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GraceWorks Ministries

HR Manager

GraceWorks Ministries


Job Summary

The Human Resources Manager supports GraceWorks Ministries’ mission, goals, values, and philosophy by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, quality service, commitment, and accountability. In addition, the performance includes demonstrating the following accountabilities: communication, teamwork, job knowledge, and leadership.


The Human Resources Manager is responsible for building and maintaining Human Resources processes that enhance the culture of all employees and keep the organization legally compliant. 

They will work collaboratively with the CEO to set policies and successfully execute Human Resource processes including recruitment, hiring, training, benefits, payroll, salary assessments, promotions, performance reviews, complaints, corrective action processes, and terminations.

They will serve as the lead in developing strategic staff capacity-building plans to scale the ministry that consider staff, interns, workforce programs, academic partnerships, and volunteers. 

Job Responsibilities



Recruitment and Hiring

  • Manage posting all jobs on PayCom and ensure the jobs are posted on the best outlets for recruitment.
  • Assist outside recruiters in sourcing candidates as needed for key positions.
  • Process new hire paperwork, compile and update employee records maintain both the electronic and manual HRIS filing systems.
  • Conduct new employee onboarding and orientation process.


  • Create training schedules for employees related to staff-wide human resources policies including payroll, benefits, how to handle issues, etc.
  • Work with the CEO, Directors, and Managers to develop training curriculum and the platform to access these trainings.


  • Process bi-weekly payroll, including reviewing all employee timecard submissions for missing or incorrect information. Work with the Director of Business Administration to serve as backup payroll processor as needed.


  • Manage the insurance, retirement, and other benefits provided by GraceWorks. Administer enrollment, offer educational training on benefits, and help employees with questions.
  • Work with benefits partners to update contracts, ensure we have cost-efficient benefits packages, and implement enrollment and execution of benefits.


  • Assist with employee requests regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations.
  • Develop processes and execute effective and sensitive handling of complaints and grievance procedures.
  • Develop and execute corrective action procedures.
  • Serve as a primary outlet for employees to formally express complaints or concerns with peers, Managers, Directors, and the CEO.

Staff Communication

  • Issue weekly email “Weekly Grace” to communicate staff-wide updates and enhance connectivity and culture.
  • Develop and conduct an annual employee survey, including providing feedback and input to the Executive team.


  • Design, distribute, collect, and monitor annual reviews.
  • Update and maintain the Employee Handbook
  • Serve as liaison between the Human Resources Committee, any benefits/Human Resources contracted support, and GraceWorks
  • Serve as the main point of contact for any third parties requiring personnel information, such as the State of Tennessee.
  • Coordinate HR projects (meetings, training, surveys, etc.)
  • Process documentation and prepare Human Resources reports.
  • Provide backup support to run Bill Pay in the Director of Business Administration’s absence, as needed.
  • Provide clerical support to the CEO in regard to Human Resources projects.


  • Able to react to change productively and handle all other duties/essential tasks as assigned.


Human Resource Assistant


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Confidentiality is a priority.
  • Ability to assume the best of others.
  • Proven experience in Human Resources
  • Detail-oriented, ability to prioritize and stay focused on providing deliverables in a busy office environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communications skills
  • The high degree of comfort in the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Teams is a plus.
  • The ability to learn new software I.E.: Paycom, and Salesforce.


Preferred bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 4 years of experience, or Human Resources certifications.


Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals; motivated, energetic self-starter with strong problem-solving skills; good judgment; highly comfortable with the computer and Microsoft Office programs. Excellent time and self-management skills; strong sense of initiative and ability to work under pressure on multiple projects; ability to work independently.


The position is in an office setting that involves everyday risks or discomforts that require standard safety precautions.

Additional Information


  • Medical Insurance
  • Simple IRA including company matching
  • Opportunity for Annual Appreciation Bonus
  • PTO Policy – number of PTO days accrual
  • PTO Policy – the ability to carry
  • Holiday Policy – days off
  • Holiday Policy – Christmas holiday closing for week Dec. 23 – Jan 1
  • Leave Policy – Maternity, Paternity, Adoption
  • Leave Policy – Personal, Bereavement, Military, Other
  • Availability of Dental, Vision, and Aflac insurance offerings
  • Employee Discount at GraceWorks Thrift Store
  • Employee Hardship Policy and Fund

How to Apply



  • Date Posted: April 19, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 04/29/2024
  • Salary Range: $45k - $50k
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm