Human Resource Officer – New York Civil Liberties Union

New York Civil Liberties Union

Position: Human Resources (HR) Officer (position title is negotiable)

Salary Range: Salary Range: $60-80K+/year for full-time equivalent (NYCLU has a generous and competitive benefits package — For full-time: includes 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid sick/personal days, 12 paid holidays, employer-paid medical, vision, dental, life/AD&D/LTD insurance for employees)

Location: New York Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, NY, NY

Applications: Accepted through April 10, 2015 (or until position is filled)

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation’s leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with 48,000 members statewide.

NYCLU is a unique organization, seeking a unique individual for a unique position.

For the first time, NYCLU is establishing a dedicated human resources (HR) office. We need an experienced professional to assist us in this transition. If you are a seasoned professional, experienced in assisting employees and advising management, and committed to the values of fairness and justice, this may be the position for you.

The newly established two-person office supports a 75 person staff. In addition to the HR Officer, the office includes the HR Associate who, over the last year, has been developing into a full fledged generalist. As this position has never existed before, we will consider a range of options, including full, part-time and intermittent work schedules, as well as short term and long term commitments.

This important hire involves a rigorous selection process, including a candidate self-assessment and a telephone interview. If you are among the highly qualified candidates recommended for additional consideration, the first round of face-to-face interviews are planned for the week of April 6.

The NYCLU is seeking a HR professional with proven expertise in: (1) planning, coordinating and executing day-to-day delivery of HR services; and, (2) coaching and counseling managers and staff in preserving and strengthening the human relationships on which all other organizational activities depend.

HR Responsibilities Include:

Recommends, develops, executes and updates HR policies, programs and procedures.
Resolves issues related to compensation, benefits and pay, and time and attendance.
Assists managers and employees in developing solutions to routine and complex human relational issues, including grievances and complaints
Ensures fair employment practice requirements are met
Provides HR policy guidance and interpretations in support of
Provides relational coaching for individuals and teams, and strives for continuous improvement of organizational performance and individual professional development.
Supports the alignment of individual performance with


Applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to with “HR Officer” in the subject line by March 31, 2015 in order to ensure consideration. Your application must include:

A statement that describes why you believe this is a good job fit (i.e., your unique qualifications for the position);
Your preference for a full-time or part-time schedule; and,
Your salary requirements.

The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.