A unique opportunity for an experienced Human Resources professional to serve the Church while leading the development of a valuable support program benefitting Catholic employers nationwide.
The Catholic Benefits Association (CBA), located just south of Denver, Colorado, is a membership organization consisting of Dioceses, Church affiliates, and privately-owned Catholic businesses. It currently represents of 1100 employers with 115,000 employees enrolled in their benefits programs. CBA has and continues to litigate successfully in defense of member employer’s First Amendment right to operate ministries and businesses in a Catholic compliant manner. Through its Ethics Committee (comprised of eight Archbishop/Bishop Board Members) and its legal team, CBA also provides moral and legal guidance to members in areas of employment practices and the provision of employee benefits. Members also have access to Health Care Benefits Consultative Services, as well as a Catholic-based health benefits program available to interested self-insured member organizations.
Throughout its eight-year history, CBA has responded to a growing number of member requests for interpretations, clarification, or operational recommendations/documents related to employment and benefits practices in a constantly changing legal and regulatory environment. As part of its commitment to expanding member services, at no additional cost, CBA created the position of Director of Human Resources Consultative Services.This unique position will provide support to member administrators across a broad range of employment specialties.
The Director, reporting to the CEO, will be part of the management team and will often be the first point of contact for members seeking employment related assistance. In addition to real-time advice, the Director will coordinate with management team members, legal counsel, Ethic Committee, and others to provide deeper analysis of and solutions to operational challenges and will help develop practical implementation strategies for those solutions.
Supported by all of CBA’s resources, the Director will propose, develop, implement, and maintain a variety of informational and educational opportunities for members. These may include, but not be limited to, development of and participation in CBA sponsored webinars, the Members Only Forum on CBA’s website, formal written guidance or opinion papers, downloadable template policy/procedure/job description documents, timely “all members” communications and more.
In support of CBA’s ministerial mission, the person who accepts this role must be a practicing Catholic with a well-formed understanding of Church teachings and who exemplifies the best of the Catholic faith in both their professional and personal life.
• Provide HR consultative services to member organizations
• Design, Develop, and Deliver educational sessions on CBA HR Resources and Services
• Remain current on federal and state employment laws and conduct research as necessary to provide appropriate guidance to members seeking consultation.
• Partner with Leadership to understand pending CBA legal cases and identify additional HR services and/or resources that CBA should offer
• Provide Subject Matter Expertise to Communications Director as needed to support campaigns
• Serve as a thought leader in the area of Human Resources and actively contribute to CBA organizational strategy
• Build strong working relationships with members demonstrating a high level of discretion when handling confidential information
• Through consistent communication with members, the Director will identify new or unusual challenges arising among the membership and communicate those to the CEO or outside counsel for prompt analysis and response
• Minimum bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or related discipline. Master’s Degree is preferred • 8+ years’ experience as a Human Resources generalist
• Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal employment law
• Broad knowledge of employee health benefits is required. Previous experience in benefits management is highly desirable
• Previous experience working in a member organization, or a Catholic organization or affiliate is preferred
• Must be an active listener with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Must be detail-oriented and hands-on
• Flexible and willing to handle a variety of projects at the same time
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams