Job Opening

Director of Human Resources

November 28, 2018

Position: Director of Human Resources 

Department: Administration

Reports to: President & CEO

Job Location: Moorpark Avenue, San Jose

Work Hours: Full-Time, Exempt

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) which was founded in 1973 has an amazing opportunity for the above position in the non-profit sector. AACI’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. We do this by providing an array of high quality health and human services, sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best services delivery practices, and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues. AACI has over 170 employees and an annual budget of over $16M. 

Position Summary

The Director of Human Resources provides strategic leadership and oversight of all agency Human Resources (HR) programs and functions. Responsibilities encompass strategic workforce planning, including attracting, developing, engaging, retaining, and rewarding talent; negotiating benefits with brokers; employee relations, including terminations; maintaining personnel records and other HR systems; and supervising HR staff. The Human Resources Director is a key contributor on the Executive Leadership Team and reports directly to the President & CEO.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership and management to ensure that Human Resources align with and supports agency goals.  Evaluate agency culture and provide recommendations to accomplish agency priorities.  Stay abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and new requirements in HR and incorporate into agency as appropriate.
  • Oversee all aspects of employee relations.  Recommend and establish agency HR policies and procedures, maintain and circulate up-to-date employee handbook, and provide related staff training and follow up.  Responds to grievances and mediate workplace disputes.
  • Create and implement agency workforce development plan. Develop and maintain relationships with employment agencies, universities, other recruitment resources, and counterparts at similar community-based organizations.
  • Direct the design and administration of benefit programs to include health, retirement, death, disability, and unemployment. Negotiate with insurance brokers. Evaluate and recommend improvements to benefit programs.
  • Oversee development of the agency’s compensation philosophy and program design.  Prepare and maintain agency pay philosophy, salary structure, job documentation, and job evaluation systems. Oversee performance management and annual review processes.
  • Evaluate and recommend human resource outsourcing opportunities and identify potential vendors. Recommend, develop, and maintain human resource databases, computer software systems, and manual filing systems.
  • Coordinate the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural problems and inquiries. Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements.
  • Prepare for and participate in agency audits and contract monitoring as needed.
  • Supervise and develop HR staff.
  • Lead agency staff meetings and other planning and policy committees as appropriate.  Direct the design of the agency employment engagement/staff satisfaction surveys.
  • Actively participate in Executive Leadership Team meetings and ideally attend agency Board meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • BA/BS in business, management, human resources, or related field; graduate degree and nonprofit experience highly preferred.
  • Proven track record in a Human Resource leadership position with a minimum of five years of experience managing a HR team or equivalent leadership and management experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience handling confidential information with sensitivity and professionalism.
  • Working knowledge of current employment and benefit laws and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently bends, lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds with relative ease. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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AACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partnership status, family care leave status, medical condition as defined under California law, mental or physical disability (including persons infected with the HIV virus or persons with AIDS), genetic information, immigration status, military service or veteran’s status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions (including lactation), or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.


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