Director of Human Resources Strategy & Management

Career Description

The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking a Director of Human Resources (HR) Strategy and Management who will promote our organizational values of Courage, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence in all areas of HR policies, practices, and programs, and also support the agency as it works to fully integrate these values into our organizational culture. The CPCS Director of HR Strategy and Management will lead the development and implementation of the agency’s HR strategies and goals.

The mission of CPCS’s HR Department is to attract, develop, support, and retain high-performing employees committed to delivering and supporting client-centered, culturally competent, and holistic representation across all practice areas. We provide representation in criminal, delinquency, youthful offender, child welfare, guardianship, mental health, sexually dangerous person, and sex offender registry matters. Our workforce includes approximately 700 employees in legal, investigative, social service, managerial, oversight, administrative, financial, and IT positions. As a member of CPCS’s Senior Management Team, the individual selected for this position will report directly to the CPCS Chief Counsel.

Major areas of responsibility for the HR Team include: policy development, review, and interpretation; on-boarding, recruitment and hiring; classification and compensation; benefits and leave administration; worker’s compensation; performance evaluation and management; employee relations; management consultation and coaching; training; payroll; human resources information systems (HRIS) used to maintain and analyze employee and applicant data and to track various HR processes; legal compliance; reasonable accommodations; and investigation and resolution of workplace complaints, including those alleging disparate treatment or harassment.


CPCS offers a competitive compensation, benefits, and pension package; a diverse and inclusive culture; colleagues and co-workers who are committed to and passionate about their work; and the opportunity to serve. Salary Range: $120,000 to $137,800


The position will be posted until filled, however preference will be given to candidates who apply prior to May 3, 2021.


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Career Experience


To perform this job successfully, the individual must possess the following:

• A bachelor’s degree or higher in human resources, business administration, organizational development or related field, or a
comparable mix of education, experience, and skills.
• At least ten years of HR experience with increasing responsibilities, including at least five years of direct management and supervision
• Access to a personal computer with home internet access sufficient to work remotely.

Company Description

CPCS is the state agency in Massachusetts responsible for providing an attorney when the state or federal constitution or a state statute requires the appointment of an attorney for a person who cannot afford to retain one. The agency provides representation in criminal, delinquency, youthful offender, child welfare, guardianship, mental health, sexually dangerous person, and sex offender registry cases, as well as in appeals and post-conviction and post-judgment proceedings related to those matters.

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