Company Description

Detention in Arizona is growing, family separation continues, and recent changes to case law and policies have made bond and asylum incredibly challenging. The Florence Project is on the frontlines of immigration, fighting back against constant attacks on immigrants’ rights. We are looking for a talented and creative people to join our growing team to provide top notch mentorship, program development, and legal representation. Come join our team and be part of the change, fighting for immigrants’ rights in these challenging times.

The Florence Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal and social services to adults and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings. As a result, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally through direct service, partnerships with the community, and advocacy and outreach efforts.

Job Description

The Florence Project was founded in 1989 to respond to a representation crisis for indigent non-citizens detained at the rural Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center in Florence, Arizona. We strive to counteract systemic injustices that arise in the immigration system due, in part, to the lack of universal right to representation. Through our programs today, we provide services to the more than 6,000 men, women, and children detained in Eloy, Florence, Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona on any given day. The Florence Project is nationally known for its legal and social services that ensure that detained people are empowered and have access to justice. The Florence Project provides high quality legal services and supports initiatives for national changes in immigration law and policy. 

The Florence Project is seeking a Human Resources Manager to join our Administrative team. This team oversees and manages organization and Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Manager is responsible for ensuring the management of HR operations and processes are in line with organization culture and employee satisfaction objectives.  This position is an important part of the management team and reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Essential duties include:

  • Develop and implement HR strategies; manage HR operations, programs and process.
  • Recruit applicants from various talent pools and manage talent acquisition process, including creative sourcing of candidates.  Create a collection of interested and motivated candidates to fill open positions as they come available.
  • Consult with Director of Operations, leadership team, and managers on organizational structure, roles, responsibilities and staffing levels. Create and update job descriptions and job requirements where and when needed. 
  • Manage hiring, onboarding, initial training and development to ensure full level of engagement and long-term success of new staff members. 
  • Coach and support managers to ensure they have the necessary tools and resources needed to optimize performance and achieve established organization goals; provide ongoing support and coaching to all staff to ensure the organization is transparent and consistent in applying human resource policies.
  • Collaborate with Director of Operations, Executive Director, and Personnel Committee, to develop, update, and maintain the organization’s compensation program, to include a compensation philosophy, structure, and market data. 
  • Monitor and maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment and benefits laws and regulations by communicating with the organization’s employment attorney and community human resources professionals.  Educate staff and implement applicable employment law changes as needed, including maintaining employee handbook and facilitating changes as needed. 
  • Coordinate benefit administration to include leaves of absences and paid time off, time and attendance, overtime, and separations. Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Perform benefits administration, including claims resolution, change resolution, approving invoices for payment, and regularly educating/communicating benefits information to employees. 
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team. Participate in management team level meetings and decisions.
  • Manage the Human Resources Department, which currently includes an HR Assistant.

The Human Resources team is based in our Tucson office, though particularly strong candidates may also be considered for work from our Phoenix office. This position requires regular travel among our offices (Tucson, Phoenix, and Florence).


This is a full-time, salaried exempt position. We offer a competitive salary for our network. Florence Project strives to create and uphold a positive, supportive, and inclusive work environment for staff.  We offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, with full premiums paid by the Florence Project.  We also provide mileage reimbursement for travel between offices and places of work. After one year of employment, staff members are eligible for the employer matching retirement plan. Paid time off includes one personal day each month in addition to fifteen days of vacation and twelve days of sick/medical leave annually, six weeks of parental leave (up to twelve weeks total, with option to use personal, vacation, and sick paid time off for unpaid portion), and bereavement leave. The Florence Project observes all federal holidays. After three consecutive years of employment with the Florence project, staff members are eligible for an eight week paid sabbatical.





  • Bachelor’s Degree or three to five years of human resources generalist experience required. 
  • Certificate from HRCI or SHRM: SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
  • Knowledge of HRIS and payroll systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of HR functions and procedures (e.g. pay and benefits, recruitment, training, and development). 
  • Aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making.
  • Strength of character, integrity, ethics, commitment, and reliability. Must adhere to confidentiality requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse populations. Must be a positive team player.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent problem solving, research, and analytical skills. Able to effectively manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. 
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Ability to travel regularly and access to reliable transportation, especially among offices and secondary work locations.
  • Must be able to clear basic background checks


This is an immediate opening.  To apply, please complete the application below, upload a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and resume with three professional references. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Florence Project values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and members of underrepresented communities.


This job announcement is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change and modification without notice. This job announcement includes a non-exhaustive list of responsibilities, qualifications and requirements of the position, but does not necessarily include all the job functions of the position.