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The Catholic Diocese of Dallas Published: March 19, 2019
Dallas, TX
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Director of Human Resources   

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas was founded on July 15, 1890. The Diocese operates under the leadership of the Most Reverend Edward J. Burns.  The Diocese encompasses nine counties in North Texas, with an estimated total Catholic population of 1.3 million.  The Diocese has 74 parishes, 26 diocesan elementary schools, 3 diocesan high schools and one pastoral center.

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas is seeking a passionate, committed applicant for the role of the Director of Human Resources. The Director oversees the implementation of all human resources functions of the Diocese, including employment and orientation, development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures, compensation and benefits administration, personnel records administration and employee relations and training.

Essential duties and responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Oversee and direct all employment functions including: policy administration, compensation and benefits, recruitment, hiring and orientation, performance management, employee relations, training and related management consultation
  • Develop, interpret and update all personnel policies and procedures for the diocese; ensuring that all policies comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • In collaboration with the Business Office, directs the plan design and implementation of various diocesan-wide insurance benefit programs. These include medical, dental, life, short term disability, long term disability, flexible spending accounts and dependent care accounts for all diocesan employees. Works with 403(b) plan administrator to ensure the plan is administered properly
  • Administer a comprehensive salary administration program for the diocese which includes oversight of the job evaluation process, development of job descriptions, implementation of the compensation program and carrying out policies for the establishment of salary grade levels, salary scale adjustments and setting wages and salaries.
  • Direct all formal hiring procedures for Pastoral Center positions assisting in the recruitment and hiring of qualified candidates; provide assistance to schools and parishes where needed
  • Oversee and direct the orientation of new employees to diocesan policies, procedures and benefits
  • Oversee and direct the development of training programs ensuring improved employee productivity, communication and recognition in a cost- effective manner
  • Ensure diocesan compliance with all applicable laws relative to employee benefits, employment and other personnel areas
  • Direct and implement a performance appraisal program including an annual performance appraisal/evaluation process appropriate to the exempt and non-exempt salary grade and position of the employee
  • Counsel and advise Pastoral Center managers, pastors, parish administrators and business managers regarding personnel policies, procedures, disciplinary matters and termination issues
  • Guide the process for arriving at a ‘separation agreement’ when the employment for an individual comes to an end at the Pastoral Center or at various locations within the diocese
  • Direct and oversee the maintenance of all personnel records including the personnel database for the Pastoral Center
  • Guide the Pastoral Center, parishes and schools in implementing a fair and consistent concept of employee relations, ensuring a safe, secure and discriminatory and harassment free work place

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or equivalent preferred) in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field with courses in Human Resource Administration. SPHR highly desirable
  • Experience in non-profit, pastoral ministry or related field
  • Experience with organizational restructuring and succession planning
  • Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in all aspects of human resource administration with at least 5 years in a managerial capacity

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • All functions of Human Resources including employment, personnel policies and procedures, training, salary administration, employee relations, benefits
  • Workers Compensation, public liability, general insurance and safety laws
  • Local, State and Federal labor, payroll, benefit, Equal Employment opportunity laws and regulations
  • Church, diocesan and parish knowledge (preferred)
  • Not for profit management (preferred)
  • Employee supervision and performance evaluation
  • Current technology and modern office methods and procedures
  • Social media and communication tools in order to effectively communicate with employees, as well as parish and other location staff
  • Payroll and personnel systems and programs

Demonstrated skills in:

  • Leadership and management
  • Public relations and motivation
  • Written and oral communication
  • Presentation and training
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Strategic and tactical planning and organization
  • Managing a substantial budget
  • Conflict resolution

For Consideration:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references to  In the subject line please enter: “Director of Human Resources: Candidate Application Materials.”

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