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Human Resources Generalist - Hybrid, St. Charles, IL

Company: Awana
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

REACH KIDS - EQUIP LEADERS - CHANGE THE WORLDLearn more visit www.Awana.orgHybrid opportunity based in our St. Charles, IL office and work from home 2-3 days per weekAt Awana, we believe true change happens in the communities when children and youth are transformed by the gospel and engaged in Biblical discipleship in the presence of a caring adult. We believe that kids can come to know, love and serve Jesus, following Him for a lifetime. This is why, for 70+ years, Awana has been working with leaders in local churches in the US and around the world, providing solutions that equip these women and men to make disciples in children and youth.Today, God is using Awana to reach over 4.7 million kids in 129 countries around the world. With over 500,000 equipped leaders in 62,000 clubs/churches, Awana is able to play a vital role in global evangelism and discipleship of children and youth.
In our hybrid work environment the Human Resources Generalist works to advance the ministry of Awana by carrying-out a variety of Human Resources activities and disciplines related to the employment life-cycle, including sourcing, onboarding, offboarding, employee engagement, employee relations, total rewards, all in a multi-state environment. By combining Human Resources best practices with biblical principles, this position is on the front lines of attracting and engaging our most valuable resource, our team members.Responsibilities

  • Implements talent acquisition, onboarding and offboarding processes and strategies.
  • Evaluates position descriptions and recommends compensation in comparison to Awana benchmarks and market data.
  • Works in collaboration with the leadership team on planning team building activities, outings, and engagement opportunities on a regular basis.
  • Works to support unity and team building across the organization and cross-functional departments through dialogue, engagement, etc.
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other Human Resources team members to support and serve Awana staff.
  • Cross-trains and serves as back-up and alternative resource to Human Resources team functions such as benefits, payroll, HRIS, compliance, employee relations, and training.
  • Participates in creating, writing, and administering Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Stays current on federal, state and local employment law and regulations, as well as best practices, related to responsibilities.
  • Utilizes technology to maintain employment information.
  • Evaluates, identifies, recommends, and implements ongoing improvements in areas of accountability and HRIS technology support systems to ensure good stewardship of time and resources.
  • Supports, upholds and demonstrates the Awana cultural values in internal and external communications and relationships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) desired with a concentration in Human Resources, Organizational Development, business or similar from an accredited college or university.
    • PHR, CP-SHRM, CEBS HCI and/or other professional Human Resources certifications desired.
    • Knowledge of what is trending in Human Resources.
    • Experience in a ministry and/or Human Resources environment preferred.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills.
    • Intermediate Microsoft Office and Google Suite skills including strong Word and Excel skills; experience with HRIS system(s), ADP Workforce Now strongly preferred.
    • General understanding of the Bible and the Christian church in its various expressions preferred.
    • Working knowledge of children's inspirational or ministry space including demonstrated Awana program/product familiarity a plus.Competencies
      • Passionate to see ministry growth and can participate independently and/or as part of a team towards annual goals.
      • Discerning with ability to exercise discretion, discernment, and to confidentially handle information, records and issues.
      • Proven ability to align with strategic goals, manage competing priorities, balance ministry and business needs, and deliver timely results.
      • Ability to portray a patient, caring spirit and demonstrate high EQ (Emotional Quotient/Intelligence) including proven relationship-building, collaboration, active listening and ability to pivot with organizational change.
      • Must be resourceful, creative, detail oriented, thorough, and able to navigate detailed processes while caring for employee needs.
      • Clear communicator and able to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively both verbally and in writing; ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, correspondence and documents. Comfortable making presentations to small groups.
      • Proven ability to utilize/maximize technology and data systems.
      • Able to engage in and professionally advocate for excellent employee experiences while balancing ministry needs.
      • Values quality, accuracy, and collaboration; committed to excellence, follow through, and is a life-long learner.Spiritual LifeMust be a born-again Christian. Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Must be in agreement with the Awana Doctrinal Statement. Must be in fellowship with the body of Christ through a local church. Regularly engages in reading the Holy Bible as a guide and standard for living.
        Our Benefits for Regular Team members:
        • WFH/Hybrid
        • Flexible work schedule
        • Medical/Dental/Vision (BCBS PPO)
        • HSA (employer contribution available)
        • 401(k) with employer match
        • Short/Long-term Disability
        • Generous PTO policy
        • Life Insurance
        • Great people - great culture - extraordinary mission!

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