Director of Human Resources
Charlotte, NC Human Resources
Job Type

POSITION TITLE: Director of Human Resources 

DEPARTMENT: Human Resources 

REPORTS TO: Vicar General 

FLSA: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Director of Human Resources oversees the Office of Human Resources in the Diocese of Charlotte. The Director of HR will manage a high performing team of HR professionals who assist the Diocese in all Human Resources functions including but not limited to selection, onboarding, performance management, learning and development, employee relations, benefits, retirement, compliance, leave administration, workers compensation, employment matters, policy and HRIS. 


1. Develops, updates, interprets, and enforces diocesan personnel policies, practices, and procedures.

2. Collaborates with Vicar General and Chief Administrative Officer on employment matters.

3. Collaborates with Diocesan Senior Leaders including Directors, Pastors and Principals on matters related to employees including staffing, performance, compensation, discipline, and employee lifecycle from a mission-driven perspective.

4. Directs and provides guidance in legal matters as issued by the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the State of North Carolina, and other federal and state governmental agencies.

5. Collaborates with diocesan attorney and outside counsel in employment-related legal matters such as terminations and severance agreements.

6. Receives and investigates employee grievances and complaints in accordance with diocesan policy.

7. Oversees employee benefit and leaves programs, including FML, workers compensation, insurance, pension, 403b retirement plan and retired priests’ benefits.

8. Prepares and manages departmental budgets.

9. Directs the development and retention of legally mandated records and reports.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Requires some evening and weekend work, and occasional travel.  

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. 



1. Practicing Catholic with a full understanding and adherence to the Church’s teachings.

2. Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, Human Resources Management, or a related field, as well as specialized training in a wide range of HR disciplines. SHRM and/or HRCI certifications preferred.

3. Eight years of professional experience in Human Resources including talent management, employee relations, benefits, policy, compliance, and payroll.

4. Experience in HRIS systems. Paylocity experience a plus.

5. Three years’ experience of building and managing a high performing team.

6. Knowledge of applicable employment laws, rules, regulations, and payroll practices.

7. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

8. Ability to maintain confidentiality.