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Human Resources and Payroll Generalist

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey

Job Description



Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey is a member agency of Catholic Charities USA, the largest network of social service provider in the U.S with 167 agencies nationwide and 12 in the State of California. Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey serves the counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and San Luis Obispo. Catholic Charities promotes equal opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, national origin, sex, marital status, physical /mental disability, age or other bases protected by federal, state or local law.


The local programs are: Family Support Services (Rental & Household Assistance, CalFresh and Medi-Cal enrollment and outreach, and Nutrition Education), Tattoo Removal Program, Immigration and Citizenship Program, and Disaster Relief Program


Our Mission is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for social justice, and to call other people of good will to do the same.


Under the supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the HR Diocesan Director, Catholic Charities’ Human Resources and Payroll Generalist is responsible for all the human resources and payroll functions of the agency. The ideal candidate for this role has excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff, and the Diocese; has excellent prioritization and organizational skills and fosters collaboration among the agency. Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.


Promote the mission of Catholic Charities through a commitment to its core values of compassion, service, justice, respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence.


· Provide ongoing advisory services to Program Directors and Managers regarding various topics to support the growth, engagement, and development of all staff and leadership.

· In collaboration with Executive Director and Program Directors, develop strategies to identify talent, as well as conduct recruitment and hiring processes, including crafting job descriptions, and extending job offers.

· Maintain the HR personnel files for the agency.

· Make appropriate professional development recommendations to supervisors/managers to assist them in becoming successful leaders.

· Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent development, talent management, and employment law.

· Develop training and activities to advance the mission, vision and values of the agency among staff.

· In collaboration with HR Diocesan Director:

o Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.

o Design and conduct training on specific Human Resources topics (e.g., performance evaluations, targeted recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, employment and labor laws both federal and state, FMLA, worker’s compensation, etc.)

· Work closely with the program directors on their employee’s training needs.

· Attend mandatory training and other training to enhance professional development, participating in a minimum of 25 hours of required refresher training per calendar year.

· Engage new hires in meaningful training experiences, onboarding, and orientation, providing information about program policies, procedures, and benefit package.

· Maintain tracking of all training and professional development completed by all Agency employees.

· Assist the Executive Director in processing discipline and termination of employees in accordance with Agency policy.

· Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.

· Conduct a variety of organizational and operational studies; recommend modifications regarding policies, and procedures, as appropriate.

· Administer the payroll functions of the agency.

· Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


· Bachelor’s degree related to human resources management, personnel administration, business or public administration, or industrial/labor relations.

· Minimum 3 years of experience in human resources, preferably in the health and human services industry.

· Experience investigating employee complaints and employee conduct preferred.

· Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

· Proficiency in using Microsoft Windows, Office 365, and Excel


· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate with appropriate tact; compassion and sensitivity, both orally and in writing.

· Positive and professional demeanor; appreciative and respectful of all cultures and beliefs.

· Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive human resources program.

· Strong presentation skills.

· Ability to develop and maintain professional, supportive relationships with all agency staff, volunteers, and the community.

· Knowledge of compensation and benefits.

· Knowledge of employment laws and regulations.

· Knowledge of recruitment, selection, and classification best practices.

· Knowledge of Equity (to include diversity and inclusion) principles and their relevance in all workplace functions and relationships.

· Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with internal and external constituents.

· Knowledge of onboarding best practices, training, motivation, and performance evaluation.

· Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.

· Ability to administer surveys, analyze data, and prepare reports and presentations accordingly.

· Ability to pay attention to detail.

· Ability to work independently and handle complex and confidential matters.

· General understanding of Worker’s Compensation.

· Self-starter with the ability to prioritize work efficiently and effectively.

· Familiarity with Catholic Social Teaching Principles and have the ability to link them to our mission of social justice and serving those most in need with compassion and dignity

Other Requirements:

· Must provide a Valid California Driver’s License, transportation and current auto Insurance

· Clearance of fingerprint background check is required

· Ability to stand and be active for 2-3 hours at a time

· Occasionally lift or move up to 20+lbs

· Some travel to other locations for meetings or business

Working Conditions:

· Comfortable office environment

· Some travel to other location for meetings, training, etc.


This is an exempt, 40 hours/week position. Occasional weekends and evenings may be required. Salary is $65,000 – 80,000 based on education and experience. Catholic Charities offers a full range of employee benefits.

Apply by email: Please send resume and cover letter to hr@catholiccharitiesdom.org this position will remain open until filled.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Human resources: 3 years (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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