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Submit your application as soon as possible as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-VA) is growing! We are looking for an experienced human resources professional who can help us maximize our potential in terms of staff strength and impact.  The ideal candidate is an organized self-starter with a strong orientation to systems-level thinking and team-wide operations.  The ability to anticipate problems, a collaborative work ethic, and a high bar for human resources excellence is also critical.  The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader who can navigate a wide array of HR responsibilities with ease and consult with employees of all levels on personnel matters.  See job description for complete details.

Who We Are

The ACLU-VA strives to be Virginia’s premier guardian of civil liberties and a recognized champion of civil rights for all Virginians. For nearly a hundred years (50 in Virginia), the ACLU has made a profound difference in the lives of clients and community members, as well as historic contributions to our country and state. Now, more people than ever before have turned to the ACLU, to fight back against unprecedented new attacks on civil rights and liberties. We are also committed to pursuing impactful policy changes at the local and statewide level that work to achieve racial equity and the advancement of civil liberties and civil rights for everyone. The ACLU-VA is committed to ending racist policing, cutting the number of people who are incarcerated in Virginia, increasing access to quality mental and medical care, ending sex and gender based discrimination at work and in schools, and securing a constitutional right to vote for everyone. 

What You’ll Do

You’ll help us protect and advance the ACLU’s mission by:

  • Managing employee payroll and benefits programs;
  • Maintaining personnel records;
  • Implementing our recruiting and hiring program;
  • Administering our onboarding processes;
  • Serving as our go-to staff contact on HR questions and requests;
  • Providing compliance support; and
  • Actively working to foster a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive office experience.

Who You Are

Our “Must Have’s”

  • Knowledge of human resources management principles and methods;
  • Excellent judgment along with experience exercising discretion and confidentiality;
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new tools, technology, and resources;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work inclusively across lines of difference in a variety of settings; and
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

What Else You Should Know

The ACLU-VA is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-VA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status and commits to comply with all applicable equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and to refrain from unlawful discrimination.

Salary is based on market factors and individual experience and abilities. The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $65,000.  To preserve the opportunity for advancement, we do not normally hire above the mid-point of the range.  We offer excellent benefits include paid time off, generous paid holidays, 401k plan with employer contribution, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and income replacement during illness through a combination of annual sick leave, short-term and long-term disability insurance.

Due to COVID-19 and our desire to keep our employees safe, our organization currently is operating 100% remotely. This will continue until at least July 1, 2021. After that time, we will have an interim remote work policy in place that will offer remote work flexibility to all staff for up to a year after we return to our physical office space.  It is our expectation that the person hired to fill this position ultimately will work from our downtown Richmond, VA office with standard Mon-Fri business hours and occasional travel throughout Virginia. 

What Now?

Send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position as detailed in this announcement, and a current resume to Jess Powers, Director of Finance & Administration, by email to jobs@acluva.org with “HR Manager” in the subject line of the email. Applications can also be mailed to ACLU of Virginia, 701 E. Franklin Street, Suite 1412, Richmond, VA 23219.

Submit your application as soon as possible as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.