talent director


The Opportunity:
The Talent Director is an experienced, approachable and dynamic individual who will work as an integral member of the Strategy team in the pursuit of building a highly effective and well-supported team of professionals. The Talent Director will have the chance to have an enormous and meaningful impact on one of the most forward-thinking organizations in Jewish life, with the potential to influence the larger non-profit sector. They will have lots of room to innovate, build from the ground up and pilot new initiatives, while accessing lots of professional development, mentoring and skill building opportunities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement effective, meaningful and consistent performance management across the organization and evangelize its benefits.
  • Consistently update the Hillel Ontario personnel code to ensure it represents the most up to date and best HR practices that lead to employee satisfaction and retention. In doing so, educate staff and reinforce/uphold policies in the Personnel Code across the organization.
  • Be Hillel Ontario’s primary liaison to Leading Edge- a sector wide employee engagement survey- and analyze results, developing strategies to address the most pressing issues illuminated by the data.
  • Develop compensation philosophy and criteria around merit based raises to implement consistently across all levels of the organization.
  • Collect, organize and analyze HR data, such as from exit interviews, to create opportunities for improvement and efficiency, in addition to creating data transparency and action oriented responses to the information.
  • Innovate on employee benefits program and strategy.
  • Be the go to person for all employee HR questions and concerns.
  • Supervise the work of the Talent Manager.
  • Work closely with Hillel Ontario’s legal support to ensure the organization is aligned with employment and compliance concerns.
  • Support identifying opportunities to apply for Talent grants.
  • Manage the roll out and implementation of Paycom.
  • Build organizational strategy around Professional Development with Senior Team and manage Hillel Ontario’s PD budget.


What You Will Do Well:

  • Develop and implement new systems and programs that help individuals and organizations thrive.
  • Inspire others regarding the importance of creating great workplaces and implementing best practice human resource policies.
  • Be an innovator and change agent by developing and pitching your strong ideas, taking risks and navigating the critical relationships required to influence change.
  • Collaborate with colleagues of all perspectives and build consensus among stakeholders with divergent views and priorities.
  • Create and uphold systems and policies.
  • Collect and analyze data and use it to inform decision-making.
  • Be curious about, and stay up to date on, best practices on workplace environments.
  • Prioritize many competing requests ranging from strategic projects to individual support inquiries.



  • HR degree preferred.
  • Significant experience in strategic human resources, organization development or another related field.
  • Competency in core areas of HR such as culture creation, people analytics, employee relations, benefits and compensation.
  • Passion for improving the world by creating great workplaces and enabling people to thrive in their work environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and collaborate with multiple team members.
  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of respect, humility, and confidentiality.


What You’ll Receive:

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $60,000-70,000 commensurate with experience.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.


About Hillel Ontario:
Hillel Ontario serves approximately 13,500 Jewish students across nine universities and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

As part of its recently completed Strategic Plan (available for review upon request), Hillel Ontario is committed to professionalizing its HR practices and ensuring that the organization is a great place to work for its 40 F/T professionals. Hillel Ontario’s Talent initiative is a key strategic focus of its work and requires an experienced professional (Talent Director) to support the development and implementation of this strategy. To achieve its goals, Hillel Ontario needs to implement best practices in the field of Human Resources, including in the areas of performance management, healthy workplaces and culture creation, people analytics, employee policies, and benefits and compensation.