Personnel Administrator

UNITE HERE Local 11 represents 32,000 hospitality workers across Southern California and Arizona. Our local is the fastest growing in the private sector. We are looking for a motivated Personnel Administrator who wants to work for an organization dedicated to social justice for working people. This position works primarily from the main office in Los Angeles.

JOB TITLE: Personnel Administrator


The Personnel Administrator will perform a wide variety of professional and administrative duties in the areas of general human resources: benefits management, staff policy management and compliance with employment laws. The Personnel Administrator will be responsible for providing support to the Staff Director to develop and oversee systems to address a range of personnel issues. This role is full-time, exempt.


  • Assist in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations; recommend best practices; review policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Assist the leadership of the union in implementing personnel policies and practices that are aligned with overall organizational goals.
  • Conduct the on-boarding process for all new hires; provide to staff and rank-and-file workers employed by the union ongoing training and support on administrative procedures related to their employment.
  • Help union leadership explain and implement personnel policies with staff.
  • Assist the Staff Director in developing and maintaining systems to track the regular evaluation and development of staff.
  • Maintain complete personnel records for all staff.
  • Assist the Payroll department to ensure accurate and timely submission by staff of all pay, expense, and benefit-related paperwork.
  • Interface with tenants of the union’s property and other service providers around any personnel policies applicable to them.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3–5 years of Human Resources and/or personnel administrative experience in a non-profit organization

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for progressive politics and social justice
  • Experience providing feedback and advice to employees on compliance issues in a proactive and compassionate manner.
  • Basic knowledge of state and federal employment practices, policies, legal and EEOC guidelines, as well as compensation, wage and hour, and benefits administration.
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized, with excellent follow-through and analytical skills.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interface with others inside and outside of the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Excellent digital skills (Microsoft and Google Workspace); capacity to quickly learn and train staff on new apps, database programs.
  • Must be able to work independently, juggle priorities, and manage time to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.

To Apply:
Please send résumé and cover letter to Robin Rodriguez.