Carolina Legal Associates

CLA is searching for a Human Resources Director for a national law firmThis position will be onsite in the Charleston, SC area. The Director of Human Resources provides leadership and guidance to the firm’s HR operations, including compensation and benefits and recruiting, and assists the firm administration in other matters as needed. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for setting, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant human resources policies, procedures, and best practices. This role may also assist in identifying and implementing long-range strategic talent management goals; developing and implementing other firm policies and procedures; and performing other administration duties.


  • Works closely with firm leadership to execute top-level administrative functions for the firm, including matters affecting general firm policies, staffing, recruitment, retention, and HR compliance matters.
  • Oversees staff personnel matters.
  • Supervises and coordinates staffing, scheduling, discipline, and other personnel issues with firm management.
  • Develop and implement performance management systems, such as performance evaluations.
  • Serve as the firm’s compliance officer for HR matters.
  • Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements in conjunction with other firm officers.
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years of human resource management experience is required, with strategic, talent management, and/or business development experience highly preferred.
  • Experience working in a law firm setting is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • May require working more than 40 hours a week
  • May require prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • May require travel

**All resumes are held in strict confidence.**

Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities or requirements.

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