SEIU Local 2015

SEIU Local 2015

Director of Human Resources

Based in California
(Principal office in Los Angeles. Options for home base throughout CA.)


Join SEIU Local 2015, the driving force behind California's Long Term Care workers, in our mission to empower and unite workers, families, and communities for transformative change. As the Director of Human Resources (HR), you will play a key role in cultivating a team of 250 employees within a values-driven culture centered on leadership, compassion, empowerment, accountability, transparency, and excellence.

The Director of HR will have a pivotal role building, from within, an organization committed to racial and economic justice. A core function of all staff positions at Local 2015 is to facilitate the work of members in achieving and demonstrating their own leadership and power. The HR Director reports to the Chief Operations Officer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all HR policies are up to date, maintained, applied consistently, and in compliance with state, local and federal regulations.
  • Provides HR metrics.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes and innovative technologies in human resources, talent management and employment law and applies this knowledge to communicate changes to upper management.
  • Assists managers in understanding and implementing organization policies, culture building initiatives and collective bargaining with the staff union all through a union values lens. Plays a leadership role in collective bargaining with the staff union and culture-building initiatives.
  • Works with senior leadership and supervisors to address employee issues and conflicts and build a supportive and inspiring culture.

Talent Acquisition & Management

  • Plans, implements, and evaluates the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of new staff in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of L. 2015.
  • Develops and implements staffing strategies and programs in partnership with department heads that embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that identify talent within and outside the organization for all levels within the organization.
  • Develops and recommends progressive benefits programs to enhance staff health and wellness.
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
  • Recommends and monitors mandatory employee/manager training in legally required areas such as sexual harassment training, etc.
  • Provide support and guidance to management staff. Ensures consistency across departments.

Training & Leadership

  • Trains and supports management staff, including department directors, in implementing labor management practices consistent with organizational mission goals and values.
  • Work with senior leadership to develop and deliver onboarding and training materials to ensure employees understand their job responsibilities.
  • Assist managers in evaluating performance as required.

Department Leadership

  • Manages the budget and other financial measures of the HR Department.
  • Directs and develops the HR department staff.
  • Interacts with Officers and the Executive Board

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent experience.
  • SHRM Certified Professional/SHRM Senior Certified Professional Certificate
  • 5 - 10 years’ proven work experience as a HR director or other senior HR leadership position.
  • In-depth knowledge of labor and employment law and HR best practices.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with organizational planning and development
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases, safety, training, and development
  • Excellent active listening, coaching, negotiation, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with and understanding of labor unions and collective bargaining, managing with union values.
  • Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English highly desirable.

Salary Range: $131,524.58 – $141,637.58 commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should follow the instructions below and email materials and any inquiries to Debra Schwoch-Swoboda, UnionSearch Managing Partner: dswoboda@unionsearch.org,

  • A letter of application, which specifically addresses how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the essential functions and requirements presented in this position, and a résumé that includes the month and year of start and end dates of employment for each position.
  • Send both résumé and cover letter as one PDF using following title protocol: “LastName, FirstName SEIU2015 DocType
  • Note your pronouns (in your résumé, letter of application, and/or email)
  • Please note “SEIU2015 HR Director” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for first review: June 30, 2024

Job announcements are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of every activity and responsibility that is required for each role.

SEIU Local 2015 is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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