Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) - Director of Human Resources

Washington, DC
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Organization Overview

The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) is the only committee solely dedicated to electing and supporting Democratic state Attorneys General.  

Democratic Attorneys General play a critical role in protecting civil rights, promoting progress and diversity, fighting corruption, and ensuring the law is applied fairly to all. 

As a committee, DAGA provides political and policy support to Democratic AGs and candidates, building the platform to highlight their successes and to extend their reach as they work to serve as the People’s Lawyers. 

Since its creation in 2002, DAGA has grown significantly. Today, DAGA is a record-breaking committee with a passionate team of over 40 staff. In the 2022 midterms, DAGA raised $25.5 million and flipped two key AG offices. 

Democratic AGs currently hold 24 seats and represent the most diverse coalition of Democratic AGs in history. 

Democratic AGs are among the most effective champions at keeping our communities safe, defending our rights, and holding bad actors accountable. From public safety and workers’ rights to climate action and election defense, Democratic AGs are front and center in the current political and policy landscape.

Position Overview

DAGA is seeking a talented and experienced Director of Human Resources to partner with DAGA leadership to develop and implement a human resources strategy and action plan that supports the organization’s mission and results in best practices and policies.

Leading a small team, the Director oversees DAGA’s HR administration, including payroll, benefits, recruitment, hiring, onboarding/offboarding, and employee relations for a growing staff of 45 employees.

The Director will develop and implement the vision for building, growing, and retaining a high-performing team and serve as a key thought partner to leadership and staff on applying a strong equity and inclusion lens to management practices, hiring, and organizational planning.

The ideal candidate will have superb interpersonal skills, excellent judgment and discretion, and be committed to fostering trust and respect with staff at all levels of the organization.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a thoughtful leader with significant human resources experience and a commitment to DAGA’s mission to serve in a key position at a high impact, growing organization.

Key Responsibilities

Human Resources

  • Support employee development, retention, well-being, growth, and career advancement to encourage a culture of learning and excellence
  • Manage employee relations, addressing issues and conflicts constructively and with empathy, consistent with employment laws and regulations
  • Manage HR-related budgets
  • Maintain compliance with employment laws and regulations in concert with COO/GC and recommend improvements to achieve best practices, including updating the DAGA Employee Handbook as needed
  • Advise and support DAGA’s intern program and intern program coordinators
  • Work with DAGA executive team and/or legal counsel on disciplinary issues as needed
  • Supervise a senior human resources manager and an office manager
  • Manage HRIS system
  • Partner with the Executive Team in supporting the organization’s commitment to applying an equity and inclusion lens to strategic and tactical decision-making in alignment with DAGA’s mission
  • Support ongoing internal assessments to achieve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals, including identifying challenges to ensure the organization attains excellence
  • Provide leadership for the development of programs and services that support, develop, leverage, and recognize the strengths and contributions of all employees


  • Oversee and refine hiring strategy and processes and manage the process for recruitment, onboarding, and offboarding
  • Serve as a thought partner to staff on applying a strong equity and inclusion lens to all hiring and management practices and organizational structures

Benefits Administration

  • Supervise the payroll process and maintain personnel files for DAGA employees
  • Oversee employee benefits programs and the open enrollment process
  • Review benefits programs and recommend changes as needed

Key Attributes and Qualifications

  • At least ten years of experience in human resources, including leadership roles
  • Experience working in political, advocacy or campaign organizations
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to help build equitable and inclusive environments, including through systems, processes, and practices
  • High level of professionalism and ability to handle confidential situations and information
  • Ability to diagnose issues and exercise sound judgment in complex and sensitive HR situations
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines and work independently, and a keen eye for details
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles and programs
  • Resourceful, flexible, and comfortable using new technologies
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, and other communication tools such as Wickr and Signal
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Commitment to DAGA’s mission to elect Democratic Attorneys General across the nation
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Structure and Location

This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel.

The position will be located at DAGA’s Washington, DC office and is not eligible to be a remote position. DAGA currently operates with a hybrid model where DC-based employees work in-office three days a week and work remotely from home two days a week. DAGA’s office is open 9 AM – 6 PM Eastern, but extended and nontraditional work hours are required.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this role is $130,000-$140,000, based on experience.

DAGA offers a generous benefits package that includes fully paid health, dental, vision, short term, long term, and life insurance policies, pre-tax spending accounts, monthly remote work stipend or monthly transit benefit.

To Apply

To apply for this position, submit a resume and concise written response to the questions outlined below at Questions: 1. Please tell us what about DAGA’s mission excites you? 2. Please describe how your experience and skills in Human Resources will help DAGA and its staff. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

DAGA values a truly diverse workforce and is committed to a culture of inclusivity, respect, and integrity.

DAGA strongly encourages people with disabilities, people of color, transgender and non-binary people, and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.  

DAGA is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex: age; marital status; personal appearance; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; family responsibilities; disability; matriculation; genetic information; credit Information; status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking. DAGA will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


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