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Equality CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
  • Director of Human Resources (Los Angeles)
  • Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly
  • Reports to: Managing Director of Operations
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 members.
  • Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.
  • We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve.
  • For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom.
  • Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Equality California is hiring an experienced, high-performing Director of Human Resources to develop and lead all human resource functional areas, including benefits administration, talent acquisition and retention, compensation and performance appraisal, leadership development, and workforce culture.
  • Additionally, the Director of Human Resources will manage several organizational administrative responsibilities, including facilities management, contract and vendor relationships, and technology consultants.
  • The Director of Human Resources is responsible for all areas of the employee experience while developing and improving Equality California culture.
  • This position supports a partially unionized workforce and is pivotal in helping to ensure Equality California employees feel supported and enjoy working at the organization.
  • The Director of Human Resources will report to the Managing Director of Operations and will manage an Administrative Manager.
  • The ideal candidate must be a strong HR practitioner.
  • Candidates should have at least 8+ years of broad HR experience including – HR functional and strategic skills, relationship building, policy creation, coaching, mentoring, and culture development.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated success in managing and growing HR functions.
  • HR Management & Administration Support
  • Manage outside benefit administrators and other HR supporting contractorsMaintain accurate administrative and personnel files, including documentation of all staff changesMaintain employee handbook with new and developing legislature and policiesOwn all facilities-related matters.
  • Including interfacing with key facility stakeholders, including, the building management and owners, janitorial support, and securityManage the state charitable solicitation registration process, including registration, renewal, and complianceLead key administrative projects, such as office relocation, adoption of new technology, office furniture, and storageConduct assessment and renewal of organizational insurance policies, including general liability, etc.
  • Supervise and lead the organization’s technical design by working with outside IT consultants
  • Set the technical tools and systems for operational effectiveness
  • Develop a tracking system for the organization’s technology purchases and lead the process for updating technology
  • Manage relationships and contracts with related vendors (i.e., accounting, property management, office equipment, IT support)
  • Ensure the proper functioning and maintenance of Equality California facilities
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts related to technology, facilities, and other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field, Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • At least 8 years of HR management experience required; in a union environment preferred
  • Communication, decision-making, and interpersonal skills coupled with sound judgment; optimistic and forward-looking in all messages and decisions
  • Demonstrated experience providing vision and leadership
  • Detail orientated, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to relate to individuals at all levels
  • Experience with union negotiations and management
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate to meet deadlines and expectations
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to present and facilitate employee trainings and culture initiatives
  • Supervisory and people management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Salary will be based on experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K).
  • This full-time position will be based out of the Los Angeles office with the option of working remotely two days a week.
  • A flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California and sometimes, Nevada.
  • Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage but must have a reliable car and be able to drive in California.
  • Equality California has partnered with RCG Talent Solutions on our search for the Director of Human Resources.
  • Please follow this link to submit your application and direct all questions to
  • Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer.
  • Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law.
  • We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.
  • Qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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