Posted: Apr 12, 2023

Director of Human Resources

Application Deadline: N/A


General Description::
This critical ministry position is a member of the Chief Operating Officer’s team and provides dynamic leadership and guidance for the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD), including its more than 125 employees, contractors, 215 parishes, 80 Catholic schools, 5 cemeteries, Safe Environment and other related AOD entities. The Director is responsible for developing and administering archdiocesan human resources (HR) policies and oversees the provision of a broad range of human resources services to Curia (Central Services) departments, parishes, Families of Parishes (FOP), schools and other AOD entities. Change management is a crucial component of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Proactively partners with leadership to identify, support and implement effective short- and long-term strategies to attain organizational objectives. •Combines HR mastery and archdiocesan knowledge to appropriately evaluate and resolve complex HR issues in a timely and consistent manner within a changing environment.•Acts as a champion for creating a healthy team culture within Central Services and for the AOD while ensuring the creation and provision of programs and services to designed to improve employee morale and retention as well as effective communications between managers and employees.•Serves as trusted partner, coach and adviser to department directors, managers, FOP moderators, pastors, principals, business managers and FOP Mission Support Directors and others on policies, impactful performance management and documentation, procedural and other HR related issues and solutions aligned to the AOD mission and organizational strategy as well as local, state and federal laws.•Develops and implements the HR department philosophy, goals, programs and objectives.•Develops, implements and enforces management guidelines for preparing, updating and recommending digitized and automated policies and procedures relating to all phases of the AOD HR activities and to ensure compliance with regulations and laws.•Assesses the need for and recommends policies and procedures necessary to achieve objectives of the HR department and the AOD and to insure maximum utilization and stability of personnel. Initiates and recommends drafts (or oversees the drafting), then submits policies and procedures to the Director of Compliance for legal review and to the Cabinet and Chief Operating Officer for approval.•Develops and manages an HR procedural manual, job descriptions, templates and other necessary HR documents.•Instrumental in driving positive organizational change from both a strategic as well as cultural, inclusion, change management and employee engagement perspective through recruiting, onboarding, benefits, compensation, performance management, culture-building, employee engagement and retention strategies as well as other HR areas.•Prepares HR management information reports and metrics as requested.•Coordinates surveys, reports and metrics related to performance, turnover, wages, benefits, morale and other HR considerations.•Partners with the Department of Finance and Administration and the COO to develop, administer and monitor the HR department fiscal year budget and manage expenses.•Manages the recruitment and employment process including recruiting highly qualified candidates, interviewing, background/reference checking and onboarding.•Assists department directors and managers in selecting the most qualified candidates in compliance with state and federal legal requirements and in the best interest of the AOD.•Hires, trains and manages the performance and development of the HR department team.•Directs the activities of the various HR department sections and staff to achieve established goals and objectives including digitizing documents and workflow processes.•Ensures due diligence with reference and background checks of position candidates.•Maintains records for statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes, presentation of the new employee orientation/onboarding program and development of published HR informational materials.•Performs and/or directs the investigation of internal complaints.•Monitors personnel performance and, along with the Director of Compliance, advises in disciplinary actions and assists in employee and contractor terminations in Central Services, parishes, FOP, schools and other AOD entities.•Review and oversee unemployment and workers’ compensation claims.•Acts as liaison and point person for employees, contractors, the HR department, administration, parishes, FOP, schools and other AOD entities for all HR-related inquiries and will serve as a knowledgeable and committed resource for leadership and staff.•Administers employee benefits consistent with archdiocesan and Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) programs including health insurance, lay employee retirement and leaves of absence as well as managing open enrollment and ensuring that employees, retirees and clergy have a clear understanding of their benefits. •Administers the compensation administration system and conducts annual wage surveys to ensure appropriate alignment and competitiveness.•Manages and monitors the performance management system, personnel files, correspondence, employee information system (HRIS) and other HR reporting systems to ensure accurate maintenance and compliance with privacy and confidentiality requirements.•Ensures that the Department of Human Resources complies with local, state and federal legal requirements, Catholic doctrine and is current with developments in HR administration and best practices.•Must work with vetted, qualified vendors to develop, administer and manage a robust, user-friendly performance management and evaluation system for Central Services. •Ensures the provision of services and training workshops/webinars to educate managers in employee performance management and evaluations as well as the use of related software.•Assists department directors with leadership development of themselves and their team.•Collaborates with the Priest Delegate for Safe Environment to ensure that the Archdiocese of Detroit is following the USCCB Dallas Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and the AOD policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults as it applies to lay employees.•Coordinates high school and college student internship programs within Central Services. •Ensures the Department of Human Resources provides Central Services managers, pastors, FOP moderators, principals and other archdiocesan organizations with consultation, training, workshops/webinars and written materials on HR staffing, policies, procedures, best practices and documents to ensure compliance with state, federal and MCC guidelines.•Plans, implements and executes wage/salary, employee benefits and other surveys as required for HR administration purposes and makes recommendations accordingly.•Works collaboratively with the Department of Finance and Administration on payroll administration.•Attends, presents and reports at various meetings (e.g., Directors’ Council; Presbyteral Council, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field required.•Masters’ degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or a related field preferred.•Juris Doctor (JD) and employment law practice experience is a plus.•SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification is a plus.•Mediation certification and alternative dispute resolution experience is a plus.•Minimum 10 years’ proven working knowledge and success in a similar HR or equivalent leadership role required. •Minimum 5 years’ supervisory experience required.•Experience in a church-related function, arch/diocese or non-profit institution preferred.•Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate articulately in a clear and straightforward manner to leadership and personnel.•Strong public-speaking, presentation and training skills.•Excellent customer service skills.•Strong proven ability to effectively delegate, supervise, mentor and develop individual team members.•Demonstrated effective leadership, managerial, relational and team building skills.•Strong advocate for developing leadership, employee and overall team capabilities.•Proven ability to plan, manage and lead projects and initiatives.•Strong focus, proactive, efficient analytical problem solver with exceptional customer influencing skills and the professionalism and gravitas to interact directly with senior leadership.•Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.•Strong judgment, discretion and initiative in accomplishing the HR Director job duties.•Strong technology and computer skills including MS Office Suite/365 (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive), HRIS (especially PayCor).•Expert knowledge of recruitment trends and technologies.•Expert knowledge of wage and hour laws.•Expert knowledge of staffing, employee relations, performance management and employment practices.

How To Apply:

How to Apply/Contact:
Email resume and cover letter to:Department of Human [email protected]