Director of Human Resources - America's Future Foundation

October 19, 2020

Director of Human Resources

The Philanthropy Roundtable
October 19, 2020
Washington, DC
Job Type


Director of Human Resources

The Philanthropy Roundtable

Washington, DC or Virtual Office

The Philanthropy Roundtable is a well-established organization in the philanthropic sector, serving as resource for hundreds of donors and foundation leaders. Its mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom, and help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility.

The Roundtable is undergoing an exciting period of change. In 2019, the board of directors approved a new strategic plan that outlines an ambitious vision to build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society.  A new President and CEO took the helm on June 1, 2020, and is leading the organization toward its five year goal: to be recognized, among individual donors as well as foundations, as the leading champion of philanthropic freedom, and more widely known and utilized as a trusted resource for philanthropists seeking to advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility.

With this goal in mind, the organization will need to expand its staff with top talent and cultivate a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and fun culture amongst our staff based on our organizational values.

Since 1991, The Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize the impact of their resources, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable is the leading organization in the United States focused on promoting and defending the power of private giving and the means to create wealth to make charitable giving possible.

Job Summary:  Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and Finance, the Director of Human Resources is the primary steward of the organization’s human resources. The Director will help with strategy and execution for recruiting and retaining top talent in a growing organization. Among the primary responsibilities for this position will be fostering a vibrant organizational culture, in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team, built upon the organization’s values: mission-driven, courageous, entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and pursuing excellence; creating a talent pipeline, including restructuring and actively running an internship program as a gateway for identifying young professionals; and executing regular human resource tasks.

The ideal candidate will be based in the Washington, D.C. area and work from The Roundtable’s office; we will also consider exceptional candidates based in other locations for virtual employment.

Job Duties: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivate and foster a vibrant culture, with guidance from the Senior Leadership Team, that encourages creative ideas, hard work, and having fun while pursuing our mission and goals
  • Recruit top talent to the organization through a variety of channels that ensure staff members are aligned with the organization’s vision, mission, guiding principles, and goals
  • Create and administer a robust internship program
  • Oversee processes related to staff joining or leaving the organization including onboarding, orientation, exit interviews, or termination meetings
  • Overhaul and regularly update the existing employee handbook to build a positive employee culture that retains top talent and creates clear paths for advancement and success within the organization
  • Develop a goals and bonus structure that incentivizes and rewards top performers
  • Complete regular HR tasks such as payroll, SEP distributions, and employee benefits
  • Manage relationships with HR vendors such as insurance broker and employment attorney
  • Run open enrollment for health insurance each year
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies as well as state and federal laws related to human resources


  • Five or more years of professional experience in human resources
  • Must endorse the guiding principles, mission, and vision of the Roundtable
  • Demonstrable experience in recruiting and retaining top talent at a non-profit organization
  • Successful track record of handling delicate, sensitive, and confidential information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skills in mediation
  • High standard of honesty and strong ethical standards
  • Exceptionally organized with an ability to manage the details of multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Versatility to be both a self-starter who takes initiative and a collaborative team player
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Teams preferred

Travel: Less than 5 percent of time. All travel will be domestic.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position/The Roundtable’s mission
  • Your relevant human resources experience, especially as it relates to identifying top talent and helping to cultivate a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and values-driven culture
  • Your salary requirements
  • Résumé

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected].

Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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