Director of Human Resources

  • WNY

The Buffalo Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice, is seeking a Director of Human Resources. An affiliate of the National Urban League, The Buffalo Urban League collaborates at national and local levels with community leaders, policymakers, and corporate partners to elevate the standard of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate all human resource and administrative policies and activities, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organizations mission and talent strategy. As a member of the leadership team, the Director will be a seasoned professional who is passionate about driving human resource strategy, and fostering a culture that enables all staff to do meaningful, impactful work in an inclusive environment.

The ideal candidate must be a motivated and innovative leader and have the ability to act as a business partner while planning, organizing and directing a comprehensive human resources department and programs. Required competencies include: subject matter expertise in human resource, personnel management and payroll laws, policies, and procedures, business acumen, ethical conduct, decision making, diplomacy, communications proficiency, strategic/analytical thinking, and a visionary outlook. The Human Resources Director will be a hands-on team player and share a passion for the agency’s mission to help African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights.

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8-10 years of related human resources leadership experience is required. A master’s degree and PHR certification are both preferred. Qualified candidates may email a resume and cover letter to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at

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