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Human Resources Director  

Reports to: Chief Human Resources Officer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Capital Area Food Bank - DC  
About the Organization It is an exciting time at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) as we continue to undertake our mission. We know that creating long term solutions to food security requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and collaboration. We are seeking people with strong ideas and a passion to come together to address the complex interrelated issues of food security, poverty, and equity. We are expanding in multiple ways: providing food for today and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs, health care and education. Food has the power to transform lives and move everyone forward. Find out how on our website at Let us discuss how food is at the center of everyone's healthy life!


CAFB seeks a strategic and consultative Human Resources Director to ensure that CAFB’s policies, procedures, and programs support the organization's mission, vision, and culture and align with CAFB’s strategic goals. Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources Director will manage day-to-day human resources workstreams, build a strong talent acquisition function, design and execute CAFB’s benefits and wellness programs, and lead critical cross-functional projects, with an emphasis on HR technology and performance management. The successful Human Resources Director will help lead a collaborative and high-performing team, provide exceptional customer service, bring laser focus to process improvement, and advocate for human resource and talent-related systems and policies that support the CAFB’s strategic goals, all through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The ideal candidate is very organized, goal-oriented, and relationship-driven and thrives in a fast-paced, high-impact organization. In addition, they will be familiar with current nonprofit human resource trends and laws and demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements/Essential Functions: 

Essential Functions:

Talent Acquisition & Total Reward Strategy - 30%

  • Develops and implements a strong talent acquisition strategy, including recruiting, college partnerships, outreach and pipeline building, and onboarding, to ensure the CAFB is seen as a talent destination in our labor market. 
  • Develops and implements talent acquisition support strategies and practices to support hiring managers at the CAFB, including structured interview guides, standardized interview training, and intake meetings.  Ensures hiring managers are supported throughout the process.
  • Develops and implements best practices for the candidate experience and for active recruiting, including building relationships with colleges and schools in our labor market, further developing internship programs, building a social media strategy (in conjunction with marketing and communications teams) for better outreach and pipeline building, and developing and implementing a robust onboarding strategy.
  • Designs and executes comprehensive benefits and wellness strategies to ensure employee satisfaction and market competitiveness.  Serves as subject matter expert within and outside the HR team.
  • Manage administration and communication of total rewards programs, including open enrollment, employee education, and benefits guidebooks, develop and maintain vendor relationships, and manage federal and state compliance requirements

Supervisory Responsibilities – 40%

  • Directly supervises an HR Generalist and the Head of Talent Management and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws and sets expectations and monitors performance on an ongoing basis and through formal year-end reviews.
  • Identifies professional development resources to support team and individual growth.
  • Supports staff in effectively managing their workloads by planning and prioritizing work activities and helps with tasks whenever support is needed.
  • Encourages staff to be their own advocates, helping to guide their professional path.
  • Ensures team is actively collaborating within team and across the organization.

Project Management - 30%

  • Manages and oversees a variety of projects throughout the year, ensuring cross-functional representation where applicable, with a strong focus on collaboration, change management, and effective communication.
  • Oversees the performance management process, ensuring timelines and completion dates are met, generates reports for the Executive Leadership Team, and swiftly resolves any issues.
  • Collaborates with the CHRO to revamp the performance management process for the coming year, including competency development, evaluation criteria, connectivity with learning and development, and training.
  • Serves as HR lead on HR technology projects, including HRIS/PEO review, applicant tracking system implementation, performance management software, and integrations.
  • Serves as main liaison to external vendor partners for benefits administration, benefits renewal and open enrollment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent years of relevant work experience, required.  A degree with a concentration in human resource management, organizational design, or related subject matter is preferred.
  • 5-7 years talent acquisition, total rewards and general human resources experience, with 3 years management experience required.
  • Experience with various HRIS systems is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated project management experience is preferred.

Other Skills, Abilities:

  • Highest ethical standards and strong focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with a broad range of styles at all levels in the organization; this role will interface regularly with all levels of management.
  • Must be innovative, agile and a strong change agent who seeks opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams throughout the organization.
  • Ability to think logically and independently, to comprehend complex issues and identify opportunities to add value and deliver effective solutions.
  • Strong organizational/follow-up skills and ability to prioritize and drive multiple and varied tasks concurrently to closure.
  • Results-oriented with excellent analytical, trouble-shooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and group presentation communications skills.
  • Experience with HR business applications and systems.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions 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.

Sitting: over 2/3 percent of the time

Keyboarding: over 2/3 percent of the time

Driving: under 1/6 percent of the time

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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