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Director of People and Culture


To help support our continued growth, NMILC is seeking a passionate, creative, and collaborative Director of People and Culture professional with human resources and organizational development experience, exceptional judgment and interpersonal skills, and a strong desire to recruit, develop, and retain a dynamic and diverse team of legal and social justice advocates. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative bi-lingual leader with cultural humility who provides exceptional wisdom, guidance and leadership in shaping our organizational culture and seamlessly advances equity, inclusion, and belonging in all facets of our human resources and organizational development systems and processes. Working closely with the Executive Director, Finance Department staff, program managers and supervisors, this Director will be involved in a wide range of strategic planning and internal initiatives and will be responsible for leading all aspects of Human Resources, organizational development, diversity, equity and inclusion including recruiting/retention, hiring/onboarding, performance management, compensation and benefits, compliance, training and development. employee relations, occupational health, safety and wellness and all other HR strategies and operations. This Director will work collaboratively with the leadership team to develop our staff to their full, professional potential. The ideal candidate will have a deep appreciation for the value of accountability and transparency and will safeguard the organization’s values, values-based behaviors, and culture.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field required; advanced degree in human resources, business, public administration, or related field highly desirable; Possession of an accreditation or certification from an accredited Human Resources program such as SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR a plus.
  • Our clients, staff, and interns come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Many of our staff members' native language is Spanish. Therefore, our ideal candidate will be bi-lingual, Spanish/English.
  • Minimum 5 years of HR administration experience, with extensive exposure to employee relations, performance management, recruitment, and training and development;
  • Experience in revising or developing new HR policies and procedures to meet changing organizational needs, and to support the desired organizational culture;
  • Understanding of best practices and experience in building inclusive and engaged workplaces; cultural awareness and sensitivity with lens on racial and gender equity; experience supporting a multi-generation workforce;
  • Capacity to build trust and establish rapport as both a leader and colleague, and an ability to facilitate difficult conversations and to provide and receive feedback;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at listening and responding with empathy in a diverse environment, building consensus, and managing conflict;
  • Deep knowledge/expertise of local, state, and federal laws and regulations affecting employer practices and compliance requirements; specific knowledge of requirements for 501(c)(3) organizations preferred;
  • Ability to clearly and consistently articulate a deep understanding of racial equity and structural racism as it relates to legal service and non profit internal operations;
  • An understanding of and commitment to NMILC’s mission is required;
  • Ability to direct staff through a process that builds alignment and trust, and minimizes harm and hurt, especially on high-stakes organizational decisions or moments of tension. A calming force that helps reduce and avoid unnecessary conflict, while preventing and addressing issues effectively;
  • Extraordinary emotional intelligence and interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact with a wide range of audiences on complex issues.

This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive for our field and geographic area and is commensurate with experience. Salary range is 100,360-$125,320.


NMILC currently offers a generous benefits package, including;   


  • 100% of Individual Employee Health Premium paid by NMILC for the Base Plan and 50% for dependents. Buy-up Plan also available;
  • Access to a 401K plan and discretionary employer match up to 10% of base salary (determined each fiscal year based on funding projections);  
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account for pre-tax funds for medical and/or dependent care cost.

Benefits may be subject to change at any time based on changes to the organization’s budget.

NMILC also recognizes the value of creating an environment of positive work/life balance, acknowledging that investing in staff’s ability to take care of themselves and their families enables them to do their best work. The plan currently includes:

  • Flexible work schedule and hybrid remote work options;
  • 15 paid vacation days (3 weeks) annually;
  • 1 earned sick leave hour for every 30 hours worked;
  • Company-paid federal holidays in addition to paid 2 weeks of winter break, 1 week for spring break, and 1 week for summer break, and other days as established in coordination with the local public school schedule


Submission Deadline: 
December 17, 2023
Organization Information: 
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
625 Silver Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
Phone: 505-247-1023