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Human Resources and Operations Manager


The Black Futures Lab works to make Black communities powerful in politics. BFL transforms Black communities into constituencies that build and wield independent, progressive, Black political power. The problems facing Black communities are complex, and their solutions require innovation, experimentation and Black political power. To learn more about the Black Futures Lab, please visit www.blackfutureslab.org.

The Black Futures Lab is hiring for a Human Resources Manager position. This is a shared position with the Black Futures Lab’s sister organization Black to the Future Action Fund.

The Human Resources & Operations Manager (HR & OPS Manager) is an experienced HR professional who is essential to our growth and ability to recruit and retain talented staff. The Human Resources & Operations Manager is responsible for the design and implementation of a robust recruitment plan and a tailored staff engagement strategy. The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to train and develop staff. This role reports to the Director of Administration. This position is remote.



  • Manages the recruitment, onboarding, and orientation of new staff members

  • Takes leadership in attracting high-performing staff members that will help Black Futures Lab and Black to the Future Action Fund achieve their goals.

  • Works to build relationships with recruiting partners to raise brand awareness with our target audiences.

  • Assists with employee off-boarding, employee status changes and other general updates, and conducts exit interviews

  • Supports a variety of employee relations matters including performance issues, interpersonal conflicts, grievances, and mediations

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to employees with the interpretation and implementation of HR & Operations policies and procedures. Answers questions and provides information and advice about the workplace

  • Researches, analyzes data, generates reports, and provides general HR & Operations support to the Director of Administration and the Executive Leadership Team

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, and employment law

  • Assists with identifying and reporting trends/issues; follows up with staff as needed and filters feedback to the Director of Administration

  • Participates in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; assists with preparing and maintaining the employee handbook to improve the compliance posture of the organization

  • Familiarizes employees with policies and procedures via direct communication, training and information sessions, etc.; administers organizational policies and works to reduce liabilities

  • Contributes to department goals, objectives, and implementation of new systems

  • Ensures all staff members are aware of their options and eligibility for leaves of absence; assists with processing and administering requests for leaves of absence

  • Assists with coordination of staff training sessions and communications to staff around a variety of HR programs and topics

  • Compiles metrics and produces various reports as directed. Assists with tracking of and adherence to compliance deadlines for reporting, notifications, training, etc.

  • Promotes organization culture, values, and works to support a positive work environment and morale among staff

  • Conducts periodic audits of electronic staff records and systems to ensure accuracy and compliance

  • Manages salaries, including periodically updating salary ranges, conducting salary comparisons, and working with the Director of Administration to implement salary changes.

  • Retention and development of existing staff

  • Ability to train and continuously develop employees within the organization

  • Knowledge of a broad range of human resource strategies and practices, including compensation, performance management, safety, hiring and employee relations; able to apply these strategies and practices in compliance with employment regulations

  • Research, problem-solve, and make recommendations on complex HR administrative questions that inevitably arise

  • Ensure all job descriptions are up to date and compliant with local, state, and federal regulations

  • Other duties as assigned


Employee Engagement

  • Leads our employee committee to maintain a well-organized and communicated calendar of events, actions, and experiences for employees both in person and virtually

  • Organizes and leads high-impact activities, lunch and learns, and initiatives for employees to positively engage in the community

  • Plans and executes employee engagement activities in coordination with the organizations’ values

  • Establishes specific goals related to employee engagement as well as clear ways to measure and track the effectiveness of each activity, initiative, event, etc.

  • Builds on our employee recognition strategy to demonstrate employees are valued and appreciated

  • Identifies and implements new opportunities to enhance a sense of belonging and social connection in an organization with remote employees

  • Partners with the Administrative team to execute tasks that will benefit the organization

  • Works with the Communications department on digital platforms related to our employer brand (such as Glassdoor, Comparably, LinkedIn) as well as assists in applying for various employer awards


  • Three to five years proven experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience as an HR Generalist or Trainer; PHR or SHRM-CP certification desired.

  • Experience recruiting and retaining staff in the nonprofit sector and/or social justice arena

  • Strong track record in finding and retaining high performing talent at a fast-growing organization.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive).

  • A high degree of discretion, professional ethics, and judgment in confidential matters and information.

  • Committed to delivering a positive employee experience and ensuring that all employees feel a strong sense of inclusion and belonging

  • Ability to drive engagement with remote employees and during in person quarterly conferences

  • Ability to communicate the organization’s culture and support an engaging work environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, excellent communicator, excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to analyze problems, gather pertinent data and recommend solutions.

  • Ability to maintain composure and good judgment when dealing with deadlines, staff needs, and a fast-paced environment. Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Strong organizational skills are required to meet recurring deadlines and maintain tracking systems related to HR, employee engagement, and retention information.

  • Desire to work well within and across teams with a results-driven approach.

  • Some travel required


Pay for this position is commensurate with experience and responsibilities. The estimated salary range for this position is $115,000 – $125,000. This position comes with medical and dental benefits, generous paid vacation, sick time and holidays. This position is full-time. 


We will begin reviewing applications ASAP. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website.

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume through the designated application portal located at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c858a322-00a0-4526-9713-59699ec1e4bf&ccId=9200104414316_2&jobId=457510&source=CC2&lang=en_US 

Applications received via email or outside of the designated process will not be considered. Black Futures Lab, Black to the Future Action Fund, and Resilient Strategies LLC are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply.