Talent and DEI Manager

Union for Reform Judaism


Remote; Eastern or Central Time zone strongly preferred


The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, URJ stands for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of their communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for the URJ to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership.

Through a racially equitable, diverse, and inclusive lens, the Talent and DEI Manager will serve as a key resource throughout the organization on all aspects of talent management including planning, developing, and overseeing talent acquisition and recruitment processes and strategies.  The Talent and DEI Manager will also work collaboratively with organizational leaders to develop and execute onboarding and offboarding efforts, HR policies, and performance management plans.

The Talent and DEI Manager reports to the General Counsel/Vice President, People, Culture & Risk Management.  Working with a team, the DEI Talent Manager will be responsible for full cycle recruiting for URJ, including development of innovative strategies to build a high-quality and diverse talent pipeline and ensure that all roles are filled in a timely and effective manner.   This position will serve as the organizational resource for recruitment efforts, creating and maintaining  an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the organization's diversity and inclusion strategic plan.

The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse workplace. The URJ promotes strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is the URJ’s objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

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To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Sue Sherr-Seitz at Evolve Giving Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • Manage full life cycle recruitment (post, source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.) for open positions
  • Design, plan and execute equitable and inclusive selection processes
  • Perform hiring needs analysis and forecasts. Develop, track and report recruiting/hiring goals. Develop candidate pools anticipating hiring needs
  • Educate hiring managers about diversity hiring/recruiting best practices
  • Manage new hire onboarding process and onboard/offboard hires
  • Assist in creating a positive employee experience for all URJ employees
  • Support employee professional development, including performance management plans. Assist with employee performance reviews
  • Provide support for general HR-related issues and reporting including measuring, tracking, and reporting on diversity metrics as well as leveraging the data to identify opportunities for DEI growth
  • Maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form (HRIS management)

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 3-5 years full cycle recruiting and employee retention experience
  • Demonstrated success prioritizing and executing comprehensive REDI resulting in hiring and retaining diverse staff teams
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current HR/talent, and the ability to think outside of what’s been done before to come up with the best solution
  • Advanced organizational, planning, priority setting, multi-tasking and deadline management skills
  • Tremendous emotional intelligence, critical thinking and great judgment in decision making
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people at all areas of an organization
  • Radical candor and courage to be the dissenting opinion in the room
  • Experience using ADP Workforce Now or a similar HRIS and Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Hands on experience posting jobs on social media and job boards
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to utilize different forms of relevant media

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