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Human Resources Associate

Dunwoody United Methodist Church
Dunwoody, Atlanta
Closing date
Jan 28, 2023

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Focus Areas
Religion / Faith-based
Job Function
Human Resources / Recruiting
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
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Job Details

Dunwoody UMC is seeking an experienced HR associate to join our dynamic, mission-driven team. This position is full-time and benefits eligible.

Position Overview: The Human Resources (HR) Associate runs the daily functions of the HR department working closely with church leadership and other members of the Operations team to support the overall mission of the church. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment and onboarding; administering pay, benefits, and leave; implementing church policies and practices; employee relations and engagement; legal compliance; assisting in bookkeeping processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with clergy and directors to understand skills and competencies required for openings.

· Oversees background checks, employee eligibility verifications and Safe Sanctuaries certification for all staff and volunteers.

· Facilitates new hire onboarding process, coordinating with cross-functional ministry areas to deliver an exceptional orientation and onboarding experience for staff and clergy.

· Executes human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; health and safety; and training and development.

· Handles employment and benefit-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.

· Attends and participates in employee performance meetings, disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.

· Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.

· Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

· Maintains physical and digital employee files including benefits, attendance records, disciplinary concerns, and other employment-related documents.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Success Factors:

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.

· Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

· Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

· Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

· Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the church’s HRIS, payroll and database systems.

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.

· Three to five years of human resource experience preferred.

· Payroll processing and bookkeeping experience preferred.

· SHRM-CP or PHR a plus.

Physical Demands:

· Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Work authorization requirements: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.

Environment: Dunwoody United Methodist Church is a dynamic, faith-based community committed to sharing the love of God for the transformation of the world. Our staff represents a diversity of spiritual beliefs-membership in the Methodist denomination is not required for most positions.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Our Vision


Join us in our mission to put our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for transformation of the world.

Dunwoody United Methodist Church shares a common heritage with all Christians, and we welcome all who seek Christ. Today, we are one of the largest of the 800+ churches that make up the North Georgia Conference, which is the largest United Methodist Conference in the United States. We have more than 5,000 members and offer programs for all ages as we come together to pursue our vision: to be a dynamic Christian community of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

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1548 Mount Vernon Rd
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