Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church

Human Resources Manager

The Florida Conference is excited to announce a search for a Human Resources Manager. This role will be responsible for managing all human resources functions for the staff of the Florida Conference. The Human Resources Manager will manage the Conference HR day to day operations, serving as a consultant to the conference leadership team, and as a resource for the local churches.

The Florida Conference is committed to empowering leaders, as they seek to alleviate human suffering, pursue justice, and invest in an environment where change that adds value is championed. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively with free standing committees, boards, and agencies to successfully execute the vision and goals of the Conference, have deep sensitivity and commitment to diversity, and be able to successfully establish rapport and build relationships across a broad spectrum of people, including volunteers.

Primary Roles:

  • Oversee the recruitment, onboarding, training, and performance management activities for conference staff.
  • Ensure job descriptions are up-to-date and reviewed annually or as needed.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the Employee Handbook and administration of all personnel policies & procedures in consultation with Conference Personnel Committee.
  • Establish and deploy employee and management training and development programs including new employee orientation.
  • Maintain personnel records in accordance with all employment laws.
  • Oversee the health and welfare benefits program, including setting up and open enrollment sessions for lay and clergy programs and retirees.
  • Administer all clergy recordkeeping processes for administering benefits, retirements, programs, and compliance.
  • Manage the process, while ensuring accuracy, of billing local churches for pension contributions for eligible clergy.
  • Assist Clergy/Lay employees in applying for long-term disability.
  • Monitor outstanding pension balances and follow up with churches on delinquent payments.
  • Coordinate temporary staffing requests and approve invoices for payment.
  • Serve as a resource to managers and employees for workplace coaching and counseling.
  • Participate in meetings of the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits.
  • Process Clergy death notifications.
  • Run monthly reports to pay fees to vendors and reconcile vendor invoices.
  • Maintain the Human Resources website.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with an emphasis on human resources, industrial / organizational psychology, business, or related subject.
  • 4 to 7 years of direct operational application of human resources processes, policies, and procedures required.
  • 4+ years’ experience supporting day to day operations of the human resources department required.
  • 2+ years’ experience supervising HR staff is required.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment and labor laws is required.
  • Human Resources Certification (SPHR, PHR) strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with ability to present information individually, in small groups or in large sessions to plan participants, local church members and other employees of the annual conference.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, as well as HRIS.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pension plan design and funding.
  • Ability to travel, approximately 5% or as needed.
  • Ability to maintain a strict level of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the structure and polity of The United Methodist Church is strongly desired.

The Florida Conference is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully completing background, reference, and other applicable checks.

Email resume and cover letter to jobs@gcfa.org

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