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Director of Human Resources

Posted: July 2023
Status: Open



Diocese of Winona-Rochester


Position Description:

The Office of Human Resources supports the Bishop and his mission by providing oversight, development, support and direct services in the area of Human Resources for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester (approximately 2,000 employees). The director serves as a resource for parishes, schools and other affiliated institutions in matters pertaining to employment, compensation, benefits, discipline, terminations, and compliance with state and federal regulations. The candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church.


Job Details/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to perform high stress multi-tasking functions & meet deadlines.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods at computer & lift 10+ pounds.
  • Work schedule in excess of 40+ hrs. / week is the norm.
  • Occasional nights and weekends and occasional travel are required.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources of related field; desired degree, Master's
  • Minimum 10 years of proven success in Human Resource Management
  • Desired: Bi-Cultural Hispanic or Bi-Lingual Spanish
  • Demonstrated superb verbal, written and interpersonal skills including proven success in utilizing mass media technologies.
  • People oriented; is able to work collaboratively well with co-workers.
  • Able to respond to and change directions rapidly.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Bishop, Vicar General and the Moderator of the Curia with correspondence, orientation, education on programs and concerns relating to human resource issues.

  • Researches, evaluates, recommends and establishes “best practices” employee relations processes/procedures to promote a healthy and productive work place in Pastoral Center
    and throughout the diocese.

  • Reviews documentation regarding discipline or discharge cases to ensure individuals are treated justly while advising management how best to proceed to address / avoid
    potential legal implications.

  • Develop/maintain up-to-date Position Descriptions, Performance Review Process, Pay Grade System and other HR Processes for the Pastoral Center.

  • Ensure personnel policies and practices are consistent with best practices for recruiting, selecting, orienting, evaluating, training, compensating and retaining an outstanding work force that is committed to accomplishing the mission of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. 

  • Oversees the Benefits Administration of the diocese. Ensures the diocese is incompliance with current benefit laws especially the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it interrelates with Church teachings.

  • Accountable for HR department budget (approximately $200,000) and Diocesan Employee Benefits Budget (approximately $7 million)

  • Manages various special programs, projects and assignments as delegated.

  • Temporarily oversees building and grounds, IT Services and Assoc. Editor/Courier


How to Apply:

Submit resume including references and cover letter to Cody at [email protected]


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