Human Resources - Regional HR Manager

Harlingen, TX, USA ● TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America Req #1651
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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Job Summary/General Purpose of Job

  • Functions as the primary point of contact on Human Resources matters for an assigned region and/or area of responsibility. The Regional manager will lead the HR function for a project of the ABA, the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project “ProBAR.”  ProBAR’s Regional manager will lead a team of passionate HR professionals who serve a staff of 280 employees working in the field of immigration legal and advocacy services. The primary office is in Harlingen, Texas with a small field office in Houston.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent)

  • Functions as the primary point of contact on Human Resources matters for an assigned region and/or area of responsibility. Serves a vital liaison between ProBAR Leadership and ABA Chicago Leadership and HR team members.
  • Provides leaders, managers, and staff with guidance on human resources policies, practices, and solutions.
  • Will serve as the primary contact for the assigned region’s employee relations and escalates complex matters to the Division Director – Human Resources. This includes participation in monthly ABA Employee Relations update meetings, hosted by the Associate Director of Employee Relations.
  • Identifies Learning and Development needs across the business and develops content and or programs to develop high performing staff. Establishes training schedules and presents content to staff regularly, utilizing available resources and researching alternate areas when special content is required. Establishes analytics to track progress and measure success.
  • In coordination with the Associate Director – Employee Relations and the ABA’s Ethics Committee, conducts preliminary investigations into policy violations, interviews appropriate parties, and prepares draft findings for consideration.
  • Oversees the HR operations and compliance of policy and program functional areas, through the accountable HR Operations Supervisor. This includes full cycle talent acquisition, benefits administration, compliance, compensation, talent development and policy/process administration.
  • Provides preliminary coaching and counseling to employees seeking career advice and collaborates with Talent Management team to create learning paths for future career advancement.
  • May serve as primary point of contact for staff needing additional support related to vicarious trauma as part of their duties serving at-risk children and adults in immigration custody. Leads coordination of supplemental benefits of counseling services and additional wellness-related activities.
  • Facilitates the adoption and acceptance of the ABA’s diversity and inclusion goals, at the staff, member, and candidate levels.
  • Ensures HR functions are carried out in alignment with ProBAR’s values and beliefs, Who We Are – ABA ProBAR.
  • Provides business intelligence on talent acquisition and external pay practices, which may impact the Association’s ability to attract, train, and retain talented staff members.
  • Manages funder-required technical compliance related to onboarding and off-boarding of staff including, but not limited to, background checks, non-disclosure agreements, and self-reporting requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least six years human resources experience which must have included experience in one or more of the following areas: talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, employee/labor relations, talent development, and/or functioning as an HR generalist.
  • At least three years’ experience in providing leadership and development training and coaching, including developing, presenting and measuring results.
  • At least two years' experience supervising HR staff.


Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience

  • Previous human resources experience in a not-for-profit, NGO, and/or association setting.
  • Possession of one or more HR certifications provided through the Society for Human Resources Management or other related professional organization.
  • Experience supporting staff working with marginalized populations or at-risk communities.
  • Spanish language fluency - written and verbal.

Physical Requirements

  • Typical office work environment.

Extent of Travel Required in the Job

  • As a normal course of business, this job will typically require travel of up to 15% of the time.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $101,040.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $124,195.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Harlingen, TX, USA
  • TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America