Director, People Operations

Who We Are:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 230 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in America.  The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.  To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US.  Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates and people to push for progressive change in the US.  To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit

About the Role:

The Director maintains and enhances the organization’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources, including policies, programs, and practices. They will partner with executive management to identify talent gaps and address the needs of departments, vice presidents, directors, managers, and staff in key positions.  The Director is responsible for full, accurate, and equitable administration of all compensation, benefits, performance management and recruitment needs of the organization.  The Director of People Operations will report to the VP, People and Culture. 

What You Will Do:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of benefits, compensation, recruitment, and employee relations.
  • Act as a thought partner to brainstorm and conceptualize new programs and policies.
  • Manage the staff compensation plan and ensure equity in salaries for new and existing staff.
  • Effectively interface with all levels of the organization to coordinate and oversee all people-related and operations activities.
  • Oversee staff training and development to include executing and managing all staff training and development curriculums.
  • Administer the performance review process to include performance lookbacks and upward assessments and lead the process of conceptualizing and executing colleague-level reviews.
  • Provide guidance to supervisors and staff on work-related issues.
  • Manage and implement personnel policies.
  • Manage the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and maintain personnel files and Personnel Action Forms.
  • Communicate and ensure compliance and consistency with office practices and policies and compliance with all employment related laws.
  • Make certain that all administrative systems and processes are highly reliable and executed seamlessly, with a proactive approach.
  • Keep informed and up to date regarding industry standards and best practices related to non-profit HR management.
  • Other duties as necessary and related.

What You Will Bring:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience with at least 5 years of progressive and hands-on HR generalist experience and 3-5 years supervisory experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required and professional certification in HR management is preferred.
  • Must have a working knowledge and be current with all relevant employment related laws.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, benefits administration, organizational planning and development, employee relations, safety, training and development and office administration.
  • Must have basic computer skills in Microsoft Office applications and HRIS programs.
  • Must be accurate and efficient, high energy, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Superior interpersonal and coaching skills including patience and ability to work well with staff at all levels.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality and excellent organization skills.
  • A skilled negotiator, consensus builder, and communicator with the ability to patiently and expertly manage conflicts and challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully participate on senior management teams that provide leadership and strategic direction.
  • Excellent analytical skills and good reasoning abilities and sound judgment.

What We Offer:

The Organizations offer its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time.  Employees can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.

Salary Range – $109,271 – $127,926 

Office Re-opening Statement

During the Covid-19 pandemic, staff may opt in to work from the office. Most staff have chosen the option to work remotely.  Through an internal working group and staff input, we are assessing how and when we will return more fully to the office.  We anticipate that staff will return to the office in some capacity later this year.  For now, there is no requirement to work from the office through the end of 2022.

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter. Cover letters are required and should be attached.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

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