Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager

Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) Position Description


Position:  Human Resources Manager


Organization Summary


We are a highly experienced team of professionals who are dedicated to making a positive, lasting impact on the lives of Louisiana residents. Our partners represent a broad range of stakeholders including government, academia, healthcare systems and providers, mental health and social services, community-based organizations, policy makers, business leaders and community advocates.  We work collaborative to build community capacity to address social constructs (i.e., racism, income inequality, built environment, etc.) that impact health outcomes.


Our Values

  • We take responsibility and ownership of our work and our impact on one another, our partners, and our communities.
  • Community-Centered. We model the mantra “Nothing about us without us” in our work that is anchored in communities.
  • We approach our work with imagination, ingenuity, and calculated risk-taking as a commitment to progressive transformation.
  • We are deeply committed to centering diversity, inclusion, justice, and fairness in all that we do.
  • We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and are committed to continual improvement through listening, learning, and leadership.
  • Partnership & Trust. We build strong, long-lasting, and committed relationships through collaboration and teamwork, the cornerstones of our efforts to advance health and wellness.


Our Focus Areas
v  Community health assessment and health improvement planning

v  Disaster recovery and rapid response

v  Maternal child health and reproductive health

v  Mental health and wellness

v  Racial justice and health equity

v  Research and surveillance registries

v  Rural health

v  Tobacco prevention and control

Our Action
Administrative Support and Fiscal Sponsorship. Grants and Contracts Management.
Analytics and Data Translation. Community and health outcomes research and data governance and health information infrastructure.
Capacity building and technical assistance. Clinical transformation with community-based organizations, healthcare organizations, and communities.


Community action forums. Convening and building collaboratives.


Marketing and communications. Information and knowledge product development and dissemination.


Monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Community and health outcomes research.


Public health. Inclusive of addressing social determinants of health.


Public policy. Capacity building, relationship building, and network development.


Thought leadership and strategic development. Strategic advisory services for multisector leaders and coalitions.



Position Summary

The Human Resources Manager provides strategic, managerial and implementation support to the Senior Director of Talent Management and assists with insuring that the Human Resources department is effective, efficient and performing all the daily functions of the department.


The Human Resources Manager performs a variety of supervision and day-to-day HR duties in all phases of the talent management process including talent acquisition and onboarding, employee relations, benefits administration, record keeping, project implementation, compensation, learning and development, performance management, and compliance.



This is an exempt, full-time hybrid position.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Counseling, Psychology, Organizational Development, or closely related field required; HR certification preferred.
  • 4+ years of relevant human resources generalist experience required, preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • A deep and demonstrated commitment to building diversity, equity, and inclusion into HR practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including outstanding grammar, excellent proofreading skills, and exceptional ability to write business correspondence.
  • Outstanding facilitation, interpersonal, communication/presentation, and coaching skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to be flexible and multi-task with demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities.
  • Experience managing HR in multiple states is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required with experience managing Human Resources Information Systems, preferably Paylocity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, particularly Excel


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Recruitment, Hiring, and Onboarding

  • Implement and maintain a highly competitive recruitment and retention strategy for attracting, hiring retaining talented, motivated, and an high performing staff and build a strong pipeline of diverse and qualified candidates that serve both the specific requirements of projects/programs and LPHI’s broader organizational goals
  • Implement and oversee recruitment and hiring policies including maintaining applicant database, exploring new technology, developing interview questions, conducting interviews, advising on appropriate pre-employment testing, conducting background and reference checks, and communicating with candidates.
  • Acts as a staffing agent assisting in identifying and recruiting qualified candidates hired by LPHI for work with contracted organizations including local and state agencies.
  • Manage and execute the practicum and intern programs, including creating and maintaining relationships with universities and organizations statewide for recruitment opportunities.
  • Provide support to managers throughout the hiring process to ensure equitable and effective hiring practices.
  • Implement a clear, compelling, and inclusive onboarding process that grounds all new employees in our shared values, core competencies and approaches.


Human Resources Management and Administration

  • Implement and create a tactical plan that coincides with the overall strategic plan and objectives for the department and organization.
  • Incorporate LPHI’s diversity, equity and inclusion framework into all HR management activities and develop programs to help achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and objectives.
  • Stay up to date on best HR practices and changes to HR law and recommend updates to HR policies and procedures to respond to new requirements that may arise.
  • Serve as system administrator for LPHI’s HRIS, including development, maintenance, and implementation of new technologies.
  • Promote excellent working relationships with all staff that are part of the recruitment, onboarding, and compliance process to ensure that staff view HR as a customer-friendly support team.
  • Clearly communicate new and existing HR policies through various strategies such as workshops, webinars, manuals, handbooks, videos, e-mails, etc.
  • Partner effectively with external organizations as needed in areas such as recruitment, compliance, benefits, and talent development.
  • Leverage data analytics to drive organizational decision-making and advancement for core facets of HR-related activities.
  • Maintain positive, strong, credible, professional, and interpersonal relationships with all parties relevant to LPHI and represent the best interest of LPHI at all times.

Operations and Compliance 

  • Manage HR budgets and contribute to overall agency budget regarding fringe benefits and other HR-related items.
  • Ensure that LPHI follows all federal, state, and local employment laws, regulations, licensing, and training requirements for staff.
  • Assist with the analysis, maintenance, and communication of current legal and compliance issues as they change and develop. Assist with the analysis of current staff, terminated staff, resigned staff, and vacancies along with associated data.
  • Maintain compliance with all HR-related 990 items such as compensation studies.
  • Oversee benefits administration, including benefit renewal, communication, liaison to broker and insurance providers, and administrator of the benefits system.
  • Establish, maintain, and oversee confidential HR and personnel files, including time and attendance, performance reviews, health and information and benefits, employee grievances.
  • Research employment law issues to improve the administrative functions of the organization and consult with legal counsel to reduce the risk of company liability.
  • Serve as a liaison and resource to LPHI staff and supervisors’ issues on HR related



Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging


  • Assist with the implementation of the values-centered cross-organizational equity plan which will include an HR policy audit and working in partnership with the operations team to ensure alignment with the organizational equity plan.
  • Support and ensure the existing internal equity work aligns with the equity plan



Perform other duties or special projects as necessary.


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Care deeply and is committed to LPHI’s Strategic Plan Priorities, Mission, Vision and Values with ability to demonstrate LPHI’s core competencies.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and diplomacy especially in complex and confidential situations.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism at all times.
  • Strong knowledge of industry standards, best practices, regulatory requirements, and employment law.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment; flexibility with an ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively on a team and with internal and external stakeholders and diverse partners.
  • Ability to work and manage effectively in a matrix environment including working with teams and teams of teams in order to extrapolate plans and create results through critical thinking and exercising sound judgment.
  • Ability to think from a “systems” perspective; understanding the interrelatedness of components within systems and finding synergies and appropriate connections which drive change and improve the whole.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple priorities effectively and efficiently while regularly meeting deadlines.
  • Strong emotional intelligence skills, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated learning orientation.
  • Ability to champion and manage change.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver with excellent quality and impact.
  • Ability to model and inspire authentic leadership; and coach, manage and develop team members.
  • Ability to makes others feel able to discuss sensitive issues without fear. A naturally empathetic leader who inspires trust among employees.


  • Minimum starting salary of $55,000
  • LPHI offers a competitive benefits package


Please no calls or emails regarding the details of the position. 


Equal Opportunity Employer