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State of Massachusetts Director of Human Resources Strategy & Management in Boston, Massachusetts

* *ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CPCS iCIMS WEBSITE. IF YOU APPLY THROUGH MASS CAREERS AND DO NOT COMPLETE THE CPCS iCIMS APPLICATION, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY (CUT AND PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER IF THE EMBEDDED LINK DOES NOT WORK):https://careers-publiccounsel.icims.com/jobs/1996/director-of-human-resources-strategy-&--management/job CPCS is seeking is seeking a Director of Human Resources (HR) Strategy and Management who will promote our organizational values of Courage, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence in all areas of HR policies, practices, and programs, and also support the agency as it works to fully integrate these values into our organizational culture. The CPCS Director of HR Strategy and Management will lead the development and implementation of the agency’s HR strategies and goals. _DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT_ CPCS is committed to protecting the fundamental constitutional and human rights of our assigned clients through zealous advocacy, community-oriented defense, and the fullness of excellent legal representation. We are dedicated to building and maintaining strong professional relationships, while striving to accept, listen to and respect the diverse circumstances of each client, as we dedicate ourselves to meeting their individual needs. It is our CPCS mission to achieve these goals, and in furtherance thereof, we embrace and endorse diversity, equity and inclusion as our core values as we maintain a steadfast commitment to: (1) Ensure that CPCS management and staff members represent a broad range of human differences and experience; (2) Provide a work climate that is respectful and supports success; and (3) Promote the dignity and well-being of all staff members. CPCS leadership is responsible for ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion. The ability to achieve these goals with any level of certainty is ultimately the responsibility each member of the CPCS community. POSITION OVERVIEW The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking a Director of Human Resources (HR) Strategy and Management who will promote our organizational values of Courage, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence in all areas of HR policies, practices, and programs, and also support the agency as it works to fully integrate these values into our organizational culture. The CPCS Director of HR Strategy and Management will lead the development and implementation of the agency’s HR strategies and goals. The mission of CPCS’s HR Department is to attract, develop, support, and retain high-performing employees committed to delivering and supporting client-centered, culturally competent, and holistic representation across all practice areas. We provide representation in criminal, delinquency, youthful offender, child welfare, guardianship, mental health, sexually dangerous person, and sex offender registry matters. Our workforce includes approximately 700 employees in legal, investigative, social service, managerial, oversight, administrative, financial, and IT positions. As a member of CPCS’s Senior Management Team, the individual selected for this position will report directly to the CPCS Chief Counsel. Major areas of responsibility for the HR Team include: policy development, review, and interpretation; on-boarding, recruitment and hiring; classification and compensation; benefits and leave administration; worker’s compensation; performance evaluation and management; employee relations; management consultation and coaching; training; payroll; human resources information systems (HRIS) used to maintain and analyze employee and applicant data and to track various HR processes; legal compliance; reasonable accommodations; and investigation and resolution of workplace complaints, including those alleging disparate treatment or harassment. The HR Director manages and supervises an HR Team responsible for the administration and delivery of a variety of HR services and for ensuring that CPCS HR practices align with the mission, values, and goals of the agency to best serve the needs of our clients and staff. The HR Team currently consists of nine positions: the Director, two Assistant HR Directors/Senior HR Business Partners, a Recruitment and Hiring Manager, a Payroll/HRIS Manager, a Benefits Specialist, two HR Generalists, and an HR Assistant. The HR Director directly supervises the two Assistant HR Directors/Senior HR Business Partners, the Recruitment and Hiring and Payroll/HRIS Managers, the Benefits Specialist, and the HR Assistant. The CPCS Director of HR Strategy and Management also is responsible for: * Ensuring that the HR priorities are aligned with the agency’s strategic and annual goals. * Working with Senior Management Team (SMT) members, including the Equity and Inclusion Director (EID); the HR Team; and others to address and resolve critical organizational issues that have HR implications, such as staff retention. * Working closely with the Director of Administration and Operations on staffing and related issues, including hiring, compensation, and classification. * Conducting an ongoing assessment of all human resources policies, programs, and practices in conjunction with the General Counsel’s Office and keeping current on trends, changes, and significant court cases in employment law to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and administrative regulations. * Designing, recommending, implementing, and monitoring changes and updates to HR policies, systems, processes, and procedures. * Working with the HR Team to ensure that CPCS’s HRIS applications and programs provide the agency with accurate and timely data and analysis on staff demographics, applicant and recruitment trends, hiring and attrition statistics, performance management, and succession planning. * Collaborating with the Training Chief on employment law trainings and professional and skill development programs for managerial, supervisory, operational, and administrative staff. * Serving as the Agency’s ADA Coordinator and Sexual Harassment Officer. * Participating in CPCS committees and workgroups, and completing special projects and other duties as assigned by the Chief Counsel. _MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS_ To perform this job successfully, the individual must possess the following: * A bachelor’s degree or higher in human resources, business administration, organizational development or related field, or a comparable mix of education, experience, and skills. * At least ten years of HR experience with increasing responsibilities, including at least five years of direct management and supervision experience. * Access to a personal computer with home internet access sufficient to work remotely. _QUALIFICATIONS_ Candidates should possess the following attributes for the position: * Broad knowledge of and experience in HR principles and practices and HR functions, including policy development and administration, recruitment and retention, compensation and classification, employee relations, performance management, and current HRIS . * SHRM or PCP certification. * Experience successfully incorporating Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) goals into HR processes, programs, and initiatives. * Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and meet strategic HR goals and improve HR performance by utilizing data and metrics. * Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders and staff at all levels. * Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities and projects. * Experience navigating large, complex organizations. * A solution-oriented attitude and expertise in change management. * Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Oracle-based HRIS applications. * Prior experience working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in an HR or related position and working in a legal environment or as an attorney preferred. _COMPENSATION_ CPCS offers a competitive compensation, benefits, and pension package; a diverse and inclusive culture; colleagues and co-workers who are committed to and passionate about their work; and the opportunity to serve. Salary Range: $120,000 to $137,800. _DEADLINE_ The position will be posted until filled, however preference will be given to candidates who apply prior to May 3, 2021. _EEO Statement_ The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable federal and state statutes and organizational policies. Applicants who have questions about equal employment opportunity or who need reasonable accommodations can contact the Director of Human Resources Management, Lisa Bacon, atlbacon@publiccounsel.net *ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CPCS iCIMS WEBSITE. IF YOU APPLY THROUGH MASS CAREERS AND DO NOT COMPLETE THE CPCS iCIMS APPLICATION, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY (CUT AND PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER IF THE EMBEDDED LINK DOES NOT WORK):https://careers-publiccounsel.icims.com/jobs/1996/director-of-human-resources-strategy-&--management/job Job: Human Resources *Organization: Committee for Pub Counsel Srvc *Title: *Director of Human Resources Strategy & Management Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 210003A3

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