Secure Community Network
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Med/Den/Vision/FSA/STD/LTD/Parental Leave/Life/Vol Life/403(b)

We are Secure Community Network (SCN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) serving as the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Here at SCN, we deeply value the team of people that work diligently to commit their lives to action for a better tomorrow and we are excited to add a high energy, smart Director of HR. The Director will lead and implement the strategy to recruit, retain, develop talent and seek to develop an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes excellence and collaboration.

Based in Chicago, the selected candidate will be responsible for establishing policies and best practices for the organization, administering benefits and supervising the HR team. The Director, Human Resources will also be responsible for performance management and personnel compliance with full-time headquarters staff and employees throughout the United States. The ideal candidate will exhibit an ability to maintain confidential information in a professional manner; demonstrated ability to produce results, prioritize and perform a variety of tasks on short notice within demanding deadlines; and proven ability to work under pressure.

  • Work collaboratively with senior leadership and other stakeholders to build a culture of excellence and innovation
  • Manage employee relations issues; ensure compliance with U.S. employment laws
  • Provide tools and guidelines to support and implement policies and procedures, employment agreements, maintenance and development of HRIS, employee manuals, benefit summaries and compensation guidelines; Maintain a high-quality central HR function, including appropriate technology, systems and tools, including the use of metrics and people data to inform key decisions
  • Manage the recruiting, selection process, and on-boarding processes. Work with management to ensure the selection of the right candidates for all positions
  • Lead development and execution of employee engagement and retention strategies, plans, and initiatives including the design and implementation of training, mentoring and professional development and succession plans
  • Manage the performance management process and facilitate improvement of performance management systems


  • Human Resources professional with at least 7+ years of progressive human resources/organization development experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field; SPHR or SHRM-SCP designation preferred, Master's degree is highly desirable
  • Deep and broad understanding of employment law, recruitment and selection, employee relations, compensation, and benefits
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and collaboratively about staff development and training
  • Previous management experience required
  • Ability to influence and build credibility at all levels and establish collaborative working relationships
  • Proven ability to operate in a fast-paced, complex, and geographically diverse organizational structure
  • Ability to determine and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Superior communications skills, oral and written
  • Strong strategic and problem-solving skills


The Secure Community Network (SCN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the official homeland safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community, working across 146 federations, 50 partner organizations, over 300 independent communities, and other partners in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. SCN is dedicated to ensuring that Jewish organizations, communities, life, and culture can not only exist safely and securely but flourish. Learn more at

Secure Community Network is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

SCN has long been a committed leader in adopting, modeling, and encouraging adherence to Jewish values, including advocating for approaches that address issues related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Please review our DEIA statement here.

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