LatinoJustice PRLDEF (LJP) is looking for a Manager of People & Culture to join our People Ops team in our New York City office. Working under the direct supervision of the Director of People & Culture, the Manager of People & Culture will be responsible for supporting organizational goals by Managing projects and departmental needs that support the development and implementation of People strategies. This includes managing tasks that impact hiring & staff retention; employee experience including performance management; organizational culture and DEIB; and learning & development.  

The Manager of People & Culture will support the Director in the day-to-day operations to ensure that all People (traditionally referred to as HR) operations are carried on effectively.  

The Manager of People & Culture will also collaborate with the People Ops Manager to provide support for specific operational needs.  

The ideal person for this position is aligned with LJP’s mission, racial equity, and social justice values. Has experience in People/Human Resources initiatives and an interest in growing in the field. The Manager of People & Culture is expected to lead by example and nurture and enhance LJP’s value driven culture; is cognizant of the intrinsic relationship between people, resources, and outcomes; and is invested in resource and team alignment. The ideal candidate is patient and compassionate; has excellent listening skills; fosters collaboration; and multitasks effectively. 



  • Manage Applicant tracking system by creating job postings from approved job descriptions, monitoring applications, screen resumes, and managing interview coordination.  

  • Manage new hire process, ensuring new hire data is entered correctly in HRIS system and documentation is received in a timely manner. Collaborate with People Ops Manager in securing accurate data flow into payroll.  

  • Support Director with implementation of employee engagement activities that support and encourage professional achievements and personal milestones. 


  • Benefits and Compliance: Assist employees with benefit programs, answering questions and concerns and liaises with internal and external partners to ensure accurate and prompt resolution to issues. Support the leave management program by answering staff questions in compliance with internal policies and all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.  

  • People Applications Support: Manage HRIS system and ensure accurate data collection and coordinate fix implementation when necessary. Provide general resource and tool support to staff, when appropriate. 


  • Learning and Staff Development coordination: Support learning activities in the area of People, including workshops, meetings, system trainings, by managing scheduling, communication, and creating resources when needed. In collaboration with the People Ops Manager, contribute with content for learning programs, such as the Café con Learning initiative at LJP, as a space for internal learning and engagement among staff. 

  • Compliance training: under the guidance of the Director of People & Culture, manage the coordination of mandatory HR training and continuing education, ensuring staff attendance rate is satisfactory and documented. HR compliance training will include policies and guidelines. Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, changes to regulations, recent technology breakthroughs in people experience, management, and employment law. 


  • Commitment to Values: Commit to LJP’s value driven culture; lead by example and provide sound guidance that promotes a culture of dignity, accountability, and inclusiveness. Support initiatives to create a culture of fair treatment, equal access to opportunities of learning, visibility, professional growth, and advancement for all employees. 

  • Wellness: Support staff wellness initiatives by researching opportunities for wellness activities, including activities for staff engagement and recognition. Collaborate with the People Ops Manager as needed for execution.  

  • HRIS Data & Reporting: Manage the HRIS system, performing occasional internal audits and reporting as needed to ensure data accuracy and support decisions.  


  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals. 

  • Ability to listen and communicate in an open, honest, and respectful manner with different audiences, promoting dialogue, and building consensus. 

  • Ability to generate viable, new approaches and solutions to situations and emerging issues. 

  • Ability to gather, interpret, and analyze information that leads to and supports rational conclusions. 

  • Strong ability to multitask and respond quickly.  

  • Ability to quickly learn recent technologies.  

  • Ability to display integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. 

  •  Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.  

  • Non-profit experience a plus.  

  • Human Resources certification a plus.  

  • Experience working in anti-racist organizations a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field.   

  • At least 3 years of experience in Human Resources.   

  • Knowledge of employment Law (PDA, EPA, ADEA) ADA, FMLA, FLSA, HIPAA. 

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. 

  • Proficiency with technology, HRIS and talent management systems.  

  • Experience working in a unionized environment.  


The salary range for this position is based on a minimum of 3 years of experience, starting at $76,228.

LJP offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, and a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan, as well as generous paid time off benefits.


LatinoJustice PRLDEF is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other legally protected status.

By submitting an application for employment you attest that all the information provided is true, accurate and complete. You acknowledge and are aware that the falsification, misrepresentation or omission of any requested information on your application and any accompanying documents will be grounds for denial of employment. In the event such falsification, misrepresentation or omission is discovered subsequent to an offer and acceptance of employment, you acknowledge that any such false or misleading information in your application or provided during interview(s) will constitute grounds for discipline including termination of employment and discharge, regardless of when or how such false or misleading information was discovered.

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