Apr 05, 2022

Senior Human Resources Generalist - Employee Relations

  • Archdiocese of Washington
Full time Human Resources

Job Description


Archdiocese of Washington

Job Description



Position Summary


The Senior Human Resources Generalist of Employee Relations is responsible for providing guidance and direction to the parishes, schools and Central Pastoral Administration by collaborating with Pastors, Principals and Department managers on employee relations issues in accordance with Archdiocese of Washington mission, values, and goals. He/She is responsible for managing and directing the employee relations programs and functions as well as developing, interpreting and recommending program goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and courses of action in conjunction with the Executive Director of Human Resources.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Advocate for the lay employees at the Central Pastoral Administration and in the parishes and schools in developing them to their fullest potential to serve the people of God.
  • Advise ADW leadership, pastors, principals, and managers on employee policies and benefits, employment law, employee relations issues and organizational restructuring, and approve all terminations.
  • Advise the Human Resource Representative/Bookkeeper at each location through training new representatives, ongoing training, and regular communication.
  • Investigate problems such as working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances. Provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to departmental officials and individuals.
  • Maintain knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws and practices.
  • Monitor and research legal developments to ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment laws. Draft memoranda analyzing proposed bills and new legislation, potential impacts on ADW, and proposing implementation strategies.
  • Collaborate with ADW's Legal Department and Outside Counsel to develop and implement strategies to reduce the risk of employment litigation.
  • Design and conduct employee trainings.
  • Prepare Unemployment Compensation Appeals and represent organization at administrative hearings.
  • Direct and manage the performance management program.
  • Prepare onboarding documentation and supervise on-boarding process.
  • Manage the off-boarding and exit interview programs.
  • Present on Archdiocesan policies including Confidentiality, Employment and Code of Conduct.
  • Supervise relevant HR staff




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding human relation skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships and establish personal credibility with individuals at every level.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle difficult situations.
  • Excellent negotiation and mediation skills
  • Knowledge of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), UKG a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal and state employment law
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Effective team player with strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Proficiency in suite of Microsoft Office tools: Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Some local travel required; reliable transportation required



Required Education and Experience

  • Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing and who supports the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Bachelors or Law Degree in HR management, business administration, law, education or related field or an equivalent combination of education/experience required. Ability to handle multiple tasks under time sensitive deadlines.
  • Combination of education and work experience also accepted.
  • Society of Human Resource Management or HR Certification Institute certification preferred.
  • 10 or more years of work experience in Human Resources or management required.


Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee must have a reliable vehicle and be able to drive to locations throughout the archdiocese.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full time (40 hours) per week; occasional travel to Archdiocese schools or parishes is expected

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