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Director of Human Resources (JR 1994)

Los Angeles, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit

JR 1994
Director of Human Resources
Statewide in California
Salary: Starting at $92,000 annually DOE
Full Time
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking human resources leaders with experience in the non-profit sector to join our leadership team as the Co-Director of our Human Resources Department. This position shares the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the department with focused responsibilities in employee engagement, staffing and recruitment, DEI, and legal compliance. This position will be based out of our Regional Headquarters in Los Angeles, but is open to candidates throughout the state who are willing to travel on a regular basis for work as necessary once doing so can be done safely.  
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 
Recognizing that homelessness is fundamentally a housing issue, PATH founded PATH Ventures (PV) in 2007, a non-profit developer of permanent supportive housing. PV possesses an ownership interest via limited partnerships in over a dozen residential communities plus several projects in active predevelopment.
The Director of Human Resources shares departmental responsibilities with their Co-Director to ensure effective provision of HR services for PATH and PV employees through high-quality staff supervision, systems development, administration, and oversight for the HR Department. Responsibilities of the Director of Human Resources include:
  • Staff Supervision
    • Maintaining and building a high-performing and motivated HR team that effectively, respectfully and promptly deals with personnel matters
    • Leading goal setting, cross-functional cooperation, and identifying and addressing key strategic opportunities and challenges
  • Systems Development, Administration, & Oversight
    • Reviewing and making recommendations to the COO for improvement of policies, procedures and practices
    • Ensuring all tasks within focused responsibilities are maintained and in compliance with applicable laws
    • Maintaining, developing HR systems that meet the organization’s needs
    • Maintaining internal and external HR communication including with vendors, attorneys, brokers, and other partners and providing necessary and accurate information to personnel through official documentation and correspondence
  • Position Focus: Staff Development, Engagement, & Retention
    • Identifying ways to increase staff retention and productivity including ways to enhance staff engagement, leadership and staff development, regular feedback and coaching, and career pathing to promote a coherent organizational culture
    • Leading the administration of the performance management process to ensure it is effective, efficient, and equips supervisors to collaboratively engage in constructive and on-going feedback and close performance gaps
  • Position Focus: Recruitment & Staffing
    • Developing and driving talent management strategies that align with the needs of the business
    • Overseeing recruitment efforts to ensure successful recruitment and sourcing of suitable and top-tier candidates
    • Developing and implementing targeted recruitment strategies to ensure a robust and diverse applicant pool
    • Overseeing the hiring process to ensure consistency organization-wide
    • Collaborating with leaders to update job descriptions and implement a system for regular review and revision
  • Position Focus: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)
    • Developing and managing and impactful DEI programs
    • Serving as the DEI “brand ambassador” by elevating themes and messages within our internal and external strategy
    • Collaborating with PATH’s DEI committee, consultants, the Executive Team and Board of Directors to implement DEI strategies and success managers
  • Position Focus: Legal Compliance
    • Maintaining knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation to ensure compliance across PATH
    • Maintaining the annual organizational handbook
    • Ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations in all personnel matters
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Have experience in the non-profit sector
  • Effectively read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents
  • Respond promptly and appropriately to common inquires or complaints from staff, regulatory agencies, or members of the community
  • Demonstrate the ability to write internal and external polices and communication that conform to a prescribed style and format
  • Effectively present information to a wide variety of audiences including top management, public groups, and boards of directors
  • Demonstrate experience analyzing organizational procedures and practices to identify barriers and impediments and make appropriate recommendations for course correction
  • Possess effective time-management and organizational skills while maintaining attention to detail
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally, doing so in a timely and appropriate manner using a variety of communication tools
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to represent the interests of the agency and build successful collaborative relationships with a diverse range of individuals from at all levels both externally and internally
For this role the Director of Human Resources must:
  • Hold a Master’s Degree in a related field and have 4 years of experience directly managing an HR department
  • Have 10 years of high-level HR experience at an organization of similar size and type
  • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 1994 to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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