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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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, to better support and be accountable to communities of color, whose civil rights and civil liberties are systematically threatened by white supremacy.
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 or preference, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran, or formerly incarcerated person status. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations.
Organization Commitment to Race Equity
All individuals in our organization are expected to support and maintain our organizational commitment to centering race equity in their work, internally and externally. We practice accountability and allyship to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+, and disability communities, whose civil rights and civil liberties are systematically threatened. Applicationof this principle requires the conscious use of a race equity lens at all levels of work to both identify and understand implications of structural racism, challenge or confront systemic conditions or resulting issues, and dismantle overall institutional systems related to white privilege and white supremacy when engaging, advocating, and defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all Marylanders.
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ABOUT THE ROLE
The ACLU of Maryland exists to empower Marylanders to exercise their rights so that the law values and uplifts their humanity.
The Director of People and Culture will oversee the strategy and delivery of an exceptional employee experience; one that is rooted in transparency, collaboration, equity, integrity, and accountability, and operates within a Union environment.
This is a rare opportunity for a strategic, innovative, and progressive leader to play a key role in developing a streamlined human resource infrastructure and culture of belonging, and to build on the organizations past work, using the ACLU of Maryland’s newly adopted Strategic Plan as a roadmap for progress.
The Director of People and Culture will cultivate a work culture that empowers and values staff through meaningful work exchanges and community experience. This role will actively participate in the ACLU of Maryland’s equity journey and commitment to those who are under-protected and underrepresented. The Director will be responsible for collaboratively advancing equity goals, within human resources, by driving a cohesive strategy with an anti-oppression and anti-racist lens.
The position develops and executes all aspects of the human resources function including culture building, strategic planning, management thought partnership, benefits administration, employee engagement, recruitment, HR administration, employee and labor relations, policy, and compliance.
The Executive Director is the supervisor for this position.
A FEW ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The information provided below encompasses the essential functions and capabilities linked with this position:
- Foster and uphold an inclusive culture that is centered around the ACLU of Maryland’s core values and puts people first.
- Develop annual human resources goals and lead the organization in fulfillment of the operational plan to support the ACLU of Maryland’s internal race equity work.
- Monitor and ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and recommended best practices. Advise and present solutions to the Executive Director and Finance and Operations Director on adjusting for changes in policy, practice, and resources.
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Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice
Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion & justice (EDIJ) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize EDIJ and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.