The human resource manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource functions. This role serves as a trusted advisor to employees, pastors, and executive leadership. As a strategic thought-partner with the executive leadership, this role will collaborate with leadership on HR strategic initiatives around recruitment, compensation, talent management and employee development. Promoting Wooddale’s mission and vision and shaping our culture will also be a vital aspect of this position. It is a great opportunity for candidates looking to work in all facets of human resources while also helping make more disciples for Jesus Christ.
Partner with leadership to strategically align human resource processes and initiatives to the organizational culture, mission and vision of Wooddale Church
Manage the talent acquisition process, which may include recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants as well collaborating with managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
Implement and maintain new hire and termination procedures.
Analyze trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes compensation strategies to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
Create training programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
Manage the design, implementation and administration of all wellness and benefit plans, including the annual open enrollment process.
Administer all leave programs such as FMLA, accommodations, workers compensation, sabbatical or personal leaves.
Maintain and update employee information within HRIS
Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and regularly review organizational policies.
Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
Develop relationships with leaders and employees that allow for ongoing communication about organizational needs and challenges and HR’s ability to find solutions.
Lead and trains managers in human resources-related processes such as performance management and employee relations.
Initiate proposed revisions/updates for Board of Elder approval and implements changes and clarifications to Wooddale Church employee handbook.
Maintain compliance with ongoing background checks, maintaining a 3-year rotation for initiating checks.
Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or equivalent experience
3-6 years Human Resources generalist experience preferably in a single person HR Department
Proficiency with or the ability to learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
Experience working or volunteering in a Ministry environment highly desirable
Experience working with all levels of an organization building relationships
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to influence without authority across the Church.
Ability to work with highly confidential information and act with integrity and professionalism
Subscribes to and affirms the Statement of Faith and Covenant of Wooddale Church
Becomes or remains a member in good standing of Wooddale Church and is regular participant in public worship at Wooddale Church
Reports to Chief Financial Officer
Oversees an HR Assistant
EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK & TRAVEL
Typical schedule is Monday – Friday.
Requires the ability to occasionally commute to and work from other campuses as needed.
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Repetitive keyboard and mouse movement required.
Interested applicants can apply at wooddale.org/careersWe use E-verify to verify employment eligibility.