Human Resources Manager

Thursday, May 13, 2021

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School, and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters.  With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $9 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 8,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

The Human Resources Manager has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the human resources operations of the organization, with a focus on improving practices to strengthen EBCLC’s organizational culture.  The HR Manager works closely with the Executive Team and in coordination with the HR/Finance Coordinator. The position requires an individual with HR Generalist experience, strong relationship-building skills, an ability to manage details while understanding the big picture, the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and a commitment to EBCLC’s mission of racial justice and equity. The position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Manage all EBCLC hiring processes and build out diverse networks to recruit from.
  • Oversee all onboarding and offboarding processes for staff, including exit interviews.
  • Process and track all employee changes, and ensure employee records are complete and current.
  • Coordinate employee leave & ADA Accommodation requests and coordinate with necessary internal and external stakeholders.
  • Process worker compensation, unemployment, and disability insurance claims, coordinating with policy brokers as necessary.
  • Ensure required state & federal compliance requirements are met including annual 1099 IRS Filing and quarterly City of Berkeley Employee Lobbyist certifications.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for employees seeking information regarding HR policies and procedures
  • Communicate and champion HR best practices with staff generally


  • Administer EBCLC’s benefits programs, including medical, dental & vision plans, flexible spending, commuter benefits, health savings accounts, and retirement accounts.
  • Oversee and implement annual Benefits Open Enrollment in coordination with outside vendors and third-party benefits administrators.
  • Perform an annual review of existing benefits and make recommendations for new or alternate benefits responsive to staff needs within fiscal constraints.
  • Oversee Employee Benefit Reimbursement program requests, including Gym & Wellness benefits.


  • Oversee and implement all aspects of semi-monthly payroll processing in coordination with Finance Manager and with the support of HR-Finance Program Coordinator.


  • Provide operational support for organizational development initiatives under the direction of EBCLC’s Deputy Directors, including but not limited to the Equity & Inclusion Roadmap implementation, Employee Relations, Employee Assessment, and Employee Professional Development


  • As time and capacity allow, identify, propose and implement HR systems improvements
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years working experience in the HR field
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization; superb active listening skills
  • Demonstratable experience with HR metrics, systems and databases
  • Excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • People-oriented with focus on pro-actively supporting all staff
  • Thorough knowledge of labor law (or where to get relevant info) and HR best practices
  • Strong sense of confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills

Salary and Benefits

The non-negotiable starting salary for this exempt position is $80,000.

Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.

Professional development support includes membership in the relevant local, statewide and/or national associations, attendance at relevant conferences, as determined by EBCLC’s professional development policy and budget.

Workplace Expectations

Due to COVID19, all EBCLC employees are working remotely. The Human Resources Manager and all EBCLC employees will continue to work remotely as long as California’s Shelter in Place remains in effect. The expectation is that the HR Manager will work in our office in Berkeley, California when it is safe to do. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

Working At EBCLC

EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.

Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued.  In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit an application by visiting The position is open until filled, but EBCLC will review applications on a rolling basis for an anticipate starting date of July 1, 2021.  Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for two professional references.


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