Director of Human Resources

About Us:
Impelled by the love of Christ, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, a Roman Catholic congregation of women religious, offer every loving service in their power to meet the critical needs of God’s people. Established in 1858 in Kansas, the Sisters of Charity live their mission in the spirit of their founders St. Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac, and Mother Xavier Ross. The Sisters, as Gospel-centered women, share a tradition of responding to the needs of the time, ministering to the vulnerable and marginalized and caring for the fragile Earth. They share their mission in partnership and collaboration with those committed to working for peace and justice.


Job Summary:
Provides leadership, consistent with the SCL mission, for all aspects of the human resources program. Specifically responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining personnel policies, procedures, and documentation covering the following: employment and recruiting; training and development; wage and salary administration; payroll and benefit administration; compliance with Federal and State statutes.


Job Duties:

1. Employment and Recruiting

  • Coordinates with directors, department managers/supervisors in the hiring of all staff personnel.
  • Writes and places all employment ads.
  • Trains managers/supervisors on acceptable interviewing procedures.
  • Assures all resumes are logged and all non-successful candidates are notified.
  • Conducts all aspects of the applicant background check process.
  • Based on salary ranges and pay grades, makes offers of employment.
  • Coordinates with managers/supervisors in conducting new hire orientation.
  • Provides all new hires with the Employee Handbook and appropriate benefit information.
  • Updates the Employee Handbook and employment policies as necessary.
  • Ensures personnel records/files are maintained, updates as necessary and are confidential.
  • Assists directors, managers/supervisors in the termination process and conducts exit interviews as necessary.
  • Responds to unemployment claims and attends unemployment hearings.
  • Responds to employment verifications.
  • Works with various legal teams and utilizes legal resources when dealing with employee relations issues.


2. Training and Development

  • Directs proactive, positive employee relations programs to ensure effective employee morale and retention.
  • Counsels administrators, directors and employees on employee relations issues and problems.
  • Arranges and/or conducts training for employees on various human resources related subjects.
  • Maintains professional development and growth through professional seminars, webinars, and workshops in order to keep abreast of trends in human resources.


3. Wage and Salary Administration

  • Maintains current job descriptions and updates as needed.
  • Prepares, distributes, and reviews performance appraisals; ensures that appraisals are completed and received in a timely manner.
  • Conducts compensation studies; makes suggestions for salary adjustments and presents for approval to Community Treasurer.
  • Reviews all requests for pay increases.
  • Prepares related statistical reports including required non-payroll government reports.
  • Prepares an annual departmental HR budget.


4. Benefit and Payroll Administration

  • Supervises HR staff.
  • Supervises, and acts as back-up to, the processing of biweekly payroll.
  • Administration of all benefits plans, including retirement plans.
  • Works with Third Party Administrator regarding various benefit plans to include attending semi-annual meetings, analyzing claims data, making renewal recommendations, etc.
  • Conducts annual Benefit Open Enrollment meetings and distributes the appropriate materials.
  • Processes Workers’ Compensation and unemployment claims in a timely manner.
  • Administration and tracking of leaves of absence policies.
  • Participates as a voting member of the SCL Health Benefit Action Committee.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual benefit reports.
  • Maintains employee database within HRIS/Payroll system.
  • Supervises the maintenance and accuracy of the employee timekeeping software.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Communications or related field.
  • 5-7 years Human Resources experience.
  • 3-5 years experience in supervising and managing a human resources office.
  • PHR/SPHR preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of all areas of human resources.
  • Strong knowledge of current Federal and State legislation, regulations and labor laws.
  • Expertise in automated payroll systems and familiarity with spreadsheet design.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to perform sedentary work, sitting at desk and/or typing for long periods of time.
  • Requires ability to speak before large groups.
  • Occasionally lifts up to 25 pounds.
  • Stoops or bends while accessing files.


To Apply:
Please send resume along with salary requirements to


We are committed to ensuring the diversity of our team. While not a minimum or mandatory qualification, we strongly encourage candidates of color, those who identify as Native American, women, people of low-income backgrounds, and those who are differently-abled to apply for this role.

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