Director, Human Resources

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Posted: 2/25/2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Function: Human Resources/Recruiting

Primary domain: Foundation/Grantmaking

City: Washington

Postal code: 20005

State: Washington, DC

Country: United States

Organization Information:


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Mission statement:

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (Schusterman) is a global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity. Our philanthropic vision is grounded in a commitment to pursue justice, repair the world and treat all people with dignity and civility. We invest in efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the Jewish people and Israel, and address the needs of marginalized individuals and communities.

Position Details:

Job Description:


Our culture is built on a foundation of principles that guide our attitudes, behaviors and interactions in the workplace. We look for people to join our team who are trustworthy, excellent and risk-takers. Team members who are trustworthy look to build connections with others, are open to feedback and cultivate a culture of caring and respect. We strive for excellence by driving toward measurable results and consistently growing our knowledge and skills for maximum impact. We look to take risks by demonstrating curiosity and finding new, innovative ways of working.


Schusterman has developed a comprehensive Talent Development Framework to reflect its continued investment in the growth and retention of its professional staff as part of its broader efforts to build culture and deepen its commitment to equity as a core value through our Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) work. The Director, Human Resources will work in partnership with Schusterman leadership and others to develop strategies, initiatives and tools to engage, develop and support team members through onboarding, performance management programs, professional learning and career pathways. More specifically, this role is accountable for creating and shaping these elements of the framework by collaborating with the organization’s leaders and others to build out philosophies, programs, frameworks and tools to be leveraged by the organization.


This position is a key leadership role on the Human Resources team. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Engage Current Team Members (40%)
Outcome: Through the efforts of the Director, Human Resources, staff will feel connected, empowered, aligned and enabled as measured by the results of employment engagement surveys, pulse surveys and team-based cultural assessments.

• Evolve the Schusterman Career Framework to establish a clear strategy and process for promotion and progression.
• Enhance the newly revised Performance Management process to integrate talent management as a business process, led by managers and supported by HR.
• Oversee an organization-wide onboarding framework that ensures consistency for all new hires while allowing for inclusion of additional activities at the team, location and/or manager level.
• Manage the on-going evaluation and evolution of the Career Framework and other toolsets.

Develop Staff Members to Maximize Potential (40%)
Outcome: The Director, Human Resources will ensure that staff are afforded opportunities for personal and professional growth of their skills, knowledge, networks and capacity to reach their maximum potential, increase their confidence, and feel more satisfied in their roles and in their ability to provide value to the organization and in turn to those impacted by our work.

• Lead development and execution of a learning curriculum based on staff’s professional development goals and the organization’s policies, which might include trainings, stretch assignments, coaching, etc.
• Manage the on-going evaluation and evolution of the Performance Management processes and other toolsets.
• Drive leadership development efforts, including development of leadership programs and coaching, in conjunction with a small team overseeing organizational culture.
• Drive culture evaluation and evolution efforts, including an engagement survey strategy and approach for the organization in conjunction with a small team overseeing organizational culture.
• Ensure the successful integration of Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) strategies into programs and processes.
• Develop strong relationships with internal teams to understand their priorities and needs.

Manage HR Processes and Systems (20%)
Outcome: The Director, Human Resources will build and maintain relationships with key vendors and fulfill other duties as assigned as part of a growing HR offering.

• Strategically build vendor relationships to support the above activities.


• Build relationships with colleagues across the organization and partner with key team members and organizational working groups.
• Organize the work of internal and external trainers and coaches to execute leadership programming.
• Manage activities and projects effectively and efficiently.
• Maintain a clear perspective between the overall picture and the details.
• Create forums and opportunities for team members to share ideas.
• Effectively share HR vision and strategy with key internal stakeholders.



The following required qualifications are representative of the high level of demonstrated skills, maturity, judgment and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies required of Schusterman employees:

• 10+ years of experience in talent engagement and development as an HR Business Partner or Specialist.
• A Bachelor’s degree, preferably with an emphasis in HR or Business. Master’s degree highly desired.
• High degree of discretion and judgment with proven success as a people leader and influencer.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to adapt communication styles across multiple stakeholders and facilitate productive conversations.
• Experience operating in a matrixed environment with a track record of building relationships, being viewed as a trusted partner and collaborator, and leading through diplomatic influence rather than formal authority.
• Advanced knowledge of and ability to develop Performance Management and Professional Learning techniques, systems, and strategies.
• Experience with integrating Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) strategies into onboarding, performance management programs, professional learning and career pathways.
• Strong analytical skills, with a track record of using data and metrics to evaluate needs, drive change and measure impact.
• Experience in change management and creating alignment with a diverse set of employees.
• Supervisory experience.
• PC skills (with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), as well as a thorough knowledge and comfort of basic web skills required. Experience with UltiPro/UKG Pro a plus.
• Ability to travel, on occasion.


Competitive salary of $160,000+ based on experience and on Schusterman’s commitment to internal equity. A strong benefits package is also included. Schusterman encourages ongoing professional development and supports activities aligned with one’s individual career growth plan. Schusterman does not cover relocation expenses for this position.


$155k - 175k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should visit to submit an Application.

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Schusterman promotes diversity and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identify, gender expression, religious creed, disability, genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.


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