Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager

Reports to Executive Director




The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, a nonprofit civil legal services program, is seeking an experienced HR Manager.  The position is located in Albany, NY, the state capital.  Albany is a lively family friendly city with a reasonable cost of living, excellent quality of life, and easy access to major metropolitan areas as well as year-round outdoor opportunities. Legal Aid’s mission is to fight for fairness, dignity, and justice for those living in poverty and for a society which is inclusive and equitable for all. We transform lives, build community and empower people by using the law to address individual and systemic wrongs and inequities. For more information about our work, our staff, and our clients visit




The human resource manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of all human resource functions including supporting initiatives, systems, and best practices to recruit, develop, and train a diverse and high-performing workforce. The HR Manager will help build an organizational culture that supports advancement of Legal Aid’s mission and strategic plan.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Assist or lead as needed with HR initiatives including open enrollment, onboarding, performance management, wellness, off-boarding etc.
  • Plans, organizes and controls all activities of the department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Implements and updates the compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys, analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Participates in collective bargaining and labor/management relations.
  • Evaluate and update complete benefits plan; manage and run a bi-weekly payroll; serve as the staff lead for all 403(b) administration responsibilities
  • Recommends, helps develop and implements CBA and personnel policies and procedures; performs benefits administration including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness and information activities program.
  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 annually; maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations, staffs AA/EEO Committee. Manages AA/EEO annual data collection for compliance.
  • Conducts and coordinates recruitment for all exempt, nonexempt and temporary workers; writes and places advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checks; extends job offers; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors professional development, employee relations counseling; conducts exit interviews.
  • Establishes and maintains department records and reports. Participates in Executive Management Team (EMT) and staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars. Conducts monthly staff-wide HR meeting. Maintains organizational charts and employee directory.
  • Assist with audits by tracking and maintaining records and spreadsheets as needed. Conduct regular audits of files to ensure accuracy and adjust processes and procedures as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws.
  • Foster and manage strong collaborative relationships with the Union, middle management, Finance department and other staff
  • Provide guidance on and may investigate claims as they relate to the unlawful harassment policy and mediate personnel disputes.
  • Implement and maintain Human Resource Management System (HRIS) to track critical data for recruitment, onboarding, and retention.




            To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Awareness
  • Demonstrated commitment to building and managing a diverse workforce
  • HR Expertise
  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Relationship Management
  • Ethical Practice
  • Coaching
  • Strong administrative skills


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and software.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


Position Requirements

Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Ability to travel both locally and elsewhere as needed.

Must have reliable transportation and clean drivers license.

Must make a 2 year commitment


Required Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree and two to five years of human resource experience.


Preferred Education and Experience

[Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. See example below.]
  1. A master’s degree in human resource management.
  2. Ability to speak Spanish
  3. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential.
  4. Payroll and HR software


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Salary and Benefits

Please note that the salary is depending on experience up to $60,000 plus generous benefits.


Closing Date:  Friday, May 27, 2020 


To apply, please:


1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here


2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here


AA/EEO Statement


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, LGBT persons, applicants and recipients of public assistance, the elderly, protected veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.