The ACLU of Texas seeks a highly motivated individual with a passion for civil rights and civil liberties, as well as having the initiative and energy to see projects/tasks to completion. The Director of Human Resources will work in the ACLU of Texas’ Houston Office, reporting to the Director of Finance & Administration, overseeing all traditional Human Resources activities to ensure:
The organization has the talent and capacity to achieve its goals;
A culture built on trust;
A shared commitment to the achievement of organizational and programmatic goals;
A workplace where diversity, belonging and equity are fundamental to success;
Serves as a strategic business partner to Executive/Leadership team members in the development of a superior staff, emphasizing quality, continuous improvement and high performance.
Working with the Executive/Leadership Team, create, promote and protect a respectful workplace.
Provide supervision and mentorship to Human Resources department staff, currently one employee.
Advise on the selection of all benefits/compensation
Oversee compliance with organizational policies and relevant
Ensure appropriate and timely information to staff about benefits/compensation.
Monitor staff evaluation processes, ensuring adherence to policy and recommending changes/improvements.
Oversee onboarding of new staff and advise on improvements to onboarding process.
Oversee recruitment and hiring process to ensure consistency and equity across departments, including posting of new positions and screening of candidates.
Collaborate with Leadership Team and Human Resources Generalist in the development of job descriptions.
Participate in interviewing and facilitation of communication with potential
Review and recommend compensation strategies within the organization's philosophies and strategies for new hires, promotions, transfers and equity/merit
Provide support for visioning, planning and execution of long-range cultural and leadership development initiatives.
With other members of the Executive team, select external resources and/or design and implement various trainings – skill-based as well as professional development – for staff at every level.
Provide direct access to problem resolution for
Provide feedback to managers to improve individual and team
Be a catalyst for accountability and professional growth.
TALENTS & SKILLS
Critical Thinking: Must be able to understand what a person needs when coming to them in crisis. Being able to find solutions for a myriad of issues will be
Attention to Detail: Review all staff information and ask clarifying questions to ensure concise record keeping and solution driven
Performance Feedback: Able to provide critical and effective feedback to both staff and executive
Communication Skills: Be a good listener and effective speaker. Establish rapport and trust with staff in a short period of
Organization: Being well-organized and therefore responsive in a timely way is essential.
Confidence: Must possess a level of confidence that allows s/he/they to influence and control situations based on what is best for the organization.
People to People: Work well one on one and in group settings, many times defining group dynamics.
Creative: Able to develop innovations and initiatives to engage staff in regional offices; and to promote work/life balance in an intense, often time-sensitive, often urgent environment.
Decision Making: Work closely with the Executive/Leadership team to make solid decisions that align with the culture and goals of the organization.
Training: Understand different ways people learn and be able to adapt training methods to be effective across the
Bachelors preferred or minimum of six years of proven progressive Human Resources experience in non-profit or a mix of for-profit and non-profit organizations, or equivalent experience
At least four years’ experience as a Human Resources manager/director, or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated ability to engage with staff
Commitment to diversity, equity and belonging.
Strong sense of humor.
Ability to travel – one-third of staff work in one of four regional offices.
Demonstrated experience in working alongside executive
Spanish speaker preferred.
About ACLU of Texas
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is the leading civil rights organization in the Lone Star State. Since our formation in 1938, we have worked in the courts, the legislature, and through public education to protect civil rights and individual liberty.
We began our work in Texas with the San Antonio pecan sheller’s strike of 1938, where laborers who tried to exercise their rights to free speech and free association in order to improve their working conditions were met with a brutal response by law enforcement. With our help, the shellers ultimately won their battle, and the ACLU of Texas has remained on the front lines of the fight for civil liberties ever since.
Today, the ACLU of Texas continues our work to secure and protect civil rights for Texans throughout the state. In the courts and in the legislature, we fight for smart justice reforms that treat everyone fairly. We fight for immigrants that have been unconstitutionally detained and discriminated against. We fight for racial equality, LGBTQ equality, and reproductive freedom.
Defending civil liberties in the state of Texas is a constant battle, but a rewarding one. We will continue to work daily in the co...urts, legislatures and in the community to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.