HR Manager | Children's Law Center

HR Manager


Who We Are

At the Children’s Law Center, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes for kids and families in DC. Our staff are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual curiosity, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect.

Our greatest assets are our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community.  We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our ability to provide the best outcomes for our clients. Our staff drive the Children’s Law Center’s mission with their leadership, result-orientated mindset, and commitment to cultural humility and centering the needs of our clients.   We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Children Law Center’s success depends on recruiting and retaining individuals who possess and value these attributes.

*The Children’s Law Center is currently operating remotely. This position will work from home until the organization returns to the office.

Job Summary

The Human Resource Manager will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring, sourcing, screening and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. This role reports to the Chief Talent and Equity Officer and works across the organization to support Human Resources and Talent Management.​

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This role supervises the Receptionist/Office Coordinator role.



Talent Acquisition

  • Manages the talent acquisition process with diversity in mind, which includes implementation of a new applicant tracking system, recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants collaborates with program managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees related to recruitment, interviewing, onboarding and other HR topics related to compliance, compensations and benefits.


  • Partners with the Chief Talent and Equity Officer to understand and execute the organization’s HR and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.
  • Provides support and guidance to management and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
  • Supports and may participate in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, records retention, talent management, and employment law.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent. Supports the open enrollment process with our third-party vendor and the Chief Talent and Equity Officer.
  • Designs and implements wellness initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws, regulations, and HR best practices.
  • Ability to acti with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS.
  • Demonstrable experience with Human Resources metrics.
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or certifications in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Proven working experience as HR Manager or HR Generalist
  • A minimum of four to seven of human resource management experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly desired.


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of working at a desk and on a computer.


Application Instructions: 

To apply, please submit the following materials in one PDF file: cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 professional references.  Applications may be submitted via mail, fax, or email to:  

Children’s Law Center 
Attn: HR Manager Hiring Committee
501 3rd Street NW 
8th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20001 

No telephone calls please.

The Children’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and existing employees.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us here to learn more about our company and our career opportunities (

The Children’s Law Center is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need accommodation to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to In your email, please include the accommodation you are requesting and the job title you are applying for. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request.