American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (ACLU-CO) seeks to hire an experienced human resources professional for a newly created position – Director of People and Culture. We are looking for an emotionally intelligent and dynamic team player with expertise in:
The Director of People and Culture will lead on office culture practices and provide expertise and support in the areas of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB), Performance Management, Employee Relations and Engagement, Policy and Procedure Development, and HR Compliance. This position reports to the Deputy Director and will work out of the organization’s office in Denver, CO.
The Director of People and Culture works across the organization to lead, alongside the senior leadership team, and to provide a vision for the ACLU-CO human resources program. This position is the organization’s first dedicated HR role. As such, the position is primarily responsible for codifying an HR infrastructure and introducing best practices that allow the organization to deliver people-centered processes regarding HR administration, recruitment and onboarding, employee relations and retention, training and professional development, workplace culture practices, and internship and fellowship programs.
The ideal candidate will be ready to hit the ground running and execute their duties with a high degree of emotional intelligence, confidentiality, and collaboration and a proven ability to build and sustain relationships. The Director for People and Culture is a true ‘people person’ with an intense passion for supporting great teams and helping them thrive.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation’s foremost defender of constitutional rights and civil liberties. ACLU of Colorado, the Colorado affiliate of the ACLU, is the state’s guardian of freedom, working in the courts, in the legislature, and in communities across the state to protect and advance civil rights and civil liberties for all. Founded in 1952, ACLU of Colorado is a strong, growing organization with thousands of members, supporters, and activists. For more information about the work of the ACLU of Colorado and the civil rights and civil liberties principles we uphold, please visit our website at www.aclu-co.org.
ACLU of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and promote an inclusive culture. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer base with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates an environment where all members of our community can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, those who have been formerly incarcerated, and other members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.
ACLU of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment.
Salary range is $75,000-$80,000, and within pay scale parameters of the nationwide ACLU and the Denver area nonprofit sector. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, 401k contribution, and paid vacation and holidays.
Due to risks from COVID-19, the ACLU of Colorado closed its office and implemented a mandatory work-from-home policy beginning on March 16, 2020. The work-from-home policy currently remains in effect. Some of our work nevertheless requires some staff members to go to office on occasion, and we have taken precautionary measures to ensure the safety of staff while in the office. While the work-from-home policy remains in effect, the Director of People and Culture would be expected to conduct the vast majority of their duties from home, but there may also be some responsibilities that could necessitate limited office visits. We anticipate that once it is safe to lift the work-from-home policy, the Director of People and Culture, like most ACLU-CO staff, will work partially in-office and partially from home.
Send a cover letter, resume, and references in an email with “Director of People and Culture, ACLU of Colorado” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
After September 1st, please check the ACLU of Colorado website: https://aclu-co.org/about-us/work-aclu/ for position status.
ACLU of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. We value an equitable and inclusive workforce and culture and are continuously working toward becoming and remaining an anti-racist, equitable organization. ACLU of Colorado encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction. The ACLU encourages candidates from non-dominant communities to apply.