Director for People and Culture

Job Summary/Description:

Temple Beth Am (TBAM) in Pinecrest, Florida, the largest reform congregation in the Southeastern United States, is seeking a Director for People and Culture to support its organization. Temple Beth Am, which also operates the Rambam Day School, and a soon-to-open new cultural and activity center, is the premier institution for Jewish life in Miami. In this role you will lead the organization on culture practices and provide expertise and support in the areas of Performance Management, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Policy and Procedure Development, and HR Compliance. Overseeing all of the Human Resource functions, the Director works collaboratively across departments,
assisting and advising management on HR related matters and working to enhance the workplace culture and team member work experience. This position is responsible for ensuring legal compliance, recruiting and staffing, on-boarding, training, performance management, compensation and benefits administration, and employee relations and engagement.

This position is a full-time exempt position and reports to the Executive Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews and makes recommendations to Temple management for improvement of the organization’s policies, procedures, and practices on HR matters. Develops, implements, and communicates policies and procedures to staff.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions, analyzing information and applications.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Responsible for employee programs, including those relating to team member motivation and engagement.
  • Develops and implements strategies to increase Diversity & Inclusion within the organization.
  • Responsible for compliance with federal, state, and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.
  • Stays abreast of market data as it relates to compensation.
  • Keeps abreast of industry knowledge and trends by participating in conferences and educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining professional networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Responsible for recruiting efforts and appropriate sourcing of open positions.
  • Oversees the administration of the HRIS system throughout the employee life cycle – on-boarding, benefits, status and salary changes, leaves, and terminations.
  • Ensures an effective and positive on-boarding process for new hires.
  • Performs as lead on all employee relations matters and communication strategies.
  • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities.
  • Maintains HR-related institutional information, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or similar degree and a minimum of five (5) years of progressive Human Resources experience required or an equivalent combination of education and experience, including a minimum of three (3) years in a Human Resources management capacity.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in recruiting, HRIS systems, benefits administration, employment law, compensation, organizational planning, employee relations and programs, workers’ compensation and safety, and training and development
  • Diligence in organization and clear understanding of confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Ability to engage in creative problem solving and effectively manage changes in processes.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and achieve results.

Additional Information:

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds on select occasions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Occasional exposure to outdoor activities may be requested. Weekend and evening work in alignment with Temple activities is sometimes required.

Clearance Requirements

Level 2 background clearance as defined by the Florida Statutes/law.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected]

Please indicate “HR” in your subject line. Unfortunately, submissions without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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