Director, Human Resources

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Job Title: Director           Department: Human Resources

Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt             Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Start date: December 1, 2020


The Human Resources Administrator supports the Director of Human Resources in the development, operations, and administration of day-to-day functions within the Human Resources Department.

Primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Payroll

  • Run semi-monthly pay cycle for hourly, salary, and pastoral staff.
  • Prepare semi-monthly payroll general ledger import files
  • Reconcile general ledger with regard to payroll transactions between accounting and payroll systems (dollars departments, locations, events)
  • Reconcile Form 941 to General Ledger
  • Oversee benefit deductions, PTO tracking, and housing allowance.
  • Compliance with federal and state wage laws, including clergy and non-profit payroll regulations
  • Oversee administration of FMLA, Continuation of Coverage, FLSA in relation to payroll.
  • Nondiscrimination Testing for HRC Cafeteria Plan.
  • Ensure compliance with classifying employees correctly in terms of Exempt, Non-exempt, Ministerial-exemption, and Contractors.
  • Maintain HR system (Namely) with accurate employee and payroll information, including TimeClock employee records and job codes.
  • Monitor reports of staff hour overages and communicate with oversights
  • Assist finance director with payroll related fluctuation analysis.
  • Provide TimeClock training and support for staff
  • Complete the annual Worker’s Compensation audit for finance director review.

2. Human Resources

  • Oversee all on-boarding, off-boarding and internal transitions.
  • Employee Benefits Administrator.
  • Development of an annual competitive benefits package.
  • Facilitate annual Open Enrollment staff meeting.
  • Develop church employment policy and procedures to include Employee Handbook.
  • Coordinate annual employee Performance Reviews.
  • Quarterly and Annual compliance audits (OSHA, FLSA, ACA, etc.)
  • Provide Oversight to the Receptionist and to Administrator, Human Resource.
  • Advise management on legal issues facing HighRidge Church.
  • Follow up on background checks needing additional review.
  • Oversee the completeness of employee personnel files, both soft and hard copies.
  • Provide employee education/ training regarding human resources and payroll issues.
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal employment laws.
  • Daily communication with Oversights and Executive Team to ensure goal unity.
  • Resolve employee relations issues.
  • Administration of church employee immigration paperwork.
  • Manage Worker’s Compensation claims.
  • Develop and maintain all job descriptions.
  • Maintain HR workspaces in SharePoint,, HRIS, etc.
  • Lead the process for Lunch & Learns throughout the year.
  • Oversees the New Hire Mentoring program.
  • Oversee compliance with 90 Day Reviews for new employees.

3. Recruiting

  • Processes job postings.
  • Coordinate with Oversight and Department heads to determine best recruiting process for position(s).
  • Train Oversights on the interviewing process and documentation.
  • Act as liaison between Oversight and candidate(s).
  • Keep Oversights up to date on employment laws surrounding the interview process.
  • Arrange interviews by coordinating schedules; arranges travel, lodging, and meals, as needed.
  • Coordinates appropriate employment testing and assessments.
  • Evaluate applicants with the Oversights.
  • Conducts employment verifications and reference checks.
  • Extend written contingent job offer.
  • Send out “Thank you” emails to candidates that did not receive a job offer.


  • Above all, you must understand, believe in and support the vision and mission of HighRidge Church and desire to serve the Lord
  • Energetic, confident, organized, and motivated
  • Pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Read, write, and speak English proficiently.
  • Possess solid biblical convictions aligned with HighRidge leadership.
  • Proven track record as an effective leader.
  • Willingness to grow and adapt to changes in a growing local church.
  • Proficient knowledge of technology including various church management systems, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Office 365, and Outlook email.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrate spiritual maturity and “good” character
  • Ability to handle changes, delays, and unexpected events.
  • Ability to communicate effectively via email, in person, and one-on-one.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Proven organizational, planning and development skills.
  • Work independently, self-monitor, detail oriented.
  • Strong decision-making ability, exercises sound judgment.
  • Public speaking and teaching skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Business Administration.
  • Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
  • SHRM certified in Human Resources (SHRM-CP).
  • 2-4 years human resources/payroll experience within a church.
  • 2 -4 years human resources/payroll experience in the public or private sector.
  • A combination of education and experience may be acceptable.

Physical Requirements

  • This position requires sitting, walking, bending, stooping, twisting, and lifting 10-20 pounds or more as needed to fulfill job duties and requirements.


  • An employee’s duties and responsibilities may change.
  • No salary information is available at this time.

Contact: Melissa Rasberry at [email protected]