Human Resources DirectorAt Foundation for Jewish Camp

Posted Aug 24, 2023 Job Length Full Time


The Human Resource Director will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the HR Director will focus on all areas of Human Resources, in partnership with our PEO firm, Prestige. FJC has grown significantly over the last two years, including the creation of a regional office structure, and will continue to grow in line with our most recent strategic plan. The HR Director will oversee all aspects of our hiring, retention, and administration of the HR function to ensure that FJC can support our national employees and instill a positive, engaged work force. The HR Director will lead with equity and inclusion at the forefront of their work


  • Work with CPO and other senior leaders to ensure an intentional internal culture that recruits and retains top talent.
  • Update and enhance existing human resource policies, tools and systems.
  • In partnership with the CPO and Senior Director, Organizational Development, enhance FJC’s professional development and performance measurement systems.
  • In partnership with the CPO support promotion practices and deal with performance issues. Review salary/title structure and ensure consistency and appropriate levels of transparency for the staff. Create and oversee performance reviews for all staff and 360 reviews when relevant.
  • Oversee all aspects of the hiring process – including position definitions, recruitment, interviewing and onboarding of new staff, both strategically and administratively.
  • Manage relationship with external partners including PEO, 401(k) vendors, insurance partners ensuring annual reviews of each vendor, overseeing the implementation of changes to any partners. Act as point of contact for each partner.
  • Oversee all internal HR documentation and the Employee Handbook.
  • Continuous improvement and development of DEI standards, protocols, initiatives, resources, and learning
  • Support CPO and CEO in organizational structure and team design.
  • In partnership with the Senior Director, Organizational Development design and implement staff engagement activities to enhance culture and build ongoing collaborations.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Provides thought leadership for policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.
  • Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management.
  • Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.
  • Develops and implements departmental budget.
  • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for staff.
  • Performs other duties as required.


FJC’s work is guided by six values: agility, community-mindedness, excellence, imagination, joy, and social responsibility.

  • You possess a high level of interpersonal savvy and are committed to building strategic, successful relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • You are self-motivated with excellent organizational, people, project, and time management skills. You can prioritize a diverse and demanding workload; set attainable expectations; delegate appropriately; and hold yourself and collaborators accountable to deadlines, milestones, and a high level of excellence.
  • You are creative, solution-oriented, and good at knowing which questions to ask of partners, collaborators, and direct reports, where applicable.
  • You have clear written and oral communication skills.
  • You have excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • You have a positive attitude and approach your work with curiosity, humor, and a growth mindset.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, have excellent interpersonal skills, and actively engage colleagues in your work and support their efforts.
  • You take a customer-focused approach to working with any and all stakeholders.
  • You are self-aware and understand that everyone has strengths and limitations. You speak up when you need additional support and react with empathy when others do the same.


  • A dynamic, accountable, agile, and passionate group of colleagues who love camp.
  • Flexibility, respect, and a dynamic innovative workplace and collaborative environment.
  • You get to learn and contribute to what makes young people compassionate and kind!
  • Connection to a large network of Jewish camps and partner organizations.
  • Participation in conferences and staff retreats.
  • Appreciation and recognition for your contributions and accomplishments.
  • A commitment to professional growth and access to mentorship opportunities.





Candidates should have 7-10 years of demonstrated management and leadership experience, with HR experience and some prior exposure to non-profits. Candidates should convey an energetic and professional demeanor, be an excellent team player, and be comfortable managing in a dynamic organization. The ideal candidate will have

  • BSc/MSc in Human Resources or relevant field. Additional certifications are a plus.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of compensation and benefits packages as well as experience with performance management procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple and complex relationships with PEO, insurance, attorneys as well as internal staff.
  • Deep belief in our mission and a passion for non-profit organizations.
  • Possession of superior analytical, abstract reasoning, organizational, interpersonal and facilitation skills, and the ability to communicate clearly to diverse audiences.
  • Consistently demonstrated and exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to powerfully represent FJC’s mission and outcomes to external constituencies.

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Contact Information

Camp Name

Foundation for Jewish Camp

Job Title

Human Resources Director