Human Resources Manager

Job Description (FULL-TIME) FALL 2023

Organization Overview

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) is a statewide organization committed to honoring the experiences of Latinas/es to uphold our dignity, our bodies, sexuality, and families. We build Latinas’/es’ power and cultivate leadership through community education and organizing, policy advocacy, and community-informed research. We believe that grassroots organizing, and base building are keys to effective and powerful policy advocacy work and transformative systems change.

Since its founding in 2004, CLRJ has emerged as an important state-level actor and has a growing profile on the national level. CLRJ is the leading California-based Latina/e Reproductive Justice organization and is the only statewide advocacy organization whose mission focuses specifically on promoting Latinas’/es’ Reproductive Justice through policy advocacy, community engagement, alliance-building, leadership development, long-term culture shift and community-informed research. At the national level, CLRJ also serves as a recognized leader in promoting a vibrant Reproductive Justice Movement on behalf of the most underserved Latinas/es, low-income women of color, immigrant women and their communities.

Position Overview

The central role of the Human Resources Manager (HRM) is to monitor and guide CLRJ’s Human Resources (HR) operations.  The HRM will focus on serving the needs, concerns and objectives of both managers and our employees through building effective partnerships and by creating trust and mutual respect. They will lead the administration and implementation of HR policies, programs and practices throughout the organization. The HRM will also be responsible for leading the organizational wellness and professional development components of the organization.  The HRM will be part of the team that ensures compliance with federal and state policies and regulations for non-profit organizations. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain both electronic and physical employee HR files, ensuring that they are updated annually and in compliance with the CA and US employment law.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in HR policies and procedures by delivering exceptional internal and external HR customer service for the organization.
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to employee benefits and best practices for creating an organizational culture that reflects CLRJ’s vision, values, and encourages employee personal and professional growth and retention.
  • Coordinate the organization’s wellness initiative and activities that support employee and organizational health.
  • Implement HR systems, policies, and programs ensuring compliance with federal and state employment laws.
  • Update and maintain CLRJ Employee Manual.
  • Promote job openings, answer employment inquiries, check for minimum job requirements and schedule interviews.
  • Conduct employee, intern, and volunteer onboarding orientations and processes.
  • Serve as organizational liaison to universities and institutions that place interns with CLRJ, ensuring that all necessary organizational requirements are fulfilled.
  • Manage electronic timecard and payroll processing through the Paychex system.
  • Maintain and update employee paid time off (PTO) records including vacation, sick, personal and all classes of leave.
  • Monitor salaries and overtime expenses and compare with approved operational budget, suggest revisions when necessary.
  • Manage employee benefits administration, including open enrollment support and presentation of annual renewal information to all staff.
  • Manage employee relations by thoroughly investigating, resolving, and communicating employee questions, issues, concerns, and grievances, for the organization.
  • Support supervisors with performance reviews and identifying training and professional development needs.
  • Conduct employee exit processes
  • Conduct periodic reviews of salary scales within the region/field for annual budgeting and planning for employee compensation to ensure that employees are thriving
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills and Qualifications

All CLRJ employees are expected to fully support the organization’s mission in their work.  Any positions or work that runs counter to LGBTQ rights or Reproductive Justice – including the right to access abortion and contraception, are likely to create a conflict of interest disqualifying an employee from working at CLRJ. All employees regardless of their position are required to support with staffing events, public speaking or disseminating information about women’s right to access legal and safe abortion care and contraception, as assigned. It is also required that all employees use messaging that is developed by CLRJ’s Communications Team and that it is factual, evidence-based, and free of judgment or discrimination when talking about all Reproductive Justice issues, including LGBTQ rights, and the right to access abortion or contraception when working or otherwise representing CLRJ.

  • Passion for social and reproductive justice.
  • At least 3 years of Human Resources experience
  • Experience resolving Employee Relations/HR-Compliance issues.
  • Experience in Recruiting, specifically in communities in which CLRJ works
  • Knowledge and experience in payroll systems and processing, preferably with Paychex,
  • Efficient and confident in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint presentation tools and Google Suite
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Self-starter, able to work independently on tasks and projects.
  • Honesty, willingness, open-mindedness, desire to grow.
  • Able to troubleshoot without heavy supervision.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to handle multiple sensitive assignments in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to secure reliable transportation to work sites; if using personal vehicle, a valid Driver’s License and legally required car insurance required


Location and Classification

  • This position is based in Los Angeles; some local and national travel may be required sporadically.  All staff currently works remotely with approximate monthly in perspn meetings.
  • The employee must be available to work extended days in the evenings or weekends, as needed.


Compensation and Employee Benefits

  • The salary for this position is: $27 -$30/hour  (based on experience)
  • This is a full-time non-exempt position, working 40 hours/week
  • Excellent benefits package including: Medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short-term disability insurance
  • Paid sick/personal time, and 2-4 weeks of paid vacation depending on the years of employment.
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid parental and sabbatical leave, in accordance with CLRJ’s employee guidelines.
  • Staff wellness and team-building group activities
  • Significant opportunities for professional development and growth


Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

CLRJ is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and résumé to with the job title in the subject line.