The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia seeks an experienced Human Resources professional to assume responsibility for strategic and the day-to-day management of all human resource functions by May 25, 2021. The Human Resources Director will manage a two-person HR department for our Philadelphia-based nonprofit of approximately 80 individuals.


  • Return to Work – Work with key colleagues to redefine what the workplace will look like during and after the pandemic
  • Organizational Culture – Work with our CEO, Executive and Leadership Teams to create and maintain a positive outlook for employees, define and communicate core organizational values to support a positive culture that provides a great employee experience and ensures organizational productivity and success. Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to consistently improve the employee experience and professional progress, individual and cross-departmental efficiency, and overall organizational success
  • Recruitment and Onboarding – Partner with Executive and Leadership Teams to strategize & execute on hiring needs within budget framework. Further develop our onboarding process to ensure new employees are being effectively provided with the tools & training to be setup for success in their new roles. Take an active role in annual budgeting process
  • Performance Development – Manage administration of Jewish Federation’s goal-setting and work plan process, ensure that weekly check ins occur throughout the organization; work with individual managers to positively impact poor performance and create performance improvement plans when necessary. Work with COO to develop a new and improved employee appraisal format and timeline
  • Training – Develop an annual training plan to provide continuing growth and development opportunities for employees at all levels of the organization
  • Team Resource – Provide professional support, counsel, and development tactics to all Jewish Federation team members. Provide advice, guidance and direct support on all aspects related to working at the Jewish Federation
  • Compensation, Payroll and Benefits Administration – Maintain the integrity of Jewish Federation’s compensation structure. Provide supervision and guidance to the Manager of Payroll and Benefits to ensure that employees are paid on a timely and accurate basis, have quality benefit options, understand their benefits, and receive support for benefit and pay-related issues
  • Best Practices – Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate and support implementation of changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management
  • Data – Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organization’s human resource information system
  • Legal – Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance


  • Proven track record of 8 to 10 years in HR Management, preferably at the Director level
  • Collaborative, approachable, and visible
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, are critical
  • Strong business acumen
  • Effective listener and problem solver with the ability to work with and relate to all stakeholders in the organization
  • “Hands-on” leader who enjoys strategy but is a self-starter willing to work closely with all staff
  • Demonstrated experience in creating organizational culture initiatives; DEI experience is a plus
  • Ability to understand and work with cross-departmental budgeting
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Reputation of exemplifying the highest standards of integrity, honesty and discretion
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office and G-Suite applications, and HRIS/Payroll/Timekeeping system applications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred


Please send your resume, letter of interest and salary requirements to jobs@jewishphilly.org.


Since 1901 the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia mobilized financial and volunteer resources to address the communities’ most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world. We are the region’s only organization that mobilizes individuals to care for, enrich, and convene our local and global Jewish community.


We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.