Director of Human Resources - Diocese of Phoenix


The Diocese of Phoenix seeks a Director of Human Resources.

Purpose and Scope

To support the Diocese of Phoenix in its mission to Encounter the Living Christ, this position provides general Human Resources services and training services to the Diocesan Pastoral Center staff, and to the affiliated parishes, schools, agencies and other Catholic entities within the Diocese of Phoenix.

Essential Job Functions

  • Counsels and guides the Diocese of Phoenix and affiliated Catholic organizations within the Diocese of Phoenix in choosing and managing those will preach the beliefs, teach the faith, and carry out the mission of the Church.
  • Acts as the primary contact for and consultant to Pastors, Principals, HR Representatives, Parish Managers, Presidents and Executive Directors of affiliated Catholic entities within the Diocese of Phoenix with employee relations and employment law issues, including hiring, training, discipline, and termination.
  • Counsels all levels of management regarding employment issues, interprets policies, interacts with employees, and assists in resolving employment issues.
  • Manages Diocesan Pastoral Center recruitment program. Monitors and participates in the DPC interviewing and hiring processes. Provides consultation regarding candidate selection. Identifies recruiting sources. Develops and coordinates placement of recruiting advertisements. Manages Diocese of Phoenix website employment page.
  • Manages employee training and development programs. Develops and presents appropriate courses, seminars and programs. Coordinates Diocesan training and development with other affiliated entities. Evaluates effectiveness of all training and development efforts.
  • Assists in preparation, review and updating of Human Resources policies, procedures, job descriptions and employee communications.
  • Serves on the Diocese Compensation and Benefits Committee as a non-voting member and provides information and guidance regarding compensation, labor and employments trends, and other information to assist the Committee in making appropriate recommendations.
  • Manages the processing of, and any disputes relating to, unemployment claims and workers’ compensation claims.
  • Manages the maintenance of Human Resources records and files.
  • Manages Diocesan participation in Maricopa County Trip Reduction Program.
  • Identifies emerging Human Resources trends, practices and issues and recommends appropriate programs and/or actions.
  • Manages the implementation of the Diocesan fingerprint/background check program for DPC employees, and consults with affiliated entities regarding their fingerprint/background check programs.
  • Ensures that Human Resource practices and policies are in compliance with applicable laws, including state, EEO, OSHA, ADA, FMLA, and Wage/Hour, and that all required postings and notices are distributed to employees.
  • Attends court hearings, mediations, depositions, client conferences, unemployment hearings, worker’s compensation reviews, and other HR-related proceedings when necessary or appropriate.
  • Assists General Counsel in general legal matters relating to labor and employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of current Human Resources practices, procedures, and employment law.
  • Proficiency in training and development techniques and practices. Ability to apply adult learning theories to training and development programs.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to consult with all levels of managers and employees.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in project management, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to take initiative to solve problems.
  • Willingness to learn and flexibility in dealing with the unique aspects of employment and legal issues in a religious organization.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of, or willingness and ability to learn to work with HRIS software, bswift online benefits software, IOI payroll software, and other applications and software.
  • Ability to demonstrate the high level of professionalism and confidentiality required when interacting with employees of the Diocese, parishes, schools and entities, and with people of varying backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA from an accredited college or university in personnel, business administration, or related field
  • Five (5) years’ personnel administration and management experience.
  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM licensure preferred.
  • Active practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church
  • Able to articulate a clear understanding of the Catholic faith and to serve as a committed witness to the Church’s mission

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
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Diocese of Phoenix
Attn: Human Resources
400 E. Monroe St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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