Director of Human Resources

Reports to CEO


The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community and develop innovative strategies that result in a deep and lasting impact.

Our vision is a vibrant, connected, and enduring Jewish community that is a force for good locally, in Israel, and around the world. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

The Federation seeks highly motivated individuals with a variety of skill sets to build the next generation of Federation engagement. We are especially interested in forward-thinking, collaborative, and open-minded candidates who are willing to take risks, possess a high level of integrity, and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence.


The Director of Human Resources leads the overall function of Human Resources with a focus on practices that support building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Delivering on the organization's objectives to provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Specifically, this position oversees and directs all recruiting and staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations, performance management, succession planning, compliance, organizational design, employee learning and development, and human resource information database systems for the organization. This position coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the Chief Finance and Investments Officer; and assists and advises company management about Human Resources related topics.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position directly manages the Human Resources Administrator to ensure work outcomes align with organizational goals.

  • Develops strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Implements human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, learning, and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, and AA/EEO compliance.
  • Manages human resources by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining staff; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing staff job contributions; maintaining compensation; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Develops human resources financial plans and strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Accomplishes special project results by identifying and clarifying issues and priorities; communicating and coordinating requirements; expediting fulfillment; evaluating milestone accomplishments; evaluating optional courses of action; changing assumptions and direction.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
  • Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Supervises the staff of the human resource department.
  • Participates on committees and special projects and seeks additional responsibilities.


Required Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Labor Relations, or Business
  • 5-7 years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • Any combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Labor Relations, or Business
  • 7-10 years of human resource experience and/or specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations
  • Professional certification
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement
  • Possess ongoing affiliations with leaders in successful companies and organizations that practice effective People Operations Management


  • In-depth knowledge of labor law and best practices, as well as recent changes and trends in employment practices
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to demonstrate and lead on values, initiatives, and culture of the organization
  • Operational decision making that involves the appropriate individuals; development of appropriate plans of action from multi-disciplinary perspectives
  • Ability to see the “big picture” without loss of attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands and ensure the organization is spending time on what’s most important


Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment equity throughout all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.



Human Resources
Jewish Community Federation
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105