Senior HR Manager
Job Details
Corporate HeadQuarters - Washington, DC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$72,000.00 - $80,000.00 Salary/year
Position Overview

About Equal Justice Works

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement. Please go to to learn more about Equal Justice Works.

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.

The Senior HR Manager facilitates the recruitment process, designs, and executes company policies and setting objectives for HR. A key contributor in shaping the EJW employer brand strategy. Ensures the company attracts, hires, develops, and retains qualified employees.

Specific Responsibilities

Talent Acquisition and Onboarding

  • Partners with hiring managers to identify recruitment needs and strategy
  • Manages the talent acquisition and recruitment processes by sourcing applicants and developing job advertisements using a variety of methods including social media
  • Screens applicants for qualifications by reviewing resumes and conducting initial interviews
  • May assist hiring managers with scheduling interviews, arranging travel, and escorting applicants to interviews
  • Responsible for: making salary determinations, preparation of offer letters, new hire paperwork, background checks, E-verify, issuing keys, and other related on-boarding processes
  • Facilitates employee onboarding and new hire orientation with program offices
  • Prepares and conducts presentation on benefits during new hire orientation to ensure employees receive information on enrollment and coverage provisions
  • Participates in job fairs

Payroll and Benefits

  • Create and implement policies that create a healthy work environment
  • Administers company compensation plans
  • Facilitate bi-weekly processing of payroll for all employees via Paycom
  • Ensures that tax forms, direct deposit information, and regulatory requirements, e.g., garnishments, tax levies, and support orders, and other adjustments to pay are processed correctly
  • Responsible for initiating and maintaining Worker’s Compensation claims and ensures claims are processed timely
  • Evaluates and implements payroll/HRIS changes via Paycom
  • Administers all employee benefits programs including enrollments and terminations
  • Coordinates with Accounting to conduct periodic audits of all benefits programs to ensure accuracy and reports findings to Vice President, Administration
  • Responsible for out-processing of benefits programs including sending COBRA letters, cancelling insurance if applicable, collecting keys, and closing out personnel files
  • Monitors leave requests and balances
  • Administers and reconciles 401k program including distribution process and year end compliance
  • Managing different vendors to ensure processes are streamlined and executed accurately

HR Administration

  • Assists Vice President, Administration with updating and maintaining the Employee Manual
  • Prepares presentations and conducts briefings on various HR related topics
  • Maintains and updates all job descriptions
  • Responsible for all reporting requirements EEO, OSHA, etc.
  • Provides support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leave and compensation and resolves most issues that may arise
  • Promotes HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace
  • Assists in development and implementation of human resources policies and/or standard operating procedures
  • Performs tasks to support performance management, e.g., notifies managers of required employee performance reviews, maintains performance evaluation forms and provides advisory service
  • Gather and analyze data with useful HR metrics, like time to hire and employee turnover rates
  • Maintain employee files and records in electronic and/or paper form
  • Enhances job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly and organizing team building activities as directed
  • Manages performance management program
  • Organize learning and development programs
  • Administrator of company HRIS

Direct Reports

  • None


  • HR training in recruitment, benefits, or payroll is a plus
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office; particularly PowerPoint, and HRIS systems is highly desirable
  • Problem Solving
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

Education & Experience

  • At least 5 or more years’ experience as a Senior HR Manager or similar role
  • Hands-on experience with HR technology, including payroll systems and applicant tracking systems
  • Solid understanding of labor legislation and employment laws
  • Excellent communication abilities both written and verbal
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to foster healthy employee relations
  • Strong Computer skills and ability to create and deliver presentations to a wide audience
  • BS degree in Human Resources Management or related field
  • HR certification is a plus
  • Paycom experience is a plus


  • Temporarily remote, however, typical daily activities are conducted in a typical office environment

A cover letter and resume are required to apply for this role. Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.