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Human Resources Manager

Helena, MT, USA

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected]. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. The priority deadline for applications is November 16, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Who We Are:  MLSA is a progressive and growing Montana non-profit law firm. We offer our diverse staff challenging and fulfilling work, a supportive and collegial work environment, a healthy work-life balance, and a generous benefits package. MLSA’s advocates are passionate about our mission to ensure that low-income Montanans have a voice in our justice system. Our management team is dedicated to supporting that mission and making MLSA a great place to work.

MLSA is an equal opportunity employer and we consider the diversity of our staff to be vital to our organization's success. We strongly encourage and welcome people of all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, ages, genders, and physical abilities to apply.

The Location: You’ll be based in Helena, Montana’s capital city, centrally located for a wide variety of outdoor adventures. Helena offers over 80 miles of hiking trails accessible from downtown and its nationally recognized mountain biking trail system offers a full range of expert to family-friendly rides. Cross-country ski trails abound and the local downhill ski area is just 23 miles from Helena and boasts affordable lift tickets, short lift lines, and night skiing on Fridays. And our office is a short walk to Downtown Helena and the Great Northern Town Center featuring great local coffee shops, eateries, craft breweries, a wine bar, a distillery, and handmade ice cream.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Live your values by working at a mission-driven organization
  • Great benefits, generous leave, and competitive pay.
  • Access to a multitude of online and in-person professional development opportunities, including national conferences and trainings.
  • Chance to work with a great group of people to support a good cause.
Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Maintain the compensation plan and benefits program, and procure competitively priced insurance on an annual basis.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for personnel matters, bridging management and employee relations.
  • Plan professional development opportunities and organize training for supervisors and staff.
  • Coordinate recruitment, hiring and retention activities; and manage onboarding and exiting of personnel.
  • Assist in the development and revision of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Support and coordinate MLSA internal communication initiatives.
  • Oversee and manage MLSA’s performance evaluation system and merit bonus program.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field
  • Prior experience working in non-profit HR is preferred, but any professional or volunteer experience that demonstrates a commitment to social justice is valued.
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, conflict resolution, and presentation skills.
  • Overnight and day travel, both in and out of state, is required as needed.

The pay range we’re offering is $55,000 -$65,000, depending on experience. MLSA offers company-paid health, dental, vision and life insurance; an educational loan repayment assistance program; a 403(b) retirement plan; and eligibility for a health reimbursement or health savings account. We also offer a generous paid leave package, including annual, personal and sick leave, and a wellness leave program. And if you move from another town in Montana to join us, we offer up to $500 for relocation reimbursement (or $1,000 if you move from out of state).

How to Apply: 

Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected]. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. The priority deadline for applications is November 16, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Additional Information: 

Please visit our website at to download a detailed job description and learn more about MLSA, our staff, and the work we do.

Organization Info

Montana Legal Services Association

Helena, Montana, USA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

For over fifty years, the Montana Legal Services Association has helped ensure fairness for all in Montana’s justice system by providing civil, non-criminal legal services to low income Montanans living in all 56 Montana counties and on all Tribal Reservations.


As a private, non-profit law firm, MLSA provides non-criminal legal information, advice, and representation to thousands of Montanans each year. MLSA’s services help fight scams on seniors, assist veterans who have been denied their earned benefits, help people escape abusive relationships, and represent families living in unsafe housing conditions.

“Equal Justice for All” is our shared ideal. Every year, millions walk under these words, engraved into the United States Supreme Court building. Every day, millions of schoolchildren pledge their allegiance to a republic “with liberty and justice for all.” And on countless TV shows, you hear the words, “If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.”

Unfortunately, there is no right to an attorney for people facing non-criminal legal problems. For many people, especially those with limited incomes, the high cost of legal assistance can prevent them from obtaining even the most basic access to our court systems.

That’s why MLSA works to provide civil legal aid to low income individuals living throughout Montana – to ensure that equal justice for all is a reality for all Montanans, and not just for those who can afford it.

Awards & Accolades: 
MLSA's Medical-Legal Partnership program received a certificate of recognition for their collaborative effort to improve community health at the Montana Healthy Communities Conference.
MLSA received the Mary Byron Celebrating Solutions Award in recognition of MLSA’s work to provide civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence and break the cycle of violence.
MLSA received a Community Impact Award at the Montana Housing Partnership Conference recognizing the impact of the Keep My Montana Home program on saving homes from foreclosure in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis.
MLSA received the Montana Board of Crime Control’s Innovative Community Improvement Award for using technology to increase access to justice in rural Montana.
Why Work For Us?: 
  • Live your values and put your law degree to work by representing people who deserve a voice in our legal system.
  • Great benefits, generous leave, and competitive pay.
  • Access to free CLE seminars and opportunities to attend national conferences and trainings.
  • The chance to hone your litigation skills in a friendly and supportive work environment.
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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 7 2020
Active Until: 
Dec 6 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Montana Legal Services Association