The BBYO Movement
We are a global network of passionate professionals working to amplify Jewish teen life worldwide. We are the Jewish community’s largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens, built on 96 years of storied history. We do this challenging and invigorating work through our partners in more than 725 local, teen-led chapters across 55+ countries, at hundreds of weekend retreats during the school year, and across a rapidly growing suite of global exchanges, campaigns, and movement initiatives all year-round. Over the summer, we run dozens of immersive experiences including extensive Israel travel, missions and community tours across six continents, and a myriad of leadership camps. Our team is strong, agile, creative, inclusive and every day is different by design. We are results-driven, and we enjoy working together as much as we believe in the mission we are chasing together.
We are driven by our mission to involve more Jewish... teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. The organization currently employees approximately 130 FTEs, a number that continues to grow each year. The organization’s $30+ million annual budget is supported by a unique model that combines fee for service with philanthropic support from some of the Jewish community’s leading philanthropists.
The Human Resources Lead
BBYO is in the business of inspiring young people to live meaningful and fulfilling Jewish lives. They aspire to have a workforce that embodies the values, motivation and enthusiasm necessary to achieve this goal. The Human Resources Lead will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will partner with the organization’s senior leaders in accomplishing the organization’s strategic plan initiatives. The Human Resources Lead is responsible for the advancement and administration of all human resource activities of BBYO including but not limited to personnel policies and procedures, employee relations, recruiting and retention, benefit administration, learning and development, compensation, performance administration, company culture, onboarding and offboarding. The Lead will serve as the key liaison to the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors.
The Human Resources Lead will:
- Participate in the development of the organization's strategic plans and programs as a business partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
- Help create a culture of excitement and commitment for all employees while establishing the organization as an employer of choice.
- Enhance, develop, implement, and enforce human resources policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.
- Maintain current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws regarding human resources. Ensure BBYO operates with full compliance and consult with legal counsel as needed.
- Develop progressive compensation programs to provide motivation, incentives, and rewards for effective performance; develop merit pool (salary budget); analyze compensation.
- Serve as a trustee, plan administrator, and/or fiduciary for certain benefit programs.
- Responsible for recruitment of BBYO staff and BBYO volunteers.
- Responsible for organizational succession planning. Monitor career development programs, employee relations counseling and exit interviewing.
- Oversee the vision and implementation of BBYO’s annual staff conference.
- Develop and present the operating budget for the HR department and for field salaries/benefits and, upon final budget approval, ensure that all functions operate within appropriated amounts.
- Investigate problems, such as: working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances. According to circumstances, provide guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to department heads and individuals.
- Execute and direct overall talent framework and strategy linking skills, culture, training and job bands.
- Lead and supervise the HR team in various talent related responsibilities.
- Serve as a member of the Management Team.
- Other duties as assigned by CEO.
Qualifications of the Human Resource Lead:
- The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 15 to 20 years of work experience, three of which will include leading an HR organization.
- Must have bachelor’s degree with major course work in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or closely related field.
- Skilled in preparing comprehensive reports and represent ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Must have demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate others and be an effective team builder.
- Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
- Experienced strategic thinker; able to understand company’s strategic objectives and promote commitment to their accomplishment through own efforts and efforts of staff.
- Possess some knowledge of laws and regulations relating to labor, insurance and safety administration.
- Comfortable with creating innovative and morale boosting staff culture throughout the year and during various org-wide events.
- Background in a variety of industries including for-profit and non-profit preferred.
- The preferred location of the position is on the east coast of the United States.
- Travel is required for BBYO’s annual professional staff conference (4 days in early January), board meetings (three per year) as well as at various times throughout the year for community visits, job fairs and professional conferences (approximately 10% travel