Baltimore, MD



Deadline date

The position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland/ACLU Foundation of Maryland seeks a Human Resources (HR) Manager based in our Baltimore office reporting to the Executive Director. The HR Manager will evaluate, implement and coordinate all Human Resources activities, programs and processes for the organization and will play a major role in devising and refining policies, furthering our commitment to equity and inclusion, staff training, and safety. The ideal candidate will have a breadth of knowledge in human resources and non-profit operations. In addition, candidates with experience implementing human resources functions consistent with a bargaining unit agreement and fostering the relationships between management and bargaining unit employees are highly valued. This position requires a strong multi-tasker with previous management experience. The position also requires the ability to implement best practices and policies.

The ideal candidate is highly organized, with meticulous attention to detail. They have the skills and confidence to work independently, with the ability to manage time effectively. They are a thoughtful team player who values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance, and they actively work to foster an equitable and inclusive experience for everyone in their work. 


  • Develop and execute a Human Resources Program that supports the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Develop HR procedures and processes that support the ACLU of Maryland’s internal race equity work.
  • Meet and grow the organizational and Human Resources race equity goals.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert in areas of employee relations, legal compliance, and labor / union relations, and coordinate the development of policies, procedures and standards for implementation organization wide in partnership with leadership
  • Review and analyze organizational data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention, and employee experience.
  • Serve as an advocate and partner for all staff to retain, develop and motivate people to achieve their fullest potential.
  • Maintain consistent actions across the organization by initiating, coordinating and training managers on human resource practices and guidelines. Consult legal counsel to ensure that policies comply with federal, state, and local law. 
  • Serve as mediator between staff; implement grievance process in concert with the OPEIU, Local 2 Bargaining Agreement.
  • Participate actively in the organization’s race equity development
  • Plan, develop, implement and administer all HR programs, including:
    • Full cycle recruiting
    • Compliance with existing employment laws, benefit plans, employee handbook, etc.
    • Benefit administration and compensation
    • Staff meetings and staff events
    • Performance evaluations
    • Employee engagement
    • Succession planning


  • A combination of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field; 7 - 10 years leading the HR Function; or SHRM or PHR Certification(s)   
  • Experience working in a non-profit, advocacy or political organization
  • A strong commitment to racial equity, dismantling white supremacy, and incorporating a structural power analysis into work. Must have knowledge and understanding of how power is manifested in matters of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstances.
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrable knowledge of employee relations, legal compliance and labor / union relations
  • Expert working knowledge of Fair Employment Practices laws under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; State of MD Employment Laws and Federal statute regulations; as well as proactive knowledge of impending state, federal, or local legislation.
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually with an open-minded approach to HR Solutions using a race equity lens.
  • Forward thinking, innovative and progressive in HR practices
  • Adaptable team player with the ability to engage various constituencies in a complex environment
  • Flexibility, patience, and willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary $65,000 - $80,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits include three weeks paid vacation at time of hire (increasing to four weeks after three years); 12 office holidays; 12 paid sick days; medical and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse/domestic partner; Employee Assistance Plan; six weeks of paid medical leave, life and long-term disability insurance; and 401(k) plan with employer match. Direct exposure to cutting-edge civil liberties and civil rights work. This is an exempt position from overtime under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not in the bargaining unit represented by OPEIU Local 2.

Deadline/Start Date:

The position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. 
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Resumes or applications sent via other avenues will not be considered.

About the ACLU of Maryland

The ACLU of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our work and on our teams. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran, or formerly incarcerated person status. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations.

The ACLU of Maryland is a non-partisan, non-profit public interest organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. The ACLU of MD is an affiliate of the national ACLU, a key defender of civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The ACLU works in the courts, legislature and in communities to defend and expand individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and civil rights laws. The ACLU of Maryland is committed to centering race equity in our work, internally and externally, in order to better support and be accountable to communities of color, whose civil rights and civil liberties are systematically threatened by white supremacy.

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