Human Resources Manager

The Ohio State Legal Services seeks a Human Resources Manager Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA) is a three-part legal aid program headquartered in Columbus. OSLSA’s mission is to provide civil legal aid and advocacy to combat unfairness and injustice and to help people rise out of poverty.

The Human Resources manager is a new position, being created to meet the demands of our increased staff size and will report directly to the Executive Director.  Currently the HR duties are shared among existing staff.  While many of those duties will be shifted to the new HR manager, support staff will continue to be assigned to assist this position.  The person hired for this position will have the opportunity to build the human resource department.

What You Will Do | Role Responsibilities

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to,

  • Manages recruitment and staffing
  • Facilitates employee orientation and training
  • Participates in policy and organizational development
  • Oversees human resource compliance and risk management
  • Partners with and advises leadership team
  • Works with vendors on compensation and benefits administration
  • Manages employee relations
  • Oversees performance management
  • Leads other projects and initiatives as directed or assigned

Candidates who possess the following skills and experience are encouraged to apply.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with experience in creating or significantly changing a Human Resources position or department;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Ability to collaborate, influence and obtain others’ support and buy-in;
  • Superior interpersonal skills to establish and maintain working relationships;
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration as well as ability to build and sustain productive relationships with diverse individuals, groups and organizations;
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to consistently meet deliverable deadlines;
  • Exceptional problem solving, critical thinking, planning, and organizational skills;
  • Strong knowledge of the human resource function and discipline, including expertise in federal, state and local employment laws and labor unions;
  • Active PHR and/or SHRM-CP certification highly desired.

Salary is dependent on level of experience. We offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package, and ongoing training and development opportunities.

About Us

OSLSA includes Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and the Ohio Poverty Law Center (OPLC).   While OSLSA’s administrative office is in Columbus, SEOLS serves thirty counties through six different branch offices located throughout Southeastern Ohio.  The Legal Aid Society of Columbus serves six counties through two offices, the main office it shares with OSLSA and a branch office in Marion.  OPLC has a small staff, all based in the Columbus office.

OSLSA has a budget of about $13 million and a staff of 110, including 65 lawyers.  OSLSA, LASC and OPLC each have their own board and there are two different unions.  LASC affiliated with OSLSA in 2009 and the consolidation of the programs has gone well though there is still potential to achieve greater efficiencies and synergies.  OSLSA has several shared administrative staff and functions including finance, development, pro bono, and technology.  OSLSA enjoys a good financial position with sizeable reserves and has grants from over 60 funders.

Reply with resume and references to: Kathleen C. McGarvey, Executive Director of the Ohio State Legal Services Association .

We are an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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