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Jubilee Housing Names the Vice President of Human Resources

We are pleased to share that Jubilee Housing has named Jilian Johnson as its next Vice President of Human Resources following an extensive national search led by Good Insight, a national executive search firm for nonprofits. She begins her new role on November 1st.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jilian to Jubilee,” said Jim Knight, President and CEO of Jubilee Housing. “She joins us in a period of remarkable growth, and we look forward to her partnership as we grow a team with a shared commitment to justice housing. Her expertise in human resources, her ability to build diverse and inclusive team cultures, and her enthusiasm for our mission make her an outstanding person to help Jubilee grow into its next chapter.”

In her new role, Jilian Johnson will oversee all human resource functions and will partner with leadership to strategize and facilitate work plans for Jubilee’s expansion. “It is an honor to join Jubilee Housing to further their justice housing mission,” said Ms. Johnson. “I am looking forward to engaging and collaborating with Jubilee’s employees so that they can share their authentic selves and bring together creative solutions to meet our mission and goals.”

About Jilian Johnson

Jilian joins Jubilee Housing with a distinguished career of over 15 years in human resources. Throughout her career, Jilian has served as an advisor to management across a wide range of topics – from employee relations to performance management systems to compensation and payroll analysis.

Jilian joins Jubilee from American Girl, Inc., where she spent ten years of growing responsibility for a multi-site company with several hundred retail employees. She most recently managed the company’s return to work and COVID-19 related protocols and guidelines for several retail stores. Igniting authentic conversations around diversity and inclusion are central to Jilian’s career. At American Girl, Jilian served as a key leadership member responsible for broadening organizational awareness about diversity and inclusion, increasing employee partnership, and fostering an inclusive, positive workplace.

Jilian earned a BA and an MBA from Trinity Washington University and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She resides in Washington, DC and served as a board member and Treasurer for Literacy Volunteers and Advocates, which provides adult literacy programs in DC.

About Jubilee Housing

Founded in 1973, Jubilee Housing is an award-winning nonprofit with a mission to build diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. Jubilee’s focus is justice housing, defined as deeply affordable housing with wrap-around programs and services in thriving neighborhoods. Jubilee manages 10 properties across Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, and Mount Pleasant in Washington, DC with an additional four properties and 125 homes under development. Visit for more information.

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