payroll taxes.

To apply: 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, [email protected] or (323)801-7945 via fax.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
DOE with excellent benefits
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018