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Human Resources Generalist 

Ministry Team Common Services, Human Resources  
Reports To Director of Human Resources  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 8  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio  
Starting Salary  


The HR Generalist provides a broad range of professional services: recruitment and onboarding; employee development and training; employee engagement activities; employment law and policy interpretation; benefits administration, employee rewards/recognition; and legal compliance & HR reporting.


  • Plans and administers employee engagement programs and activities.
  • Prepares and maintains position descriptions across all ministries.
  • Develops and conducts HR training programs (e.g., benefits, safety, wellness).
  • Administers benefits and manages the open enrollment process.
  • Manages leave of absence programs.
  • Researches and analyzes data; prepares reports on HR trends, new HR project suggestions and current goals and progress.
  • Develops, reviews and revises policies and procedures in consultation with the Director of Human Resources.
  • Provides advice and counsel to team leaders and staff on updating and interpreting HR programs.
  • Assists with full-cycle recruiting efforts, including maintaining relationships with professional organizations, staffing firms, and other recruiters.
  • In consultation with Director of Human Resources, manages the performance review processes and communication.
  • Complies with EEO and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs.
  • Conducts exit interviews, summarizes findings, and discusses trends and concerns with Director of Human Resources.
  • Manages safety and health issues and proposes policies that foster a safe, collaborative, equitable, and effective hybrid office environment.
  • Maintains an attitude and philosophy of excellence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Human Resources.
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • Bachelor's degree in in human resources or a related field and four years of human resource experience; or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of human resource management, dynamics of employee development and professional growth, and training program design and presentation.
  • Working knowledge of state and federal labor laws and regulations.
  • Ability to compose and present comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to plan, organize and present training activities to diverse employee groups.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, ATS, HRIS, and related software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices.
  • Knowledge of EEO and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs.
  • Desire and sensitivity to work in diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious settings with commitment to pluralism in the workplace as well as in one’s understanding of mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently.


This position is based in Cleveland, OH.   A hybrid schedule (part days in office and part days at home) may be approved.

COVID-19 Update: Protecting the health and safety of our employees is a top priority. Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment (proof of record will be requested during the onboarding process).

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.


Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid, health, dental, life, and pension  
Application Deadline September 30, 2022  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

Our faith is 2000 years old. Our thinking is not.

We believe in God's Continuing Testament.

We believe in Extravagant Welcome

We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives

EOE Statement The United Church of Christ National Setting celebrates diversity and an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the broad spectrum of our diverse society. We endeavor to recruit employees from backgrounds that vary by race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic information, past, present or future service in the uniformed services, religion, or any other legally protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local law. We are proud to be a multicultural, multiracial, open and affirming, accessible to all, equal opportunity employer.  

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