People Operations Manager

Center for Popular Democracy
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 01

Position description

Preference for Washington DC or Brooklyn, NY but could be remote, with ability for occasional travel (post-pandemic) to East Coast.

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a People Operations Manager to join our HR Team.  This role will support interviewing, hiring, onboarding, training and development, time-tracking and supporting CPD/A’s human resources policies.    

About CPD + CPDA

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 53 affiliates in 34 states and Puerto Rico, to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

We are seeking a People Operations Manager to support interviewing, hiring, onboarding, training and development, evaluation and time-tracking initiatives.

The People Operations Manager will report to the Director of Human Resources and work closely with the Director of Talent and Equity.  

Primary Responsibilities

The People Operations Manager will:

  • Execute tasks relating to employee recruitment/onboarding (posting job descriptions, scheduling onboarding appointments, gathering new hire documents, relaying information about CPDA to candidates);
  • Maintain personnel files;
  • Support the Director of Human Resources in administration of our Collective Bargaining Unit;
  • Support small to large scale projects and events related to interviewing, hiring, onboarding, training, evaluation, record-keeping, timekeeping, and other HR-related requests;
  • Provide support to diversity, equity, and inclusion and employee engagement  initiatives.


This role is perfect for someone with administrative or operations experience looking to begin to specialize in Human Resources.  The ideal candidate would bring with them a combination of the following experiences and skills:  

  • ~6 years experience doing administration or operations,  preferably at a grassroots community organization;
  • Experience with federal, state and employment laws;
  • Experience working in an unionized workplace;
  • Experience working with human resources information systems--extra credit for working with the Namely HRIS system;
  • Commitment to deadlines;
  • Commitment to confidentiality.

Salary and Benefits:

CPD/A is a unionized workplace.  This is a confidential position, not included in our bargaining unit. Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years of experience, location, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $63,000-73,000.  We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 14 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

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