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DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
May 18, 2020
ROMAN CATHOLIC
DIOCESE OF FRESNO
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno (Diocese) is led by the Most Reverend
Joseph V. Brennan (Bio) and serves over one million registered Catholics in 85
parishes throughout over 35,000 square miles. The Chancery organization of the
diocese has 120 employees and the diocesan human resource organization
supports the school and parish corporations.
DEFINITION
Under policy and administrative direction of the Bishop and the Vicar General, administers
human resources programs, services, and staff for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno;
and performs related work as required.
BACKGROUND
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The Office of Human Resources is one of several pastoral and administrative support functions
that assist the Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno to administer the pastoral, governing, and
administrative responsibilities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno (Diocese).
Organizationally, all administrative support functions, including the chancery, formation and
evangelization, finance, human resources, education, communications, properties, information
technology, and facilities are assigned to the Pastoral Center, the collective diocesan governing
entity. The administrators and department heads overseeing these offices/departments
execute their respective duties and responsibilities as “ministers” of the Catholic Church and in
concert with the Bishop’s pastoral, governing, and administrative direction.
The Office of Human Resources, headed by the Director of Human Resources, provides both
centralized and decentralized administrative oversight of all human resources programs and
services including employment services, recruitment and examination, labor relations,
classification and pay, staff development and training, progressive discipline, discrimination
complaint/resolution, workplace investigations, administration of medical leaves of absences,
administration of human resources records and files, and special projects. All human resources
programs and services are administered pursuant to and consistent with the teachings and
doctrines of the Catholic Church and, where applicable, state and federal law.
Within this setting, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for administering all aspects
of the Office of Human Resources including planning, developing, executing, and overseeing all
human resources staff, programs, and services. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for
developing, implementing, evaluating, and interpreting human resources policy and
procedures; communicating best practices to parish pastors/administrators, school
administrators, Catholic Charities administrators, and Pastoral Center office/department heads;
providing conflict resolution and mediation services to parishes, schools, Catholic Charities, and
Pastoral Center offices/departments; management of the human resources budget; internal
and external staff development and training programs; workplace investigations; and special
projects as assigned by the Bishop or the Vicar General. Since the incumbent is responsible for
executing duties and responsibilities pursuant to and in accordance with the teachings and
doctrines of the Catholic Church, and under the pastoral direction of the Bishop, he/she is
designated a “minister” of the Catholic Church. Consequently, the incumbent must be a
practicing Catholic in good standing and living within the teachings of the Catholic Church as
determined by the Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno, or his designee.
MINISTRY EXEMPTION:
The job duties and responsibilities associated with this position are executed pursuant to and
consistent with the teachings, doctrines, tenants, values, customs, and practices of the Roman
Catholic Church. Consequently, this position is considered a Catholic faith “minister” for the
Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
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The information listed below is meant to serve as samples of job duties and responsibilities
for this position. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several typical
duties performed on a regular and consistent basis. Consequently, this information does not
necessarily reflect Essential Functions pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
1. Confers with the Bishop, the Vicar General, Pastoral Center administrators/directors,
parish priests/administrators, and other diocesan administrators/managers regarding
human resources programs, services, trends, policies, procedures, and best practices.
2. Plans, develops, executes, and oversees both centralized and decentralized human
resources programs, services, and staff. Personally, performs the most challenging,
sensitive, and critical human resources projects/assignments as directed by the Bishop
or the Vicar General.
3. Ensures all human resources programs, services, and policies are administered
pursuant to and consistent with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church and
applicable state and federal laws.
4. Sitting member of the Bishops Curia/Cabinet, Diocesan Review Board, and Sensitive
Claims Committee; serves in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations
accordingly.
5. Conducts studies, prepares reports, and makes recommendations regarding human
resources services, programs, initiatives, tends, and challenges.
6. Administers the Diocese’ classification and compensation plan, conducts
studies/analysis, and makes recommendations to the Bishop and the Vicar General.
7. Develops, reviews, and modifies job descriptions; conducts classification and task
analysis, and performs desk audits as required.
8. Manages the development, processing, and preservation of all human resources
documents, files, and records including offer letters of employment, personnel files,
classification and compensation files, discrimination complaint forms, employee
grievance forms, and incoming/outgoing correspondence.
9. Manages the review and audit of human resources records and documents for both
centralized and decentralized worksites.
10. Plans and conducts recruitment and examination activities; analyzes staffing
requirements, employee market trends, and applicant sources; develops publicity and
advertisement campaigns; evaluates applicants’ employment qualifications and related
application materials; and develops and administers testing/examinations, including
assessment centers.
11. Serves as chief spokesperson for collective bargaining negotiations and meet-andconfer sessions with labor representatives; and administers collective bargaining
agreements and “side-letter” agreements including interpreting contract provisions.
12. Administers the Diocesan discrimination complaint process, employee grievance
resolution process, and other employee dispute resolution processes.
SAMPLE OF DUTIES
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13. Investigates employment related complaints; interviews complainants, witnesses, and
respondents; prepares findings, conclusions, and makes recommendations as required;
prepares reports; presents evidence; and makes presentations to the Bishop and the
Vicar General, parish pastors/administrators, school administrators, and other Diocesan
administrators/department heads.
14. Represents the Office of Human Resources and the Diocese of Fresno at various
meetings, conferences, and forums, both internally and externally.
15. Conducts a variety of human resources training and development services for Pastoral
Center administrators/department heads, managers, supervisors, and employees;
parish pastors/administrators and their employees; school administrators and
employees; and Catholic Charities administrators, managers, and supervisors.
16. Functions as diocesan advocate in hearing/meetings before various administrative
review/enforcement bodies including the National Labor Relations Board; state labor
commissioner hearings; and other state, federal, and local agencies.
17. Recruits, hires, develops, evaluates, and disciplines professional, technical, and
administrative support staff assigned to the Office of Human Resources.
18. Prepares reports, correspondence, and statistical data; maintains confidential records
and files as required.
SAMPLE OF DUTIES (cont.)
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Knowledge of:
• Teachings, doctrines, practices, and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.
• Organization and functional structure of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno and the
pastoral and administrative functions of the Pastoral Center.
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices applicable to human
resources administration, organization, and management.
• Current challenges, problems, and issues confronting and affecting human resources
administration within the Roman Catholic Church and the Diocese of Fresno.
• Current state and federal employment laws and regulations especially as they relate to
non-for-profit and religious organizations.
• State and federal case law applicable to the “ministerial exemption” affecting employees
designated as “ministers” by a religious organization.
• National Labor Relations Act and case law governing the right to representation and
collective bargaining process.
• Current state and federal case law applicable to the doctrine of “good-faith” bargaining.
• Current state and federal case law applicable to the doctrine of “at-will” employment.
• Current state and federal laws and regulations governing exempt and non-exempt
employment status.
• Current principles, m ethods, techniques, and best practices applicable to the doctrine
of progressive discipline.
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices applicable to human
resources employee handbooks.
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices associated with the
development of human resources policies and procedures.
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices associated with the
development and management of a human resources budget.
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices associated with the strategic
planning of a workforce and succession planning.
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices associated with internal
employment investigations.
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices associated with
employment related conflict resolution, mediation and conciliation, and arbitration
(advisory and binding arbitration).
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices involved in planning and
executing formal analysis and studies associated with human resources programs and
services.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices associated with the
implementation and management of a Human Resources Information Systems or
Human Capital Management System.
• Current principles, methods, techniques, and best practices associated with job
evaluations and task analysis, development of classifications specifications and job
descriptions, compensation plans, and performance evaluations.
• Effective employment recruitment and outreach methods, techniques, and best
practices, including the effective utilization of social media platforms to recruit and
attract qualified candidates for employment.
• Effective customer service principles, methods, techniques, and best practices.
• Intermediate math including algebra and statistics.
• Effective business writing principles, methods, techniques, and best practices.
Skills/Abilities to:
• Establish and maintain strong pastoral allegiance, active loyalty, and close working
relationships with the Bishop and the Vicar General.
• Understand and apply Catholic Church teachings, doctrines, practices, and traditions
within a human resources setting.
• Develop, promote, and implement effective human resources programs, services,
policies, and procedures.
• Apply current human resources principles, methods, techniques, and best practices
within a Catholic Church setting.
• Confer with and consult with parish pastors/administrators, school administrators,
Catholic Charities administrators, and Pastoral Center administrators, managers, and
supervisors regarding human resources programs, services, policies, and procedures.
• Recommend, develop, and implement effective methods, initiatives, programs, and
services to address human resources challenges, problems, and issues.
• Confer with and consult with Diocesan administrators/managers regarding labor
relations climate, trends, and environment in preparation for labor contract
negotiations, meet confer sessions, and the reconciling labor disputes.
• Recommend, develop, implement, and interpret human resources policies, procedures,
methods, rules, and regulations.
• Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the day-to-day operations and staff of the Office
of Human Resources.
• Effectively recruit, hire, train, develop, evaluate, and discipline staff assigned to the
Office of Human Resources.
• Effectively coordinate and conduct confidential and sensitive internal employment
investigations and render findings and recommendations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (cont.)
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• Deliver effective human resources programs and services in both a centralized and
decentralized employment environment.
• Prepare clear, concise, grammatically correct, and comprehensive human resources
correspondence, reports, abstracts, and documents.
• Research, analyze, interpret, and apply human resources information, data, facts, and
statistics; makes appropriate recommendations regarding complex human resources
issues, challenges, problems, and proposals.
• Research, analyze, interpret, and apply human resources policies, procedures, rules,
laws, and regulations;
• Independently and effectively manage multiple assignments/projects, set priorities, and
meet established deadlines.
• Analyze, prepare, and manage the Office of Human Resources budget and budget
requests; confers and advises the Bishop, the Vicar General, and the Chief Financial
Officer regarding labor trends and costs impacting the Pastoral Center budget.
• Communicate effectively and pastorally both writing and orally.
• Conduct human resources in-service, training, and development programs in both a
centralized and decentralized human resources environment.
• Conduct media and press releases involving human resources programs, services,
issues, and challenges.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels
including parish pastors/administrators; school administrators; Catholic Charities
administrators/managers; and Pastoral Center administrators, department heads,
managers, and co-workers.
• Demonstrate and maintain a high degree of initiative, confidentiality, maturity, integrity,
loyalty, and good judgment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (cont.)
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Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in
human resources, industrial relations, business administration, or a closely
related discipline acceptable within the United States’ accredited college or
university system.
Experience: Seven (7) years of full-time, paid work experience administering, directing, or
managing a full-service human resources operation, preferably with a Diocese
of the Roman Catholic Church.
Substitution: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in
human resources, industrial relations, business administration, or a closely
related discipline may be substituted for two (2) years of the required work
experience.
License: Possession of a valid California Class “C” Driver License.
Certification: Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) certification is preferred but
not mandatory.
Other: Applicants must be practicing Catholics in good standing and living within the
teachings of the Catholic Church as determined by the Bishop of the Diocese of
Fresno, or his designee.
MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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Salary Commensurate with background, education and experience
Application Deadline June 15, 2020
(Note: We reserve the right to shorten the deadline for applications
if we have sufficient interest. Please apply early to ensure your
background will be considered.)
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