Director of Human Resources

Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

For nearly 40 years, MAZON has worked to ensure that laws, policies, and regulations governing access to food are available, accessible, and meaningful to those who need them, particularly populations whose unique needs are too often overlooked: veterans, currently serving military families, Indigenous communities, LGBTQ seniors, single mothers, college students, and the people of Puerto Rico and the territories. Our efforts are designed to provide people with the resources they need in a manner that is dignified and without judgement. All people — regardless of circumstance — must have access to adequate, nutritious food while retaining their choice, agency, and dignity.

MAZON is a leading national voice on anti-hunger issues. We work independently and in coalition with partners to protect and strengthen government nutrition programs that help people put food on the table, explore innovative solutions to persistent challenges to food security, and undertake unique strategies to bring such solutions to fruition. We educate communities across the country about the reality of hunger and how they can join us to help end it. We also provide funding to expand advocacy, training, and resources to nonprofit organizations across the United States and Israel, which includes a range of partnerships with local advocacy groups, food banks, legal service organizations, and statewide coalitions.

Position Overview:

MAZON seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Human Resources to join our team. The Director of Human Resources will oversee all aspects of human resources, labor, management, and personnel policies across multiple states. The Director of Human Resources ensures compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements and fosters a positive and inclusive work environment. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned HR professional who is passionate about making a difference in the non-profit sector.

The Director of Human Resources reports to the Chief Operating Officer. Ideally, this position will be based in Los Angeles in a hybrid remote/in-office environment, but we will consider applicants from other locations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, oversee, and implement HR policies and procedures in alignment with organizational goals and values.
  • Serve as lead contact for union representatives on employee disputes, grievances, and ongoing relations.
  • Manage the recruitment and hiring process, including job postings, screening candidates, conducting interviews, and making hiring recommendations.
  • Coordinate employee onboarding and orientation programs to ensure a smooth transition for new hires.
  • Administer employee benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans, and other employee perks.
  • Oversee performance management processes, including goal-setting, performance evaluations, and professional development plans.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on HR-related matters, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and employee relations issues.
  • Stay up-to-date on federal and state employment laws and regulations and ensure compliance across all locations.
  • Manage employee separation processes, including conducting exit interviews and handling unemployment claims.
  • Maintain accurate HR records and employee files in compliance with legal requirements.
  • Monitor and oversee compliance of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of HR management experience, preferably in a non-profit or mission-driven organization.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Experience managing human resources in a unionized environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with employees at all levels.
  • Proven experience managing employee benefits programs
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


Compensation and Benefits:

MAZON offers a compensation package with a competitive salary range of $105,000 to $120,000 annually. Employer-paid benefits include comprehensive medical insurance and Life/Disability/AD&D insurance. Other benefits include a 401K plan with an employer match, FSA participation, and dental, vision, and AFLAC insurance at a discounted group rate. MAZON offers a generous vacation, sick time plan, and holiday schedule, including all major Jewish holidays. We close early on Fridays in observance of Shabbat. We have a fun office environment (even virtually!) and a fantastic team dedicated to our meaningful work.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants will be contacted within 4–6 weeks of submission (potentially earlier) if they have been selected for an interview.

Please note: Applicants who meet our minimum application qualifications as outlined in the Job Description may be contacted to submit additional materials required by our hiring committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


MAZON is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including people of color, people with disabilities, people of all gender identities, people of all races and national origins, veterans and LBGTQIA individuals. We strive for a diverse workforce, and we acknowledge that our diversity also comes from our experiences and perspectives. We want all staff and team members to be treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to ensuring that you can carry out your assigned mission in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.