Culture / Talent Manager – Downtown Women’s Center – Los Angeles

Culture and Talent Manager

The mission of the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women. Founded in 1978, DWC was the first organization to exclusively serve mentally ill and elderly homeless women on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Through both Residences, DWC provides permanent support housing to 119 women with special needs who were once without a home, along with a wide range of daily drop-in support resources. If you’re a determined optimist who wants to change the world for the better, join the team that’s ending homelessness. Find out more at

Why Join Us?

DWC is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial individual who combines intellectual curiosity with analytical skills to assist leadership and staff in supporting the agency’s mission, vision, values, and strategic direction. Individual must have high ethical standards, compassion, and the ability to make fair and credible conclusions. This new position will report directly to the Director of Administration.

We Are Looking For These Competencies:

§ Team Leadership
§ Results Driven
§ Ethics & Values
§ Strategic Orientation
§ Collaboration & Influencing Skills
§ Develop Organizational Capability

This Is What You Will Do:

Manage employee relations to allow for a confidential, safe environment whereby personnel issues can be comfortably voiced and addressed.

Support company-wide organizational development addressing workforce development, employee retention, organizational design, performance improvement, succession planning, and change management.

Responsible for understanding, updating and drafting HR policies in compliance with California and federal law.

Participate in formal/informal onboarding, performance management, and exit processes.

Assist supervisors with staff development and career-pathing as well as recommend and schedule trainings.

Assure coordination of events such as team-building, birthday celebrations, and milestone celebrations.

Foster an open and transparent communication culture to allow for sharing of knowledge, information, news, and responsibilities across the organization.

Act as culture ambassador by increasing internal and external awareness around DWC history, achievements, milestones, organization benefits, and employee talent.

Develop firm understanding of employee morale and provide actionable feedback to leadership team.

Oversee semi-monthly payroll processing and annual benefits open enrollment.

Regularly provide verbal, written, quantitative, and qualitative human resources analyses, briefings, and recommendations to the Director of Administration

Supervise Human Resources Coordinator and Administrative Assistant.

Maintain good communication and positive relationships with employees to promote employee satisfaction.

This Could Be A Good Match If You Have:

At least three years progressive nonprofit management or human resources generalist experience; must include hands-on responsibility for staff supervision and development. Employee relations experience preferred.

Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education/experience required; advanced degree or professional certification preferred.

Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning and development, change management, employee relations, safety, and training.

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate and explain complex benefit, legal, and personnel issues with clarity, tact, and diplomacy.

Demonstrated record as a successful team player, including the ability to develop and maintain a goal-oriented, positive attitude throughout the organization; must be able to interface equally well with the Board of Directors, executive staff, direct reports, and the general DWC community.

Schedule and Salary: This is a full-time exempt position. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm, with flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary. Salary: $50,000-$55,000 annually.

Interested? Apply now. Send cover letter and resume to: