Human Resources Specialist

Official Title

Human Resources Specialist

Commitment Duration

Long term

Job Description

Position Scope: This role is approximately 70% high detail (administrative tasks) and 30% highly relational (prayerful discernment, interviews, team engagement, missionary support). This role provides coordination and oversight of Human Resources administration and services for Communitas International, including in the areas of interviewing, assessment, placement, and hiring of new missionary and operations staff. Further focus is given on staff reviews and retention, technology support, and HR administration, including payroll and benefits. While primarily responsible for compliance with US employment law (multiple states), the role also oversees compliance with national laws in countries where we have staff, in coordination with outsourced HR Administration consultant. 

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Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Focus Areas:

  • Serves as primary HR contact for all Communitas staff, with a customer service mindset. Ensure care and tracking of staff, including staff care referrals, staff salary and financial support levels, and annual reviews.
  • With the CPO, plan, organize and run US-based missionary assessment events, providing logistical coordination to events and serving on assessment team for new staff. Supervise highly detailed application processing, all applicant paperwork and assessments, and maintain budget for events.
  • Responsible for all due diligence on new staff appointments, including reference and background checks, and administrative hiring details.
  • Ensure appropriate onboarding of new staff, including administration, connection with training and transition services, orientation to Communitas systems.
  • Works with CPO and field leadership to finalize placement decisions.
  • Manages monthly review of staff support levels and management policies around under-supported staff.
  • Manages Annual Review process for all staff.


  • Gives guidance to Senior Leadership in Human Resource matters. Manages HR consultant relationship and interacts with legal counsel as approved and necessary. 
  • Communicates with all staff about all mandatory training and is responsible for record keeping of completed training. Maintains HR database and personnel files, including salary levels, in compliance with all state and federal laws. Serves as system administrator for HRIS (currently BambooHR).
  • Responsible for technology support to Communitas staff within Acumatica and HRIS to help staff with questions concerning their funding and employment.
  • Drafts and finalizes all MOUs, staff agreements with new and existing staff, and job descriptions. Shepherds the hiring process of new staff.
  • Reviews and maintains Workers Comp (US) and other insurance policies (such as child protection or caregiving policies) as needed, including managing the annual Workers Comp audit.
  • Ensure HR compliance in the USA. Work with HR liaisons in other regions to ensure compliance with local employment laws. 

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  • BA degree, preferred in Human Resources, or equivalent experience in nonprofit management.
  • 2+ years HR experience required, with a preference for cross-cultural mission work
  • 5+ years work experience preferred, preferably in nonprofit or faith-based HR
  • Extreme attention to detail is required, as is high proficiency in proper English grammar and document formatting and creation
  • Technical ability to provide technical support to missionaries in the HRIS and the finance database applications (after appropriate training)
  • Excellent software skills, including experience in Google Workspace and MS Office
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate meetings across multiple time zones, as well as intense times of new-staff onboarding events and conferences, when scheduled
  • Proven ability to work remotely and independently with limited supervision and high level of professionalism; self motivated and disciplined
  • Prefer some overseas missions experience
  • Prefer HR certification, but not required
  • Prefer working familiarity with MBTI, Clifton Strengths, Culture IQ, and other staffing assessments, as well as evaluation of potential and current missional staff with Mobilization team and outsourced psychological services, as needed
  • Prefer ability to travel internationally or domestically 2-4 times per year for staff connections and staff conference
  • Communitas is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) organization. You must provide your own computer and home office space.


$22-$25/hr, DOE



To apply for this position, please submit a letter of inquiry and current resume/CV to Human Resources, at

Please note: Following initial interviews, candidates will be asked to complete an application, assessment profiles and background check.

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Belief and Commitment

All staff need to maintain a strong commitment to our:
Statement of Faith
Statement on Gender Equality
Statement on Racial Equity

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