Liberty Hill’s work is focused on Los Angeles County; however, we understand that what happens in L.A. influences the nation. In this historical moment, we believe it is especially important for Los Angeles to be a beacon of social justice nationwide.?
OUR APPROACH: Liberty Hill is a public foundation founded in 1976 to power social change from the ground up by fueling grassroots community organizing. Every dollar invested in community organizing yields a $90 return in community benefits through progressive policy change. We support organizers who are tackling injustice with our three-pronged strategy, involving:
Grant making - Liberty Hill’s unique approach to grant making ensures that social justice organizations that build power through grassroots community organizing, coalition building and partnerships, and advocacy have the resources they need to win campaigns and defend underserved communities. The Foundation also focuses on organizations led by and for most impacted by systemic injustice, largely low-income communities of color, because they are best suited to create their own solutions. With input from seasoned activists and policy experts, Liberty Hill awards grants to L.A.’s most effective grassroots groups. At the same time, our rapid response funds can move money fast in times of crisis or opportunity.?
Leadership Training - When it comes to fighting for justice, leadership matters. Through Liberty Hill’s Wally Marks Leadership Institute, we have provided hundreds of rising organizers and activists across Los Angeles County with tools and skills to help change themselves and their communities. With the Commissions Training Program, Liberty Hill prepares community leaders to serve effectively on L.A.’s many influential boards and commissions.
Alliance Building - Liberty Hill works at the intersections of philanthropy, grassroots organizing and public policy, forging powerful relationships and building coalitions between funders, activists and policymakers. Coalitions established by Liberty Hill have influenced everything from school discipline practices to environmental regulations.
In 2017, Liberty Hill launched the Agenda for a Just Future (AJF) to fight for our youth, our health and our homes with three focused campaigns. We believe we can stop incarcerating kids, ensure adequate affordable housing for every Angelino and end the oil drilling that sickens our region’s poorest communities.
At Liberty Hill, we seek to cultivate a strong sense of belonging in an engaged, rewarding, and productive workplace where team members collaborate from multiple locations in a remote hybrid work environment. Reporting to the SVP, Chief of People and Advancement (SVP), the Sr. Director, People Operations (SDP) is the head of human resources, and consults with the SVP, CEO, and Executive Team to set the strategic vision for People Operations at Liberty Hill.
We constantly work toward cultivating a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the communities we serve, bringing a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to an environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. The SDP will be a champion for our organizational culture and will support the Executive Team and other leaders, fostering organizational development and growth. They will build professional credibility and mutual trust, and ensure that internal clients have access to high-quality advice and guidance in giving and receiving direct feedback.
The SDP will be driven, efficient, and entrepreneurial in their quest toward excellence. They will be self-aware and unafraid to admit mistakes, embracing curiosity and personal growth. They will have proven experience navigating employee relations and building relationships built on trust and credibility. This role presents a unique opportunity to join a growing organization at an exciting time.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Recruiting, Onboarding, HRMS
Compensation and Benefits
Organizational Design and Development
$100,000 - $110,000
WFH Flexible - L.A. County ONLY
Liberty Hill Foundation is not just an equal opportunity employer; we are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. LHF does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.