Foundation Director

Position Description and Duties

The Foundation Director represents the interests of the SHRM Foundation and its activities to the State.

State Director


  1. Educate and raise awareness of the SHRM Foundation to the chapters and the State Council regarding the purpose, resources, and ongoing activities of the Foundation.
  2. Promoting the SHRM Foundation and its fund development needs at the leadership conference, state conferences, State Councils, and chapters.
  3. Encourage chapters, the State Council, and State Council members to contribute financially to the SHRM Foundation as a show of support for the Human Resources profession, ensuring that at least 50% of the chapters made a contribution to the SHRM Foundation.
  4. Advise and update the State Council and chapters of the Foundation's activities and fund development needs.
  5. Promote the SHRM Foundation regional scholarship program.
  6. Utilize National SHRM resources as needed.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by State Director.


  • Self-directed work style
  • Current working knowledge of SHRM Foundation
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Effective a fundraising
  • Team orientation
  • Ability to advocate for council and national SHRM
  • Ability to recruit potential WISHRM council members


  • SHRM membership in good standing required.
  • SHRM certification preferred.
Appointment is made by the State Director with the concurrence of the Area Vice President. Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed for two additional terms for a total service of three years.

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Contact Information
Jennifer Zahari

Jennifer Zahari, CSP
Foundation Director
ABR Employment Services
Ph:† (920) 858-6653

Term start:† 1/1/2019
Jennifer Zahari is the Regional Director at ABR Employment Services.† Jenniferís been with ABR since 2006.† She brings over 15 years of leadership, people, planning and development experience.†† In her current role she oversees five offices in the Southern and Western parts of Wisconsin.† Jennifer is responsible for the overall management of Client relationships, recruiting and retention planning, team oversight and development.†† As a member of the company Executive Team Jennifer supports all company strategic Initiatives.

Jennifer has served on the State Conference committee for three years before taking a couple years hiatus.† She is actively back on the State conference committee since the 2018 Conference.† Jennifer has an Associateís degree in Marketing and holds her CSP with the American Staffing Association.†

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