Human Resources Manager

About A New Way of Life:


A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) advances multi- dimensional solutions to the effects of incarceration:


• We provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community reentry, family reunification and individual healing.
• We work to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people.
• We empower, organize, and mobilize formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.


Since our founding in 1998, over 1,200 women and children have found safety and support in our safe homes. Over 400 women have been reunited with their children. Since its inception in 2007, our legal department has trained more than 400 volunteers, helped over 3,400 individuals, filed more than 10,800 post-conviction relief petitions, and won successful outcomes in 85 percent of those cases. Those services have helped enhance job opportunities by expunging criminal records and offering access to occupational licenses. As a result of our leadership-building activities, over 200 women have received training through our Women Organizing for Justice and Opportunity (WOJO) Leadership Lab. Hundreds more have been educated and empowered to speak in advocacy around issues that directly affect their lives.

The Position:


The Human Resource Manager oversees all human resources activities and serves as a strategic HR business partner to the Executive team. The Human Resource Manager will assist in maintaining a Championship Culture within the organization that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance. The Human Resource Manager will develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall organization’s vision and mission.


Primary Responsibilities:


 Recruit, interview, and hire new staff.
 Conduct reference checks.
 Prepare offer letters, including researching salaries, and initiate negotiations with prospective new employees.
 Manage employee benefit enrollments including health, dental and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and any unemployment, disability or worker’s compensation claims.
 Lead the annual Open Enrollment process, including the review, analysis and selection of benefits plans and the coordination of an annual meeting with staff.
 Perform initial systems set-up for new employees, independent contractors, interns, and volunteers. This includes set-up for emails, time records, phones, building security, parking access, etc.
 Lead process for off-boarding employees, independent contracts, interns, etc.
 Conduct initial orientation for policies, procedures, systems, and office protocols.
 Support managers in the development of job descriptions, training plans and plans for professional development.
 Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations.
 Take a leadership role in the planning and implementation of staff meetings and retreats.
 Implement strategies to maintain a championship culture and enhance staff morale.
 Help to resolve disputes when they arise.
 Oversee employee disciplinary meetings, investigation and terminations.
 Update and maintain the Employee Handbook, including making sure it reflects current laws as well as policies and priorities that are aligned with the organization’s vision, mission, and values.
 Enforce company policies, procedures, and practices.
 Other duties as assigned.




 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
 Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
 Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
 Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
 Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
 Thorough knowledge of California and Federal employment laws.
 Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
 Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
 A minimum of three years of human resource management experience preferred.


We strongly encourage formerly incarcerated persons to apply.


Please email your resume and cover letter to with Human Resources Manager Position – (FULLNAME, LAST NAME) in the subject. 

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