Director of Human Resources

  • CHOOSE 180
  • Hybrid
  • Feb 20, 2024
Full time Director Human Resources

Job Description

Director of Human Resources 

Updated: January 1, 2024

FTE 1.0 Exempt, Reports to: Associate Executive Director

About CHOOSE 180:  

CHOOSE 180 transforms systems of injustice and supports the young people who are too often impacted by these systems. We envision a future where youthful behavior is decriminalized and young people are offered restorative practices in lieu of traditional prosecution. In place of the school-to-prison pipeline, a community will exist to see youth as possibilities, not problems to be solved and help young people realize their potential and provide them with the tools necessary to achieve their goals.

CHOOSE 180 is made up of passionate individuals who together create a workplace deeply rooted in the community. We place an emphasis on bringing your whole self to the work of CHOOSE 180 as it is our shared conviction that you can’t compartmentalize greatness and to do so we have created a safe space for our team to be supported in their highs, lows and everything in between. This is the secret to our impact; passionate people who are committed to being their best, so that they can give their best to our youth and young adults.

Job purpose:  

The Director of Human Resources works closely with the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Supervisors and the Board HR Committee to further the strategic goals of the organization and ensure all legal compliance and oversight over organization policies and practices. This role supports and supervises the staff support team consisting of the Finance Manager and Office Manager and ensures that they are meeting their objectives and supported to fulfill programmatic needs. They will work closely with the team of other directors to ensure consistency and equity across the organization to support, challenge and encourage one another. We are looking for someone who is passionate and committed to the success of our youth and young adults, our programs and the organization and displays sound judgment.  Must have a strong equity lens with a commitment to collaborative practices and transparent communication for the sake of clarity and consistency.

Duties and key responsibilities:  

Oversees and Manages the Human Resources Function of the organization

  • Oversees full staff cycle including job creation, job descriptions, recruitment, hiring, onboarding, staff accommodations, performance evaluation, and offboarding.
  • Communicates changes in staffing
  • Oversees and works with employees and supervisors around leave and accommodations
  • Responsible for any employee verifications, income verifications, and other requests
  • Supports supervisors and all staff navigating conflict, professional development opportunities and coaching opportunities
  • Supports and consults for organization culture, team building, staff development opportunities and org structure changes
  • Manages Benefits Enrollment, contracts and HR related vendors
  • Oversees, tracks, and maintains mandatory trainings, background checks, and other professional development opportunities
  • In collaboration with org leadership, maintains, writes, and ensures implementation of org policies, handbooks, etc.
  • Ensures that the org remains in compliance with employment laws and regulations
  • Is available, listens and responds to staff concerns, suggestions or various needs as they arise.
  • Provides support and responsible for large strategic planning projects that could include total rewards package, performance planning, workforce planning, succession planning 

Supervise and Support Staff Support Team

  • Provides direct supervision, oversight, training and support to assigned staff
  • Takes the lead when challenges arise or there are opportunities for improvement
  • Oversees necessary accountabilities for dual controls, backup team staffing, time and attendance, performance, and staff development  
  • Ensures staff has the resources, trainings, and tools necessary to perform job functions  
  • Is responsive and available to fill gaps or provide assistance when the need arises  
  • Approves and oversees staff support team’s budget, timesheets, approvals, payroll runs, additional compensation, etc.
  • Develops and implements departmental budget

Organizational Leadership  

  • Participates fully in all relevant meetings and committees including but not limited to all staff meetings, supervision meetings, trainings and others  
  • Listens and communicates effectively between staff and organizational leadership and provides assistance and insight that supports the overall work and mission of the organization  
  • Collaborates with leadership to understand the organization goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Other responsibilities as appropriate

Desired Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the vision and goals of CHOOSE 180 
  • A strong team builder who can foster a healthy work environment for their team to support one another, ask questions, solve problems and strengthen their skills and abilities
  • Can provide direct and timely feedback when needed
  • 2-4 years of human resources experience
  • APH, PHR or SHRM-CP certifications or higher preferred
  • 1-2 years of supervision or peer support experience  
  • Experience working with or in the criminal legal system  
  • Ability to communicate CHOOSE 180’s mission accurately, effectively and inspirationally
  • Entrepreneurial and results-oriented with ability to anticipate/respond to changing  circumstances/priorities  
  • Strong interpersonal and customer care skills with ability to communicate successfully through multiple media channels  
  • Exemplary verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills  

Working conditions:  

This position is required to work some weekend days as well as attend after-hours events, and to be available for consultation when needed. In addition, this position may be called upon and must be capable of compassionate de-escalation and crisis intervention involving people working through trauma.  

Compensation and benefits:  

CHOOSE 180 is committed to providing employees with a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for this position is $87,200. Position comes with medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement and a wellness investment.  

 To apply:  

Please visit the website at and apply by submitting your resume as well as a cover letter concisely explaining your interest in and relevant skills and experience related to the position, as well as why you want to work at CHOOSE 180. Position open until filled.  

CHOOSE 180 is an Equal Opportunity employer regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national  origin, citizenship, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Those who have experienced incarceration are encouraged to apply.