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Associate Director - Human Resources

Company: General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Serves as an associate with the HR Director in administering employment policies and procedures governing the General Conference (GC). Serves as consultant to other entities located in the GC complex as requested. Associate is required to provide broad professional and technical assistance in all areas of Human Resources with special emphasis on employment and compensation.


  • Full-time exempt position with benefits
  • Remuneration Range: 93-110% ($84k - $99k Annually)


    • Lori Yingling - HR Director


      • Serves with the Director in the maintenance of existing employment policies while participating in new program development, implementation and monitoring as requested.
      • Actively involved in developing strong communication networking within own department and General Conference, and North American Division, ADRA and ARM in order to nurture working relationships.
      • Responsible for the recruitment and hiring programs for the GC, including reviewing rate analysis, reviewing student/floater evaluations and new hire testing programs.
      • Updates Employee Handbook policies as respects area of expertise in consultation with Director.
      • Works closely with IPRS on International Service Employees (ISE) hiring and/or issues.
      • Assists Director in strategic planning in such areas as departmental goal setting, HR forecasting, global HR training conferences, etc.
      • Works with HR Generalist on Laserfiche data collection projects.
      • Responsible for HRIS data entry supervision, UKG Time Management as well as Recruiting and Onboarding modules .
      • Reviews HRC notification letters regarding employment actions before disseminating.
      • Assists in promoting a positive employee relations environment through ensuring that the organization's stated employment principles, policies and programs are consistently adhered to and fairly applied.
      • Works with employees and administration to defuse potential problems, including processing terminations when necessary.
      • Monitors and implement approved changes to the compensation program for employees working with HR Generalist on ERI numbers.
      • Directs the performance/merit evaluation program for all non-elected employees.
      • Approves and reviews contracts via Conga management software.
      • Supervises the job description program for all positions.
      • Performs Recording Secretary responsibilities for GC HR Committee.
      • Responsible for reference/background checks and educational inquiries.
      • Oversees annual submission of EEO-1 report.
      • Serves as backup for immigration processing.
      • Responsible for monitoring and reviewing performance of direct reports; providing prompt and objective coaching and counseling.
      • Acts on behalf of Director when Director is absent.
      • Performs other work-related tasks and assumes additional responsibilities as may be assigned by Director.
      • Must be a member in regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
      • Must maintain a regular and reliable work schedule.


        Education and Experience

        • Bachelor's (BA/BS) degree in personnel/human resource administration or related business field.
        • Nationally recognized HR Certifications required.
        • Seven or more year's prior applicable experience (including supervisory) are required in order to demonstrate mastery of skills and abilities required for position.

          Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

          • Extensive knowledge of principles, policies and beliefs of the General Conference and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
          • Advanced knowledge of professional principles and practices of human resource administration; knowledge of sound techniques in all aspects of HR management; advanced knowledge of the church organizational structure including committee processing, etc.
          • Ability to develop long- and short-term plans and programs to effectively evaluate work accomplishments.
          • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal/external personnel; must possess advanced English language ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in oral and written form.
          • Must possess a participative management style and advocate teammanship; must be results-oriented while maintaining a service-oriented philosophy.
          • Ability to effectively assist in budgetary issues required. Coaching and counseling skills required.

Keywords: General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring , Associate Director - Human Resources, Executive , Silver Spring, Maryland

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