Human Resource Manager

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, the project operates the first alternative to incarceration and victim service programs in the United States to focus on violent felonies in the adult courts.


The Human Resource Manager will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Contributes to the development of HR department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Develops standard operating procedures for employee separation (i.e., termination, resignation)
  • Maintains employee files, job descriptions, and other employee documentation, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of all records and information.
  • Works with the Director of HR to design, plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster an understanding of Common Justice’s mission and culture.
  • Supports the Director of HR in the administration of performance review programs to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity across the organization.
  • Assists with updating recruiting materials, handbooks, policies.
  • Researching best practices for various HR policies
  • Stay up to date with COVID response and staff communications while managing compliance with vaccine requirements.
  • Manage bi-weekly team meeting calendar and zoom account.
  • Works on special projects as assigned.


  • Assist in recruitment which includes but is not limited to job postings, maintaining Applicant Tracking System via BambooHR, and hiring reports up to date.
  • Assist with standardizing our hiring processes, including revising standard questions, and helping coordinate interviews with current staff and candidates
  • Organizes and maintains organization job descriptions
  • Liaises with Operations team to ensure workstations are designated for new hires and technological equipment is identified and assigned
  • Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives

 Employee Engagement

  • Answers frequently asked questions from employees relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes, etc.; refers more complex questions to Director of HR.
  • Acts as a liaison between the organization and external benefits providers and vendors, including but not limited to health, disability, and retirement plan providers.
  • Assists with planning and execution of special events such as benefits enrollment, organization-wide meetings, employee recognition, holiday parties, and more.
  • Collaborates with other departments for special activities and employee recognition events.
  • Support organization-wide efforts to support staff in fostering wellness, including managing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and other challenges.
  • Support the development and growth of directly impacted people in the organization.
  • Systematically integrates an equity lens into all dimensions of the work and role.

Training/Professional Development

  • Manages coordination and recordkeeping of professional and cultural development and training opportunities (manager training, sexual harassment training, anti-racism training, training regarding bias against LGBTQIA+ people, unconscious bias training, political education trainings)
  • Develops and implements innovative programs, initiatives, and tools to enhance equity, inclusion & diversity awareness, capabilities, and competencies.
  • identifying professional development opportunities for staff and developing and managing systems to share those opportunities and support staff participation


Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Possess Human Resource subject matter expertise equivalent to a 4-year degree
  • 5+ years progressive HR experience with working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines
  • Very detail-oriented, but also able to see “big picture.” Ability to think both analytically and creatively
  • Comfortable in all aspects of HR including but not limited to employee relations, recruiting, administration, benefits, compensation, compliance, and staff development.
  • Demonstrates unquestionable ethics, respect, and integrity. Upholds and personally embodies Common Justice’s values.
  • Effective communication skills, speaking and writing persuasively and listening attentively.
  • Solution-oriented, rooted in the context of the culture and intent of Common Justice.
  • 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.
  • A strong multi-tasker with an ability to prioritize and manage time effectively – focusing naturally on the right things and can move naturally between projects and tasks without losing sight of critical elements and priorities.
  • Naturally curious with a self-starter personality –always looking for ways to innovate and improve, without waiting to be told what to do.
  • Experience with BambooHR or other HR Information Systems is a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and to the advancement of directly impacted people in social justice work.
  • Knowledge in conflict resolution and/or restorative practices.
  • Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply

To Apply

Salary is commensurate with experience within Common Justice’s pay range of $71,000 - $77,000 for a Senior Manager level position. A competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, retirement 401(k), and substantial vacation. 

Please submit a resume, writing sample(s), and cover letter indicating where you found this position to [email protected]. Please include “Human Resource Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Careers 2022-08-25 19:44:06 -0400