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St. Luke's Community House

Human Resources Director

St. Luke's Community House


Job Summary

As a new member of the organization’s supervisors’ team, this is a new opportunity to work in close partnership with the organization’s supervisors to develop, communicate and implement a bold and exciting vision for SLCH as an organization that attracts top talent, ensures they are highly engaged in the mission, work, and culture of the organization, develops them in their careers, and maximizes their impact.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core values of St. Luke’s Community House. We believe that the work environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together. Applicants whose work incorporates an inclusive perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and equity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Summary

The Human Resources Director, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will design and execute a robust people operations strategy, overseeing talent recruitment, HR operations, performance management, and leadership development for St. Luke’s Community House (SLCH). Additionally, the Human Resources Director will align SLCH’s people operations to the broader organizational vision and will partner with the wider team to codify their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, embedding tangible processes and actions into existing operations and structure.

Job Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities

Be a Human Resources Visionary & Talent Strategist


  • Partner with leadership team to adjust systems and processes, based on changing needs of the organization and/or feedback on existing
  • Manage a competitive and equitable total compensation and benefits plan in partnership with the Chief Financial Officer that is proactively managed and scaled over time. 
  • Oversees disability, FMLA or other leaves of absences.
  • Update and maintain the employee handbook and all workplace policies for employees.
  • Oversees the maintenance of human resources files with strictest of confidentiality.
  • Develop and manage a department budget and contribute to development of the organizational budget.
  • Lead internal teams to devise and implement strategic talent initiatives with a focus on equity and inclusion throughout every facet of the employee life cycle.
  • Evaluate the relationship between strategies and indicators. For example, turnover rate.
  • Coordinate and/or deliver technical, management, and people skills training to improve employee performance and promote the SLCH culture in the workplace.
  • Supervise, direct, and evaluate department staff in the performance of their duties; the Human Resources Director supervises the Human Resources Generalist.


  • Design and oversee a best-in-class sourcing, application, interview, selection, and onboarding process measured by strategic milestones, including applicant tracking systems (ATS) and human resource information systems (HRIS) that builds diverse pools of candidates through intentional partnerships.
  • Implement processes to evaluate candidates without bias through interviews, demonstrations, work assignments, and other elements of an equitable selection process.
  • Design the vision for strong, innovative people development, instructionally and non-instructionally, in partnership with SLCH leaders, that encourages each staff member to envision longevity with SLCH.
  • Implement annual performance process that is aligned to organizational strategy and supports individual growth and achievement. 
  • Provide coaching, training, and hold difficult conversations to uniquely support employee success and satisfaction as well as addressing grievances and conflicts.
  • Guide supervisors through the performance management cycle, including clarifying criteria and processes for promotion, termination, etc.
  • Translate DEI research and best practices to all aspects of talent management, including recruitment, onboarding, policy & system design, learning & development, and performance management.
  • Conduct regular review of organizational talent and meet with key staff frequently to identify opportunities and create transparent plans for succession, promotion, or reassignment.

Ensuring a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community

  • Oversee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives within the organization, partnering with stakeholders to continually refine organizational strategy and embed best practices into existing systems.
  • Be a courageous equity advocate, collaborating with all staff, to establish and maintain a workplace valuing racial, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, and all other forms of diversity, while promoting equity in all facets of the work.
  • Provide education opportunities and other forms of professional development to educate the workforce on issues of race, cultural diversity, bias, and discrimination, while sustaining an inclusive and equitable culture.
  • Integrate DEI lens into human resources administrative and operational functions, including benefits, compensation, employee relations, compliance, and organization-wide policies and procedures.
  • Assess the talent requirements of the organization across departments and functions including a thoughtful focus on diverse representation of historically excluded professionals in all roles.

Consistently Elevating a Positive Organizational Culture

  • Strive to ensure SLCH is one of the most rewarding nonprofits to work for in Nashville, aligned directly to the organization’s mission, vision, and values. 
  • Set tone for communication across SLCH, cultivating relationships among all employees, and communicating culture goals through internal communications, staff meetings, and one-on-ones.
  • Lead organizational culture training and forums that ensure that SLCH’s mission and culture is understood by all employees, embodied in our work, and aligned to employee behavior.
  • Lead initiatives reinforcing, recognizing, and rewarding positive examples of workplace culture.
  • Plan and carry out events and team-building initiatives for employees.
  • Lead SLCH’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with its employees and address employee concerns or grievances with particular attention to managing conflict in an equitable and just manner.
  • Collect information via surveys, focus groups, exit interviews, and other means to assess staff experience, continuously improve practices, and sustain successful initiatives.

General Responsibilities

  • As a member of the management team, implement on a shared responsibility for the vision, mission, and culture of the organization, and be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as support fellow members of senior leadership in their perspective areas.
  • Uphold the confidentiality and professionalism expected of all staff and live the values of the organization: Community, Dignity, Respect, Integrity, Sustainability.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of St. Luke’s Community House.

Represent St. Luke’s in a consistent, persuasive, and professional manner.


Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a preference toward advanced training and/or certification in Human Resources, Organizational Development, and or a related field.
  • 4-6 years of professional experience in a people operations role, with at experience designing and implementing DEI initiatives and practices.
  • Knowledge of critical HR administrative process including benefits administration, payroll requirements, and federal and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of best practices in DEI including expertise and comfort in facilitating meaningful and difficult conversations with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and cultivate outstanding talent; exceptional relationship building and networking abilities.
  • Long-term project management skills and a systems approach to problem-solving.
  • Strong data collection, analysis, and presentation skills, allowing others to contextualize and act.
  • Experience strategically managing a budget to meet ambitious outcomes.
  • A self-reflective, entrepreneurial spirit, comfortable developing and implementing new ways of working and managing change in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment.
  • A highly effective, clear, and concise communicator who is excellent at providing timely feedback, managing conflict, and coaching through challenges.
  • Passionate, committed, open to feedback, fun-loving, and dedicated to SLCH’s mission.

Skill Competencies 

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with strong attention to
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and database administration.
  • Demonstrates an elevated level of follow
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Successful collaborative skills working with a variety of groups.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to communicate with peers, the public, clients, and vendors. 
  • Job performance will require the ability to move throughout the building as well as sit or remain stationary for extended periods of time. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to talk or hear, sit, stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, taste, or smell. 
  • Ability to move twenty-five 

Other Requirements

Position requires the incumbent to have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and a clear driving record for the last three years. In addition, the candidate must be able to pass a drug test and have a clear background check. 

Additional Information


  • Paid time off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid short term and long term disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Employees are also eligible for discounted onsite childcare
  • Paid Training
  • Potential for annual merit pay raise

How to Apply

To join our team, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@stlch.org. Please include your salary expectations.

No phone calls please.

St. Luke’s Community House is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Date Posted: March 28, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Children / Youth