Director, Human Resources @ Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Director, Human Resources

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Position Summary:


The Human Resources Director is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing Human Resources policies, programs and practices to create and maintain a productive workforce, culture and structure to support the mission, vision and values of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. The Director develops strategies in all areas of Human Resources including, but not limited to, employee relations, talent acquisition, engagement, culture, compensation, and performance management. The HR Director serves as a thought partner to the President and CEO and the Executive Staff, and leads, assesses, mentors and supports team members to ensure daily HR operations are handled timely and appropriately. S/he develops relationships with the employees of the Jewish Federation in order to become the go-to person for advice and counsel on all cultural, organizational and professional issues.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops, recommends and implements HR policies, procedures and practices emphasizing operational excellence; prepares and maintains Employee Handbook. Communicates changes in HR policies and procedures and insures proper compliance.
• Responsible for the employee hiring process, including recruitment, screening, interviewing, conducting background and reference checks, and employment verification.
• Strategizes with CEO and executive leadership regarding staffing, organizational structure and compensation.
• Develops comprehensive approaches to employee development, retention and onboarding. Manages professional development function to ensure current and forecasted skill requirements are available at Federation.
• Counsels, coaches and guides managers and staff in addressing any concerns or complaints brought forward by Jewish Federation employees. Mediate employee relations and performance issues and provide counsel to managers on appropriate methods of performance management.
• Oversee compensation and promotion practices and philosophy to ensure salary benchmarking, equity and market competitiveness.
• Develops and implements employee onboarding programs and performance management systems.

• Works with hiring managers to ensure onboarding training is established and implemented.
• Responsible for administration of all benefit programs including Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life and AD&D insurance, and the 401(k) Program.
• Manages payroll process on a semi-monthly basis; ensures documentation is maintained as required by Finance and external auditors.
• Monitors separations and conducts exit interviews.

• Consults with managers in the development of job descriptions, recruitment plans and selection processes.

• Establishes and maintains department records and reports.

• Consults with partner agencies and synagogues on HR issues, as requested.

• Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and insures Federation’s compliance; consults with legal counsel as appropriate.

Qualifications and Success Factors:
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in Human Resources; management experience preferred.
• Knowledge of human resources administration principles and practices, including selection, classification, evaluation, compensation and benefits administration.

• Knowledge of Federal, State and Local regulations affecting personnel administration. Ability to interpret and apply personnel regulations.

• Experience with payroll and benefits administration.
• Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
• Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills. Ability to resolve personnel disputes.

• Experience managing budgets.
• Strong organizational skills required.
• Strong knowledge of basic office computing, including MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and basic database skills required.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: 401k with match; Long Term Disability
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-10-07
  • Times this job has been viewed: 297 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Human Resources
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
1 Harvard Circle
West Palm Beach , Florida 33409
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