Director of Human Resources
Catholic Community Health (CCH) of Northeast Kansas

Catholic Community Health (CCH) of Northeast Kansas is looking for a proven Human Resources Director to join our management team. CCH owns and operates a skilled nursing facility, hospice company and in-home care service company. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position manages and oversees all Human Resources functions for Catholic Community Health and its individual companies in a professional, ethical, efficient and organized manner, including recruitment, policy development, compensation, benefits administration and employee relations. The incumbent works directly with the executive management team and direct reports to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as Archdiocesan policies and procedures. The incumbent maintains relationships with the Archdiocesan HR team, consultants, vendors, and legal counsel. Direct management responsibility for the HR Staff at the individual companies of Catholic Community Health (skilled nursing facility, hospice company and in-home care company). The position requires a high degree of confidentiality, accuracy, and attention to detail as well as regular interactions with a wide variety of outside contacts.

Essential Accountabilities

  • Develops, recommends and administers human resources policies, programs and procedures in CCH and across the individual entities where applicable and serves as an advisor/consultant to staff in all entities.
  • Develops and maintains human resources programs and materials (such as employee handbooks, application forms, job descriptions, compensation program materials, performance appraisal forms, etc.).
  • Develops recommended materials for use throughout the CCH and its individual entities to facilitate attainment of goals, meet legal requirements and foster positive work environments.
  • Oversees employee benefits programs, identifying and implementing new benefits and programs as necessary or appropriate. Handles workforce and employee relations issues, assisting management in identifying present and future human resources needs and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Consults with the Leadership Team on human resources issues relating to applicable healthcare services.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to management related to human resources activities including hiring, training, orientation, employee relations, performance management and disciplinary procedures.
  • Proposes, publishes and administers personnel policies, interpreting handbook policies and acting as a resource for supervisors and employees in dispute resolution or grievance procedures.
  • Develops and maintains standard job descriptions, working with management to ensure accuracy and compliance with all government and Archdiocesan regulations, principles, and standards.
  • Reviews, updates and administers compensation programs for CCH and individual companies. Conducts research, assimilates data, and updates wage/salary scales and FLSA position classification. Ensures that the compensation philosophy and payroll standards are compliant and support the compensation program objectives. Participates in salary surveys to obtain current market data and ensure compensation programs remain aligned with the market. Oversees the recruitment process to attract qualified candidates for open positions.
  • Creates, develops, and manages the performance appraisal process; ensures training needs are met, assisting supervisors as well as individual contributing employees.
  • Conducts annual employee satisfaction surveys and reports results with recommendations for improvement.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of employment laws and current/pending legislation in order to stay informed of potential impacts to the work environment.
  • Collaborates with the Director of the Office of Protection and Care in ensuring compliance with the Safe Environment program related to all background checks for staff and volunteer positions.
  • Responsible for preparation of the annual departmental budget and accountability for adherence to budget guidelines.
  • Shared accountability for long-range operational and strategic planning activities.
  • Oversees Visa procedures for foreign employees working in the individual companies, working in conjunction with outside vendor for legal compliance.
  • Thorough knowledge of human resources principles and practices in the application of policies and procedures, including employment and benefits laws, legislation and regulations, conflict resolution, employee relations, and benefit administration
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills including the ability to produce clear, concise reports and recommendations, and make presentations to varied audiences
  • Sound judgement and decision-making ability, including the ability to handle situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully respecting the rights of others; analyzing situations critically and objectively to determine the proper course of action
  • Ability to effectively manage stressful and emergency situations
  • Ability to provide guidance, direction, and mentorship to human resources staff, establishing priorities, providing guidance and training, resolving issues, evaluating performance and addressing performance related concerns
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail, and negotiation and problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite of products, all standard office equipment as well as the ability to learn new technologies
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Relations, Human Resources/Employee and Labor Relations or related field; Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management or related field.
  • SPHR Certification preferred along with continued education and training in various human resources disciplines.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in human resources management including five (5) years of direct supervisory experience.
  • Practicing Catholic, registered in a Catholic parish or faith community (preferred)
  • Must embrace in word and deed the Church’s teachings on faith and morals as articulated by the Church’s magisterium.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.