SEIU Local 2015

SEIU Local 2015

Director of Human Resources

Based in Los Angeles, CA


SEIU Local 2015 is a leading force in the fight to ensuring the accessibility of quality long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities. Local 2015 is committed to securing a quality life for communities which includes access to affordable quality healthcare and housing, safe neighborhoods, educational opportunities, and racial and environmental justice.

Local 2015’s mission is to unleash the collective power of long-term care workers, their families, and their communities; harness the power of technology; build a broad movement to disrupt the unjust status quo in order to bring lasting transformational change towards a more just society for all.

The members of Local 2015 have won contracts that have raised wages and strengthened benefits across the entire state of California. Local 2015 has fought for and won the highest minimum wage in the country, passed legislation that supports the development of affordable housing, and ensured that IHSS workers get sick days and nursing homes have safe staffing ratios.

Local 2015 members represent every race, every faith, and every ethnicity but are united in their commitment to caring for California’s most vulnerable: seniors and the disabled.

Job Summary:
The Director of Human Resources guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire organization. The Human Resources Director originated and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. The Human Resources Director coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the Chief Operations Officer and serves on the executive management team and assists and advises organization managers about Human Resources issues.


  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization's human resource function and performance.
  • Participates in the development of the organization's plans and programs as a strategic partner, but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
  • Translates the strategic and tactical organizational plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items affect the attraction, motivation, development and retention of the people resources of the organization.
  • Addresses employee and labor relations issues and conducts investigations.
  • Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization. Identifies appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the organization.
  • Develops and recommends progressive benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance.
  • Develops programs to allow the organization to embrace applicants and employees of all backgrounds and to permit the full development and performance of all employees.
  • Establishes credibility throughout the organization to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues.
  • Develops appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the organization.
  • Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces HR policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. In particular, manages the HRIS system and provides necessary reports for critical analyses of the HR function and the people resources of the organization.
  • Maintains knowledge of HR policies, programs, employment laws and issues.
  • Manages other areas such as employee communication, employee safety and health, and community relations.
  • Manages the budget and other financial measures of the HR department.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, and training and development.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop Human Resources staff members.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides organization leadership and direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the organization Executive Board and members.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping.
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.
  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in all union wide activities.
  • Willingness to travel and work in different locations for determined periods of time.
  • Commitment to social justice and building power for workers.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development.
  • Ten plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.
  • Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement, preferred.
  • Possess ongoing affiliations with leaders in successful organizations that practice effective Human Resources Management.

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary offered based on experience and qualifications.
  • Full benefits package including employer-paid medical, dental, life and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents and a pension plan.
  • Cellular phone and laptop.

To Apply For This Position:
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